LCC London – Vacancies – Regional Route Setting Team
The Lakeland Climbing Centre Limited (LCC) is driven by our passion for climbing and the positive effects it can bring to everyone’s lives. Our London facilities set new standards for accessible, clean and constantly evolving indoor climbing. In partnership with our customers, staff, sponsors and suppliers we have created and continue to develop a friendly, efficient and safety conscious centres of excellence for bouldering that everyone can enjoy. Strong links with our site in Kendal will provide opportunities for customers and staff to continue their journey into the diverse sport of climbing in the stunning Lake District National Park.
LCC opened VauxWall Climbing Centre in May 2014 and we have now extended to seven convenient Walls across London. With the increase in Walls, we need even more quality blocs and routes to be set on a regular basis, keeping consistency of grading and variety of style across our facilities. Applicants should be passionate climbers, team players, creative thinkers, diligent and hard working. Our setting days are generally Monday to Friday with some preparation shifts on evenings and events on weekends.
Our setting days are structured so there is always an LCC Regional Setting Team Leader managing the workday. Additional setters are made up of the LCC Regional Setting Team, Guest Setter’s, In-house setters and trainee In-house setters. As the industry grows it is increasingly important to invest in the setters of the future, so all members of the Regional Setting Team are involved in mentoring and training others.
We have three opportunities to join our Regional Route Setting Team:
2x LCC Regional Setting Team Leader (Part time averaging 8h/week – min.32h/month contract)
(These two positions could potentially be combined into averaging 16h/week role– please indicate in your application if you would prefer this)
Working across all LCC London walls to make creative and interesting blocs/routes that meet the setting brief of the day. These routes must meet the needs and requirements of our customers. Additionally, you will be responsible for the day’s set and in charge of other setters on the day, adhering to the safety procedures and guidelines in place. Other tasks include assisting in training of new and experienced setters, keeping our KAYA logging system up to date and on occasion, taking Preparation Shifts (Stripping and washing holds with the in-house teams)
- Be 18 years or older
- Have a minimum of 2 years frequent setting experience
- Have a minimum of 4 years regular climbing experience
- Desirably have a minimum of 1-2 years coaching experience (being coached or coaching)
- Ability to set above V6
- Good understanding of advanced climbing movements
- Ability to climb a minimum of V6 regularly
1x LCC Route Setting Assistant Team Member (Part time min.8h/week)
Working across all LCC walls with other route-setters to make creative and interesting bloc/routes that meet the brief of the day. These routes must meet the needs and requirements of our customers. You must also adhere to all safety procedures and guidelines in place. Other tasks will include stripping and washing of routes at different sites.
Route Setting experience is not necessarily required as training will be provided. Passion for climbing and movement with a real desire to become a route setter are key. You will have the opportunity to learn from a broad range of experienced setters across a huge array of canvases using some of the best holds in the industry.
- Be 18 years or older.
- Regular bouldering/climbing experience of at least 18-24 months in different centres.
- Good understanding of climbing movement/route reading ability.
- Desirably has a minimum of 1 year of coaching experience (coaching of being coached).
- Consistently bouldering V4.
- Team player who can absorb and adapt to constructive feedback
We are also recruiting Team Members and Duty Managers for 3 of our centres – click here for details
Rates of Pay
Regional Setting Assistant Team member – £10.80 per hour rising to £12 per hour following successful completion of a 3-month probation period.
Regional Setting Team Leader – Hourly rate dependent on Route Setting experience
Locations of work:
CanaryWall (E14 8AA) *strongest postcode of the group….
BethWall Green (E2 9QX)
CroyWall (CRO 4WN)
HarroWall (HA1 4HX)
VauxWall West & East (SW8 1SR/SE11 6BD)
RavensWall (W6 0UQ)
WHY WORK FOR THE LAKELAND CLIMBING CENTRE LONDON?
Over the last seven years we have developed a reputation for exceptional climbing walls and excellent customer service which is the direct result of a happy, supportive and proactive team. LCC’s top priorities are its customers and staff and we want to create and maintain great places to work and climb. Free climbing, discounts with local businesses, financial support for continued professional development, flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay are the key benefits. Throughout the pandemic we have been exceptionally supportive, maintaining all our team and topping up furlough to 90% of normal pay. We continue to keep our staff and customers safe through regular reviews of our covid measures.
To Apply please send a CV and covering letter to:
LCC Regional Setting Manager – Andrew York
Timeline for applications
- Closing date: Sunday 6th June at midnight.
- Interviews: Tuesday 15th June at CanaryWall
- Start Date: ASAP but flexible
Interviews will be carried out in person in a socially distanced covid secure manner.