About the role
Are you interested in instructing and enthusing groups of children and adults in the role of a Cycling Instructor?
Then we’d like to hear from you about joining the Cycle Training Team in the Highways and Transport Service. The Team trains over 15,000 people per year across the County, mainly at schools.
Most of our training is delivered by Instructors working in teams, although we do also offer training at one-to-one or very low ratios that can be delivered by a single Instructor.
Your place of work would be where the training is delivered. We deliver cycle training in all parts of the County but endeavour to offer work to Instructors that does not involve too much travel. You will receive travelling expenses at Surrey County Council standard rates.
We will provide the training you will need to obtain and maintain your Cycling Instructor qualification.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, in your personal statement please clearly evidence that you:
- Have an interest and understanding of the needs of children who are trying to improve their cycling skills
- Have reasonable ‘local journey’ cycling skills, including negotiating junctions, communicating and sharing the road with traffic. A practical assessment is part of the interview.
- Meet the availability requirement - you do not need to commit to working all day or every week but you do need to be available for a complete individual course.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
Successful applicants will need to work towards obtaining the "Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training" qualification. This includes a provisional accreditation course that is four full days. We will support you to achieve that, including providing the necessary training and experience. We also provide Continuing Professional Development which is compulsory, such as First Aid and Safeguarding.
This is a bank (zero hours) contract. If your application is successful and you also successfully obtain your Cycling Instructor qualification, there may be an option to have an annualised hours contract in addition to the bank contract. This means that you will agree to work a fixed number of hours per year. You will then be paid the same amount each month regardless of any monthly fluctuations in your hours of work.
A typical “Level 2” course is 2 hours per day over 5 days and a typical “Level 1” course is 4 hours on a single day.
For an informal discussion contact Debbie Reid on 01483 517624 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The amount of work Instructors are offered depends on the number of requests for training we receive. Some periods are busier than others and there are some periods when no work is on offer. This is a permanent contract with Surrey County Council standard terms and conditions, including pension.
Interviews will be on a rolling basis as we receive applications. Interviews will take place at one of our offices at Woking, Kingston, Redhill or Staines.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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