Bike Mechanic Tutor x2

Website Life Cycle

Bike Mechanic Tutor 

Salary: £27,505 – £33,617 per annum

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

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contract: Permanent

Deadline for applications: Monday 19 June 2023 at 10 am

About Life Cycle

At Life Cycle, we believe cycling is the key to helping people feel happier, healthier and more connected with their community.   

Since 1999, we’ve been guided by our mission to transform lives and the environment. We are based in Bristol, but our projects have expanded across the West of England, Swindon and Derbyshire. 

We are now embarking on an exciting partnership with HMP Fosse Way, a new prison in Leicester opening in summer 2023. Here, we will run our “Bike Back” scheme: a prison-based bike mechanic training and bicycle refurbishment project. Life Cycle has been working with prisons for 12 years, winning many awards, including the Prison Reform Trust’s Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Re-Integration.

We are now looking for two Bike Mechanic Tutors to help us continue delivering our life-changing work.   

Job Description

Looking for a bike mechanic role that makes a positive impact in people’s lives? Join our award-winning “Bike Back” project at HMP Fosse Way, and help us transform the lives of prisoners through professional bike refurbishment!

You’ll work as a team of two tutors to inspire, motivate and train prisoners in cycle mechanics, helping them earn a City & Guilds qualification. Teaching in small groups, you’ll build rapport with your students and gain fulfilment from seeing their progress. Our aim is to provide prisoners with the education, skills, and support they need to build a crime-free future.

This role is challenging but highly rewarding. And you’ll be supported by our experienced team every step of the way. You’ll receive training around working in prisons, and you’ll have the opportunity to qualify as a City & Guilds tutor. 

Whether you’re a seasoned bike mechanic looking to share your skills with others, or you have previous teaching or coaching experience, if you’re compassionate, open-minded, and keen to make an impact, we want to hear from you!

For a full list of responsibilities and person specifications, please download our Recruitment Pack, available on our website.


  • Salary of £27,505 – £33,617 per annum.  
  • Pension scheme (5% of salary). 
  • 39 days holiday per annum (pro-rata). 
  • Company sick pay. 
  • Opportunity to qualify as a City & Guilds tutor.
  • 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 fill out the application form: 

Deadline: Monday 19 June 2023 at 10 am

Interviews: Wednesday 28 June 2023

We will hold interviews at: HMP Fosse Way, 1 Tiger’s Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, East Midlands LE18 4WS

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

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