Bikes for Refugees (Scotland)
Bikes for Refugees (Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC047302

Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SCO47302. We have been distributing bikes since 2016 and a SCIO since April 2017. We have refurbished and gifted over 1000 donated bikes for New Scots across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Project Worker Glasgow x 2 Posts

  • Full time
  • £20,983
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th August 2022

Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) is an established charity going through a period of exciting growth and development as we address increased demand for our services.

Through new funding, these new positions are required to support the delivery of our activities within our Glasgow Community Hub as we grow bike donations, repairs and distributions. We are looking for someone who can help us to promote our values, deliver our charitable aims and activities, and sustain our commitment to support New Scots.

You will work on a variety of projects including the support of volunteer bike mechanics, bike collections, repairs and distributions, and special projects and activities. You will be expected to increase our impact in the support of New Scots through improving workflow management, improving efficiency, and increasing productivity in the repair and distribution of bikes.

If you are passionate about bicycles and cycling and have an interest in human rights and supporting disadvantaged groups, then this could be the job for you. You will have proven experience of working with bikes and a recognised bike mechanic qualification such as Velotech or Cytech (or equivalent experience). Experience of working with volunteers is required, whilst experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and/or other disadvantaged groups would be advantageous. A good working knowledge of IT and computer skills will be essential. You will be proactive in the co-ordination and safe delivery of activities and ensure the smooth running of the workshop/hub and be an effective communicator with staff, volunteers, New Scots and partners.

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Fundraising and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,335 pro-rata
  • Flexible arrangements. Initially Home Working & then Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th April 2021

We are seeking an experienced Fundraising and Communications Officer for our small charity that is going through an exciting period of growth and development.

If you are passionate about fundraising, communications and marketing and have an interest in community development and supporting disadvantaged groups, then this could be the job for you. It will help if you have an established and successful track record of fundraising campaigns and the development of new online, community and corporate partnerships for fundraising and sponsorship.

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Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,335 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Hub (Edinburgh Hub and flexible arrangements as required)
  • Closing 9th January 2022

Reports to: CEO

Our mission is simple: to support the resettlement and social inclusion of isolated and socio-economically disadvantaged New Scots (refugees/asylum seekers) via bikes and the transformational power of cycling! We are a community of volunteers; New Scots; partner agencies; people who are passionate about cycling, active/sustainable travel, and the human rights of refugees.

If you are passionate about volunteering, co-production, and the human rights of disadvantaged groups then this could be the job for you. An interest in cycling and active/sustainable travel would be a bonus. You will be a dynamic and effective team member with excellent communication and time management skills with a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our charitable aims and values, and our commitment to support New Scots.

The person taking up this post will be at the forefront of our strategy to engage and support volunteers across our service. This position is required to support volunteering development and co-ordination across the charity and will manage all elements of volunteering for Bikes for Refugees (Scotland). The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is essential in developing a strong volunteering offer within our services and across our activities. Volunteers are an invaluable and integral part of our team, they are a vital support to staff as well as enhancing our service offer and delivery by contributing a variety of different skills, knowledge and experiences.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,983 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow Hubs
  • Closing 24th April 2022

Our mission is simple: to provide New Scots (refugees / asylum seekers) with a free and sustainable means of mobility to support resettlement and connections with essential support services and community activities. Cycling is also an important way for New Scots to make new friendships and establish new social support networks as well as promoting physical health and mental wellbeing.

If you are passionate about bicycles and cycling and have an interest in human rights and supporting disadvantaged groups, then this could be the job for you. You will have proven experience of working with bikes and a recognised qualification in cycle mechanics would be advantageous. Experience of working with volunteers is required, whilst experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and/or other disadvantaged groups would be advantageous. A good working knowledge of IT and computer skills will be essential. You will be expected to be proactive in the co-ordination and safe delivery of activities and ensure the smooth running of our community workshops/hubs and be an effective communicator with staff, volunteers, New Scots and partners.

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