Bike Mechanic

Website Life Cycle

Bike Mechanic (Derby)

Salary: £21,818 – £23,625 per annum

Working hours: Full time (5 days / 37.5 hours per week).

Working days: Monday – Friday, but you will be required to work at least two Saturdays per month.

Contract: Permanent.

Deadline for applications: Monday 2 October 2023, at 10 am

Job Description:

Are you a bike mechanic looking to make a positive impact in your community? We’re searching for an enthusiastic technician to join our award-winning “Bike Back” project.

Refurbishing donated bikes to a professional standard, your role will be versatile and rewarding: You’ll collaborate with people from all walks of life, including helping refugees and asylum seekers to access free bikes.

You’ll demonstrate excellent customer service skills as you undertake bike servicing for paying customers and work closely with our teams in local prisons to supply bikes, parts and tools.

Energised and motivated, you’ll have solid bike knowledge and great people skills. You’ll use your strong work ethic and eye for detail to prioritise jobs and meet deadlines.

Finally, if you’re interested in formally teaching mechanics, we can support you to qualify as a City & Guilds Tutor. However, this isn’t mandatory to accepting the role.

If you want to join a project driven by sustainability and community, we want to hear from you!

For a full list of responsibilities and the person specification, please download our Recruitment Pack.


  • Salary of £21,818 – £23,62 per annum
  • Pension scheme (5% of salary).
  • 31 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Company sick pay.
  • Opportunity to become a fully trained City & Guilds Cycle Mechanics instructor.
  • Staff discounts on refurbished bikes.  
  • Cycle to work scheme and Techscheme.
  • Free cycle training and an annual bike check-up. 
  • Discounted Endura cycle clothing.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please fill out the application form.

Deadline: Monday 2 October 2023, at 10 am

Interviews: Tuesday 10 October 2023

We will hold interviews at: Life Cycle Derby workshop, Unit 3, 1 Canal Street, Derby DE1 2RJ.

You must be available to attend the interview in person. Interviews will include an assessment of bike mechanic skills.

Start date: We are looking to have a candidate in post as soon as possible.

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