WE’RE HIRING – Assistant Manager

Passionate about climbing, culture and community?

How would you like to wake up in the morning knowing you are going to work with a team of dedicated climbers, creatives and socially minded individuals?

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING – Team vibe and culture is the core of our business.


Who will fit in? Key beliefs and personality pre-reqs…

  •      OPTIMISM           

Optimism over pessimism every time

  •      ENERGY      

Harbour a natural state of energy and warmth


We are climbers… We take risks, we fall hard, but we always get back up and push harder.


Have a growth mindset & a thirst to learn! Your role will be so diverse, you may feel out of your depth at times, but you must have the ability to forge on with confidence.


We love to get creative, DJ nights, wild competitions, acro-yoga, lectures, UV parties, crazy new marketing campaigns. Keep the ideas flowing!

  •      INSPIRE

Be able to inspire and lead a team with confidence, clarity and conviction.

  •      CO-CREATE

We create and solve problems as a team. Collaboration over dictatorship!

If this excites you and you believe you have some mad skills to bring to the table, read on!

Our Story

The legend climber John Dunne established the first wall, MCC back in 2005. In typical John Dunne fashion, he had a vision (compounded with his relentless energy, drive & enthusiasm) and just made it happen. Since then we have grown and evolved and now have 4 awesome sites (Manchester, Reading, Harrogate and Huddersfield). Inspired by our rich heritage of climbing, we are setting out to revolutionise the industry.

We are on a Journey… We can not share all our secrets and plans but the future is super exciting and we need help to achieve this!

The job in a nutshell

The Assistant Manager (AM) will be co-creating business strategy with the General Manager (GM), Ops Manager and the Marketing Coordinator to assist in the evolution of our brand and company. You will be on the ground leading and inspiring the team to implement the development strategy to help us move toward our goals.

The AM and GM will be responsible for the success of the centre. You will ensure that we reach profit targets, remain within operational budgets and consistently improve our services and products to drive the evolution of our company.

The finer details…

Maintain and Evolve Team Culture

Team dynamics are everything. Getting the team energised and loving work will be priority number 1. At every opportunity, we will utilise the vast skills of our staff and provide a platform for growth. Creating challenge leads to a sense of accomplishment, involvement and engagement. This allows our staff to grow and organically creates a great vibe. This act of empowering staff and providing ownership of tasks frees up the time of upper management, thus allowing the opportunity to work on business strategy and development. The less we tread water the more can evolve!

The AM will be able to see potential and harness it!

Marketing & Sales

The AM will be leading the charge in Business Development. Armed with an arsenal of knowledge and marketing material you will be let loose to drum up business. This includes targeting schools and groups, heading outreach projects and creating visual marketing. The AM will be co-heading the development of social media, our web presence and direct marketing material. The AM will be constantly refining the process through constant analysis and identifying new market opportunities.

Health & Safety

The AM will ensure the detailed health & safety company protocols are adhered to.

Finance & administration

The AM will play a large role in budgeting and analytics. As part of budgeting; staffing and scheduling shifts for maximum efficiency is key.

The AM must have a detail orientated approach to admin. Organisation is essential! The AM will assist in the maintenance of our booking system both web and system based.

Additional jobs

Dependant on your climbing experience and qualifications, you may deliver courses to groups of children and adults.


  •   Degree educated
  •   2 years management experience
  •   Marketing / Sales experience

Useful additional skills:

  •    Adobe Suites PS , Ai
  •    Photography skills
  •    WordPress experience
  •    SEO

A quick note, this is our belief…


So if you have a few gaps in qualifications, experience or knowledge just work a little harder when applying!

Think outside the box… A bog standard corporate CV / cover letter will not get us excited. We want to see personality, energy and creativity!

Whatever you come up with send it to:

rik@manchesterclimbingcentre.com & marketing@climbingcentregroup.com

Hope to hear from you soon!

Application closing date: 15th October @ 5pm

***This is a full-time role, which will require working across the opening hours of the business, including evenings and weekends. Hours will be based upon a regular rota system.

Salary: £22.5k – £24.5k (depending on experience) + bonus, pension scheme, free climbing & mad discounts on kit.***