Work for us

We have expanded our RealRock programme this year and are looking for a freelance instructor to help us deliver sessions

What is RealRock?

RealRock sessions are subsidized outdoor sessions run for under 18's in Scotland, currently run in house by our Development Officer's, Calum and Robert. The aim of these sessions is to make outdoor climbing more accessible to young people by adding to the skills they have already developed climbing inside. RealRock sessions cover a wide spectrum of abilities from those who only boulder wanting to tackle some problems outside, to young people wanting to start or improve their trad lead climbing.

Sessions we run

  • Outdoor intro (bouldering)
  • Outdoor intro (bottom-roping)
  • Learn to Lead Sport (beginners)
  • Learn to Lead Sport (improvers)
  • Learn to Lead Trad

Who are we looking for

We're looking for someone who is keen to work with and inspire the next generation of young climbers. We are particularly keen to encourage applicants from female instructors and/or instructors from BAME backgrounds. We are committed to improving diversity in the outdoors and we believe a big part of this is showing younger climbers a diverse variety of role models in instructing/coaching positions.

RealRock Coach

Must haves


  • Foundation and/or Development Coach Award
  • Fundamentals 1-3

To apply - please send a summary of current experience and why you are keen to deliver RealRock to

PVG requirements for coaches

All coaches working on behalf of ClimbScotland at our events are required to be PVG checked through us. Forms will be sent out via post to those who complete and return their coaching forms as part of the endorsement process.

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.

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Children First logo new We work closely with 'Children1st' who support volunteers and staff in sports organisations across Scotland to keep children safe by providing advice, consultancy and training on the development and implementation of child protection policies, procedures and good practice.

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ClimbScotland Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer

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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 Development Manager) at

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