Bike for Good
Bike for Good

Charity registered in Scotland SC042707

We refurbish, repair and teach communities how to maintain bicycles; once you have the skills a bike is for good.We use the bike to do good actions: we improve the environment, teach skills, and improve mental and physical health. Once you get into cycling, it is for good – not only summer time!

Current vacancies

Top job! Business Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

Our mission: ‘We enable people to ride a bike. We believe that cycling is the most effective and sustainable form of transport; we believe it enhances our chances for a healthy life and environment’

Bike for Good is a cycling charity based in Scotland. Founded in 2010, they sell and service refurbished bikes as well as running initiatives with a view to changing lives for the better through cycling. Beneficiaries include bike lovers, curious commuters, those with physical and mental health conditions, young people, refugees and asylum seekers, and those who have never cycled before in their lives. Funding of the organisation comes from the sale of refurbished bikes, and through grants and external funding aimed at tackling environmental, inclusion and health issues.

A recent joint venture with Velogik is taking Bike for Good into an exciting new growth phase to expand their award-winning platform further across the UK.

Reporting directly into the CEO, the Business Manager will have responsibility in the areas of people, operations, finance, project delivery and facilities. You will review and develop systems, and continuously improve processes across the business.

As a key member of the senior management team, you will play a lead role in ensuring the company remains compliant, efficient and profitable. You will provide strategic leadership and drive a strong compelling vision for the group.

The organisation is entering a period of significant change and you will be key in communicating this to staff, stakeholders and partners.

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Leadership; strategic implementation, including planning, monitoring and evaluation of annual operations plan. Motivate staff and overall performance management
  • Strategy; to develop a corporate strategy, annual operational plan and associated budgets. To lead and manage the commercial development of the organisation, sponsorship events and external communications.
  • Management and Controls; accountable for the day to day operations. Overall financial health and financial controls across each of the business areas. Ensure that they comply with legal and regulatory requirements. To keep appropriate standards of conduct with staff and volunteers.
  • Communication and Reporting; keep good communication up with different departments. Keep accurate records for reporting to the Board and Chair.
  • Resources management; manage resources required for delivery such as assets and facilities
  • Measurables; key outcomes of the strategic and operational plan.

The organisation’s values are clear and key:

Passionate - passionate about cycling as a tool for positive change

Supportive - work at the heart of communities, empowering people and building partnerships. To make this happen, we nurture a collaborative work environment.

Expertise - continuously develop our skills and share them with our volunteers and staff, and throughout the community.

Environmentally aware- protect and preserve the environment for the benefit of all.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a results-driven, creative thinker and expert networker to join the team and help realise the vision of Bike for Good. You will inspire engagement and performance and work with a high degree of integrity.

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Skills & Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,288 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (South)
  • Closing 22nd April 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced Skills & Development Coordinator to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and delivering a regular cycling activity programme to children & young people living in the Greater Govanhill area, that will aid Bike for Good to achieve our vision, mission and values. The Skills & Development Coordinator, will focus on improving the life chances of the service users by achieving the outcomes of:

  • Better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing for children and young people.
  • Better connections with the wider community for children and young people.

We are looking for someone who is inspired to make a difference to others and the local community. Candidates should be passionate about sharing their skills and teaching children and young people how to cycle and maintain their bikes.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering youth or community activity programmes.

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Skills & Development Practitioner (New Scots)

  • Part time
  • £19,831 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th April 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced Skills & Development Practitioner to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a project of cycling activities and volunteer development opportunities specifically for New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with NRPF) living in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. This will aid Bike for Good to achieve our vision, mission and values. The Coordinator will focus on improving the life chances of the service users by achieving the outcomes of:

  1. Reduced isolation of participants through the provision of regular social activities in a welcoming community environment.
  2. Improved physical health of participants through bicycle access and group physical activity.
  3. Improved mental health of participants through the provision of learning opportunities, worthwhile activities to fill their time, and the creation of a community of like-minded individuals.
  4. Improved motivation and future prospects of participants through access to practical and vocational training and qualifications, as well as the development of soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

We are looking for someone who is inspired to make a difference to others and the local community. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel and raising awareness of the benefits of cycling. Candidates should be inspired to share their skills with the New Scots community, and in supporting participants to develop their own pathways for learning.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering community cycling activities and will be from, or have worked with, the New Scots community.

