Bike mechanic

Bike mechanic

Cycling Minds CIC

Reference: Cycling Minds bike mechanic

Key information

Places available





We intend to open Monday to Saturday (10am to 4pm) but obviously we will fit in around each volunteer's commitments elsewhere. Our busiest season will be between March and October so this is when we will require the most support from volunteers.


Communication skills

Talking with the public

Customer service

practical skills

Directing people



Supporting other

First Aid




Community Engagement





Rural Isolation


Reducing Inequalities

Mental Health

Visitor Engagement

Improving Mental Health

Supporting young people


Role description

We are seeking a qualified bike mechanic to help repair customers bikes and refurbish donated bikes for resale.

You will also work alongside our lead bike mechanic and mentor the young beneficiaries we are training up to improve their employability and secure work either with Cycling Minds or another organisation.

This role offers a fantastic and rewarding opportunity to play your part in an exciting community project and help improve the life chances of the disadvantaged young people we are supporting.

Desired Qualities

> Bike mechanic qualification > Good working independently and as a team > Good communications skills > Ability to train and share information > Relaxed and caring personality

How your time will help our organisation

As a not-for-profit, volunteers will be crucial to our success and ability to become self-sufficient and not rely on external funding. You will play an active part in improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people and increasing cycling uptake in West Northumberland. You will also contribute to boosting cycle tourism and revitalising the high street in Hexham and contributing to sustainable transport development and achieving Net Zero.

Practical Considerations

> Tools will be provided but if you want to bring your own, that's fine > Volunteers will be required to bring their own food but drinks will be provided > Suitable clothing for a repair shop should be worn although we will provide an apron