Lead Race Mechanic (Para-Cycling)

British Cycling
British Cycling
Contract type
Permanent (Full time)
Closing date
21 November 2017
Job Description
Why British Cycling?

British Cycling is one of the world’s most successful sports governing bodies. From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly. We are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain.

With more than 130,000 members and a new eight-year partnership with HSBC UK, cycling is in its best ever shape. The unique benefits of working for British Cycling include free gold membership and free access to the velodrome and BMX track.

Lead Race Mechanic- GB Cycling Team

This vacancy has a para-cycling bias, but all applicants will be assessed in respect of all key disciplines and any specific expertise should also be coupled with a willingness to diversify into other disciplines should the interests of the team dictate.

The role of a Lead Race Mechanic is all about:

- Leading the projects relating to the development of para-cycling equipment to provide competitive advantage in the Sport
- Building, maintaining and repairing Elite level competition cycles across the full range of Olympic and Paralympic cycle sports
- Upholding the highest standards of bicycle maintenance and support to all athletes involved in Team GB activities
- Management of information related to rider position and rider equipment
- Mentoring other members of the team to build their knowledge and skills related to para-cycling equipment

What you need is:

We are keen to hear from experienced bicycle mechanics, particularly those specialising in para-cycling, encompassing tandem, hand-bike and trike expertise. Applicants without such experience may still be considered for the post, provided a high level of general competence and a strong willingness to learn can be evidenced.

Applicants will need to possess:

- Mechanical, technical or engineering qualifications, together with work experience at Paralympic and/or Olympic Games
- Substantial knowledge of a wide range of bike equipment, with the ability to diagnose faults and maintain, repair and replace equipment accordingly
- Demonstrable mechanical competency across all cycling disciplines
- Effective communication skills, both written and oral
- The ability to work well under pressure and within a pressurised environment
- An innovative approach to problem solving
- Meticulous attention to detail
- A commitment to the development of the Sport, the Olympics and para-cycling ideals
- The ability to travel extensively between sites in the UK and abroad
- Demonstrable IT/stock control software experience

This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check will be required.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
How to apply
Please logon to https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/apply?c=EN

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