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Employment & Skills Project Manager 

Overview:

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 and Cargo Cycle training. 

To take us to our next stage of development, the Project Manager will oversee the 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 addition to the team. The role reports directly to the CEO, and will work with our Head of Business Development, Operations Manager, and All Ability Cycling Manager, while line managing the Employment and Skills Lead Tutor

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:

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

Send a CV and Covering Letter to [email protected] 

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: midnight, Sunday 1st November 2020

Interviews Dates: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November 2020

Start Date: ASAP 


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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.