Nottingham Bikeworks


Volunteer • Part Time 01159792433 Tom Barber

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Thursday, 30th August 2018  

About the organisation

Nottingham Bikeworks (NBW) utilises bikes and cycling as a tool for engagement, education and enrichment for groups, organisations and individuals, with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups: e.g. young people struggling to access mainstream education; young adults not in education, employment or training; adults with mental health problems; refugee communities.

We work with an increasing number of community groups, schools and other local organisations delivering a range of projects and courses that use bikes and cycling to develop practical skills and build confidence. We offer both vocational and qualification based training.

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and are looking to move to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We believe cycling is ideal urban transport as well as being fun, affordable, healthy and sustainable.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Encourage and support more people to ride more bikes more often.
  • Utilise bikes and cycling as tools for education, enablement and engagement.

We achieve this by:

  • Providing a fully inclusive workshop environment with expert supervision.
  • Saving functional bicycles and reusable parts from recycling and landfill and offer them for resale and reuse at reasonable prices.
  • Encouraging self-reliance and skill-sharing through provision of bike maintenance classes and workshop sessions.
  • Delivering a wide range of projects and training opportunities for individuals, groups and organisations, with a particular focus on those experiencing disadvantage.
  • Keeping bikes on the road by carrying out repairs both at the workshop and in the community.
  • Acting as a community focus for bike-related activities

What are we looking for?

NBW wants to strengthen its Board of Directors. All directors are volunteers.

In order for you to fully understand the work of NBW we would initially like you to commit to a two year term of office, which if both parties are happy will then be a rolling Directorship.

Are you:

  • Interested in cycling and want to help shape the future of NBW?
  • Able to attend up to 12 Board meetings per year?
  • Able to get involved with some of NBW’s activities and events?
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and willing to try new things?

What skills are we looking for?

  • IT/Comms
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

You may have other skills and ideas that NBW could benefit from. In return you will be given support and opportunities to work with a great team of directors, staff and volunteers.

If you are interested any of these vacancies, please send an email to with some information about why you are interested and what skills you can bring. Thanks.

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