Coordinator Perth

Coordinator Perth

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for two Coordinators to join our growing team.

Status:

Full-time 35 hours per week, £23,000

Location:

Perth

Organisation profile:

We are a social enterprise and charitable company. Now the largest recycler of bikes in the UK with 25 employees and a turnover of £750,000 our aim is a future where everyone has the opportunity to cycling and its benefits, and access to the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. We refurbish donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland.

The post:

This role is responsible for coordinating service delivery for The Bike Station in Perth. Supported by the Senior Management team, you will ensure the successful day-to-day delivery of The Bike Station activity including, refurbishment and sale of donated bikes, the coordination and delivery of training and Fix Your Own sessions and the coordination and delivery of commercial and community events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administrative duties and tasks to support the day-to-day operations of the social enterprise and charity.
  • Coordinate a smooth working environment through the management of IT and telephone infrastructure and support contracts.
  • Oversee general maintenance and implement fire, health and safety recommendations.
  • Assist in the coordination of regular training, events and activities hosted within The Bike Station.
  • Provide high-quality support to customers including the resolution and closure of complex queries with minimal supervision.
  • Responsible for organising calendars, events and training for the staff team including coordinating training, Dr Bike, public and commercial events.
  • Maintain good relationships with key stakeholders in the region, including suppliers, supporters, referral partners, customers and beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to the development of operating procedures, under guidance from the Production Manager.
  • Ensure best practice across all The Bike Stations systems especially with regard to data protection.
  • Other duties as required.

Person Specification

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience delivering administrative support, preferably within the retail or charity sector.
  • Experience of coordinating projects and activities, and meeting targets and objectives within a strategic framework.
  • Experience of managing external stakeholders and a demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain good working relationships.
  • High level of organisational skills with exceptional attention to detail and a thorough and systematic approach to diagnosing and solving problems.

Skills:

  • Exceptional Administration skills
  • Highly organised
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative and problem solving
  • Team working
  • Conflict resolution
  • Prioritising
  • Ability to work under pressure

Application notes

Closing date: 21st March 2020

Please email completed application form to-recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk

New Business and Sales Manager

New Business and Sales Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a New Business and Sales Manager to join our growing team.

Status:

Full-time 35 hours per week, £27,500

Location:

Perth or Edinburgh (with responsibilities in all our locations).

Organisation profile:

We are a social enterprise and charitable company. Now the largest recycler of bikes in the UK with 25 employees and a turnover of £750,000 our aim is a future where everyone has the opportunity to cycling and its benefits, and access to the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. We refurbish donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland.

The post:

As part of the Senior Management team, you will be responsible for ensuring The Bike Station achieves its commercial income targets. You will lead on the development of new business and sales opportunities, providing detailed information on clear commercial value. Responsible for the success of the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee retail environments. In collaboration with the Senior Management team, provide direction and support to the on-site Coordinators to ensure the effective coordination of day to day activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement long term commercial income strategies in support of the charity’s overall strategic vision.
  • Development of new business opportunities, demonstrating commercial value, a clear business case and how it furthers The Bike Station’s charitable objectives.
  • Work in collaboration with Communications and Marketing Manager to support effective external communication and marketing strategies.
  • Responsible for multi-site achievement of retail and sales targets across the organisation.
  • Presentation of alternative sale options for refurbished bikes including pop-up sales, hub and spokes models.
  • Development and maintenance of local partnerships including commercial, third sector and active travel stakeholders in Perth, Edinburgh and Dundee.
  • In collaboration with the Production Manager develop, coordinate and deliver sales and new product training to the Production team.
  • Oversee the activity of the Cycle Friendly Award Officers, developing new business opportunities as a result of their activity.
  • Oversee the development, coordination and successful delivery of commercial offerings, including but not limited to commercial Dr Bike.
  • Oversee the activity of local Coordinators, supporting the achievement of targets, delivering sales and new product training.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Management team, provide direction and support to the on-site Coordinators to ensure the effective coordinators of day to day activities.
  • Development of corporate partnerships to further our commercial and charitable objectives.

  • Other duties as required.

Person Specification

Experience:

  • Proven track record of a successful sales growth strategy within local retail and sales
  • Experience of developing new and commercial business opportunities
  • Significant commercial experience within the bicycle trade (or equivalent), including sales, and securing new products for sale
  • Proven experience with accurate sales forecasting, costing and budgeting
  • Strong partnership development, including from commercial, public and third sector organisation
  • Experience of multi-site line management, motivating and supporting teams.
  • Demonstrable experience of maintaining core organisational values when developing corporate partnership
  • Good understanding of the third sector and the financial challenges within the sector

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good financial acumen and commercial business sense
  • An entrepreneurial approach
  • Strong business minded individual with a desire to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Great interpersonal skills needed to understand dealers needs as well as develop and maintain positive working.
  • Efficient time management is essential to effectively carry out the role.

Application notes

Closing date: 21st March 2020

Please email completed application form to-recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk

Communications and Marketing Manager (Impact and Value)

Communications and Marketing Manager (Impact and Value)

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a Comms and Marketing Manager to join our growing team.

Status:

Part-time 21 hours per week, £25,000 pro-rata.

Location:

Perth or Edinburgh (with responsibilities in all our locations).

Organisation profile:

We are a social enterprise and charitable company. Now the largest recycler of bikes in the UK with 25 employees and a turnover of £750,000 our aim is a future where everyone has the opportunity to cycling and its benefits, and access to the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. We refurbish donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland.

The post:

As part of the Senior Management team, you will be responsible for the development and successful delivery of The Bike Station’s communication and marketing strategies. You will lead on the development and integration of evaluation frameworks across the organisation to enable us to clearly demonstrate and communicate the impact and value of our activity. You will be responsible for the impact, quality and improvement of all external communications and marketing, raising our profile, our income and local engagement. The role will lead on the development of all digital and printed marketing materials and fundraising campaigns to engage the public, stakeholders and funders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain robust and effective external communication and marketing strategies to support The Bike Station’s achievement of its organisational objectives.
  • Lead on promoting an evidence-based approach and develop and support an impact and values-based culture within and across The Bike Station.
  • Develop, embed and utilise activity and project level evaluation frameworks, measurements and tools and periodically review and revise the system so that it is adapted appropriately to changing operating contexts.
  • In collaboration with the Communities Manager, support the development of a fundraising campaign to help secure unrestricted income.
  • In collaboration with New Business and Sales Manager, support the development of business opportunities and commercial strategies.
  • Ensure information is provided in user-friendly formats to key stakeholders, staff and volunteers.
  • Deliver training and support to all staff and volunteers to build the knowledge and skills of the team to use appropriate tools to evidence the impact of their work.
  • Oversight of the development of organisations website, social networks and the activity delivered by our Communications and Marketing intern.
  • Responsible for creating a house style guide and branding guidelines; championing brand identity, and ensuring messaging consistency within all external communications.
  • Development of the concept, design, copy, production and print of annual and project-based impact reports.
  • Preparation of quarterly bulletins for all staff and volunteers.
  • Other duties as required.

Person Specification

Experience:

  • Development and delivery of successful and impactful communication and marketing strategies
  • Excellent knowledge of evidence-based approaches
  • Development and use of evaluation tools which capture qualitative evidence of impact
  • Design and production of digital and printed marketing tools
  • Experience managing a small team
  • Working in a third sector and commercial setting
  • Understanding of inclusive and accessible communication

Skills:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and systematic approaches
  • Great time-management skills and high attention to detail
  • Innovative, analytical and a great problem solver
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application notes

Closing date: 21st March 2020

Please email completed application form to-recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk

Volunteer Board Member

Volunteer Board Member

The Bike Station profile:
We are a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help more people across Scotland get cycling, help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and learn to repair them themselves. As a charitable company, we also support our activities through grant funding. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road.

Time commitment:
Board members attend six meetings a year, at least one of which is in Perth. Meetings are usually on a weeknight from 18:45 to 20:45. Trustees are also invited to the Annual General Meeting.

