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Volunteer Bike Mechanic

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Better Health Bikes
Job reference
Haggerston, London
Salary range
unpaid/volunteer work
Job added
5 January 22
Final date for applications
31 March 22

Job Description

The Centre for Better Health is a community-based charity in Hackney that promotes well-being and supports recovery from mental ill-health. Our services include a low-cost integrative counselling service; the Better Health Hub, which offers movement, craft and therapeutic courses; and our social enterprise (comprising of Better Health Bikes, Better Health Bakery and Better Health Products), which offers 12-week training placements for individuals that have been distanced from work owing to mental ill health.

Role objective
Better Health Bikes is a bicycle shop in Hackney created with the aims of recycling bicycles, providing affordable quality servicing and providing training placements for individuals to support their employment prospects as a part of their recovery. The Volunteer bike mechanic’s primary role is to assist the bike shop’s commercial operations, as well as support trainees that are on placement with us. This is an interesting and exciting opportunity for someone who is a keen bicycle mechanic, interested in recycling and supporting good mental health in the local community.

Skills/Experience Required

What we’re looking for:
 Good mechanical ability with attention to detail, professional experience is notessential. We will be looking for a minimum of:
o Puncture repairs
o Brakes – strip and install
o Gears – strip and install
 Methodical, calm and tidy approach to work
 Good communication (including spoken English) and teamwork skills
 Strong appreciation of customer service skills
 Flexible and motivated team member
 Proactive and able to take on responsibility
 Willingness to sensitively support and engage trainees in their learning
 Commitment to equality and diversity

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