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The Bike Station (Recycle to Cycle & Recycle to Cycle Trading Ltd.)

 

Employer: The Bike Station (Recycle to Cycle/Recycle to Cycle Trading Ltd)

Job Title: Cycle Trainer & Group Ride Leader 

Location: Perth 

Reports To:   Communities Manager 

Hours: Part time fixed term contract to 31 March 2025 ( 21 hours per week)

Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata 

 

Women and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic individuals are especially encouraged to apply. 

 

Purpose for Role

 

The Bike Station is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled cycle trainer and group ride leader to help deliver our Kids Bike Life project. Kids Bike Life is an exciting new programme for 24/25 and will be working in partnership with schools to encourage more young people and their adults to cycle.  Applicants will ideally be qualified cycle trainers but if you have relevant experience, skills and passion for the work we can provide training.

 

This role will be responsible for designing and delivering cycling related activities for the Kids Bike Life project including but not limited to:

 

  • bike buses to and from schools;

  • cycling workshops and confidence builders for both adults and children;

  • family group rides in the local area and further afield; and

  • cycling competitions and events. 

 

As part of the Communities team you will be helping identify ways to reduce barriers to access for participants and adapt delivery where needed based on feedback. You will work closely with the Perth Community Outreach Officer, Community Mechanic, current Cycle Trainer Ride Leader and Communities Manager. 

 

The role also includes providing support with other Bike Station activities including customer service/retail, bike stripping/refurbishment and general duties to prepare the space for different activities. 

 

You will benefit from the opportunity to gain Velotech (bike maintenance) qualifications during your employment, 35 days annual leave per year (pro rata) and a company pension contribution rate of 6%. 


 

Responsibilities 

 

  • Plan and run cycling lessons, group rides and other cycling activities for Kids Bike Life participants, this involves route and activity planning, recce-ing and risk assessment. 

  • Co-develop winter programme of activities for Kids Bike Life

  • Complete pre- and post-ride administration including scheduling activities, booking participants, recording attendance, uploading photos from activities, tracking and recording expenses from rides  etc.

  • Proactively contact participants regularly to arrange lessons and rides, this might mean phoning, texting, emailing etc and respond dynamically to cancellations. 

  • Assist with promotion of Kids Bike Life activities; this may include design of communication materials 

  • Assist in the collection of evaluation data for the Kids Bike Life programme 

  • Ensure lessons and group rides meet programme objectives and funding requirements 

  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment for participants interacting with The Bike Station, in addition to ensuring their health and safety in accordance with legislation, and government guidelines.

  • Follow the organisation’s procedures and standards including health and safety and equal opportunities, in relation to staff, volunteers and clients.

  • Assist with shop floor activities (serving customers, preparing space for activities, tasks required to keep warehouse in order, bike stripping/refurbishment)

 

Person Specification

 

Essential Experience

  • Competent cyclist with experience cycling in various situations, including in traffic, and ideally also off-road

  • Experience designing and delivering sports or other outdoor activities in a community setting, including managing different experience and confidence levels.  Ideally this will be cycling activities including group rides and cycle training.  

  • Experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds

  • Experience of conducting, writing, and working in accordance with risk assessments

  • Knowledge of offering information, advice and guidance to young people and adults from diverse backgrounds.

  • Experience of working on own initiative,  organising and prioritising work

  • Effective use of ICT  including familiarity with standard Google suite and Microsoft packages

  • Ability to carry out basic trailside repairs (fixing punctures etc.)

 

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to plan, write, deliver and evaluate cycling workshops and group rides

  • Effective and sensitive communication with a wide range of people, including excellent oral and written communication

  • Ability to teach skills and work with individuals to understand and help them achieve their cycling ambitions

  • Ability to work independently and within a team

  • Ability to work flexibly

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Strong alignment with and ability to champion The Bike Station values 

  • Ability to work flexibly & adapt to changing community needs

Desirable Skills & Qualifications

  • Cycle Trainer qualification 

  • Cycle Ride Leader qualification

  • First Aid Certified 

  • Experience of bike maintenance/refurbishing

  • Experience of coaching an outdoor activity

  • Experience of working in community development role/projects

  • Experience of co-creating activities using participant input

  • Driving licence

  • Cargo bike experience

 

Reporting to: Communities Manager

 

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to:

recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk

 

Deadline for Applications: 12:00pm, 7 July 2024

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