Cycle Training Instructor - Working for Essex
Salary: From £12 per hour
Closing date: 20 Dec 2023
Location: Essex
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 14375
Role: Education
About the role

Cycle Training Instructor

Temporary, Part Time

From £12 per hour

Location: Essex

Working Style: Community-based worker

We are currently recruiting for Cycle Training Instructors, both qualified and unqualified, in the following locations

  • Basildon
  • Clacton
  • Epping
  • Harwich
  • Harlow
  • Uttlesford

The pay rate for this position is £12 per hour for unqualified instructors and £12.79 for qualified instructors.

Please note this role is a part time role where, depending on demand, you should expect to work a minimum of 2 days per week. You will be required to work some weekends and evenings.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for competent, passionate cyclists, who enjoy working with other people and sharing their skills and enthusiasm. You must be willing to travel throughout Essex and be prepared to work in all weather conditions. This is a very rewarding role with our instructors receiving the opportunity to encourage learners to be fit, healthy and environment friendly all during a fun activity.

In this role you will be required to adhere to road safety law as you do in your daily life. You should be able to plan and organise courses alongside demonstrating reliability and efficient time keeping in your role, experience of cycling and awareness of potential hazards are also required.

You will be delivering positive skills that our learners will be equipped with for the rest of their lives.

You will be trained to National Standards, on a four-day course provided by Essex County Council. You will be required to attain full accreditation in 1st4sport’s Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training within 12 months of starting employment. The course will be delivered over 4-days, incorporating web-based training and in person observations. If you are successful, you must be available to attend the 4-day course, which will start on 5th February 2024.

Interviews will take place between 15th December 2023 and 5th January 2024.


  • Ensure all training is carried out in accordance to National Standards and in line with the Government approved Bikeability scheme.
  • Work with adults and children in a formal setting
  • Liaise with managers and instructors, ensuring you keep to dates and times booked with the school.
  • Maintain accurate records such as risk assessments, registers and keep client records up to date on the CycleReady system.
  • Ensure you demonstrate reliability, professionalism and efficient time keeping.
  • Ensure all training, both on and off road is carried out in accordance with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Undertake risk assessments for all cycling activities as required.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities appropriate with the post.
  • It may be necessary for the post holder to be trained in, and use, new technology as it is introduced into the County Council activities.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Be a regular, competent cyclist
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working with people
  • Confident using IT and have access to Word and Excel
  • Smart phone
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Suitably fit to undertake training duties and supervise children
  • Ideally hold a First Aid Qualification

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex, by bike and/or public transport where practicable. We will try where possible to assign you within your local area, but you may be expected at times, to travel further afield. You must be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment on behalf of Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

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