Careers

We are currently recruiting for the following role:

Senior Technician

Location: The Bike Project, Old Print works, Moseley Rd, Birmingham, B129AH
Contract: Full time
Salary: £24,000 per year

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Are you passionate about cycles and technical repair work? Are you passionate about helping people and providing a service for people who need it? The Bike Project are looking for a Senior Technician to service and repair cycles, ensuring the highest standards of quality are kept. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To repair and service on average a minimum of 8 cycles per week. 
  • To carry out all repairs to standards outlined by the site manager
  • To complete final checks and feedback on the refurbishment quality of colleague’s work
  • Practice Leadership – take the lead in coordinating crucial processes, such as weekly bike donations and volunteer support, in-house technical training, technical support logs, and post-delivery repairs, ensuring the efficient operation of our workspace.
  • To share knowledge and expertise with staff and volunteers to encourage active growth of skills

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Benefits

Joining our team at the Bike Project comes with a comprehensive benefits package designed to support you.
This includes enhanced family leave with 13 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, 3 weeks of paid paternity leave, and a generous holiday allowance starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays), increasing annually up to 30 days (plus bank holidays).
You’ll also have access to our Reward Hub and Employee Assistance Program, providing confidential support for you and your immediate family. Where possible we offer a flexible approach to work to accommodate your needs.

How to Apply

  • To apply please submit a CV and short cover letter telling us why you think you’re the ideal candidate for this role. If you’d like to be considered for the position on a part time basis, please let us know in your cover letter.
  • The official closing date for applications is 6th June 2024. To be considered for this position, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Our interview process consists of two stages:
  • Stage one – Successful candidates will be invited to participate in a technical assessment at our workshop. Those who excel in the assessment will then move to the next stage.
  • Stage two – In-person interview
 

Closing date: 6th June 2024

Why work with us?

Flexible working hours

At The Bike Project, we know all our staff are deeply committed to our cause, love their jobs, and want to do well. This is great because we do expect hard work, passion, commitment, but we also want staff to have a good work-life balance and do not expect them to be working a lot of extra hours on a regular basis. We therefore have a truly flexible approach to working hours and a TOIL policy so that staff can manage busy projects without damaging their overall work-life balance.

Free bike

All staff are entitled to one free bike up to the value of £400, subject to eligibility criteria. We also offer additional discounts on bike parts and cycling accessories. After two years of employment, staff are entitled to exchange their bike for another one, up to the value of £400, so long as the original bike is donated back to The Bike Project.

Lifetime bike service

For those who have received a bike from us, we will offer a lifetime of free service and repairs for the duration of your employment, so long as this doesn’t impact customer servicing. Eligibility criteria apply.

Professional development and training

The Bike Project aims to provide varied and rewarding roles, a supportive and ethical culture, lots of opportunities for development and progression as well as competitive levels of pay to retain a suitably skilled and experienced professional staff. We have an appraisal scheme that focuses on development, a range of training available around topics such as personal productivity, mental health fitness, culture and values training, as well as training specifically tailored to individual roles.

Holidays

We offer 28 days holiday, including bank holidays, and we close the office in between Christmas and New Year, adding another three days holiday. Staff accrue an extra day for every year of service, up to a maximum of 33 days per annum. Sabbaticals are available for staff with long service.

Family and sick leave

We offer enhanced maternity pay (thirteen weeks full pay, including statutory maternity leave, and thirteen weeks half pay) subject to eligibility criteria. We also offer enhanced paternity pay of three weeks full pay.

For sick leave, we offer two weeks full pay and two weeks half pay.

Pensions

We offer a pension scheme with an employers’ contribution of 4% and employees’ contribution of 4%.

Social activities

We hold cycle rides as part of team-building including RideLondon and social rides throughout the year. There’s also quarterly staff lunches, an annual away day and outings like pub quizzes and picnics.

Volunteering

Join our valued community of volunteers to help get bikes to more refugees and people seeking asylum. Apply here to volunteer.

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