Job Vacancy

HSV Assistant Climbing Instructors

Do you want to learn to become a HSV site specific climbing instructor?

Tuesday 28 May, 2024

Post Title: HSV Assistant Climbing Instructors

SBU/Department: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Contract Type: Hourly Paid – Variable hours to be confirmed.

Salary:  £17 per hour

Location: De Havilland campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

We have an exciting opportunity for climbers to learn to become HSV site specific climbing Instructors. Passing on your passion and skills on to the next generation of climbers. Successful applicants will receive training and support and a paid coaching contract to work alongside our already established and knowledgeable team delivering our learn to climb programme at Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Attending a 12 hour course over a day and evening at HSV, David Watson our Climbing Manager will support you through a site specific course covering all the knowledge you need to be able to assist a lead climbing instructor with our instructed sessions at HSV.

You must be available to support at least one evening a week and one Saturday morning a month.  In return, you will be paid for your coaching hours, qualify for free use of the wall and wider facilities benefit from working alongside a fantastic team and be able to progress on to a more formal coaching journey should you wish

Skills and experience needed:

  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A positive, personable, and welcoming approach
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Competent Roped and Boulder Climber
  • You must be available to support at least one evening a week and one Saturday morning a month.
  • WELCOMES values (see job description)

Employee Benefits include:

  • A competitive hourly rate with opportunities to progress
  • Regular work and classes with hours pre-agreed
  • Ongoing support, training, development, and progression opportunities for career development
  • Free use of the climbing wall and other HSV facilities
  • UniDays, NUS and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • and much more...

Hertfordshire Sports Village provides extensive sports facilities and services to the local community, students and staff of the University of Hertfordshire.  Proudly named as one of Leisure and Hospitality’s 20 Best Companies to Work For in 2021, Hertfordshire Sports Village is committed to ensuring our staff team are connected and engaged. Welcoming, going the extra mile, leading by example and the ability to consistently exceed expectations are some of the values we look for in our team members. If you share these values and want to make a real difference, we would love to hear from you.

Interested in this position?
For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact David Watson (Climbing Development Officer) by email at

Interested in this position?

If you would like to apply or wish to find out more please get in touch with David Watson (Climbing Development Officer) by email at




This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required, and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the 'Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information'.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.


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