8 May 2014

Get a job in the local cycling industry

A message from Phil Rowe, St Albans bike businessman:

I’m looking for a full time cycle centre operations coordinator to work with me in St Albans but also have opportunities for cycle mechanics at various skill levels, working on an ad hoc basis.

By way of background I have been a STACC member since moving to St Albans in 2001  - I still live in Marshalswick - and used to be on the STACC Committee for a couple of years until work commitments prevented me from continuing.  I set up Cycle Experience in 2006 and we have grown to become one of the largest providers of cycle training and cycling promotion services in England and Wales with Bikeability clients including the London Boroughs of Harrow, Hounslow, Redbridge and Barnet, and further afield Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham, Wigan, Shropshire CC, Sheffield City Council, Rotherham, Denbighshire  and Northumberland CC plus a few others.  In 2013 the business was sold to TTC Group who are based in Telford and specialise in driver education and training.

We have a base  - a cycle centre as we call it  – close to Morrisons on the Hatfield Road which houses around 150 bikes and related equipment used to support our various cycle training and cycling promotion activities in London, the south and south east more generally.  As the business has grown I now need someone full-time to help take on the operation of this facility and to run or support the running of Roadshows, Dr Bikes, Try Cycling Programmes, Learn to Balance and Ride sessions and so on.  The salary for this would be between £18k and £25k depending on age and experience.  They must be able to drive and ideally vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes which we do need from time to time.  If not Bikeability Instructors we would need them to become so  - we would provide the training – and they need to have the equivalent of Cytech Level 2.
In addition I’m also interested in anyone living fairly locally who had some reasonable level of cycle mechanic skills who could help service and maintain the bike fleet we have and do various other tasks that crop up, working on an ad hoc basis.  Pay varies from £8.00 per hour to £12.00 per hour depending on experience.

In the first instance if people could call me on 07941 061717 or email me, Phil@CycleExperience.com.  I have a Job Spec for the full-time post which I can send them.  I’ll be sending a similar message to the Verulam Cycling Club and other relevant organisations/networks including Sustrans and the CTC in the next few days but wanted to see if there was perhaps someone within the STACC network who might be right on the doorstep and just right for the job and Cycle Experience.

Best regards


Phil Rowe
Cycle Experience Limited (Part of the TTC Group)
Tel: 0845 434 8451
Mob: 07941 061717
Head Office:  Hadley Park East, Telford, Shropshire.  TF1 6QJ Email: Phil@CycleExperience.com
Web: www.CycleExperience.com

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