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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 770 8559 / 07874 058504
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.
The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 5th September 2021 at 9pm. Interviews will be held shortly afterward.
CVs will not be accepted.
‘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.
- 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.
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