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Edinburgh Bicycle CooperativeAbout Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op is one of the UK’s leading independent bicycle retailers.

We believe we’re no ordinary bike shop. We see ourselves as innovative and a bit different – and we’re very proud of our successful co-op history.

We currently operate five shops in Scotland and the North of England; Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, and Leeds. Our head office, warehouse and distribution centre are based on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The bike co-op is a dynamic, progressive and innovative company. As a workers’ co-operative, we provide an environment where an individual can have a direct influence on the running of the business as well as a share in the profits.

We offer a number of additional staff benefits including a generous holiday allowance and an excellent staff discount scheme.

Bike Mechanic – Newcastle Branch

Full time position available

Excellent staff discount scheme

We are looking for an enthusiastic and bike-passionate person to join our mechanics team in Newcastle on a full time basis. Ideally we are looking for someone who could also cover sales duties, but this is not essential.

You must have bicycle mechanic experience (ideally everything from road to bmx) and you must be able to work to tight deadlines.

A Cytech (or equivalent) qualification would help but is not essential.

Most importantly, you’ll be personable and confident of your ability to deliver first-class consistent mechanical skill and accuracy in a busy workplace environment.

As a small tight-knit team we are committed to accommodating flexible working hours and we offer competitive rates of pay as well as a generous holiday allowance and an excellent staff discount scheme.

To apply, drop into our shop; Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, 5 – 7 Union Road, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1EH, with your C.V and a covering letter and ask for Shaun Reiling

Alternatively send your CV and cover letter by email to:

shaunreiling@edinburghbicycle.com

Bike Mechanic – Edinburgh Canonmills Branch

Full time seasonal position available

Immediate start until the end of September 2019

Excellent staff discount scheme

We are looking for an enthusiastic and bike-passionate person to join our mechanic team in Canonmills, Edinburgh for the summer season.

You must have professional bicycle mechanic experience (ideally everything from road to bmx) and you should be used to working to tight deadlines in a bike shop.

A Cytech (or equivalent) qualification would help but is not essential.

Most importantly, you’ll be personable and confident of your ability to deliver first-class consistent mechanical skill and accuracy in a busy workplace environment.

As a small tight-knit team we are committed to accommodating flexible working hours and we offer competitive rates of pay as well as a generous holiday allowance and an excellent staff discount scheme.

To apply, pop into our shop at 30 Rodney Street, Edinburgh with your C.V and a covering letter and ask for Euan MacDonald

Alternatively send your CV and cover letter by email to:

euanmacdonald@edinburghbicycle.com

Part Time Management Accountant (Maternity Cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Head Office for the role of part time Management Accountant. This role is being offered on a temporary part time basis to cover a period of maternity leave and is not expected to exceed a period of 12 months.

The Role

As Management Accountant you will be working within a small but business critical team. You will report to, and work closely with, the Managing Director of the business.

You’ll be based at our warehouse premises near Dalmeny/South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh (Unit 5A Royal Elizabeth Yard, EH29 9EN).

The core responsibilities associated with the role but not wholly exclusive are:

  • Compiling management accounts information
  • Preparing financial reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements
  • Controlling and forecasting income and expenditure
  • Managing financial systems
  • Providing support for payroll and company share scheme
  • Preparing audit file and liaising with the auditor
  • Assisting the Managing Director to deliver an effective one year plan

 Terms and conditions

The post commands a competitive salary based upon experience. The Management Accountant will be expected to work a 22.5-hour week. Our preferred work pattern for this role is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am – 6pm though we do offer some flexibility within this. The standard working day is 8.5 hours with an unpaid lunch break of 1 hour.

A staff discount scheme entitles employees to purchase many products at a discount. There are at present additional staff benefits available in relation to areas such as maternity and paternity pay.

Experience and Knowledge

Demonstrable experience of producing and presenting monthly or quarterly management accounts is essential. You must have good business understanding, be self-starting and willing to take on responsibility.

A full professional qualification is not essential where there is a high level of experience.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory Standard Disclosure, which Edinburgh Bicycle will arrange.

Skills and Competencies

You must be able to demonstrate the following key skills and competencies:

  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Accuracy and an excellent eye for detail.
  • Analytical and logical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to explain and interpret complex financial information in a clear way.
  • Comfortable working to tight monthly deadlines.
  • Honesty and discretion.

Applications

To apply, please submit your cover letter detailing the reasons why you believe we should consider you for this role, along with your CV. Please include your current salary level and notice period (if applicable).

Both documents should be sent to: jobs@edinburghbicycle.com

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th June 2019 and we expect to hold interviews shortly after this date.

 

Unfortunately we may not be able to respond to all applications so if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Part Time Bike Mechanic – Aberdeen Branch

Part Time Position available

Excellent staff discount scheme

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and bike-passionate person to join our mechanics team on a part time basis.

You must have bicycle mechanic experience (ideally everything from road to bmx) and you should be used to working to tight deadlines in a bike shop. A Cytech (or equivalent) qualification would help but is not essential.

Most importantly, you’ll be personable and confident of your ability to deliver first-class consistent mechanical skill and accuracy in a busy workplace environment.

We offer flexible working hours, competitive pay rates as well as a generous holiday allowance, and an excellent staff discount scheme.

To apply, drop into our shop: Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative, 458-464 George St, Aberdeen AB25 3XH with your CV and covering letter and ask for Scott Forbes-Davidson.

Alternatively email these to scottforbesdavidson@edinburghbicycle.com

 

 

Senior Bike Mechanic – Aberdeen Branch

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop Aberdeen

Full Time Position Available

Competitive Rate of Pay

Excellent Staff Discount scheme

We are looking for an enthusiastic and bike-passionate person to lead our small team of mechanics in Aberdeen. Management experience preferred but this could be an opportunity for an experienced mechanic looking for progression.

You must have bicycle mechanic experience (ideally everything from road to electric to bmx) and you should be used to working to tight deadlines in a bike shop.

A Cytech (or equivalent) qualification would help but is not essential.

Most importantly, you’ll be confident of your ability to show first-class mechanical skill and accuracy in a busy work environment.

We offer competitive rates of pay as well as a generous holiday allowance, and an excellent staff discount scheme.

To apply, email your CV to scottforbesdavidson@edinburghbicycle.com or pop into the store on George Street.

Part Time Salesperson Vacancies – Aberdeen Branch

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop Aberdeen

Do you have a passion for bikes? Are you committed to providing excellent customer service?

If so, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to become part of our Aberdeen team. Currently we are looking for a number of part-time Sales People to start as soon as possible.

An understanding and interest in all things bike will give you an advantage.

Most importantly, you’ll be a team player who takes pride in giving the very best service to every customer that comes through our door.

We offer competitive rates of pay as well as a generous holiday allowance, and an excellent staff discount scheme.

To apply, drop into our shop; Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, 458 – 464 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 3XH, United Kingdom with your C.V and covering letter and ask for Scott Forbes-Davidson.

Alternatively send by email to: Scottforbesdavidson@edinburghbicycle.com