Bike Mechanic

  • VO47591


Description

Bikeworks has recently been awarded funding to provide bikes to families that are supported by local charities. As a result we are looking for additional mechanics to join the existing team to help increase the number of bikes that can be produced each week. They collect more than 100 bikes per week and the variable condition of these bikes means that not every bike can be repaired and made safe, but the ones that can exceed their current capacity. The work is varied and interesting and the workshop facility is extensive with all the tools and equipment required.

Organisation aims and objectives

Bikeworks is a registered charity based in Glenrothes which is involved in recycling/refurbishing donated bicycles and selling these at affordable prices to the lleast affluent in our community. In doing so we provide training to people with disabilities and to the long-term unemployed. Our aims are to provide training and support to the above disadvantaged groups while advancing the "Green"agenda by reducing the need for landfill and by advancing the use of cycling as a means of reducing car travel. In the past 12 months we have diverted approx 50 tons from landfill and this is set to increase in that we are now working in partnership with Fife Council Re-cycling Services.

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1 full day minimum but happy for people to more if they want. 3 - 6 month commitment

Restrictions

Experience required: The position would be ideally suited to the mechanically minded with an interest in bikes or machinery, and is hands-on.. Training and support are available, but once completed there is a high level of autonomy in the work and the satisfaction of stripping down and completely rebuilding a working bike.
Travel details: Unit 4, Castleblair Business Park, Glenrothes.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: public transport rates or mileage if applicable
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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