£6,061 per year
Contract, Part-time, 8 hours per week - 5-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays plus 2 hours prep time
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the SHRUB Coop team as Wee Spoke Hub Mechanic!

£25,000pa pro rata (£6,061) + Pension Contribution - 8 hours / week 5-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays plus 2 hours prep time - fixed term to 31st October 2021 (extension dependent on funding)

Job purpose:

To ensure the smooth operation of the Wee Spoke Hub’s weekly bike repair workshops. The role holder will facilitate the workshops, providing top-level mechanical bike knowledge and assistance to participants, practical support to volunteers and ensuring that accurate records are kept.

The post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Extensive experience in bicycle maintenance / repair with high level of practical knowledge - at least Velotech Gold level qualification required.

  • Ability to engage and teach essential bike maintenance and cycling skills

  • A high level of empathy and respect for people with no cycling or bike knowledge, and people coming from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

  • Experience managing teams of volunteers and of how to delegate to and empower them

  • Strong communication and team-work skills for a fast-paced working environment

  • Able to work on own initiative and organise own time and workload

  • Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel 

  • Ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication and a creative approach to engaging others and solving problems

About the Wee Spoke Hub

The Wee Spoke Hub is an inclusive and welcoming bike workshop where we empower you with the skills and tools to repair your own bicycle and engage with confidence in Active Travel. You can find us at 13 Guthrie Street. The Wee Spoke Hub is part funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places, which is Paths for All’s programme to increase active and sustainable travel throughout Scotland. The programme is grant-funded by Transport Scotland.

About SHRUB Coop

We’re a community-focused cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste! We empower our community to live a low waste and low carbon life. Become a member and learn to fix a bike, swap your preloved things, enjoy some rescued food and be inspired by new ideas.

How we work

SHRUB Coop is organised non-hierarchically and strives to provide an inclusive and empowering experience for all staff, volunteers, and members in our community. We have a staff team who coordinate around 350 volunteers across the organisation to deliver all our activities through working groups.


To apply please email by 9am on 30/11/20 attaching a single PDF document comprising a maximum two A4 pages response detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience fit the essential and desirable criteria of the job.

You may insert a maximum one page Covering Letter in front with a maximum two page CV pasted at the end of the same document as an appendix. The panel will shortlist on the basis of essential criteria with secondary weight given to desirable criteria.

Please give as the document filename: SURNAME - Wee Spoke Hub Mechanic with the same subject line of the email to help us keep track of applicants.

For further details see the Job Description.

Interviews will be held on 08/12/20 online via Zoom. We will be looking for the successful applicant to start on or as soon as possible after 05/01/2021.

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Posted on: 06 November 2020
Closed date: 30 November 2020
Tags: Volunteer Management, Teaching

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