The voice for Social Enterprises & Social Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. Connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.


Managers appointed to new High Rise adventure centre

Lisburn-based Social Enterprise, Employers For Childcare has appointed a Centre Manager – Sarah Clarke – and an Assistant Centre Manager – Ella Lindsay – to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of its exciting new adventure centre High Rise at Altona Road, Lisburn. High Rise will incorporate a Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing experience, soft play area, sensory rooms and a number of spaces for parties and corporate hire.


Sarah, who is from Bangor, has a strong background in the hospitality and leisure industry, and comes to High Rise from another leading Northern Ireland visitor attraction while Carrickfergus-based Ella has many years’ experience working internationally in outdoor pursuits, with a focus on climbing and youth work.


High Rise is designed to be inclusive and accessible and will feature an innovative sensory room and quiet room benefiting a range of users, including children with additional needs, as well as a Changing Places toilet.  As a Social Enterprise, any profits from High Rise will be invested in Employers For Childcare’s charity which supports working parents.


Construction work is well underway, with the centre due to open in Autumn 2019.  High Rise will create up to 50 new jobs in a mixture of full and part-time roles including activity instructors and café/catering staff.  The next phase of recruitment will take place over the summer and anyone with an interest in applying should email: or complete the online enquiry form.