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Vacancies: Cycling Instructor

Cycle Training Wales is an award-winning social enterprise which aims to promote cycling through education and skills. We are offering opportunities for enthusiastic communicators to join a team of cycling instructors working in schools in Swansea and Carmarthenshire.

Job details

Number of posts: 4
Location: two based in Swansea; two based in Carmarthenshire
Remuneration: £9.50–£10.50 per hour (approx. £19K–21.5K as full-time)
Hours: 7 hours per day (see below for details of post)
Holiday: 17 days


  • Delivery of cycle instruction to schools according to recognized guidelines and CTW’s framework.
  • Delivery of cycle instruction to other groups or individuals according to recognized guidelines.
  • Liasion with schools, groups, or individuals as required in order to organize or facilitate training.
  • Risk assessment of locations, equipment, and training activities.
  • Completion of relevant written records (including risk assessments), reports, and any certification in a prompt and thorough manner and as required.
  • Mentoring novice instructors.
  • Attending relevant training and CPD.

Person specification

Applicants will be required to have some basic equipment, so must have:

  • A bicycle in good working order
  • A car
  • A valid UK driving licence

Applicant must be able to:

  • Ride a bike proficiently in a range of road environments.
  • Conduct basic bicycle repairs.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Liaise effectively with a range of other groups or individuals.
  • Manage groups effectively.
  • Complete paperwork promptly and accurately.

The following skills are desirable:

  • Ability to deliver cycle training through the medium of Welsh.
  • A prior qualification in cycle training.
  • Prior experience of teaching or outdoor education.

Note that we also welcome applications from persons without a previous qualification as training will be provided.


This is a term-time-only (39-weeks) contract in order to reflect the seasonal nature of cycle training. The post-holder will be required to be available for four days each week during term time, with an occasional requirement for five days. The post-holder will receive an annualized salary. Holidays must be taken outside the 39-week term-time period.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to Nick Grant-Canham 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 9 a.m. Monday 13 August 2018.

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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.