Casual Recreation Education Tutor/Assessor

British Cycling
£180 per day
Closing date: 
Mon, 03/12/2012
Interview date: 
Mon, 17/12/2012

British Cycling is going through an unprecedented period of success and growth. Its ambition is to attract a further one million people to cycling and provide opportunities for at least 150,000 of them to cycle at least once per week by 2013.

At the heart of British Cycling is the drive to reach out to new audiences, be more inclusive, develop the sport and attract a total of 100,000 members.

The organisation wants to be known for innovation in grassroots and recreational cycling in order to match the ongoing success at an elite level.

The role: 

British Cycling's Recreation Education programme is dedicated to the development of cutting edge and innovative recreational qualifications including the Ride Leadership and Mountain Bike Leadership Awards.

As a result of the recent development of a new level one award, we are now recruiting tutors for delivery of the Mountain Bike Leadership programme in England.

Working as part of the coaching, education and development directorate, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership courses to candidates across England.

The person: 

British Cycling is keen to hear from candidates with a high level of knowledge and experience of tutoring courses and leading mountain bike groups.

They are looking for individuals who:

  • hold a current Mountain Bike Leadership Award
  • have experience of tutoring and assessing
  • have experience of actively leading mountain bike groups and/or individuals
  • can demonstrate competency in practical mountain bike techniques
  • have experience of navigation and/or a navigational qualification
  • are a dynamic and enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire others
  • have a positive, can-do attitude towards the development of cycling, with a willingness to support the aims and objectives of British Cycling’s coaching, education and development directorate.

Successful applicants will be required to deliver courses during both week days and at weekends and will be required to travel independently to courses in England.

Applicants should be willing to commit to delivering at least six Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership courses, and to attend one workforce development event, per year.

Candidates must hold a PTLLS qualification or similar tutor training, or be prepared to undergo the training if required.

Successful applicants will also be supported through observation and mentoring as part of British Cycling’s tutor development pathway.

Ongoing support for the delivery of the programme will be provided by the Recreation Education team to meet the individual needs of tutors.

For further details on the role contact Neil Atkinson recreation education manager on 0161 274 2063.

How to apply:

All shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a two-day interview which will include assessment of personal mountain bike techniques, tutoring skills and mountain bike leadership skills.

Candidates will also be required to deliver a short presentation as part of the final selection process. These interviews will be held at The National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin.

People with a disability, members of the gay or trans community, females or people from a black or minority ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Any appointment will be made on merit alone. To apply for this position visit to download a full job description and standard application form.

Completed applications should be emailed to or posted to:
British Cycling
National Cycling Centre
Stuart St
M11 4DQ

Closing date: 3 December 2012

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