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Casual Bikeability Cycling Instructors x4 (Ref: 2023_641)

County Hall Office, Newport / On site

Grade 6a-c, £12.81 to £13.02 per hour (+ holiday pay allowance)

Contact: Elaine Davison or Alec Broome or on 01983 823818

Vacancy Reference: 2023_641

Closing Date: 08/12/2023

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: 0 per week (Varies)

The Isle of Wight Council has welcomed news that every child in England will be offered cycle training under government plans to boost active travel. The Bikeability programme is to be significantly expanded to ensure all children have access to advice on bike safety and skills.

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible people to deliver Bikeability Cycle Training.  You will be responsible for helping to deliver the National Standard Bikeability cycle training at schools for Level 1 and 2. 

You must be a National Standard qualified cycling instructor and be reliable, confident, punctual and a good communicator.  An ability to work in all weather extremes and daytime availability will also be essential.

This is a bank (zero hours) contract. 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.

We deliver cycle training to all schools on the island mainly within term time and during the school day.

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.

Whilst on a bank contract you do not need to commit to working all day or every week, you do need to be available for a complete individual course. For 'Bikeability Level 1' courses, it is usually two hours work. For 'Bikeability Level 2' courses it is generally 8 hours work per day over 3 - 4 days.    

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Elaine Davison or Alec Broome or on 01983 823818

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 8 December 2023