Skip to main content

Lead Cycling Instructor

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Solihull
Salary
£24,702 - £27,334 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2024
Reference
SOL/TP/197/411

View more

Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Customer service
Contract Type
Annualised Hours
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Annualised hours contract - 400 hours (including paid annual leave entitlement) 

Hourly rate: £12.80 – £14.17 

Required Start: September 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified cycling instructor (with a 1st4sport Level 2 Award) to join our expanding and hugely successful Cycle Training Team as a Lead Instructor.

Our team of qualified instructors deliver cycle training programmes across the borough in a fun and inspiring way. Our instructors help encourage good cycling practice and cycle skills in both children and adults, giving them the confidence to ride individually or in a group and gain an understanding of how to ride safely on today’s roads.

As Lead Cycling Instructor, you will be responsible for delivering Bikeability training courses. As well as the practical delivery of courses you will be responsible for confirming attendee numbers, acting as the key contact for schools on training days, the delivery and management of kit, organising the training groups and holding a post training debrief. You will also have some additional administrative duties to complete at the start and end of each course such as recording trainee outcomes and monitoring delivery quality as required.

The work you do will be highly valued and will provide you with opportunities, not only to be involved in the development of Bikeability across Solihull, but also for further training to support your professional development as well as receiving Cycle Maintenance, First Aid and Safeguarding Training.

Successful candidates will be providing training sessions predominately during the school day but will be required occasionally to support some courses during the school holidays. You must be physically able to walk and cycle distances of up to two miles on a frequent basis.

Whilst the post is offered on an annualised hours contract basis, we require commitment to undertake full week bookings.  You would not be required to work every week.

Working for Solihull means that we can also offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of flexible working options, an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as attractive staff benefits including staff discounts and access to the Local Government pension scheme.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or would like an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Darren Greenall, Cycle Training Manager, at darren.greenall@solihull.gov.uk  or Marie Healy, Team Lead - Sustainable Travel at marie.healy@solihull.gov.uk 

Closes: 30th June 2024

Please note we do not accept CVs for this role.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Childrens.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

 Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Attached documents
Job Description and Person Specification

Company

We've implemented a new system from Monday 4th March which will improve your candidate experience!  To access your candidate portal for our new system, head to https://solihull.wm-jobs.co.uk/members/ 

There is more information on the WMJobs candidate help page WMJobs Help!

About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Solihull New Logo

Facebook Logo [square]Twitter LogoLinked In Logo

Company info
Website
Telephone
0121 704 6000
Location
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert