We’re Hiring: General Manager!!

General Manager
Salary £29,500

Main Office – Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Recyke y'bike in Byker

Role: To manage the operation and development of Recyke Y’Bike in line with decisions of Trustees and its business plan, while maintaining its ethos and environmental vision.

This is an opportunity for a committed manager to build on our record of achievements and help Trustees steer the charity through a crucial and exciting period in its development.

Recyke y’ bike is a highly successful charity which has grown steadily over its 12 years of operation to play a key role in sustainable transport in the North East of England. We have a mission to get people cycling safely and affordably on re-used bicycles.

Our team of 11 trained mechanics and 40 volunteers fix up bikes donated by the public for resale and provide a growing maintenance and repair service. Most refurbished bikes are sold at affordable prices to the public in our three retail outlets in Byker, Newcastle City Centre and in Durham.

Recyke y'bike at The Journey

Bike sales & servicing raise funds for charitable purposes, enable our operation and also finance the donation of bikes to low income groups of people including young people, refugees and through international partner projects in Africa.

Recyke y'bike - bikes to Africa

Please see below for an application form and further information. This role is a full-time post (37 hours), although we would consider applicants looking to work as little as 30 hours on a pro-rata basis. Applicants can, if they wish, submit a brief letter in support of their application.

Closing date for applications noon 9th July 2018. Interviews are planned for Thursday 26th July 2018.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact John Litherland – Chair of Trustees – john.litherland@recyke.bike

Unit 2, Railway Arch, Hannington Street, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1JT
Tel: 0191 265 4197


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We’re looking for a new team member at The Journey. This post will be full-time, 35hrs a week.

You’ll need to be a great bike mechanic. Preferably, you’ll be qualified to Velotech Gold or equivalent, along with at least six months’ hands-on workshop experience. We service & recycle a wide range of customers’ bikes, so you’ll need problem solving skills and familiarity with lots of different bikes, rather than intimate knowledge of the latest technology.

It would be a distinct advantage if you also have front-of-shop experience. You need to happy dealing with customers – either in person, or when they phone with enquiries.

You’ll be expected to have a firm commitment to Recyke y’Bike’s values: Equality and diversity; Community participation; sustainability and recycling; and Promotion of cycling. You must be a team player, able to get on with the other staff and volunteers.

Flexibility is important for this role, both in terms of the scope of the job (e.g. you may be asked to help in our other shops to cover holidays), and the hours you work – this role will include working on Saturdays. Currently holidays are 28 days a year pro-rata, and you’ll be enrolled in a contributory pension scheme.

We’ll be interviewing for this post in the last week of September. The expected start date is as soon as possible after. Application forms are available from any of our shops, or on our web site. If you’re thinking of applying, we’d encourage you to pop into our Byker workshop for an informal chat with our General Manager, Karl, or the Workshop Manager, Adrian.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on Friday 15th September

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