Head Cycle Mechanic

  • Oxford, UK
  • Full-time
  • Shift Pattern: 5 out of 7, also flexible
  • Working Pattern: Will be up to the successful applicant to manage there own time / flexible to Days/Evenings/Weekend as long as the expectations are met around maintenance
  • Salaried role at £24,000-£30,000 depending on applicant experience

Company Description

Pedal & Post is leading the way with sustainable logistics, we are a local company with big ambitions and a vision of addressing the climate emergency within the logistics sector. This gives us a strong purpose and strong working culture thats primarily around cycle logistics and cargo bikes at present. we have a very clear strategy to expand, increase our coverage area and increase our operational efficiencies. We are a diverse operation which specialises in first and last mile delivery, same day delivery with pioneering projects in medical logistics that have never been done in the UK before!

Job Description

We will be recruiting for a Head Cycle Mechanic to join our Founder in our HQ in Oxford with the intention of bringing new ideas, experience and help our team and business to achieve ever-greater heights by leading and inspiring from the front. Could this be you? This role will be based at our Depot in Oxford, OX2 0EX

As an Head Cycle Mechanic you will be given the autonomy and responsibility for the: 

  • Day-to-day maintenance of our cargo bike fleet including Wholesale accounts for spare parts, creating our first workshop / tools on site and recording monthly maintenance checks
  • Recovery service for break downs, supporting our whole team on the road side and supporting with spares kits and reducing probability of break downs  and training riders on basic repairs
  • Training new riders and supporting with our training courses

Additionally you’ll also have accountability for;



What we’re looking for

    • Cytech qualified is beneficial but not required 
    • Customer service isn’t required however supporting the riders when they need is key
    • Basic IT skills
    • Flexibility to manage own workload/hours with minimal supervision 
    • Support with  mechanical developments, improvements and upgrades to the cargo bike fleet, ensuring time and cost efficiency
    • Team player with the ability to communicate openly and quickly
    • Responsibility for ordering, supplier management for spare parts/tools and stock management.
    • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • A person capable of decisive and effective decision-making, in a time pressured environment
  • A passion for motivating and being part of a purpose driven business
  • Someone that really enjoys resolving problems and demonstrates high levels of resilience, self-motivation and flexibility.

Additional Information

Job Specifics

You will have a comprehensive induction to Pedal & Post, this will include bringing you up to speed on current systems and process’s and you’ll be expected to pass our cargo bike training scheme and be capable of covering any of our delivery routes if required if demand is high

Our depots operates 6 days a week however this role is flexible and as long as the team is supported with breakdowns, maintenance carried out etc you’ll be free to choose your working days and hours that best fit the teams needs. You’ll also be responsible for supporting training new riders on cargo bikes and teaching our existing team basic repair skills reducing the need for breakdown support, creating spares kits on our bikes and helping improve our systems/process’s to improve our business. 

This role will also support the role out of a hire cargo bike scheme and maintaining these bikes as well with a fleet of around 40 cargo bikes in total 

A full UK driving license or a full motorbike license is preferable however training towards these can be supported for the right candidate


Your package will include a basic salary with large potential for it to increase with the depots expansion. Use of company vehicles, bonus scheme, based on individual KPI’s company targets as well as this you have access to some other great perk with local business’s in Oxford

Could this be a position for you?