Lead the future of NICAS!



We are looking for a Managing Director for the NICAS schemes. This is a pivotal role in the future organisation of the ABC Training Trust. Full details of what we are looking for are outlined on the attached .

To apply please submit a current CV, and covering letter explaining how your experience and skills would be relevant for the role to recruitment@nicas.co.uk. The closing date is set as Friday 12th April 2019 at 5pm. Applications received after 12th April may be considered - please let us know if extra time is required.

About the ABC Training Trust



The Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust was set up by the Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) in 2007 to administer the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS). The charity’s primary aim is to introduce young people to the fantastic sport of climbing, and since 2008, over 130,000 youngsters have benefitted. We hope that, through our schemes, we can give climbers from all communities the best possible start in a sport for life, and continue to motivate and develop them through quality coaching, at great facilities, across the country (and even overseas).

Our members are the 230+ indoor climbing walls that deliver our schemes NICAS (roped climbing) and NIBAS (bouldering) around the country. They range from specialist indoor climbing walls in major cities to school groups in rural areas.

Over the past year we have conducted an in-depth review of our operations and have designed a plan which will consolidate everything NICAS has achieved to date, expand its infrastructure and support, whilst ensuring it is fit for growth in the future. With an ambitious aim to grow the scheme from 13,000 to 20,000 candidates a year we are therefore recruiting a number of permanent positions to enable this growth which started with the recent appointment of a full time Membership Manager, Abbi Blakey. Once in post, the new Managing Director will become the key driver for the future of the schemes, leading and inspiring the whole team. Having a new structure in place will enable the ABCTT to: promote the NICAS and NIBAS schemes more widely, engage with a more diverse range of delivery partners, provide greater support for centres who deliver our schemes and improve the resources available to support both coaches and candidates. We see this resulting in many more young climbers coming through the doors of NICAS and NIBAS climbing centres.




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