Come and Work for us

As part of the development of the UK and Scottish climbing talent and performance pathway, we recognise that we will also need to develop our national coaching workforce. As such ClimbScotland will be looking to recruit and develop a number of coaches to help us work towards becoming one of the leading climbing nations.

We will be looking for forward thinking and dedicated coaches, who are committed to supporting the Scottish Youth Climbing Scene. In return we will aim to give you opportunities to hone your craft, collaborate with other high level coaches and people across the climbing community, and support you through various training and development opportunities.

Any and all current opportunities and information on our coaching workforce will be posted here on this page.

Current Coaching Opportunities:

Talent Coach

To start things off we will be looking to bring on board a number of coaches to work with our Scottish Talent Squad athletes.

The Scottish Talent Squad is an exciting new development for 2023 and as part of GB Climbing this level of squad has been created to act as a stepping stone towards the GB Climbing performance pathway. As such we are looking for coaches operating at a high level and with plenty of experience and knowledge to contribute to the further development of this exciting new addition to the Scottish pathway.

  • Are you an experienced, technically able and well-organised coach?
  • Do you have a strong and passionate work ethic?
  • Are you committed to your own development as well as the development of those around you?
  • Are you grounded, collaborative and able to build empathetic relationships?
  • Can you put the athlete at the centre of the process, looking after their health and well-being, as well as giving them the opportunities to reach their potential?

If so, then check out the Talent Coach job description and complete an application form below:

Apply now

Future Coaching Opportunities:

As we begin to push things forward ClimbScotland will be looking to further develop the Scottish Coaching Pathway. Climbing does not begin at the top level and we recognise that we need brilliant coaches at every stage of our young climbers journey. With this in mind and an eye to the future we will be looking create more coaching opportunities at all levels.

Need More Information...

  • On the Scottish Talent and Development Squads - click HERE
  • On how you can develop your coaching - click HERE

PVG requirements for coaches

All coaches working on behalf of ClimbScotland are required to be PVG checked through us. Successful applicants will be sent all the relevant information to register through the PVG scheme.

Required safeguarding training

Sportscotland logo Sportscotland provide the first steps in child protection training which is a requirement for our coaches working with young people or vulnerable adults. Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS) supersedes the previous Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) course. The training will provide you with the knowledge on child wellbeing and protection that will give you the confidence to deal with issues that may arise in your role working with children.

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Required anti-doping training

UK Anti-Doping provide the relevant training needed for coaches to learn how to help athletes develop the right values, attitudes and behaviours associated with being a good sportsperson.

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ClimbScotland Child Protection Officer

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable groups in climbing, then please contact our Child Protection Officer, Jamie Smith (ClimbScotland Team Leader) at

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