We’re Hiring!

Broken Spoke is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting everyone in Oxford to fix and ride their cycles. An important part of this is our wonderful community workshop, a bikey haven hidden away in central Oxford. Inclusion, community and affordability are at the heart of everything we do.

Flexibility, creating and sustaining an inclusive and supportive working environment that aligns with our ethos and vision makes the Broken Spoke a great place to work. We’re growing our team with two new opportunities to join us. Could it be you? 

Delivery and Operations Coordinator

Closing Date: 9am 20th September 2022

Hours: 2.5 – 3.5 days a week

Salary: £25,000 Pro-Rata

Contract: 12 months, with intention to extend if further funding is secured

Start date: As soon as possible

We’re looking for somebody organised, community-focussed, and passionate about our projects. You don’t need to be really into bikes, or even ride a bike yourself, but you do need to be excited about contributing to what we do. We’d love you to be the kind of person who’s happy giving things a go and learning from their mistakes, and is comfortable drawing on the skills and resources available around them.

Some of the key things we hope you will bring to our team are: 

  • Organisational skills, with the ability to make clear plans for a project and follow them through to completion. 
  • Some experience of budget management or organisational financial management, or a keen interest in learning these skills on the job. 
  • A drive to develop our business and find new sources of income for our work.
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to get stuff done independently.  
  • Your other skills, passions and experiences – whatever they may be! Maybe you’re a great manager of volunteers. Maybe you write brilliant funding bids or marketing materials. Maybe you’re good at spotting when someone looks uncomfortable and taking action to make them feel welcome. Maybe it’s something completely different. Let us know! 

Our team is collaborative and flexible. You’ll have responsibility to lead in your own areas, with support from colleagues and a line manager. We know broadly what we’re looking for in this recruitment, but the exact role will depend on your interests, skills, experience, and the hours you work. 

Great opportunities to learn

This role offers great opportunities for our new team member to learn. This might be through co-working or sharing responsibilities within our skilled staff team, alongside board members with specific skills and experience, or through training. We’re excited to be able to offer training as a cycle instructor or as a cycle mechanic if you’ll be taking on work with us that requires those skills.

Credit: Laura Greene (photographer) of our Women, Trans*, Non-Binary Mechanics Training Pathway Project

How to Apply  

We are a queer-led organisation and we work to tackle oppression through what we do and in the ways that we work. We particularly welcome applications from those who represent the future of the cycling industry and are often excluded from cycling and mechanics spaces, particularly people who identify as women, trans* or non-binary, working class, disabled, neurodiverse or of Black or minority ethnicity. If you don’t identify with any of those but can bring passion, energy and allyship, we welcome an application from you too. 

See the application pack for more details and how to apply.

Interview dates:  Tuesday 27th (5pm – 8pm) and Wednesday 28th (9am – 5pm) September 2022 at our office in central Oxford.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact recruitment@bsbcoop.org

Cycle Instructor

We’re also on the look out for a trained cycle instructor to join our exceptional team who are training adults and children across Oxford to ride safely and confidently. This is an area of expansion and development with exciting projects underway.

A formal recruitment process will follow shortly, but if you, or anyone you know, is interested in this opportunity and wants to know more please contact us at recruitment@bsbcoop.org