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Bikeability Instructors

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
All Year Round
Working Pattern:
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/10/2019 23:59
£18,795-£19,171 (pro-rata)
Hours per week:
annulised hours
Job Category:
Youth & Community Work
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Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
27 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

The South Gloucestershire Council Road Safety Team are seeking to recruit trainee or qualified bikeability cycle trainers on annualised hour contracts, to help them increase the number of children and adults trained to cycle safely. You will be a confident cyclist and happy to work in all weathers.

Ideally you will have some experience of working with children and have an outgoing personality. You will be able to work with the minimum of supervision and be highly motivated. If you do not already hold a qualification to deliver bikeability at all three levels we will sponsor your training over four days within South Gloucestershire or Bristol.

You will be paid an hourly rate of 9.74 plus travel time, administration time and mileage or cycle allowance. Uniform and equipment will be provided but you will provide your own bicycle and cycle helmet which must be worn. You will join a highly successful team that is in the vanguard of bikeability training nationally.

You will deliver training to adults, children and families, throughout the year, including some evenings and weekends. You will also be expected to promote cycle training to groups and individuals.

Interviews will be held on 5th November 2019.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To assist in ensuring a consistently high standard of training across South Gloucestershire under Bikeability Training Guidelines.

To ensure that all relevant materials are in place before training commences.

To carry out training and assessment of cyclists as required.

To ensure a ‘risk assessment’ is carried out at all relevant on-road sites.

To examine bicycles to ensure roadworthiness.

To carry out any other road safety activity as required, commensurate with the post grade.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You must be an accomplished cyclist, used to cycling in all road and traffic conditions and has use of a bicycle.

You must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to work and influence headteachers and other professionals.

Ability to work unsupervised.

You must be physically fit, as some lifting and carrying will be involved.

You must have good availability during school times at least two days a week and you must have experience of working with children.

An ability to accept the responsibility of training in “on-road” situations.


There are no desirable criteria for this post.

Additional Information

These opportunities are offered on an annualised hour contract basis. A variety of hours are on offer including 900, 600, 360 and 240 hours per year.

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Please contact Alison Calder Road Safety Officer on 01454 868499 alison.calder@southglos.gov.uk if you have any queries after having read the job summary.

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171 pro rata

Hours: Annualised Hours Contract

Closing Date: 27th October 2019

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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