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Posted on 22 Jan 2020

BikePark Wales is the UK’s number one mountain bike facility located at Merthyr Tydfil on the edge of the Brecon Beacons national park just 25 minutes north of central Cardiff. The park is now an internationally recognised destination and a mecca for mountain bikers.

BikePark Wales is a young, successful business which is growing fast. The current offering includes over 40 world class mountain bike trails, a vehicular uplift service, café, bikes shop, bike hire, coaching and events but an ambitious 3 year plan is now underway to both improve the existing services and add new products to the existing site.

Job Description: Uplift Driver

The post holder will act as a driver, transporting customers as part of our uplift service, ensuring that all procedures are followed on a daily basis.

Reporting To: Transport Supervising Team

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Full, Clean British Driving Licence qualified to D1, D1E, DE (no 101 restriction),
  • PSV CPC,
  • Digi tacho driver card (required)

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

Uplift Driver

  • Transport pre-paid customers to the top of the Mountain Bike Trail network on rotation.
  • Ensure Minibus and trailer are in full working order at beginning of shift, including a visual walk around inspection and mechanical inspections such as oil, fuel and water levels etc
  • Ensure processes and procedures are followed including first and last run, bus loading, lunch breaks, use of chains, and communication to customers.
  • Assist customers putting bikes on to the specially adapted trailers, ensuring all possible care is taken to prevent damaging bikes, ensuring riders on the uplift service have the required pass.
  • Report any vehicular mechanical issues with BikePark Wales’ Transport Manager
  • Ensure that the minibuses and trailers are clean and tidy and maintain an excellent Company image.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job

Duties and Responsibilities – General

  • To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
  • To co-operate with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.
  • To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the Company’s equal opportunities policies.
  • To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
  • To understand and comply with the Company’s environmental policies
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post

Desirable Attributes:

  • Previous experience of working as a Minibus driver
  • Familiar with using a digital tachograph
  • Be organised, honest and reliable
  • Having a friendly and engaging personality
  • Comfortable working with members of the public
  • Should have a confident manner
  • Must be helpful and polite

Note: The details contained in this Job Description summarise the main expectations of the role at the date it was prepared. It should be understood that the nature of individual roles will evolve and change as the service develops and grows. Consequently, BikePark Wales will review and revise this Job Description as required in consultation with post holders.

To apply please email Claire@bikeparkwales.com

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