Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop
Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop

Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop is a vibrant social entreprise in Inverness promoting cycling and a healthy happy lifestyle.

Current vacancies

Go ByCycle Schools Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,930
  • Inverness
  • Closing 11th December 2018

Working with two High Schools in Inverness and their feeder primary schools to increase active travel.

  • To deliver the Go ByCycle project to two High School and its associated primary schools (comprising one cluster) in Inverness, to promote, encourage and support active travel (cycling, scooting and walking) to and from school and for independent journeys in leisure time
  • To aim to address the drop off in cycling in the transition from primary schools to secondary schools and to support girls to cycle in similar numbers to boys
  • To support staff and volunteers promoting active travel within the school community
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Mechanic & Youth Worker Mechanic

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,526 – £20,930
  • Inverness
  • Closing 20th July 2018

We’re looking for a skilled Bicycle Mechanic and Youth Worker who is passionate about all things cycling related and that has previous experience of supporting people suffering from mental health issues, low self confidence or social anxiety, to join our Workshop and Project teams in a dual role. We would also welcome applicants for just one part of the role to potentially create a job share, so if either or both take your fancy then read on...

Workshop Youth Worker Mechanic (Teaching Specialist on Bike Academy Programme) - 2 days a week

Our Bike Academy project works with secondary school children identified by their school as benefitting from employability skills and practical mechanics in a small group setting as part of an SQA award. With your support and assistance, they will strip a bike and rebuild it over 6 weekly sessions and develop increased self-confidence, problem-solving and communication skills.

Workshop Mechanic (Senior) - 3 days a week

In the workshop, we need someone with sharp skills to help meet the demands of our growing public business and wider bike servicing commitments with external clients. We do things a little differently here at Velocity, so whether you’re providing 1-to-1 support to those wanting private mechanic tuition, refurbishing a donated bike for resale, or repairing bikes for customers like a regular bike shop, no two days are quite the same.

For comprehensive job descriptions and a list of what we’re looking for in the right person, please view the online documentshere.

The family at Velocity are proud to operate as a social enterprise, with money generated through our cafe and workshop going to support our ongoing work to support the health and well-being of the people of Inverness and the surrounding area through cycling. We have exciting plans for the future of the organisation and can offer a great range of staff benefits for those joining us.

Start date: Flexible