Website Julian House Bike Workshop
Job Location: Bath Bike Workshop (may also be required to work in Bristol and Trowbridge bike workshops)
Salary: £18,200.00 per annum pro rata
How to apply: Please apply by submitting your CV and completing an online application form outlining why you would fit the role, via our jobs page on our Julian House website: www.julianhouse.org.uk
Julian House Bike Workshop is a growing chain of professional, ethical bike shops offering expert, affordable bike sales and servicing. Our team of mechanics are bike specialists in both second-hand and new bikes.
We believe that bike mechanics should illuminate, not intimidate, so we offer a warm welcome and a supportive, no-pressure environment where customers can ask questions and learn more.
We also offer training workshops to help Julian House clients and customers get more comfortable with basic cycle maintenance.
By giving our customers the best possible service, we provide vital income for Julian House and create opportunities for homeless and socially excluded people to train, gain confidence and make progress towards independence and employment.
Due to increasing sales we are looking to grow our family and take on a new part-time sales and cycle mechanic. The post will primarily be based at our Bath bike workshop, but may also be required to work in our Trowbridge and Bristol stores as needed.
If you are technically awesome, are up for a challenge and want to make a real difference to people’s lives, Julian House bike workshop could be for you.
Please reference to the full job description for this role which is attached.
Please note, we will not consider applications from Recruitment Agencies.
In return, we offer:
- Cash health care plan
- Up to 27 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
- Employer pension contribution (up to 6% of your gross salary)
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Staff Award Scheme
- 20% Discount at Julian House Shops
Job Title: Sales & Cycle Mechanic
Responsible to: Bike Workshop Manager
Purpose of the Post: To service, maintain, repair, build and sell bikes. Providing excellent customer service and working with colleagues and volunteers to develop the business and support the work of Julian House.
Principle Areas of Accountability
- Service and repair of customer bikes to a high standard
- Refurbishment and renovation of used bikes for resale to the public
- To receive donated cycles from members of the public and other organisations – To ensure that new deliveries of cycles are logged using agreed administrative systems – To price donated and repaired bikes ready for sale to the general public – To offer service and repair of bikes to customers at the workshop
- To ensure that all bikes sold, serviced or repaired are safety checked to agreed standard before leaving the shop
- To ensure that necessary levels of parts and other stock are ordered and accounted for – To ensure the security and safe running of the workshop, including opening and closing the – workshop, operating of till and cashing up
- Support with the setting up and running of on-line shop, website and social media – To engage positively and politely with members of the general public who access the workshop
- Deliver the accredited Build-a-Bike course to clients with a range of support and learning needs, including a full health and safety briefing
- Provide supervision and support to service users on the Build-a-Bike course and on work experience placements within the bike workshop
- Work with clients and volunteers to induct and train them in skills relevant to working within the Bike Workshop
- Assess the work of clients and volunteers and agree with them a pattern of attendance at the Bike Workshop in liaison with the manager
- In partnership with the Employment Support Worker and where relevant a key worker, support individual clients in becoming “job ready” and in taking up education, training and employment opportunities
- Support clients to make a valuable contribution to the development of the bike workshop ▪ To maintain effective and safe boundaries for clients within the workshop and to deny access to those who are not fit to volunteer
Staff & Volunteers
- Work alongside other staff and volunteers to ensure the safe and effective running of the bike workshop
- Feedback to Volunteer Coordinator any issues arising from volunteer involvement at the workshop
- Feedback to Volunteer Coordinator positive stories and aspects of volunteer work
Work with other members of the team, including supervisor and manager, to ensure the effective running and continued development of the bike workshop
Administration and Finance
- To use agreed administrative systems to ensure that stock, including parts and cycles are managed and accounted for
- Using agreed paperwork ensure that pre-sale/post repair cycle checklists are completed and signed
- To safely handle and record money received for sale or repair of bikes, including end of day banking procedures
- Maintain an accurate record of petty cash expenditure
- To sign authorisations for volunteer expenses claims
- To maintain own time sheet accurately in line with existing Julian House procedures
Health and Safety:
Work at all times within the Health & Safety legislation and within safety guidelines established for the workshop
Actively participate in regular supervision and annual appraisal, contributing to the identification of own and team training needs
Undertake agreed training as directed
- Be familiar and work within Julian House policies and procedure
- Uphold the Julian House Equal Opportunities Policy
- Carry out, within reason, any other duties necessary to the smooth running of the service
|Qualifications / License|
|CyTech level 1 and 2 in Bike Maintenance||Desirable|
|Any training or qualifications relevant to cycle repairs, maintenance and sales|
|Teaching or training qualifications|
|Knowledge & Skills|
|Understanding of social enterprise||Essential|
|General and specific cycle repairs, maintenance and rebuild|
|Pre sale cycle safety checks|
|Using simple IT and paper based administrative systems|
|Understanding of the causes of homelessness||Desirable|
|Working with people exhibiting challenging behaviour|
|Running a small business|
|Working in a social enterprise|
|Accessing grants or other funding to support social enterprise|
|Working with people who may require close supervision|
|At least 6 months experience in a retail sales environment||Essential|
|At least 12 months expereince in bike building or servicing work|
|Working in a busy environment|
|Planning own time to best effect|
|Dealing with customers and other members of the public|
|Pricing cycle repair and maintenance jobs|
|Negotiating supply and discount with trade suppliers of cycle parts, tools etc.||Desirable|
|Ability to teach and train others|
|Health & Safety|
|Understanding of H&S and Risks Assessments in a workshop environment and using a vehicle||Essential|
|Safe working practices within a workshop environment||Essential|
|Empathy and understanding of the needs of Julian House Service Users.||Essential|
To apply for this job please visit www.julianhouse.org.uk.