Sessional Bicycle Mechanic

Bicycle Recycling is all about providing training and real job opportunities for young people through a modern vibrant business, wholly owned by youth charity, Motiv8. Bicycle Recycling offers 3 core functions; a) Recycling and sales, b) Servicing and Repairs and c) Training in cycle maintenance.

We are looking to recruit a Sessional Mechanic to work in our 3 shops at:

Community Cycle Hub on Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth

Bicycle Recycling by Bus Station, Gosport and

Naval Base Cycle Hub Portsmouth  


Mechanics will undertake servicing and repairs on bikes alongside dealing with customers, experience in these areas is essential.


Sessional Bicycle Mechanics, covering both Portsmouth and Gosport

£9.15 per hour, 

Flexible hours (including weekends) dependent on business need

Contract to 31 March 2019

Driver desirable, but not essential

No CV’s

Closing date is 5pm on 1 June 2018



MOTIV8 / Bicycle Recycling



JOB TITLE:                                       Bicycle Mechanic

RESPONSIBLE TO:                         Bicycle Recycling Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE FOR:                       Duties as detailed below

PURPOSE OF JOB:                         The repair, maintenance and sale of used bikes. 




To repair, check and service customers bikes to an agreed quality and standard 

To prepare used bikes ready for sale, conducting a full Pre-Delivery Inspection

To monitor and ensure that a workshop inventory is kept up to date

To take responsibility for all equipment and tools and ensure these are stored safely and appropriately

To work with young people, partners and community groups to promote cycling and bike maintenance training opportunities

To provide an off-site service of safety checks and repairs in a variety of settings

To provide collection and delivery of bikes to customers where appropriate

To support events with schools, colleges and other appropriate organisations to promote bicycle recycling and its activities

To staff stands at community, trade and public events

To be customer service orientated at all times

To ensure good housekeeping of all work areas is maintained.



To work within the policies and procedures of MOTIV8 & Bicycle Recycling.

To contribute to the general administration of the business.

To take responsibility for the health and safety of yourself and others.

To undertake any other duties as reasonably required in line with the individuals capabilities

Undertake flexible working with occasional work outside contracted/core hours.

To comply with equal opportunities policy of MOTIV8 with reference to customers, young people and staff.

To promote equal opportunities within MOTIV8.

To maintain confidentiality at all times with MOTIV8 Policies and Procedures.

To attend meetings as required.

To maintain monitoring and recording systems and to supply managers with relevant information.

To ensure the positive reflection and promotion of MOTIV8 & Bicycle Recycling to external organisations and individuals.

To work towards building and developing MOTIV8 & Bicycle Recycling’s services.

To be responsible for personal and professional development, attending training as required to ensure skills are kept up to date.

To actively pursue routes available for the development and improvement of MOTIV8 & Bicycle Recycling’s standards and services.



MOTIV8 / Bicycle Recycling



JOB TITLE:                           Bicycle Mechanic

RESPONSIBLE TO:             Bicycle Recycling Coordinator



Essential/ Desirable



Extensive previous knowledge in a busy bike shop, workshop or similar




Technical knowledge in bike maintenance and repair




Recognised third party qualification in bike maintenance

Level 2 or equivalent

Skills and Abilities


Customer Service


Ability to prioritise and organise own workload and time in a busy environment


Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with both partners and the general public


Ability to communicate with colleagues, young people, partners and the general public


A self starter with the ability to work on own initiative


Presentation and training skills


Good oral and written communication skills


IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel


Flexible working hours to include weekend or evening work




Guiding principle


Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that Governments should ‘take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect of negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent, legal guardian or any other person who has the care of the child’.

The Safeguarding Children Report 2008 states that ‘Agencies that work with children and young people have a wider role than simply protecting them from neglect and abuse, this includes keeping them safe from accidents, crime, bullying and actively promoting their welfare in a health and safety environment’.




MOTIV8 believes that the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is of paramount importance, and that all children without exception have the right to protection and to be treated with respect and dignity.  All staff, including volunteers, trustees and student placements have a responsibility to report any concerns, and all suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.