Top five jobs of the week – 17th May

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 550 positions in 2018, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five…

Workshop manager – Fudges Cycle Store

Fudges Cycle Store is looking for an enthusiastic cycle repair/mechanic person, preferably with retail experience to join its team with a view to expanding its business. You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and be willing to contribute your ideas. You must be reliable and above all interested in making the store a success. Its main brands are Specialized, Gocycle, Riese and Muller, Raleigh, Brompton, Tern, and Birdy. 40 plus hours a week, but with scope for more.
Key skills: strong e-bike sales skills, build, repair and servicing of all types of bikes, customer service and sales experience essential, reliable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cycling, PDIs (and flatpacks for mailorder), previous retail experience a benefit, computer literate, product knowledge of e-bikes , road, hybrid, BMX and mountain bikes, a love for folding bikes and e-bikes, and Cytech is a benefit but not essential.

Retail sales advisor – Beeline Bicycles

Beeline Bicycles has vacancies for full time and part time members of staff working as part of a close-knit team on the shop floor. You will get to experience life on the cosmopolitan Cowley Road, Oxford, catering for three main markets, commuters/leisure riders, road and mountain bike, with a shop floor space of just over 2,000 square feet. Key requirements: experience in the cycle industry preferable, friendly, approachable and customer focused, a cycling enthusiast.

E-bike salesperson – Electric Cycle Company (Edinburgh)

What you’ll need: excellent customer facing skills, the ability to listen, teamwork, workshop skills, ICT skills, and a ‘get stuck in’ attitude in all things. What you’ll get: a salary/wage to be agreed, but above the industry average, private healthcare, perks – currently bonus bikes, entertainment package, and a ‘share the wealth’ mentality, and a dog-friendly, family-friendly working environment.

Experienced bicycle builder – Mason Progressive Cycles

Mason Cycles requires a highly skilled bicycle builder with good experience in complete bike builds for retail. The role will also include tech support and customer service. You will be required to fully build all bikes suitable for direct sales to customers all over the world. This includes frame preparation, complete bike assembly and final PDI checks, all to a high level. Your role will also include customer service and direct communication with potential Mason Cycles customers. It specialises in high-end, modern road and adventure bikes that feature hydraulic disc brake systems and Di2 transmission so set-up experience of these systems is essential. You’ll also be responsible for maintaining a small fleet of demo bikes so wheel truing & wheel building skills would be helpful. High standards in all areas and exact detailing are of prime importance. It is currently a small team and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to many other aspects of its expanding business.

Cycle hire manager – The National Trust

As cycle hire manager you will report directly to the general manager and join the property leadership team. The leadership team work together to deliver property objectives, make decisions and ensure the wider team (575 people) work collaboratively to give the visitors a great experience. You will lead a team of five staff and volunteers and be responsible for their recruitment, management, job satisfaction and development. You will create a working environment which fosters individual commitment and enthusiasm. This position offers an exciting opportunity to help people enjoy this wonderful estate whilst inspiring them with an enthusiasm for cycling and for the work of the National Trust. This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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