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Do You Have A Passion For The Outdoors? We Want To Hear From You!

Over the past 15 years Ice Factor has been the catalyst for taking a number of exceptional individuals, with a passion for the outdoors and providing the right environment to allow them to progress into the world of the mountaineering professional.

A number of our former staff have progressed from Climbing Wall Award (CWA) to Single Pitch Award (SPA), through the Mountain Leader (ML) syllabus and onto the Mountaineering Instructor Awards (MIA).

Ice Factor is recruiting for the following roles:

  • Receptionist/Administrator (PT)
  • Climbing Instructor (FT)
  • Bar and Barista staff (FT)

Before applying, please ensure to read our Recruitment Information Notice detailing how your personal data will be used by Ice Factor during the recruitment process. You can read it HERE


Title: Receptionist/Administrator

  • Part-Time (15+h per week)
  • Local Accommodation Available
  • Competitive Salary

We are currently looking for an organised individual to join our reception team within Ice Factor.

Our the is integral to the day-to-day running of our climbing centre and the first face our customers see when they arrive.

We will also expect you to have excellent communication skills, be familiar with Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel, and an understanding of climbing.

If you are organised, with great people skills and attention to detail we would love to hear from you regarding our vacancy.

Click HERE to apply via email.

Instructor Vacancies

Title: Climbing instructor

  • Full time
  • Local accommodation available
  • Competitive salary

Ice Factor is looking for an outgoing instructor to join the team.

You will be highly enthusiastic, with a good instructor ‘tool kit’ able to instruct a wide variety of clients from entry level through to intermediate user. The role requires high degrees of wall supervision, floor walking, equipment checking and wall maintenance.   

Ice Factor offers both indoor and outdoor courses in which all Ice Factor instructors are involved in.

Where possible we will assist with time off/transport for getting log book hours, crag time and multi-pitch days. During our busy winter guiding season, there is normally the opportunity for getting out on the skills courses and winter mountaineering courses.

Preference is for SPA qualified candidates with ML (W) Training / Assessment. CWA with a winter climbing pedigree will be considered.

Your ambitions in the industry will be supported by us, the National Ice Climbing Centre and Regional Centre of Excellence for the Mountaineering Council. We take enormous pride in the number of former team members who have advanced through the MLTB/AMI and Guide’s Scheme.

More about the role:

Trainee instructors will spend the first month shadowing fellow instructors. Throughout the centre, management will aim to provide you with the core skills for running sessions. There is an increasing level of responsibility as key milestones and internal training requirements are passed, culminating in you running your own sessions with clients.

The role is not just confined to instruction, Ice Factor is also home to a cafe, bar-bistro and outdoor gear shop. All members of the team will be rotated around the various departments to the point where you can comfortably assist in any area of the facility.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to


Cafe and Bar staff Vacancies

Bar and Barista Staff ( Chillers Bar & Grill / Ice Factor Cafe)

We have 1 x part time position and 1 x full time seasonal position available in our Bar / Grill and cafe.  Accommodation is available if required.

Experience in a service environment is preferred, and knowledge of beers and cocktails would be the cherry on the cake, but not essential as full training will be provided.

What is essential ?

  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • A handful of common sense
  • Availably during the weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Job Type: Part-time / Full-time, permanent

Please submit your CV and covering letter to

Can’t find a date or time to suit? 

Give our friendly team a wee call on 01855 831100 anytime between 9am-6pm as we often have additional availability on site. 

Have a great day. We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Ice Factor Team