IRATA Rope Access / Work at Height & Rescue Instructor

SpanSet Ltd, established in the UK for over 50 years is part of the SpanSet International Group of companies, recognised globally for quality and reliability. We design, manufacture and supply Height Safety, Lifting and Load Control products at our custom-built plant. We also train people how to use our products, safely. 

SpanSet are at the forefront of providing Work at Height Training courses. Our professional and knowledgeable Instructors have extensive industry experience in a wide range of sectors: From Telecoms to Roped Access, the Armed Forces to Construction.  

Our Training Facility based in Middlewich, Cheshire offers exceptional Training Structures and facilities together with state of the art classrooms and smartboard technology. 

Due to the continued expansion of our busy Training Department, we have an opportunity available for an IRATA Rope Access / Work at Height & Rescue Instructor to join our Training Team on a full-time basis. A part time Freelance would be considered.

Role Location:

  • SpanSet Middlewich (IRATA Rope Access training)                           
  • SpanSet Middlewich & throughout the UK (Work at Height & Rescue training)

If you have a wide range of experience in Rope Access/Work at Height & Rescue/Training and are looking to work with one of the UK’s leading Training Providers, then this is the opportunity for you.

This role would also suit an IRATA L3 with a genuine interest in Training and who is looking to move off the ropes and onto the next chapter of their career. Full support and training would be given.

The ideal candidate would be adaptable, with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Strong planning and organisational skills are also important.

The Role: 

  • To deliver IRATA/Rope Access courses in accordance with the TACS (Training, Assessment & Certification Scheme)
  • Deliver SpanSet Work at Height & Rescue modular courses in accordance with BS8454:2006 (Code of Practice for the delivery of Training & Education for Work at Height & Rescue)
  • Assist on SpanSet Technical Days
  • Provide technical advice & guidance to SpanSet customers  
  • Ancillary tasks to support company needs outside of training (Reviewing course material, Fixed systems & Fall Protection Equipment Inspections, maintenance of training structures)
  • Supporting Training/Product sales team

Experience and skills:


  • Rope Access, Work at Height & Rescue training experience
  • Minimum IRATA Level 3 Certification working towards Level 3 Instructor
  • Strong Written & Verbal Communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & other related programmes
  • In-date First Aid Certificate


  • HABC Level 3 Award in Education & Training (PTLLS)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • CITB SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme)
  • NEBOSH (General Certificate)


Why SpanSet?

  • Competitive salary with company car if working full time
  • Market leading Training Company and manufacturer
  • Contributory pension scheme, life insurance and health insurance + other generous benefits.
  • Ongoing training will be provided.

To apply, please send your CV together with covering letter to

Application deadline Monday 7th December 2020.