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About the job

Salary: £17,173 - £21,693 a year pro rata (L2 – L4 progression scheme)
Hours per week: Various
Contract type: Fixed-term until March 2020 (term-time only)

Are you passionate about working with children and/or adults to improve their skills and abilities and an experienced confident on-road cyclist with a roadworthy cycle to use for training? If yes we want to hear from you.

We have 12 exciting roles within the Cycle Training team, where you will assist in the delivery of Bikeability cycle training to children and adults, including some with additional special needs, to gain the confidence to ride on-road within the Borough of Luton.

In this vital role, you’ll assist the Cycle Promotions Officer with the annual programme of cycle training delivery to the Borough; and help contribute towards creating a positive and enthusiastic environment to promote and encourage active travel as part of everyday life.

You will have a choice of one of three working patterns to cover these courses:

Option 1 - Total hours 13 hours

Monday 09:00 – 12:00

Tuesday 09:30 – 12:00

Wednesday 09:30 – 12:00

Thursday 09:30 – 12:00

Friday 09:00 – 12:00


Option 2 - Total 11.25 hours

Monday 13:15 – 15:30

Tuesday 13:15 – 15:30

Wednesday 13:15 – 15:30

Thursday 13:15 – 15:30

Friday 13:15 – 15:30


Option 3 - Total 24.25 hours

Monday 09:00 -12:00 and 13:15 – 15:30

Tuesday 09:30 – 12:00 and 13:15 – 15:30

Wednesday 09:30 – 12:00 and 13:15 – 15:30

Thursday 09:30 – 12:00 and 13:15 – 15:30

Friday 09:30 – 12:00  and 13:15 – 15:30


Please confirm in your supporting statement what option you would prefer.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

You’ll have a willingness to complete the appropriate nationally accredited cycle training, First Aid training, and cycle around the Borough is essential for the purpose of training on a daily basis. To be a fully qualified National Standards Cycle Instructor you have to be 18. We will accept applications from candidates who are 17.5 years.

So if you have the ability to ride a bike, organise and run activity sessions and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

  • flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns

  • 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • generous holiday entitlement 

  • local government pension with generous employer contribution 

  • excellent support and development 

  • relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) 

  • half price season ticket on Thameslink train line 

  • discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

  • Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing