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The Bike Station (Recycle to Cycle)

Refurbishing Mechanic

Organisation profile
We are a social enterprise and charitable company. Now the largest recycler of bikes in the UK with 25
employees and a turnover of £780,000 our aim is a future where everyone has the opportunity for cycling and its benefits, and access to the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. We refurbish donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland.

Job Location: Causewayside Edinburgh, Scotland
Contract: Fixed until 31st March 2025 - 28 hours per week

Salary: pro rata £22,000

The Post
Refurbishing Mechanic is part of the Refurbishing team within The Bike Station. This role is designed to
support the day to day refurbishing of our bike stock for our communities and commercial activity. A large part of the role also involves supporting our Communities work which includes teaching Maintenance Classes, Dr Bike sessions and other events.

You will have very good communication skills and able to work with all age groups and communities.
Having experience of producing finished refurbished bikes to a high standard on a daily basis. whilst
maintaining a safe and clean working environment You will have an excellent upto date knowledge of
bikes and bike components, and have experience working in a busy workshop and retail environment.
Being able to work as part of a team, including volunteers, experienced mechanics and office staff is also vital.

Responsibilities and Duties
● Assess donated bikes for refurbishment and complete these to a high standard.
● Teach maintenance classes, Dr Bikes and attend Community events.
● Assist with day to day operation of the workshop maintaining a clean, safe working environment.
● Data input and spreadsheet analysis for refurbishments
● Assist with retail duties and some customer service when we are open to the public.
● Work alongside to assist and guide our team of volunteers

Qualifications & Experience
● Minimum of 3 years' professional experience as a bike mechanic

● A recognized qualification in bike maintenance and assembly for eg. Velotech, Cytech.
● Have very well-developed communication skills

How to apply
Send an Email with CV and Covering Letter plus 2 referees to application deadline Thursday 12pm 19th July

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