Current vacancies

BIKE MECHANIC/ TUTOR/ INSTRUCTOR

One or two positions; full or part-time; hours negotiable

 

 

Job Description

Nottingham Bikeworks is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company. Since opening nearly three years ago our enterprise has grown rapidly and we are developing in several exciting new directions. As a result we now need one or two skilled new staff to become key members of our small team. We work hard but maintain a friendly and relaxed environment.

We think bikes are brilliant and we work to encourage and support more people to cycle more often. We recycle unwanted bikes and offer them for resale and teach people how to fix their own bikes through a programme of classes, accredited courses and open workshops. We also believe bikes and cycling are fantastic tools for education, enablement and engagement and run an expanding range of innovative projects across the community, focusing especially on disadvantaged groups including young people who are struggling to access mainstream education.

 

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Deliver a range of bike mechanic courses and tuition at our fully equipped workshop
  • Develop and lead education and training projects for young people and adults which will include bike mechanics and maintenance from the basic to the more advanced, including City and Guilds Level 2
  • Identify and repair faults on all kinds of bikes, carrying out customer bike servicing and repair to a consistently high standard and refurbishing donated bikes for sale
  • Attend events and deliver a ‘Dr Bike’ service in both corporate and community settings
  • Deliver on-road cycle training and lead rides
  • Take an active part in the planning and implementation of our service delivery and development
  • Supervise apprentices and volunteers
  • Help create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and provide sales advice and support to customers in the shop

 

We’re looking for:

  • Experienced and competent bicycle mechanic committed to high standards. Formal qualifications (Cytech, City and Guilds) desirable but not essential
  • Some experience of working in a training or teaching capacity involving adults or young people, coupled with a genuine desire to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Effective communicator with the ability to present complex information and instruction in an accessible way
  • Keen, regular cyclist with excellent all-round bike knowledge
  • Cycling instructor and ride leader experience desirable but not essential
  • Friendly, approachable and calm under pressure
  • Energetic and hard working
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Have excellent team-work skills and a desire to work constructively with others
  • Real commitment to equal opportunities and access for all

 

We are looking for one or two people either full or part time with hours open to negotiation. Applications from female and black and minority ethnic candidates would be particularly welcome. This is a permanent position subject to 3-month probationary period.

6 week holiday allowance and excellent opportunities for professional development and a major role in the medium and long-term development of the organsisation.

You will need to show flexibility regarding work pattern, including working some Saturdays and evenings.

We will require an enhanced DBS check as you will be working regularly with young people and vulnerable adults.

Currently all employees are paid the living wage of £8.45 per hour, equating to an annual salary of £17,576.

 

To apply please email full CV with references and a covering letter to: admin@nottinghambikeworks.org.uk

You’re welcome to contact us for further information on the same email.

Closing date for applications: midday of Monday 31st July.

If you have not heard from us by Wednesday August 2nd you can assume you have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will be held on Friday 10th August