Archive | June, 2016

We’re Hiring!

We’re going to be hiring a few key roles over the next few months, and we’re starting with a Financial Administrator. If you’re interested or know someone who might be then please do get in touch…

Job Description:
Financial Administrator

Position reports to:
Managing Director

The Bicycle Academy main office, The Welsh Mill, Frome, Somerset

Job purpose:
A dynamic award winning business is looking for a Financial Administrator to help achieve their growing ambitions.

Key responsibilities and accountability:

  • Managing day to day administration of a small company
  • Creating and documenting internal financial procedures
  • Processing purchasing payments
  • Creating sales invoices and allocation of income
  • Correct posting of costs
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Finalising month end accounts
  • Filing VAT returns and fulfilling basic tax requirements
  • Creating and submitting time-sheets to payroll provider
  • Administration of employee contracts
  • Keeping diaries and arranging appointments
  • Scheduling and attending meetings, creating agendas and taking minutes
  • Ordering and maintaining stationery and office equipment
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post and organising and sending outgoing post
  • Dealing with general telephone and email enquiries

Other Duties:
To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job. To conduct yourself in a manner that always keeps up the appearances of The Bicycle Academy.

Key skills and Interests:
The ideal candidate will be professional, positive and outgoing, a natural forward planner with a strong initiative and capability of working autonomously. Attention to detail is crucial and work undertaken needs to be completed thoroughly and methodically to a high standard. Embrace training opportunities pertaining to workplace practice and health and safety. You will be personable; be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator, calm under pressure and enjoy working within a team as well as independently. An interest in cycling, craftsmanship or education an advantage but not essential.


  • Experience of financial administration and an office environment essential
  • Experience of word-processing and spreadsheet programs essential
  • Experience of FreeAgent an advantage
  • Experience of Google apps an advantage
  • Experience of WordPress an advantage

Contract, salary and benefits:
21 – 35 hours a week within 9am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

£18,000 (pro rata)

About the company:
Short listed as “One of the 100 most resourceful, original, exciting and disruptive business in the UK” by, The Bicycle Academy is Europe’s biggest bicycle frame building school. Specialists in teaching, the company attracts students from all over the world to learn at the Frome based school.

In addition to training courses, The Bicycle Academy provides flexible workshop hire, and also designs, manufactures and sells its own range of frame building tools. Situated in newly refurbished premises within 10 minutes walking distance of the town centre The Bicycle Academy provides a well equipped, dynamic and vibrant working environment.

Please e-mail with a covering letter and CV, alternatively you can send postal applications to:

The Bicycle Academy
Unit 19a
The Welsh Mill
Park Hill Drive
BA11 2LE

Closing date:

Friday 8th July 2016

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An example of student work…

We don’t show enough of this; the completed bikes that our students build… well; James spent some time with us at the start of the year, on a 7 day bespoke course . This bike was a labour of love for James and I think you’ll agree the final bike is something very special indeed. James is the head designer for Fabric so obviously the build features some of Fabrics top finishing kit including saddle, bottles and bar tape.

Frame: Custom design, geometry / fit done through Torke Cycling. Columbus HSS main tubes. Internal cable routing and Flat mount disc.
Paint: Done by Fatcreations, House Of Kolor Shimrin Purple with House of Kolor pearlescent white front and logos. Forks read Don’t Worry Be Hoppe. Seat tube quote: “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy Shit, what a ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson
Forks – ENVE Composites Road 2.0 disc
Drive: SRAM Force 1×11
Wheels: Hunt Bike Wheels 38mm Carbon disc
Seat Post: Zipp Carbon SL
Stem: Zipp
Bars: Zipp Carbon SL
Tape: Fabric
Saddle: Fabric ALM Ultimate
Tyes: Challenge Tires Roubaix
Bottles: Fabric Cageless

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