Jobs

Looking for a new opportunity? Then look no further than a company that is going places.

WHEELBASE is the UK’s largest cycle store and we have been at the forefront of the industry for the last 25 years. We live and breathe bikes and have built up our business in the Lake District National Park with some of the UK’s best mountain and road rides right outside our HQ. We opened our second store WHEELBASE North East in 2016 and our third store WHEELBASE Yorkshire in 2018. We have ambitious plans for further expansion of our retail and ecommerce divisions.

We currently have the following positions in our Lake District Store:

Senior Accounts Assistant – Full and Part-Time (details below)

Workshop Manager – Full Time (details below) 

Workshop Technicians – Full Time (details below) 

Bike Builders – Full and Part-Time (details below) 

 

We have the following position at our North East Store, Darlington

Sales Assistant – Full time (details below) 

 

Additional benefits: to joining the team at WHEELBASE, the UK’s largest cycle store,

  • Our HQ is Staveley is surrounded by hills and you’ll have one of the best commutes to work in the country
  • We have a very generous staff purchase scheme which will help fuel your passion for cycling
  • You will qualify for our staff cycle to work scheme after you have been with us for 6 months
  • We hold regular staff rides and plenty of team nights out!

How to apply: for all jobs please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@wheelbase.co.uk

 

Store Sales Assistant – Full time, North East, Darlington DL3 7LB

Location: WHEELBASE North East, Darlington DL3 7LB

We are currently looking for the right applicants to join our ever-growing Store Sales Team at our North East store in Darlington.

In a busy and exciting environment, we strive to deliver outstanding service to our customers. Providing the latest products from the leading brands across all disciplines of our sport – mountain, road, electric, leisure, kids and adventure.

About the job: 

  • To offer first-class customer service to all of our store customers at the UK’s largest cycle store.
  • Provide advice, assistance and expertise within any of our store departments; mountain, road, electric, leisure, kids and adventure.
  • Work closely with your Store Sales Team to create a positive, exciting and engaging retail environment.
  • The role is fast paced, varied and testing.

You will be required to:

  • Engage with customers, from meeting and greeting to asking questions, listening and understanding their needs.
  • Be a team player in our busy retail environment and have a passion for cycling
  • Develop your product knowledge across mountain, road, electric, leisure, kids and adventure bikes, clothing and accessories.
  • Manage orders and deliver within time frames.

About you:

  • Passionate about cycling, particularly road cycling and electric
  • Confident, outgoing, polite and helpful
  • Willingness to develop inter-personal skills and product knowledge
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be able to work under pressure

Salary: we offer a competitive salary based on ability and experience.

Closing date:  Sunday 12 July 2020

To apply: please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@wheelbase.co.uk

 

Senior Accounts Assistant – Full and Part-Time, Lake District, LA8 9LR 

We are looking for a Senior Accounts Assistant to join our accounting team in our Lake District HQ. This is a great opportunity to work for a business that has grown significantly over recent years.

Key duties and responsibilities would be

  • Reconciliation of all income sources.
  • Ensuring processes and procedures for information are followed efficiently.
  • Key data into company accounting system.
  • Check all financial transactions for accuracy.
  • Investigate and resolve queries in a prompt and timely manner.
  • Work closely with stock manager to ensure accurate stock and sales data.
  • Analysis of financial data for forecasts and budgeting.
  • Preparing monthly reports for the Finance Director.
  • Support month end and year end process.
  • Other general accountancy and administrative support to the Finance Director.

What we are looking for from you

  • Experience/knowledge of bookkeeping practices is essential.
  • Basic Microsoft Excel/Word skills.
  • An understanding of accounting systems (preferably Sage).
  • Ability to communicate with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team.

Location
Wheelbase HQ, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR UK. Only 15mins from the M6 motorway and 10mins from Lake Windermere. 5mins walk to Staveley train station.

Salary
We offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience.

Hours
Hours and days of work negotiable.

How to apply
Please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@wheelbase.co.uk.

