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Employment & Skills Project Manager

Bikeworks is looking for an Employment and Skills Project Manager to join our team, who will implement our newly designed employment and skills programme we call Cycle into Work.

To connect opportunities in the cycling sector to people across London who find themselves unemployed, or at risk of poverty, because of COVID-19, Bikeworks has created an ecosystem of opportunity internally, while developing opportunities externally with our stakeholders.

To develop the skills required for entering into work within the cycling sector, we use our City and Guilds Awards Centre status and Cycle Instructor Centre to design targeted programmes. This includes a skills progression pathway into employment for both young people and adults, where participants can achieve an Employability L1 and L2 qualifications, in addition to a range of “bolt-on’s”, including Cycle Maintenance, Cycle Instructor, Cycle Delivery, Cargo Cycle, and Micromobility training. 

To take us to our next stage of development, the Project Manager will scale the programme whilst continuing to prioritise quality delivery. They will oversee relationships with external stakeholders, including Local Authorities, Funders, DWP, Businesses and specialist organisations. While developing an opportunities pipeline in collaboration with the Bikeworks Team, supporting the Head of Business Development and CEO to identify roles and vacancies for beneficiaries of the Cycle into Work programme. Integral to this will be the creation of work experience placements internally of Bikeworks to develop beneficiaries for a range of cycling roles.

Our environment is supportive and energetic. We are a small collaborative team, who deliver incredible social impact as a not-for-profit social enterprise. This includes being recognised for our work during lockdown, when Bikeworks transformed into an emergency cycle delivery service for vulnerable and shielded Londoners.

The Employment and Skills Project Manager role is an important member of the team, partnering with colleagues to build and connect training, progression, and employment opportunities throughout the organisation. The role reports directly to the Operations Manager, and will work with our CEO, Business Development Team, and Programmes Manager. The role line manages the Employment and Skills Lead Tutor and will manage the sustainable growth of the project team. The role serves as point person for Kickstart placements throughout the organisation and is expected to deliver on the ground when needed to ensure smooth project implementation.

Salary and Conditions:

  • £28,000 – £30,000 depending on experience
  • Full Time 35 hours per week (Core times Mon – Fri, between 09.00am – 6.00pm)
  • 25 days holiday + Public Holidays
  • Pension contribution
  • Participation in the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initial 6-month contract, with the expectation of continuation
  • London-based role

To apply for this role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification.

Send a CV and Covering Letter to loke.davis@bikeworks.org.uk 

In the Covering Letter please provide examples of how you meet the Person Specification, outlining your skills and experience, and also answer the following two questions:

  • What is your proudest achievement to date?
  • What are the potential opportunities in the cycling sector for creating employment, and why?

Deadline for Applications: 25th July 2021

Interviews Dates: 27th/28th July 2021

Start Date: 30th July 2021

All Ability Inclusive Cycling Project Coordinator

Our All Ability Clubs are delivered by a team of Inclusive Cycle Instructors (freelance) and Assistant Inclusive Cycle Instructors, supported by volunteers. You will work alongside this team supporting the delivery of the All Ability Club sessions and acting as an important link between the coordination team and the on-the-ground delivery.

Under the direction of the All Ability Project Manager you will coordinate the scheduling across our clubs and activities in accordance with funder requirements and delivery deadlines ensuring that activities meet KPI’s provided. You will ensure activities are arranged well in advance, that they have the correct ratios of staff and volunteers and that the logistical elements needed for a smooth running event are all in place.

Salary and Conditions:

  • £21,000 To £25,000 depending on skills and experience
  • 1-year contract with expectation to expand
  • Full time (37.5 hours). Core office hours are  Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • You will support club and event delivery outside of core hours on some weekends on an ad-hoc basis and take time back in the week as TOIL during the week.
  • 25 days holiday + Public Holidays
  • Pension contribution
  • Participation in the Cycle to Work scheme

To apply for this role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification and send a CV (no more than two pages) and a covering letter (also no more than two pages) to ethan.cairns@bikeworks.org.uk

Deadline for Applications: Midnight 18th July

Interviews Dates: 20th July 2021

Start Date: asap

Cycling For Health Project Manager

The role is responsible for overseeing the timely implementation of all activities within the Cycling for Health portfolio and ensuring they are delivered to budget, meeting all funder KPIs and targets and according to a high standard of quality. This includes managing all current and future funding as allocated by the Programs Manager.

You will manage the entire client journey from referral to course completion, ensuring participants are provided with relevant information and support, enabling them to benefit from their participation.

Salary and Conditions:

  • £28,000 per annum
  • Full time, 35 hours per week (some weekend work may be requested)
  • 6-month contract, continuation on the basis of funding
  • 25 days holiday + Public Holidays
  • Pension contribution
  • Participation in the Cycle to Work scheme

To apply for this role please send a CV and Covering Letter  to lucy.nandris@bikeworks.org.uk.

Provide examples of how you meet the Person Specification, outlining your skills and experience and answer the following two questions:

  • What is your proudest achievement to date and how can you adapt it to this role?
  • Why do you think inclusive cycling is important?

Deadlines for applications: midnight 18th July 2021

Interviews to be held on 20th July 2021

Start date: ASAP

Cycling For Wellbeing and All Ability Instructors

We are looking for qualified and experienced freelance cycling instructors initially to work on our Cycling for Wellbeing Program or in our All Ability Club:

  • See Job Description for program description and Person specification
  • Instructors needed for both East London (Newham/ Olympic Park area) and West London (Kensington and Chelsea and Brent)
  • Cycling for Wellbeing programs are 2 x 2hr sessions per week for 4 weeks throughout the summer
  • All Ability Clubs are on a range of days of the week so you can work on both programs

To apply please send a CV and Covering Letter outlining your skills and experience to evidence how you meet the Person Specification in less than 350 words. Please specify how many half days per week (approximately) you are able to make yourself available for the program (noting that each group meets twice a week so commitment needs to be in multiples of 2 half days/week).

Send Applications to: lucy.nandris@bikeworks.org.uk and manon.dolet@bikeworks.org.uk
Deadline for Applications: we are recruiting on an ongoing basis- please submit your application asap
Interviews: will be conducted on a rolling basis

Mechanics, Cycle Instructors and Tutors

In addition to our core team, we are always looking for freelance cycle instructors, mechanics or tutors.

If you have the relevant training, and qualifications, and want to work with us, send us your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience and interests to enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk

We also recruit volunteers to support our activities. If you would like to contribute your skills, time and experience please do get in touch at enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.