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Cycling Instructor
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/37673/17984
  • Published: Tue 12/10/2021, 14:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 0.01 hours per week
  • Salary: £13.44 per hour including Annual Leave allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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Cycling Instructor

The starting hourly rate for this role is £13.22 per hour which includes a 15% Annual Leave allowance.

Want to work locally?
Like to be outdoors?
Interested in enthusing groups of young learners?

Then we’d like to hear from you about joining our Cycle Training Team. Most of our training is delivered by Instructors working in pairs at schools, both playground and on-the-road training.

Surrey County Council is an accredited Bikeability scheme and we work to the National Standard for cycle training. As a new instructor you would receive training, observe experienced instructors delivering courses, then be a 'third' instructor to help build your confidence and skills. The reward of the job is in seeing how your riders progress.

The amount of work you will be offered will depend on the number of requests for training we receive. Some periods are busier than others and there are some periods when no work will be on offer. In busy periods you could be allocated 20-30 hours of work per week. Some courses run from Monday to Friday, for at least part of each day, so you will need some all-week availability. Work is offered using a calendar system; you will enter any periods you will not be available for work. We endeavour to offer work at your closer schools.

To be considered for interview for this position, you must submit a personal statement; a CV by itself is not sufficient. The personal statement is something in your own words that shows you have understood what the Cycling Instructor job is about and that you are a suitable candidate. Your personal statement must include how you:

  • Have an interest and understanding of the needs of children who are trying to improve their cycling skills. If you have professional or voluntary experience working with children, so much the better - it does not have to be cycling-related.
  • Have reasonable ‘local journey’ cycling skills, including negotiating junctions and sharing the road with traffic. A practical assessment is part of the interview.
  • Meet the availability requirement - you do not need to commit to working all day or every week but you do need to be available for a complete individual course.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st October 2021.

Interviews will take place on 9th and 10th November. You must be available to undertake initial qualification training between 6th and 15th of December.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List checks will be required for this role.


For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Reid on 01483 517624 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.