Location:
The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1UU and The Bike Station, 284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS. Note: We are particularly keen to recruit board members in the Dundee and Perth & Kinross area; there will be potential to attend Edinburgh meetings by Skype as appropriate. Expenses incurred by travelling to meetings will be reimbursed.

Board Member: Job description:

  • To ensure that the Bike Station complies with its governing document (the Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the Bike Station pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure that the Bike Station applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects. For example, it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be
  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to the Bike Station, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the Bike Station
  • To ensure the financial stability of the Bike Station

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with experience in HR and financial management.

Each trustee board member must have:

  • a commitment to the mission of the Bike Station
  • a willingness to attend meetings regularly and give of their time and expertise on specific issues
  • integrity
  • strategic vision
  • good, independent judgement
  • an ability to think creatively
  • a willingness to speak their mind
  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of the Bike Station

Application:

Please email us at chair[@]thebikestation[.]org[.]uk with the title “Board Member” to express interest, and we will send you a short application form.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you are interested but unsure if this role is for you, we would be happy to have an informal chat: please contact Alan Brown at chair[@]thebikestation[.]org[.]uk

Deadline for applications:

Volunteer: Shop/Retail

Volunteer: Shop/Retail

The Bike Station profile:
We are a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help more people across Scotland get cycling, help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and learn to repair them themselves. As a charitable company we also support our activities through grant funding. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits, and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road.

Time commitment:

A minimum of 4-7 hours per week, exact days to be agreed

Main tasks:

  • Customer service and sales
  • Sales advice
  • Handling cash
  • Recording donated bikes and parts
  • General retail duties in a shop environment

Skills/Experience:

  • Good communication skills, customer friendly
  • Experience and knowledge of different types of bicycles
  • Experience in a retail environment is useful but not essential
  • Ability to work as part of a small team

What we can offer you:

Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn or try new things and develop new skills
  • Build your confidence in a retail environment
  • Gain work experience and add to your CV
  • Meet new people or make new friends
  • Support your local community by providing affordable bikes

Application:

Please email rich@thebikestation.org.uk or hand in an application form to Rich Beard at 250 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1UU. 0131 668 1996
Volunteer Application forms can be downloaded here.

Volunteer Board Member: Treasurer

Volunteer Board Member: Treasurer

The Bike Station profile:
We are a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help more people across Scotland get cycling, help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and learn to repair them themselves. As a charitable company, we also support our activities through grant funding. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road.

Time commitment:
Board members attend six meetings a year, at least one of which is in Perth. Meetings are usually on a weeknight from 18:45 to 20:45. Trustees are also invited to the Annual General Meeting.

Location:
The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1UU and The Bike Station, 284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS. Note: We are particularly keen to recruit board members in the Dundee and Perth & Kinross area; there will be potential to attend Edinburgh meetings by Skype as appropriate. Expenses incurred by travelling to meetings will be reimbursed.

Treasurer: Job description:
In addition to the responsibilities of all trustees (see below), the overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the Bike Station’s affairs, ensure its financial viability, and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. They will assist other trustees to perform their financial duties by:

  • controlling and accounting for the organisation’s finances
  • presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at regular meetings and the AGM
  • interpreting and explaining accounting requirements
  • ensuring that the board receives reports containing the information needed in an ‘easy to understand’ format
  • helping trustees guide any other professional advisers they have appointed
  • ensuring statutory returns are made to any relevant regulators

The responsibilities of the Treasurer will include:

  • oversight of the preparation and presentation of budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • assuring that the financial resources of The Bike Station meet its present and future needs
  • ensuring that The Bike Station has an appropriate reserves policy
  • ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • advising on the financial implications of The Bike Station’s strategic plan
  • ensuring that the accounts are prepared in the form prescribed by regulations, included in the annual report and submitted to the relevant statutory bodies
  • ensuring that the accounts are audited in the manner prescribed by regulations, and any recommendations of the auditors implemented
  • keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • contributing to the fundraising strategy of The Bike Station
  • making a formal presentation of the accounts at the Annual General Meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

Person specification for Treasurer:

In addition to the qualities needed by all trustees, the Treasurer should have:

