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Cycle Training Assurer-Instructor (Internal Quality Assurance & Mentoring)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/164135/18395
  • Published: Tue 30/11/2021, 8:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 11.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £7,922 per annum (pro rata to £24,780)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surreywide

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Cycle Training Assurer-Instructor (Internal Quality Assurance & Mentoring)

The starting salary for this role is £7,922 per annum (pro rata to £24,780 per annum FTE), working 600 hours per year.

Are you a Cycling Instructor?  Do you want to develop your technical and professional collaboration skills and become an Assurer-Instructor?

We are seeking four people is to help support the delivery of the highest standard of cycle training in Surrey.

The role of the Assurer-Instructor is to help implement the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Plan and to mentor new Instructors. You would normally work alongside an Instructor to simultaneously co-deliver a course and (a) mentor, (b) advise and (c) formally assess, the Instructor.

You will contribute towards our scheme achieving IQA goals, so that each instructor receives at least 20 hours of IQA support each year. You will help Instructors to keep abreast of developing best practice and also capture good practice introduced by Instructors. You will record IQA outcomes.

An IQA visit will span an entire course and you will deliver the course with the Instructor you are visiting. You will assess how the Instructor progresses riders within and between sessions. You may need to demonstrate good practice during the visit and work with the Instructor to implement improvements during the course. You'll need to discuss your findings with the Instructor and, where appropriate, identify and report any development needs.

Your administration tasks will include a pre-visit conversation with the Instructor, drafting a report for the Cycling Supervisor and making the finalised report available to the Instructor. You will attend regular collaboration meetings to reflect upon and develop the service.

You will also mentor new Instructors, helping them on the path to their full qualification.

To be considered for shortlisting to interview for this position, you will need to clearly address each of the following requirements in your personal statement:

  • Be accredited or working towards the new L2AICT qualification.
  • Be available for the Annualised Hours pattern of work.
  • Be able to assess objectively against standard criteria (see the current Level 2 good practice quick reference attached).
  • Be able to suggest ways in which our criteria could be developed.
  • Provide one or more examples of where you identified a delivery improvement that could be made - and how you worked with your co-Instructor to implement the improvement.
  • Provide one or more examples of where you have improved your own practice from advice given by your co-Instructor.
  • Be prepared to undertake further training for the role.

If you are currently a Surrey County Council Cycling Instructor you will also retain your existing bank contract.

You will need to be willing to travel further than your local area.  If you have early morning or afternoon caring responsibilities, we will endeavour to accommodate them.

Successful candidates will need to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) and the course in Restorative Practice Facilitator Skills approved by the Restorative Justice Council.

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 16/01/2022.

Interviews will take place early February 2022.

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

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Wendy Coombs on 07891 501255 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.