Bike Mechanic – community bike project

  • Full Time
  • Bristol

Website Life Cycle

Bike Mechanic – community bike project

Salary: £21,255 – £23,625

Working hours: Full Time (37.5 hours/5-days per week)

Working days: Monday – Friday, but you will be required to work one Saturday per month.

Contract: Permanent

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 June 2023 at 10 am

Job Description

Want to use your bike mechanic skills to help people from all walks of life? Our dynamic “Bike Back” project combines quality craftsmanship with strong social impact – and we’re looking to expand our team. So, if you’re an excellent mechanic with ambition to help us grow, join us on our mission to help more people get cycling!

The successful applicant will join our friendly team at Life Cycle’s “Bristol Hub” – our publicly accessible and professionally equipped bike workshop in the car park of HMP Bristol. 

Here, you’ll service bikes for paying customers, refurbish donated bikes, and sell bikes to walk-in customers – and on eBay. You’ll also support our Prison team once a week, by taking spare tools, unfixed bikes, and spare parts into our secure workshop.

You’ll work alongside and support a fantastic team of volunteers to refurbish and sell unwanted bikes that are donated by the public. This may include men Released on Temporary License from HMP Bristol, as well as ex-offenders on work placements after release from prison:

“I know so much more about bikes and I’m so much more confident in myself. I can focus better and feel great I stuck to it and achieved my goal. I now want to work in the bike industry or volunteer for a bike project. It would be a great achievement” – Emmet, prisoner.

You’ll be a great fit if you’re an excellent mechanic with a proactive personality, who’s confident working independently on a wide range of bikes. Most importantly, you’ll be dedicated to helping people from all walks of life to access the benefits of cycling!

For a full list of responsibilities and the person specification, please download the Recruitment Pack, available on Life Cycle’s website.


  • Salary of £21,255 – £23,625.
  • Pension scheme (5% of salary).
  • 31 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Company sick pay.
  • Staff discounts on refurbished bikes.  
  • Cycle to work scheme and Techscheme.
  • Free cycle training and an annual bike check-up. 
  • Discounted Endura cycle clothing.

To apply

To apply for this position, please follow the guidelines outlined in the Recruitment Pack available on Life Cycle’s website.

Deadline: Friday 16 June 2023, by 10 am

Interviews: Friday 23 June 2023. 

We will hold interviews at: The Life Cycle HUB, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol BS7 8PS. 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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