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Bicycle workshop youth mentor - Melbourne

The Community Bike Hub is a social enterprise who's mission is ‘Building Bikes - Building Community’. Our work is focused on providing wider access to affordable bicycles, learning and community engagement.

Bike Academy

This program is a partnership between Footscray High School and the Community Bike Hub. It is an immersive youth development program that runs out of our dedicated bicycle resource centre and workshop. The year 9 program builds skills, knowledge, confidence and capabilities through hands-on skill-building tasks.

Tools, parts, and bikes come together as students explore a 'new world' of mechanics, sustainability and community. By producing tangible outcomes that have 'real world' impacts such as decreasing landfill and improving access to bicycles for people, each and every student at the Bike Hub is given the opportunity to make the world a better place.

Our Vacancy: Bike Academy Program Mentor

The program runs each week from Monday - Thursday with the successful applicant responsible for delivering a session every Wednesday. All learning resources and preparations will be provided.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach and facilitate bicycle program activities with clarity, patience and high level engagement

  • Provide support and active guidance to help students achieve their goals and improve and build their confidence

  • Practice positive role modelling and instil respectful relationships

  • Manage a variety of program needs by maintaining excellent communication with all team members and students

  • Demonstrating best practices of workshop duties and mechanical tasks

  • Upholding the health and safety of all participants and respond to risks with a high degree of competence


  • Preferred, 2+ Years experience working as a teacher, youth worker or similar

  • Candidates with experience in repairing bikes a an intermediate to high level are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Candidates with experience in working with middle years youth are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Level 2 first aid

  • Working with children's check

  • Police Check

Further considerations:

  • Strong commitment to being a positive role model

  • Must be comfortable working with diverse groups of young people who can present challenging behaviours.

  • High level of professionalism and time management skills.

  • LGBTIQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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