We’re Hiring!

Rock Over Climbing has been pushing forward climbing in Manchester and the North West for over 8 years, opening its doors in June 2010, right in the heart of Manchester. Since that time we have expanded at an exponential rate, culminating in over 700sqm of dedicated bouldering, and over 1000sqm of climbing surfaces! Add to this a gym, functional training areas, training board (including the Jim Pope board) and the UKs official GB Climbing team training wall, The Hub GB, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular venue!

We’re currently looking for a highly motivated, organised individual to join our amazing team, and help us take Rock Over Climbing to the forefront of British climbing.

Job Specification:

The Centre Manager will report directly to the General Manager and Director and will have full responsibility for the operational management of the centre, including but not limited to:

  • Overseeing all aspects of day to day operational delivery which includes climbing instruction, team management, shop sales, offsite support packages, customer services and reception, health and safety, and maintenance
  • Managing all staff through the necessary hierarchy
  • Dealing with staff rotas
  • Organising staff training and personal development
  • Overall responsibility for compliance, including keeping up to date with legislation and ensuring all procedures are in place, up to date, and followed accordingly
  • Organising the provision of Route Setting requirements
  • Working with the Administration team on all bookings, admin and finance requirements
  • Assisting other Senior Staff members with events, developmental and marketing planning
  • Representing Rock Over Climbing professionally


Essential Qualities:

  • Experience in building, motivating and managing teams
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Be energetic and hardworking, and able to use own initiative
  • Be prepared to work flexible shifts including evenings and weekends
  • Have a positive, problem solving attitude
  • Actively seek to improve the company in any way that they can.


  • Hold the MIA award (or RCI/CWI with CWLI as a minimum)
  • Previous experience managing a leisure centre/climbing centre
  • Previous experience in a retail environment



40 hpw including evenings and weekends.

£22,000-26,000 PA depending on experience.


To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter outlining your suitability for the role to tom.lloyd@rockoverclimbing.com.

Application closes 17th August 2018.


What is bouldering?

You need no ropes, harnesses or other equipment to do it, and there are no scary heights involved! Anybody of any fitness, ability or strength can enjoy bouldering; there is something in it for everyone.

A great work out.

It is a fantastic way of keeping fit and strong, but without putting too much pressure on your body. Watch as you quickly develop and continuously set yourself new heights to aim for.


Just as when you were young and used to climb trees or swing around on the climbing frames, bouldering is a natural, and addictive, sport.


Climbing and bouldering is an extremely relaxed and sociable pastime. It is a great way of meeting new people and staying fit, whilst having fun at the same time.

A challenge.

Some people look to challenge themselves to climb as hard as possible, others just look to enjoy the freedom of movement. You will find a complete mix of abilities from beginners, children, adults, families, and world-class climbers all enjoying themselves.

For the family.

Parents and children can climb together, or if you prefer Mums and Dads, you can just chill reading the paper and having one of our tummy-filling cakes, whilst the little ones wear themselves ragged having a brilliant time on our walls.