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Experienced Bicycle Mechanic

Bike Bristol - lead mechanic / assistant manager role

Join our small team at Bike Bristol, a unique business with a new shop on a popular high street in Bristol. In addition to the repairs and services offered at our shop, the business is a specialist in delivering cycle training and lessons. We also run maintenance courses, ‘Dr Bike’ events and offer bike hire.

Our small friendly shop needs an additional mechanic to meet the local demand for servicing and repairs.

The role

The role will typically involve servicing and repairing bicycles, hiring out bikes or the occasional bike sale. We also run some occasional maintenance courses which you will be able to teach either 1-to-1 or to a small group.

The role will also at times involve attending events including ‘Dr Bike' sessions or basic maintenance demos at workplaces. We have a XL cargo bike for attending events.

There might be the opportunity to deliver cycling lessons from time to time. Let us know if this is something you'd be interested in.

While in the shop, you will be required to order stock, keep notes on repairs on our system, take payments and call or message customers.

You'll need to have a friendly approachable manner with customers, who all too often can feel intimidated when going into a bike shop. By using simple language and a warm tone we will build a reputation for the friendliest bike shop around!

About you

The shop needs someone with at least 3 years experience as a shop mechanic under their belt. Being a small business we will be relying on you being able to get through repairs with the efficiency of an experienced mechanic. This is not suitable for someone new to the industry. The management duties are simpler than a larger shop, so mechanical skill is more of a priority.

Proven experience and references will be necessary, more so than a qualification. It is still favourable to have a Level 2 qualification or above.

Working pattern

We are currently open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and Tuesdays, with some flexibility around opening days for the right candidate.

You will be required to work weekends and at least three weekends per month, bearing in mind you may use your holiday allowance if you go away.

There is some flexibility with weekends and this is something we can discuss as we have causal support that can help us manage times when staff need the weekend off.

Full time role - Lead Mechanic

For the full time role, you will be employed on a PAYE basis.

Pay £13.25-£14.00 per hour, depending on experience

Casual hours are also available

We are also looking for casual support on a self-employed basis, for example flexible cover when our full time mechanics are on holiday. Contact us about pay.


For the full time role, two options are available:

5 days per week

8 hours per day

40 per week

0900-1730 (30 minutes unpaid lunch)

£28000-30000 depending on experience

4 days per week

8.5 per day

0900-1800 (30 minutes unpaid lunch)

34 per week

£24000-£25600 depending on experience

(£28000-30000 pro rata)

Position starts late June. Contact us for information at employed cycle instructors

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