A two year contract is available thank you to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Skills & Development Coordinator (New Scots)

  • Part time
  • £23,288 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th April 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced Skills & Development Coordinator to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The ability to manage and oversee the development of the project is essential as is the ability to support, mentor and champion people who are new to Glasgow.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a project of cycling activities and volunteer development opportunities specifically for New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with NRPF) living in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. This will aid Bike for Good to achieve our vision, mission and values. The Coordinator will focus on improving the life chances of the service users by achieving the outcomes of:

  1. Reduced isolation of participants through the provision of regular social activities in a welcoming community environment.
  2. Improved physical health of participants through bicycle access and group physical activity.
  3. Improved mental health of participants through the provision of learning opportunities, worthwhile activities to fill their time, and the creation of a community of like-minded individuals.
  4. Improved motivation and future prospects of participants through access to practical and vocational training and qualifications, as well as the development of soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

We are looking for someone who is inspired to make a difference to others and the local community. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel and raising awareness of the benefits of cycling.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in community development and project management and will be from, or have worked with, the New Scots community.

A two year contract is available thank you to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Health and Wellbeing Cycling Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,831
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th May 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced Health and Wellbeing Cycling Practitioner to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering our social prescribing for cycling programme in partnership with Alliance Scotland and their network of Community Links Practitioners. This will aid Bike for Good to achieve our vision, mission and values. The Practitioner will focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the service users by achieving the following outcomes:

  1. Reduced isolation of participants through the provision of regular 1:1 cycling sessions in a welcoming community environment.
  2. Improved physical health of participants through bicycle access and led rides around the city that increase in length week on week.
  3. Improved mental health of participants through the provision of health improvement cycling sessions that show them new green spaces in the city and how to connect up local services by bike
  4. Improved confidence of participants through weekly cycle training sessions that work on building their skills.

We are looking for someone who is inspired to make a difference to others and the local community. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel and raising awareness of the benefits of cycling. Candidates should be inspired to share their skills with service users of the community links programme in order to improve their quality of life.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering community cycling activities and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.

A one year contract is available thanks to funding from the Smarter Choices Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fun, distributed by Paths for All.

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Active Travel Coordinator (Civic Cycle Hub)

  • Part time
  • £23,288 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th June 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced community engagement professional to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The post holder will lead a new and exciting pilot project based at Civic Street; a strategic active travel intersection that links the city center and north Glasgow and connects residential communities in Woodside and Cowcaddens. Working in partnership with Agile City, the post holder will establish a community based cycling hub which will help us achieve our vision, mission and values. Working closely with surrounding communities, the Civic Street Cycling Hub will offer a programme of regular activities, services and events to encourage more people in the area to cycle as a mode of transport.

We need someone with a creative and community focused approach and who can evidence excellent people skills. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel.

Initially this is a one year contract thanks to funding from Paths for All’s Open Fund. However, we are looking for someone who is ambitious and has the drive to develop the Civic Street Cycling hub into a long-term facility for the community.

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Cycling Friendly Employer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,740 – £23,288 pro-rata
  • Home working until restrictions lifted and then Glasgow
  • Closing 18th July 2021

Bike for Good is seeking an experienced project coordinator to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!

The successful candidate will lead and develop the Cycling Friendly Employer Award programme to help us achieve our vision, mission and values, in partnership with Cycling Scotland. The CFE Coordinator will focus on directly supporting workplaces and employers across Glasgow and Greater Glasgow to successfully achieve the CFE Award. They will also engage in the coordination and delivery of training in a wide range of settings including on road cycle training, group rides and e-cargo bike training. Developing strong partnerships with businesses, community based services and individuals are key to this role.

We need someone with a creative approach who can promote Bike for Good, interact with workplaces and employers and establish productive relationships with key stakeholders. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel and raising awareness of the benefits of cycling.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in project management, the cycling sector or related field, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The fixed term contract is until 31st March 2022 and it is 30 hours flexibly working from home.

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