The starting salary for this role is £13.44 per hour including an annual leave allowance.
Want to work locally?
Like to be outdoors?
Interested in enthusing groups of young learners?
Then we’d like to hear from you about joining our Cycle Training Team. Most of our training is delivered by instructors working in pairs at schools and consists of both playground and on-the-road training.
Surrey County Council has an accredited Bikeability scheme and we work to the National Standard for cycle training. As a new instructor you will receive training, observe experienced instructors delivering courses, then be a 'third' instructor to help build your confidence and skills. The reward of the job is in seeing how your riders progress.
To be considered for interview for this position, you must submit a Personal Statement; a CV alone is not sufficient. Your Personal Statement should show, in your own words, that you have understood what the Cycling Instructor role involves and how you are a suitable candidate. Your Personal Statement must evidence that you:
- Have an interest in and understanding of the needs of children who are trying to improve their cycling skills
- Have professional or voluntary experience of working with children, or of training adults. Your experience does not need to be cycling related
- Have reasonable ‘local journey’ cycling skills, including negotiating junctions and sharing the road with traffic. A practical assessment forms part of the interview
- Understand the typical working pattern described below
Instructor qualification training
Successful applicants must undertake the "Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training”, a nationally recognised qualification. It is a five-day course with additional coursework. Your time for this and all other training is paid.
Typical working pattern
Typically, you will need to arrive at a school to run a training course at 08:45am. Training usually continues until lunchtime. You will also sometimes have an afternoon course scheduled and then you will finish at 3pm.
Our Level 2 courses usually run for consecutive days Monday to Friday. Level 1 courses are usually a single day. Whilst you do not need to accept all work that is offered, you need to be available for all of the days of the courses you do accept.
The amount of work you will be offered will depend on the number of requests for training we receive. Some periods are busier than others and there are some periods when no work will be on offer. In busy periods you could be offered 20-30 hours of work per week.
Work is offered using a calendar system; you will enter any periods you will not be available for work. We endeavour to offer work at your closer schools.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/05/2022 with interviews to follow. You must be available to undertake the qualification training.
We plan to offer interviews in the half-term immediately following the closing date and the week after that. Qualification training will be arranged for either the end of summer term or the start of the school holidays. You should expect to start your programme of instructing from September.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Reid on 01483 517624 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from a generous local government salary related pension as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.