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Board Vacancies: NICAS/ABCTT

Board Vacancies: NICAS/ABCTT

Would you like to improve and support the development of indoor climbing schemes for young people and adults?

The Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT) would like to invite our Womenclimb Members, Supporters and followers to help shape the future of NICAS!  They are looking for new people to join their Board of Trustees, who administer NICAS (the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes).

Photo: Patricia Novelli – Mile End Climbing Wall

The ABCTT strengthened its board in 2016 and 2019. Now they are looking for Trustees and Advisors who particularly bring the following skills to the team:


Learning & Development

Finance/Fundraising/Commercial Rights


NICAS (roped climbing) and NIBAS (bouldering) are UK-wide schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures, mainly indoor climbing walls. Each have five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. They’re a starting point for anyone wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering , starting from age 7. Over 13,000 take part each year in the schemes. The overarching aim is developing climbers through quality coaching and the ethos is to teach climbing in a progressive way, demonstrating that key competencies have been achieved.

Photo: Patricia Novelli – Mile End Climbing Wall

The scheme promotes good practice, as defined by the whole sector, and has good links to further pathways so that climbers can progress into competition, coaching, outdoor climbing or independent social climbing if they wish. 

Applicants do not need to work in the climbing industry, but will need to demonstrate empathy with the world of climbing and have a genuine interest in developing a clear strategy and a sound governance framework to aid the long term sustainable development of the charity.

Full details of how you can get involved, application forms and closing date can be found at https://www.nicas.co.uk/news-and-events/recruitment-2020

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