MTB job: Work at Bike Park Wales

The development of mountain biking across Wales is thankfully not slowing and Bike Park Wales is set to be up there as possibly the most impressive facility yet, with an uplift service and tracks to suit every level and style of rider out there. Work has started on the trails and now the Bike Park Wales crew (including Rowan Sorrell) are looking to recruit staff to help out with the trail construction and then to move into a permanent position on-site.

Here’s the full low-down from Bike Park Wales:

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL CREW/BIKE SHOP

Words: Bike Park Wales

We are seeking two full time members of staff to join the trail crew/ bike shop staff at Bikepark Wales at Gethin Woods near Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.  The first four months of employment will be spent full time helping to develop and build the trail network at BikePark Wales ready for opening in late Summer/Autumn.  Once the site is open and fully operational later this year the trail crew will work in the on-site bike shop/bike hire at weekends and spend three days working on maintaining and developing the trail network in the park during the week.  Successful applicants will be required to begin employment in April 2013. Rate of pay will be £6.50-£7.00 pph

All applicants please send CV and a covering letter of no more than 1 page to jobs@bikeparkwales.com. Closing date 05/05/2013

General Job Requirements

  • Building and maintaining the Bike Parks trail network.
  • Job will require a high level of physical fitness and strength.
  • Self motivated and able to work productively with limited supervision under the direction of the Mountain Bike Trail Co-ordinator.
  • Working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Use of hand tools and following safe procedures for working with these tools.
  • Use of appropriate plant (excavators, dumpers, compactors and chainsaws) to maintain and build new trails.
  • Installation, management and maintenance of the signage pertaining to mountain bike trails.
  • An understanding of the Risk Management relating to trails for Mountain Biking
  • Strong mountain bike riding skills an asset.
  • A good ambassador for the Bike Park with a friendly demeanour.
  • Serving customers and providing first class customer service in the on-site bike shop
  • Taking payments and cashing up in the bike shop
  • Stock control
  • Providing customers with fast and friendly service for bike rental

Essentials

  • Driving license
  • A passion for mountain biking and a good knowledge of the sport
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to work hard in a varied and rewarding role that will at times be challenging

Desirables (the following lists are favourable but not prerequisites to this application)

  • Experience of trail building.
  • Experience of operating plant, excavators, dumpers. Holds CPCS plant tickets.
  • Chainsaw experience and tickets NPTC CS30/31/32
  • Driver license categories D1+E (Minibus plus trailer)
  • Previous experience working in a bike shop
  • Stock control and cash management experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience working with bike rental
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