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Vacancy: Cycle Workshop Mechanic

An opportunity for a workshop mechanic to develop and expand a repair service for one of Wales’s leading social enterprises.

Job details

Location: Cardiff
Hours: 15 per week
Remuneration: £8.50 per hour gross
Holiday and pension: pro rata (from a 37.5 hour week)


  • Undertaking repairs and servicing of customers’ bikes.
  • Assisting in the refurbishment of donated bicycles and carrying out pre-delivery inspections on bicycles that have been serviced by volunteers.
  • Assisting in the promotion and marketing of CCW’s repair service.
  • Collection of abandoned or donated bikes as raw material for the refurbishing project.
  • Assisting in sales of refurbished bikes.
  • Representing the organization professionally and appropriately as required to the general public, existing or prospective customers, commercial partners, or other organizations.
  • Managing stock levels , ordering components and liaising with suppliers as requested.
  • Dealing with customers and taking payments as required.
  • Working closely in cooperation with the CTW Coordinator.

Person Specification

Essential requirements

  • Candidates must have a relevant bicycle maintenance qualification (Velotech Gold/Platinum, Cyctech 2, or equivalent).
  • Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a bicycle mechanic within the last 4 years.
  • Candidates must have experience of working with a wide variety of bikes (mountain, road, commuter, child) at different price points.
  • Candidates must be able to work unsupervised and be able to prioritise and schedule workload.

Preferable features

  • Be able to communicate in Welsh.
  • Experience in customer service.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to Andrew Burns either by email ( or by post to Cycle Training Wales, Unit 9, Gabalfa Workshops, Clos Menter, Cardiff CF14 3AY. Application should be by CV and covering letter. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday 8 February 2018.

The project has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.