Attention Bike Mechanics: We’re Hiring!

Lego bike mechanic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 clement127:Flickr) .jpgOne of our favourite long-term mechanics is leaving us to move back to Germany.

These are big boots to fill, but we’re hoping that there’s an experienced bike mechanic out there who’s just itching to show us what they can do:

VACANCY – Bicycle Mechanic

£8.76 per hour

We’re looking for a new team member for the Durham shop. This post will be part-time, 28hrs a week to match the shop’s opening hours of Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:00.

You’ll need to be a great bike mechanic. Preferably, you’ll be qualified to Velotech Gold or equivalent, along with at least six months’ hands-on workshop experience. We service & recycle a wide range of customers’ bikes, so you need familiarity with lots of different bikes, rather than intimate knowledge of the latest technology.

It would be a distinct advantage if you also have front-of-shop experience. So you need to happy dealing with customers – either in person, or when they phone with enquiries.

You’ll be expected to have a firm commitment to Recyke y’Bike’s values: Equality and diversity; Community participation; Sustainability and recycling; and Promotion of cycling. You must be a team player, able to get on with the other staff and volunteers.

Flexibility is important for this role, both in terms of the scope of the job (e.g. you may be asked to help in our other shops to cover holidays), and the hours you work. Currently holidays are 28 days a year pro-rata, and you’ll be enrolled in a contributory pension scheme.

We’ll be interviewing for this post in the last week of March. The expected start date is mid-late April. Application forms are available from any of our shops, or below. If you’re thinking of applying, we’d encourage you to pop into the Durham shop for an informal chat with the shop manager, Dave.


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Durham Mechanic Advert (the above text): 


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