Job Opportunity: Wee Spoke Hub Mechanic

By SHRUB Coop, posted 05/11/20

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Wee Spoke Hub Mechanic!


Salary £25,000 p.a pro rata (£6,061), part time 8 hours / week
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-8pm plus two hours prep time
Fixed term contract to 31 October 2021 – extension subject to successful funding bids
Application Deadline: 9am 30th November 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the staff team at SHRUB Coop! We’re looking for a bike mechanic to help us run our weekly fix-your-own-bike sessions and help our community to learn how to take care of their bikes, as well as empowering our Wee Spoke Hub volunteers to take ownership of the project.

Job Purpose

To ensure the smooth operation of the Wee Spoke Hub’s weekly bike repair workshops. The role holder will facilitate the workshops, providing top-level mechanical bike knowledge and assistance to participants, practical support to volunteers and ensuring that accurate records are kept.

The post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Experience in bicycle maintenance / repair with high level of practical knowledge – at least Velotech Gold level qualification required.
  • Ability to engage and teach essential bike maintenance and cycling skills
  • A high level of empathy and respect for people with no cycling or bike knowledge, and people coming from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Experience managing teams of volunteers and knowledge of how to delegate and empower them
  • Strong communication and team-work skills for a fast-paced working environment
  • Able to work on own initiative and organise own time and workload
  • Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel
  • Ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication and a creative approach to engaging others and solving problems

About the Wee Spoke Hub

The Wee Spoke Hub is an inclusive and welcoming bike workshop where we empower you with the skills and tools to repair your own bicycle and engage with confidence in Active Travel. You can find us at 13 Guthrie Street. The Wee Spoke Hub is part funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places, which is Paths for All’s programme to increase active and sustainable travel throughout Scotland. The programme is grant-funded by Transport Scotland.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply please email by 9am Monday 30th November 2020 to jobs@shrubcoop.org, attaching a single PDF document comprising a maximum two A4 pages response detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience fit the essential and desirable criteria of the job.

You may insert a maximum one page Covering Letter in front, and a maximum two page CV pasted at the end of the same Word document as an appendix.

The panel will shortlist on the basis of essential criteria with secondary weight given to desirable criteria.

Please give as the document filename: SURNAME – Wee Spoke Hub Mechanic with the same as subject line of the email to help us keep track of applicants.

For further details see the Mechanic Job Description

Interviews will be held on 08/12/20 online via Zoom. We will be looking for the successful applicant to start on or as soon as possible after 05/01/2021.

SHRUB Coop is supported through a combination of grant funding and generous donations from our community. We’re grateful for all their support. Find out more about our grant funders by clicking on the logos above.