Closing date:  Sunday 12 July 2020

 

Workshop Manager – Full time, Lake District, LA8 9LR

Location: Wheelbase Lake District, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR

We are looking for an efficient and motivated individual with a passion for cycling to manager the workshop team in our busy Lake District store.

You will be working in our fully fitted professional Park Tools USA workshop on quality road, mountain and electric bikes. We have a large team of technician’s here at the UK’s largest cycle store and you will need to integrate well in to the busy environment and manage your team to get the best out of them.

The role in detail: you will manage the WHEELBASE Lake District Workshop team, currently 4 technicians and responsible for;

  • Daily Work planning of serving and repairs among your team
  • Job scheduling
  • Procedures
  • Customer service
  • Billing
  • Profitability of the department
  • Essential parts ordering
  • Consumable ordering
  • Workshop health and safely
  • 5pm clean down

You will need to ensure all our customers are treated professionally, politely and in a timely manner and that they leave the workshop feeling that they have received great customer service

What we expect from you:

  • Good level of experience working with the latest mountain, road, and electric bikes.
  • Organised, tidy and efficient.
  • Approachable, friendly and confident at all times among staff and customers.
  • Remain up to date with the latest cycling technologies including, electric bikes, electronic shifting and the latest suspension systems.
  • Quick, yet realistic estimations for repairing bikes.
  • Clean, presentable and smartly dressed in shop uniform.
  • Clean and organised workshop which is completely clear at the end of the day.

Salary: we offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience.

Hours: 9.00am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday’s (working days to be agreed), with an opportunity for paid overtime during peak periods. Plus, possibility of work at events, store openings etc.

How to apply: please send your CV and a covering letter to Jobs@Wheelbase.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020

 

Workshop Technician – Full Time, Lake District, LA8 9LR

Location: Wheelbase Lake District, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR

We are looking for an efficient and motivated individual with a passion for cycling to join the workshop team in our busy Lake District store.

You will be working in our fully fitted professional Park Tools USA workshop on quality road, mountain and electric bikes. We have a large team of technician’s here at the UK’s largest cycle store and you will need to integrate well in to the busy, professional environment of our workshop.

The role in detail: you will be a member of our WHEELBASE Lake District Workshop team and be involved with the servicing and maintenance of customer bikes.

You will need to ensure all our customers are treated professionally, politely and leave the workshop feeling that they have received great customer service

What we expect from you:
– Good level of knowledge across mountain, road and leisure bikes.
– Efficient, tidy and accurate.
– Approachable, friendly and confident at all times.
– Up to date with the latest cycling technologies including, electric bikes, electronic shifting and the latest suspension systems.
– Quick, yet realistic estimations for repairing bikes.
– Clean, presentable and smartly dressed in shop uniform.
– Clean and organised workspace, which is completely clear at the end of the day.

Salary: we offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience.

Hours: 9.00am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday’s (working days to be agreed), with an opportunity for paid overtime during peak periods. Plus, possibility of work at events, store openings etc.

How to apply: please send your CV and a covering letter to Jobs@Wheelbase.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020

 

Bike Builder and PDI – Full and Part Time, Lake District, LA8 9LR

Location: Wheelbase Lake District, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR

We are looking for an efficient and motivated individual with a passion for cycling to join the team in our busy Lake District store.

The role in detail:

You will be working in our fully fitted professional Park Tools USA workshop assembling new road, mountain and electric bikes to go on display in our stores in the Lake District, Yorkshire and the North East. You will be also carrying out pre-delivery inspections (PDI) on sold bikes before they are handed to customers.

What we expect from you:
– Good level of technical knowledge across mountain, road and leisure bikes.
– Good time management, efficient, tidy and precise

– Achieve a build rate of 10 bikes per day, plus PDI
– Team player
– Clean and organised workspace, which is completely clear at the end of the day.

Salary: we offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience.

Hours: 9.00am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday’s (working days to be agreed), with an opportunity for paid overtime during peak periods. Plus, possibility of work at events, store openings etc.

How to apply: please send your CV and a covering letter to Jobs@Wheelbase.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020