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Casual Cycle Instructors and Instructor Trainers
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Casual Cycle Instructors and Instructor Trainers
Shared Environment Service (Kingston and Sutton)
Sustainable Transport
Grade: C/D -  £12.23 - £13.61 per hour depending on Qualification
Working Location: Guildhall 2
Status: Casual

At the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that is an exemplar for citizen engagement. This is a new era for the Council, and we are redefining the relationships we have with our residents, community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, central government and other partners. 

About the role
The Sustainable Transport team is seeking to recruit Cycle Training Instructors to deliver training to children and adults. As one of our professional trained instructors you could earn up to £420.16 per week to deliver our standard Bikeability courses involving 20 hours of contact with riders plus time for course administration and travel.

RBK is also a Recognised Delivery Centre looking for Bikeability instructors with at least 2 years’ continuous experience training children and adults. You will be part of a small team of Cycle Instructor Trainers to deliver accreditation courses, mentoring visits and professional development courses. For this role, you must train on a 2-day Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors and it is an advantage if you already hold this qualification.

The Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service is a Bikeability provider delivering best practice as set by the National Standard, the Government's approved cycle training scheme to get “more people cycling, more safely and more often.”

All cyclist instructors must train on a 4-day National Standard Instructor course. It is an advantage if you already hold this qualification although not essential as training will be arranged for the right candidates. So if you are a regular cyclist, have good road sense, are a good communicator and enjoy working outdoors, then this could be just the job for you. If appropriate you will receive further training in First Aid and Maintenance.

This appointment is for a fixed term period of 1 year renewable and will be on a day-to-day basis, subject to the needs of clients and the Sustainable Transport team. There is no obligation on your part to accept every casual assignment we may offer, or on the Council’s part, to offer further assignments. However, it is anticipated that you will deliver a minimum of 30 sessions over the course of 6 months. You are entitled to one twelfth of the annual leave entitlement for the post for each month worked and this entitlement is reflected in the hourly rate of pay.

As this post involves direct contact with young people and/or vulnerable adults, a fresh RBK Disclosure will be required from the Disclosure Barred Service.

Benefits we offer: 
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:· 
* Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres· 
* Comprehensive Learning and Development programme· 
* A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.· 
* Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

How to apply
Please read the attached Job Description and Personal Specification to find out more about the role. You will need to submit our on-line application describing your experience, education, relevant qualifications and how you match the person specifications.

We expect all applicants to be experienced cyclist, able to match Roles 1 - 4 of the National Standard for Cycle Training, as published on See additional attachment.

For an informal discussion about these positions please telephone Eric Chasseray, Sustainable Transport Officer on 020 8547 5826 or email

How to Apply
The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. 

 We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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