We're Hiring- Bike Academy Team - CLOSED

Velocity Café and Bicycle Workshop in Inverness exists to promote and support cycling as part of a healthy happy lifestyle. We are currently recruiting for a new member of the Bike Academy Team.

Bike Academy Project Worker post
Two days a week (.4FTE)
Fixed term contract to 31/3/18
£18,300 pro rata (£610 per month for .4 post)
28 days annual leave pro rata

Bike Academy works with secondary school children identified by their school as benefitting from employability skills and practical mechanics based teaching sessions in a small group setting as part of an SQA award.

With your support and assistance they will strip a bike and rebuild it over a 6 weekly sessions and develop increased self confidence, problem solving and communication skills.

You will liaise with schools to ensure appropriate referrals and good communication. As part of a close team you will develop the Bike Academy programme and deliver two sessions a week to groups of 4 young people, aiming to achiev the SQA 3 standard for Cycle Maintenance. You will tailor sessions to meet the needs of the group so that young people feel able to engage positively with the learning experience. You will liaise with local organisations to source bikes for the project.

You will have experience of working with groups of young people with an ability to creatively adapt to varied learning needs.

You will be a competent bike mechanic with an ability to teach as part of a team.

You are passionate about cycling and the benefits it brings to young people.

You will be able to engage well with young people who have additional support needs and will be able to engage positively with young people who might demonstrate challenging behaviour.

You will have experience of working with people to help them feel more confident in their own ability


PVG disclosure will be required for this post.


To apply please send a CV of your previous employments, experiences, and training along with a covering letter explaining why your experience and individual qualities mean you would be able to do this job well.

By email to ferga@velocitylove.co.uk

Or by post to Ferga Perry, Velocity, 1 Crown Ave, Inverness, IV5 7PD


Deadline for applications: 12noon on Thursday 31st August

Interviews will take place: Thursday 7th September