  • financial experience and business planning skills
  • experience of organisational finance and fundraising
  • the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • a willingness to be available to give advice on financial matters and answer enquiries from any staff or volunteers on an ad hoc basis

Application:

Please email us at chair[@]thebikestation[.]org[.]uk with the title “Treasurer” to express interest, and we will send you a short application form.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you are interested but unsure if this role is for you, we would be happy to have an informal chat: please contact Alan Brown at chair[@]thebikestation[.]org[.]uk

Deadline for applications: 17 May 2019

All trustee board members have the duty to:

  • ensure that the Bike Station complies with its governing document (the Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • ensure that the Bike Station pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • ensure that the Bike Station applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects. For example, it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be
  • contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to the Bike Station, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • safeguard the good name and values of the Bike Station
  • ensure the financial stability of the Bike Station

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with experience in HR and financial management.

Each trustee board member must have:

  • a commitment to the mission of the Bike Station
  • a willingness to attend meetings regularly and give of their time and expertise on specific issues
  • integrity
  • strategic vision
  • good, independent judgement
  • an ability to think creatively
  • a willingness to speak their mind
  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of the Bike Station

Vacancy for three Bicycle Refurbishing Mechanics, Edinburgh

Vacancy for three Bicycle Refurbishing Mechanics, Edinburgh

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for experienced bicycle mechanics to join our growing team in Edinburgh.

Status:
Full Time 35 hours per week. Two of the posts will have one-year contracts and one will have a six-month contract. Competitive rates of pay.

Location:
The posts will be at The Bike Station Edinburgh, 250 Causewayside, EH9 1UU.

Organisation profile:
We are a social enterprise and charitable company. Now the largest recycler of bikes in the UK with 25 employees and a turnover of £750,000 our aim is a future where everyone has the opportunity to cycling and its benefits, and access to the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. We refurbish donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland.

The post:
The candidate should possess proven skill and experience as a mechanic, along with great communication skills. We have worked hard to build a strong reputation as a friendly, talented and reliable workshop, and these values need to be upheld and built upon. The ability to work as part of a team, and adapt to a changing work load is essential.
The main activity will be producing finished refurbished bikes to a high standard on a daily basis, with a target of three bikes a day, whilst maintaining a safe and clean working environment.

As the sale of refurbished bikes is the core business activity so its important that production targets are met. Flexibility is also needed as there can be a variety of mechanic duties to undertake, including warehouse storage, repairs, Dr Bike and other outside events. Some Saturday work will be required.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally you will have at least two years professional experience as a bike mechanic
  • A recognized qualification in bike maintenance and assembly is desirable but not essential
  • Driving Licence desirable but not essential
  • Basic IT skills

Application is by CV and letter of interest, stating why you would like the role and outlining how you fit the person specification, to: recruitmentment@thebikestation.org.uk We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 10th may 2019

Contact us, again.

We were wondering why you had all gone quiet and had stopped sending us email message via our website. After a wee bit of poking around, we have just found that all our contact forms were sending your messages to spam. Sorry about this, we have fixed now and would really love to hear from you again.

The form effected included the Donate a Bike form, the Cycle Training and the contact form on the right-hand side of the page. All of these are now working again, and we’d love to hear from you!

Festive Greetings!

*Festive Greetings and Happy New Year
from The Bike Station team!*

Please note that we 
will be closed from

5pm 22nd December 2018 until

5th January 2019 .


We will reopen the shop at 10am on Saturday 5th January 2019!*

 

 

 

Recycle to Cycle – The Bike Station AGM

Recycle to Cycle – The Bike Station AGM

Sunday 13th January 3.30pm

@ The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1UU

You are invited to attend the Recycle to Cycle Ltd AGM as an opportunity to reflect on the past year of activity and to elect the Board of Directors for the coming year.

The meeting will start at 3.30pm on Sunday 13th January 2019. There will be a short presentation on the work of The Bike Station by our Chair, Alan Brown followed by the formal business of the meeting.

You are also invited to join us for a social catch up afterwards.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Alan Brown

Chair of Recycle to Cycle

17/12/18

Update: the AGM minutes and the Treasurers Report to the 2019 Bike Station AGM are available to down load (see links).

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!