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Home-Start Corby Family Support Worker (Certified Bicycle Technician)



One Year Contract funded by Corby Borough Council. 

Salary of £11,700 based on 25 available hours with the precise working pattern to be agreed with the Home-Start Corby Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The focus is to further develop the current Re-Cycle Bike Project across the Corby Town reaching out to as many families as possible who would benefit from the use of a donated and refurbished bicycle.


  • As a member of the Home-Start Team you will work closely with Partners and Volunteers to work with our exciting Re-Cycle Bike Project. You will work within the existing processes and systems which have already carefully been put into place so that work is safe and controlled.
  • The main partners to this project include DWP, Corby Safety partnership, Willow Place, PCSO’s and various other businesses and organisations
  • Working sensitively and confidentially with families who have been referred to into Home-Start whilst communicating closely with Home-Start team as to encouragement of getting involved with the project,
  • Build on relationships with bicycle suppliers in order to use their services in either a voluntary or negotiated payment of a small fee to provide unwanted bicycles, parts, help in checking or servicing donated bicycles.
  • Work together with partners and team at Home-start to advertise the Bike Project via Community services within the Corby Town including low cost Flyers, social media, word and mouth and publication of success stories to increase public knowledge.
  • Ensure all donated bicycles are checked to be roadworthy and in accordance with all related Health and Safety and Legal requirements prior to being issued to a family.  This includes maintaining an accurate log of all bicycles received, initial condition, modifications and/or new parts fitted, and obtaining recipient signature confirming they have acknowledged receipt of the bicycle as seen without any comeback on Home-Start Corby or its Associates.
  • Engage the Community in this project especially Fathers who are currently underrepresented by the Home-Start Corby services on offer encouraging them to actively participate.
  • Encourage the Community to use bicycles as a means of transport, a way to keep fit and a leisure activity.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Bicycle Technician.
  • Previous experience in repairing, assembling and testing bicycles for public use.
  • Able to identify faults, damage, wear and tear and what repairs are required together with fixing whenever possible.
  • Enjoys practical, hands-on work including fixing and modifying broken parts.
  • Good level of social skills with the ability to develop working relationships within a Community environment.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Meticulous and thorough approach with high level of attention to detail.


For further details, an informal chat or to request an application pack, please contact Maggie Mackay on 01536 409612 or e-mail homestartcorby@yahoo.co.uk.


Closing Date: 14/06/2019

Shortlisting: 18/06/2019

Interviews:  21/06/2019


CV’s are not accepted

Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level will be required for this post.


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