On Bikes Community Bike Mechanic 

  • Full Time
  • Glasgow

Website St Paul’s Youth Forum

St Paul’s Youth Forum On Bikes Pilot Project Bike Mechanic                                             

Job Description: On Bikes Community Bike Mechanic 

Salary: £26,000 pro rata

Hours: 28 Hours per week (flexible hours required)

Reporting to: On Bikes Coordinator 

Duration: Initial 1 Year Funded Post to 16 August 2022

Closing date: 9pm on 5th September 2021

Location: Royston, Germiston, Blackhill in Glasgow

Website: http://www.stpaulsyouthforum.co.uk


St Paul’s Youth Forum are seeking a passionate and committed individual to help us kick-start a cycling revolution in the North East of Glasgow!

As the On Bikes Pilot Project Mechanic you will be working in partnership with a Community Development Worker who will be employed by Rosemount Development Trust. Together you will work with local schools and organisations to deliver this exciting new project. We are looking for an experienced individual who has a passion for cycling, to provide free bikes to young people of school age who can’t afford them, so that every child in Scotland leaves school able to cycle safely. Strong communication and people skills are essential for this role as you will be working with young people to set them up to be able to cycle to and from school.

As this is a new project, we need someone who can take the initiative and who isn’t afraid to get stuck in!

This position is funded through the Transport for Scotland until 16/08/2022.

For more information please see attached Job Description or contact Ben Raw via ben@stpaulsyouthforum.co.uk or 0141 770 8559 / 07874 058504

Organisation profile:

Established in 1997, St Paul’s Youth Forum works with young people and our local community in the north east of Glasgow to provide a wide range of opportunities for their growth and development. We run a wide range of activities from a youth radio station to weekly pizza nights.

Application notes: 

The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 5th September 2021 at 9pm. Interviews will be held shortly afterward.

Please complete the SPYF application form and submit it to ben@stpaulsyouthforum.co.uk with the job title as email subject.

Please complete the SPYF equal opportunities form and submit it to mel@stpaulsyouthforum.co.uk with the job title as email subject.

CVs will not be accepted.

Job Purpose

‘Equality Cycles’ is a pilot partnership project between St Paul’s Youth Forum and Rosemount Development Trust, aiming to transform pupil’s journeys to and from school, in line with the Sottish Government’s pledge to increase access to bikes for children of school age.

To engage with partner organisations and the communities of Royston, Germiston and Blackhill to deliver the ‘Equality Cycles’ project, distributing free bikes to young people from areas of multiple deprivation and working with the Community Development Officer for the ‘Equality Cycles’ project (employed by the Rosemount Development Trust) to deliver education and engagement sessions. 

The On Bikes Community Bike Mechanic will help set up, run and manage an Active Travel Hub and a Bike Storage Unit. From these centres, the On Bikes Community Bike Mechanic will procure, prepare and hand out 300 bikes to school children from 5 schools along Royston Road.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Community Development Worker employed by Rosemount Development Trust to procure, prepare and deliver 300 bikes over the course of one year to young people at 5 schools
  • Support staff at On Bikes to set up an Active Travel Hub and a Bike Storage Unit on Royston Road 
  • Ensure the smooth day to day running of both the Active Travel Hub and Bike Storage Unit
  • Manage bookings of repairs and refurbishments of bikes given out
  • Deliver Dr Bike at 5 schools in the North East of Glasgow
  • Managing and maintaining stock levels liaising with the Community Development Worker to acquire relevant materials 
  • Ensure all repairs are carried out in a timely fashion
  • Ensure all service users are kept up to date as appropriate
  • Capture data relating to distribution of bikes and report on project progress
  • Ensure ongoing support for and engagement with young people and families who participate in Equality Cycles to measure success of the project and promote sustainability
  • Effective positive contribution to On Bikes online presence and engagement
  • Upcycling of a minimum of 8 donated bikes per month to be given out to the community as part of the pilot project
  • To undertake any other tasks, duties or projects which are commensurate with the general level of this post and as directed by the On Bikes Coordinator or the Youth Team Leader

Key Working Relationships

  • Work closely with the Community Development Officer for the ‘Equality Cycles’ project to ensure that all equipment is of approved standards and to plan and provide basic cycle training and maintenance workshops
  • Develop and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with the five identified local schools, and other informal youth work providers
  • Develop and implement project monitoring systems that will provide accurate and timely information about the project progress
  • Communicate regularly to the Community Development Officer, providing credible, accurate and timely information
  • Report regularly to the On Bikes Coordinator to raise any developments, issues or new risks, including those that could impact on the project, or pose a risk to St Paul’s Youth Forum
  • Support volunteers where applicable

Person Specification: On Bikes Community Bike Mechanic

The following requirements will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form, the interview process and references:

Skills and Abilities Essential Desirable
A can-do attitude and enthusiasm for cycling
Excellent verbal, written, IT, communication and presentation skills
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage and prioritise workload to achieve best outcomes under tight deadlines
Ability to foster collective working between organisations, securing commitment and cooperation from others
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
Ability to cycle confidently, including use of electric cargo bike
Ability to maintain confidential information, and follow practices in accordance with GDPR
Able to work with minimal supervision
Knowledge and Experience
3 years minimum of bike workshop experience
Experience of stock acquisition and management
Experience of report writing and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports
Experience of training others in bike maintenance, both individually and in groups 
Experience of working in, or with, the voluntary sector/with cycling/active travel projects
Experience of working with children and young people living in areas of deprivation
Experience of working across different sectors and developing links with other agencies.
Experience of using evaluation and monitoring tools and techniques
Training and Qualifications
Silver Velotech, Cytech level 3 or equivalent qualification
Educated to HND/ Degree level
Cycle Ride Leader Trained 
Ability to demonstrate an active commitment towards equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
Ability to work comfortably with a range of partners
Ability to work evening and weekends on a flexible basis (with time off in lieu)

The post will be subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

To apply for this job email your details to en@stpaulsyouthforum.co.uk.

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