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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.

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.  Leadership 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 & simontelford@edinburghbicycle.com, & or pop into the store on George Street.

Deputy Branch Manager – Leeds

Full time (37.5 hours) permanent position

Starting salary of £17,500 per annum

Generous staff discount

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op is a long established, respected independent bike retailer. Founded in 1977, we operate 5 retail outlets across Scotland and the North of England as well as an ecommerce operation supported by a large warehouse/ distribution centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

An exciting opportunity has come up in our Leeds branch for the role of a Deputy Branch Manager and we’re inviting candidates to apply.

Based at our store In Chapel Allerton, Leeds, you’ll report directly to the Leeds Branch Manager and will work closely with him in all aspects of the running of the branch.

Our goal is to be the most trusted bicycle retailer in the UK, not to be the biggest. As an employee owned business service quality and the customer are at the heart of what we do. The Leeds store has a proven reputation for exceptional service quality and advice.

General Job Description
To support the Leeds Branch Manager in the successful running of the branch.
To help ensure that the department is completely focused on the highest quality of customer service and making sales. The post is offered on a permanent full time basis (37.5hrs/week).

Responsibilities
The Leeds Deputy Manager’s base will be at our shop in Chapel Allerton, however occasional travel around the Edinburgh Bicycle group, and elsewhere, may be necessary for training and meeting purposes.

The role of the Deputy Branch Manager for Leeds is central to the smooth running of the store and the key responsibilities will be to:

  1. Support the Branch Manager in all tasks and deputise in their absence.
  2. Ensure the highest levels of customer service.Manage individual and groups of staff.
  3. Assist in carrying out necessary disciplinary procedures.
  4. Ensure continued staff presence on the sales floors.
  5. Assist with display & merchandising.
  6. Deal with customer problems and complaints when they arise.
  7. Operate specific and regular administrative systems.
  8. Assist with staff training.

Person Specification
It is essential that you are able to demonstrate strong leadership, organisational and motivational skills, as well as a highly developed sense of customer service. Ideally, you will also have experience in retail sales and management, however training will be given to the right candidate.
It is also essential that you are an effective time-manager and a pragmatic problem solver. You must also be able to place great emphasis on service quality, and productivity, as well as paying good attention to detail.

Terms and conditions
The Leeds Deputy Branch Manager is expected to work a 37.5 hour week for a salary starting at £17,500 per annum.
The shop is open 7 days a week, with weekends being particularly important trading days. It is expected that the Deputy Branch Manager will work a considerable number of weekend days.
The post carries a paid holiday entitlement of 240 hours (32 working days) per year. There is no entitlement to payment for any public holidays as these are included in the above allocation.

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, and access to the business’s Bike to Work scheme (when open).
As a workers co-operative, Edinburgh Bicycle offers the opportunity to become a shareholder in our business after 12 months of employment and to benefit from any share or annual bonus awards.

Applications
If you are interested in joining our Leeds team please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@edinburghbicycle.com quoting the reference Leeds DM

The closing date is Friday 30th August 2019 – we expect to hold interviews shortly thereafter.

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

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

 

 

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

Bike Mechanic – Edinburgh Canonmills

Full time permanent role

Generous staff discount 

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

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, please email your CV to euanmacdonald@edinburghbicycle.com or pop into our store on Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EA