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Location: Manchester

Date: Wed, 31 May 2023

Job spec


Whistle Punks is a small but MIGHTY business on the cutting edge of the hugely popular social competitive scene. We are the UK’s first Urban Axe Throwing brand. We have venues in London, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.

Our mission is to provide an unforgettable experience to anyone setting foot in our venues. Our success is a direct result of the fantastic team already  in place.


Axe throwing? 

Yes, you read that correctly. We’ve taken the axe throwing out of the woodland and brought it into the city. There's nothing like the satisfying thud of sinking your first axe. 

Job Title: Axe Throwing Instructor 


  • Available evenings & weekends.  We really do need Super Stars who can work weekends, our venues are busy and fun to be in on A Saturday! We open early so weekend shifts don't always have to mean late nights every week. 

General overview of the position:  

As a Whistle Punks axe-pert, it's your duty to deliver a kick-ass experience to everyone who comes onto your lane. 

Can you command the attention of an eager-eyed group of axe novices? Are you a fast learner and a patient teacher? Do you have a built-in radar for safety? Can you keep a cool head while the axes are flying? If it sounds like we're talking about you, come have a chat and see if you have the skills to join our team!

Main duties and responsibilities:

Your responsibilities would include the running and managing sessions according to your training guidelines. You'll be responsible for ensuring all groups that are on your lane have a great time, this might be a rowdy stag group or a timid group of colleagues who aren't quite sure what they've signed up for. We are looking for someone who can create an atmosphere where all customers can succeed and enjoy themselves. On the lanes, you'll be keeping score, which sounds a lot easier than it is, but we need someone with a cool head and an aptitude for quick maths. You'll be joining a community like no other and we only want team players who look out for each other. This includes routine repairs and maintenance of the lanes to keep the venue looking top-notch for customers. 

Personal Specification:


  • Charismatic- Can you inspire a group of strangers to leap into the unknown?
  • Consistency-Can you deliver a WP session with your stamp on it? 
  • Effective time keeping- Your sessions are fun-filled,but they need to fit the schedule
  •  Enthusiasm- Can you cheer for the underdog no matter the odds?
  • Team player- Will you be there to lend a helping hand?
  •  Hardworking- This ain't no place for slouchers. This is a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive- We're constantly trying to improve and always striving for more.  How about you?
  • Social-Do you feed off other people's energy?  
  • Do more than is ever expected?  - We are here to give our guests the best social experience there is, and go above and beyond to create amazing moment and memories for all our guests. 



Location: Leeds

Date: Wed, 31 May 2023

Job Description - Instructor 

About Whistle Punks:

Hey friendo! We’re Whistle Punks and we’re all about people.

Do our 5-star reviews rave about the quality of our wood or how lovely our axes are? Nope. It’s all about our team, our people, our Punks. They make the experience. They create the magic. Wanna join them?

We brought urban axe throwing to the UK back in 2016 and, ever since, people have been telling us we’re on the cutting edge of the hugely popular competitive socialising scene. 

In that time our guests have thrown over 10 million axes. All those throws add up to an axe travelling all the way around the world! 

We now have venues in Bristol, Leeds, London and Manchester with more in the pipeline. We’ve grown from 5 to a team of almost 100. We’re bigger, older and wiser now but some things haven’t changed. We’ve always paid the Real Living Wage. We’re always looking to innovate and find ways to do things better. 

We’re working hard to achieve B Corp accreditation as well as becoming a carbon negative company in the next 12 months. The UK B Corporation Movement

Our mission is to provide an unforgettable experience to anyone setting foot in our venues. Our success is a direct result of the fantastic team already in place.

We’re about treating people well and doing business for good. Sound like something you’re into? We’d love to hear from you.

Job description:

No axe throwing experience required. Just bring the attitude and personality – we can train you to do the rest.

Guest experience. Bring your enthusiasm to create an atmosphere where all guests have a great time and no-one’s left behind.

Timekeeping. Run a tight event that keeps to the schedule.

Safety. Be a champion of safety by keeping guests in check and ensuring the venue is always well maintained.

Variety. Typical six-hour shift involves running two 70-minute axe throwing sessions, mixed in with stints on the bar, check-in, drink service and popping pizzas in the oven. 

Why Whistle Punks is for you:

From day one:

Pay. Above Real Living Wage for all employees. Choose when you get paid – By partnering with Orka pay you can take up to 50% of your monthly earnings as you earn them.  No more waiting for pay day. 

Hours. No split shifts. No stupidly short shifts.

Development. Earn increased pay through our Punk Pathways development programme – open to all.

Health. Access to Health Assured – mental, physical and financial wellbeing support.

Refreshments. Drinks and snacks provided on shift.

Social. Subsidised team socials via each venue’s Punk Fund.

Free axe throwing. Play for free – you can even bring your family too!

Bring your whole self. We want you to show off who you are, not hide it. Our dress code is just a Whistle Punks t-shirt – the rest is up to you.

Business for good. Who wants to work for a company that only cares about profit? Not us. That’s why Whistle Punks is working towards B Corp accreditation, for a business that we can all be proud of.


We create amazing experiences

Awesome place and awesome fun!

— Michael —

Unreal experience!

— Rachel —

Absolutely awesome experience!

— Jamie —

"I’ve been with the company since 2017 and I’ve always felt that they not only support me, but are enthusiastic about my goals and career."

Sarah, Training Manager