Cycle Mechanic - Social Enterprise Worker

MK Christian Foundation

Wolverton, Milton Keynes
£16,000 - £17,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Stephen Norrish

Reference: 153285_MKC

Sectors: sustainable transport, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019  

Cycle Mechanic - Social Enterprise Worker
Job type: Full time 37.5 hrs a week (5 days a week including some weekends on rota)
Salary £16,000 - £17,500 pa
Based: Wolverton

Cycle Saviours is a social enterprise whose mission is to save unwanted bikes, save the environment and help get people on their bikes. We achieve this with the support of young people looking for an alternative path towards qualifications and employment. We are also expanding our community engagement services to encourage more people to get on their bikes.

You will be an enterprising, environmentally committed, cycling enthusiast with high level cycle mechanic skills who is keen to share those skills with young people and others in our community. 

The Christian Foundation is a local charity growing people and communities through social enterprise. The enterprises work to change the world by reducing and utilising waste, growing and cooking healthy food, creating community spaces and energy and supporting families to play and grow together. Our enterprise teams are all supported by young people and volunteers outside education and employment looking for a new way to learn and develop.

The purpose of this post is to work with and train young people on our pre-apprenticeship programme to:

  • Source, refurbish and sell unwanted bikes and bike spares and repair and service customer bikes
  • Develop community activities that promote access to cycling

Key requirements 
Ideally you will:

  • Be an enterprising cycling enthusiast with good cycle maintenance skills
  • Ideally hold a cycle maintenance qualification
  • Have an ability to, and experience of, working with young people
  • A passion for cycling and the environment
  • Have strong administrative skills
  • Qualifications at level 2 or above in English and Maths
  • Strong team work skills and an ability to work constructively with others
  • A commitment to the completion of work and to the achievement of targets
  • Hold a current driving license and be able to drive a small van

The closing date for applications will be mid-day on Wednesday 1 May 2019

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the email address provided, it will be sent automatically to us.

For this post you will need an enhanced DBS check.

We value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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