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We're looking for Bikeability cycle instructors to train young people in Gloucestershire to be safe road users. Trainers need to be good communicators; confident cyclists and free to work during school hours. If you think this is for you, find out how to apply.


Cycle training has changed in recent years with professional instructors using their bikes to teach and demonstrate then riding with the trainees as they practice. It is a great way to share your enthusiasm, helping people to enjoy all the benefits of cycling while ensuring that they minimize the risks.

Purpose of the role

To provide cycle training in Gloucestershire to young people aged 9-14 years. The Bikeability training scheme is registered by the Road Safety team. There may also be the opportunity to provide national standards cycle training for adults.

Nature of the work

Bikeability delivers training at three levels; the great majority of the work is at level 1 (bike control in a traffic-free area) and level 2 (riding on quiet roads) for 9-11 year olds in primary school. Some level 3 riding (busier roads with more complex junctions) is delivered to 11-14 year olds in secondary schools.

The level of work available will vary and it is anticipated that instructors will deliver between 30 - 70 L1/2 courses in a year. Most work will be in school hours but some may occasionally be offered outside school times. Instructors need to be generally available for at least three days a week during school term time.

We split the county into teams to help reduce travel so please let us know where you are based. It is highly desirable that instructors have a full, clean current driving licence and use of a roadworthy vehicle (with insurance that covers business use). Mileage expense rates are 45p per mile for a car and 20p per mile for cycling. Instructors must provide their own maintenance and any repairs.


We pay instructors per course:  £73.50 for a 6 hr Level 1/2 course with 3 trainees, £57.16 for a 4 hr Level 3 course with 2 trainees.


Education / Qualifications

Essential skills Ability to communicate with children and adults, administration, record keeping abilities and a good grasp of spoken English.
Desirable skills Reading, writing and numeracy skills to GSCE standard

Knowledge and Experience

Essential skills Working as part of a team and working with young people
Desirable skills

Coaching and leadership experience

Technical skills

Essential skills Ability to ride a bike confidently
Desirable skills First aid qualification and advanced driving or riding experience

Personal / behavioural attributes

Essential skills Organised, team focused, approachable & friendly manner, committed to improving opportunities for young people, ability to work during the school day
Desirable skills Access to a car / appropriate insurance, driving licence

 To apply or for more information please contact bikeability@gloucestershire.gov.uk



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