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Cycle Instructor Swindon

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Cycle Instructor – full or part-time contract, Swindon


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Please note we will only accept applications from people who can answer "yes" to the following questions:

  1. Are you over 18 years of age?
  2. Can you produce valid photo ID?
  3. Can you communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)?
  4. Can you cycle confidently and consistently on the road (to Bikeability level 3 standard?)
  5. Do you live in or very close to Swindon?
  6. Do you agree to undertake a DBS (police) check before starting work?
  7. Do you have daily access to the internet and have good IT skills?
  8. Are you happy to work outdoors in all weathers (except extreme)?

About the role

Are you a confident urban cyclist who loves working outdoors? Want to help local children learn new skills, increase their confidence and gain more independence? 

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to turn your passion for cycling into a rewarding career with Life Cycle UK. 

Who will I be working for? 

We are Life Cycle UK, a charity that has been transforming lives through cycling since 1999. We believe that cycling can make a positive difference to people, local communities and the environment.

Our work is underpinned by our belief that cycling is an inherently simple, safe and accessible activity. However, this view isn’t shared by everyone. We help to change attitudes and behaviour towards cycling by giving people of all ages the skills and confidence to cycle safely.  

We’re looking for a part-time Cycle Instructor to join us on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2021, working during term-time only. Depending on funding, this contract has the potential to extend.

What are the benefits? 

  • Salary of £18,000 - £19,200 pro-rata 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Reasonable expenses covered
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Spend your days working outdoors, rather than in an office 
  • Help children to gain valuable skills and build their confidence
  • Ongoing support from one of our Training Managers

Whether you’re an experienced Cycle Instructor or you are looking to take your first steps, we will provide you with all the training and support you need to succeed in your role.

You will have the chance to complete the Ist4Sport Level 2 Award in Cycle Training Instructing, which is a nationally recognised qualification. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be supported to complete a Post Course Assessment (PCA), which we will cover the costs for, and progress straight into work. 

If you love cycling, want to join an exciting charity and make a positive difference to young people in your community, this is the role for you. 

What will I be doing? 

As a Cycle Instructor, you will deliver Bikeability training to pupils at schools throughout Swindon. 

Bikeability is a programme of cycle training delivered in schools across the country that aims to ensure children and young people have the skills and confidence to make journeys on the road by bicycle. All Bikeability training is delivered to the ‘National Standard’ and is regulated by First4Sport.

Once you’ve completed your training, you will: 

  • Teach pupils from Reception to Year 6 (and occasionally secondary school students) 
  • Provide a safe and fun learning experience 
  • Check that trainees’ bikes are roadworthy before training 
  • Teach cycle control skills away from traffic and on-road 
  • Ride on-road with pupils 
  • Carry out some administrative tasks

What do I need? 
To join us as a Cycle Instructor, you will need:

  • Experience in delivering training sessions and/or teaching 
  • Previous experience of working with children and/or young people 
  • To be an experienced cyclist who is comfortable cycling in a wide range of urban settings
  • Good IT skills
  • To be self-motivated and confident working independently

Ideally, you will have experience of delivering training for recognised qualifications, but this is not essential. 

Other organisations may call this role Bikeability Instructor, Trainer, Cycle Training Instructor, On-Road Cycle Instructor, Cycling Instructor, or Outdoors Instructor. 

This is a part-time role, working three, four or five days a week, with opportunities for overtime. The working day is 9:00 – 15:30 with a 30-minute lunch break.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Life Cycle UK is an equal opportunities employer: We value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

How to apply

If you’re looking to take on an exciting new role as a Cycle Instructor, please apply by downloading and filling out this form.

Want to speak to someone before applying? Contact training@lifecycleuk.org.uk or leave a message for Jacqui on 0117 353 4580.

What will happen next?

If we feel you have the right skills and experience we will call you to arrange an interview.


The first set of interviews will include a cycling assessment and will be held w/c 30th March 2020 in Swindon

Next training course: 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th April in Bristol

Can't make the interviews/training course?

If you are interested in the role but can’t attend the next training course, please complete and return an application and state that you would like to arrange an alternative time.

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