The Bristol Bike Project runs a successful shop, in order to subsidise its extensive range of community programmes as well as to cover general overheads. Key activities include undertaking the servicing and repair of bicycles for the general public, and refurbishing donated bicycles to sell.
We are looking for a new bike mechanic to join our small team of four mechanics. If you are passionate about bikes, committed to working for a co-operative with a strong social conscience and have solid, commercial experience of working as a bike mechanic, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for someone with serious skills, including practical, communication and team working skills, who wants to take a full role in helping shape the Bike Project’s direction into the future.
- Dealing with customer queries directly and via email/phone.
- Booking in and undertaking repair work.
- Refurbishing donated bikes for sale.
- Handling customer transactions.
- Ordering and replenishing stock as necessary.
- Compiling a monthly stock check.
- Ensuring the shop area is kept clean.
- Running and compiling end of day till/card machine reports and banking cash as required.
Skills and Experience Required
- A high standard of mechanical skill, with a deep understanding of all aspects of bicycle maintenance and a good working knowledge of componentry compatibilities. Solid, commercial experience (at least 1-2 years) of working as a bike mechanic is essential. Qualifications such as Cytec Level 2 are nice to have, but more important is aptitude and a commitment to producing excellent quality work.
- The ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team, and as part of our wider cooperative structure.
- Excellent communication skills, as the role will require dealing with members of public as well as the wide range of people involved with all aspects of the Project.
- Good time management skills and an ability to work under own initiative and with minimal supervision.
- The ability to use tools correctly and safely, including power tools and safety equipment where appropriate.
Pay and Conditions
This role is for 4-5 days/week (depending on the candidate) including some Saturdays. The salary is £19500 p.a. pro rata, including holiday and sick pay. Please send your c.v. and a covering letter to email@example.com before 10 March 2018.