community &

Design associate

We are searching for a part-time designer & social media associate who will help us design engaging content for our social channels and community-manage our growing audience through those channels.

 

About Handlebars

 

Handlebars is the UK’s fastest growing repair network for micro- mobility. Part of the JustPark family, Handlebars aims to help cities breathe. With more bicycles and scooters on the road than ever before, but fewer and fewer maintenance workshops to support them, we’re on a mission to turn underutilised urban spaces into perfect locations for repair and maintenance. We have big plans and are just getting started. 

 

We are hugely enthusiastic about cycling & care deeply about helping people to travel around inner-cities without harming the environment. We are on a mission to repurpose under-used spaces (buildings, shops and car parks) and offer a convenient place for all forms of bicycles to get serviced and fixed. Today, there are too few places for repairs and this problem will grow as more people use the trusty bicycle.

Something about the three workshops that are currently open...

 

Cyclists using the Handlebars service will have access to:

  • Super convenient, central locations - As our network of locations grows we will provide full city coverage. 

  • Handy collection service - we believe customers want convenience and if that means we need to collect and drop off the bike, we will. 

  • Smooth, simple technology - our background is helping build tech for JustPark - a platform which allows drivers to pre-book parking. As well as being into our bikes we are also tech geeks and believe we have the right knowledge to build an awesome platform which is easy for cyclists to use and help  mechanics work smartly and efficiently 

  • Quality services - not only will our mechanics be the best in-class, we are a friendly company who is obsessed with giving our customers unbeatable services using great new technology

 

The business is in hyper growth so this is a rare opportunity to join from the beginning and help shape our future.  
 

About The Role 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a flexible individual with generalist marketing knowledge, real design flair and a great tone of voice to help Handlebars really establish our brand. A dual, part-time role up to 2 days per week, this position will consist equally of creating bold and engaging content for social media channels, as it does delivering on internal brand briefs. We are looking for someone who thrives when working independently, has an eye for detail, but also a unique way of picking up themes and bringing these to life. This is a remote role. 

Your Responsibilities

  • You will drawing up a content schedule for our different social media platforms

  • You will be creating and posting engaging content that is topical and insightful

  • You will be community managing for our social accounts

  • You will be responsible for the creative output for Handlebars

  • You will be creating branded social assets for all our owned channels, against a set of guidelines

  • You will create branded social / advertising assets against an agreed paid media plan

  • You will also be responsible for creating engaging branded content for our website, as well as physical assets, such as posters, sales packs etc

  • You will ensure a consistent look / feel is applied throughout campaign periods and ensuring integration across all channels.


 

Your Experience 

  • Comprehensive experience managing social media channels for businesses

  • Demonstrable and diverse portfolio of creative assets that have created a true and engaging representation of a brand

  • Ability to take a brief and run with it independently

  • Experience working in a consumer-driven marketing environment

  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication, leadership and influencing skills

  • A collaborative team player – concerned with team success as well as individual performance

  • Able to go beyond their brief to surprise and delight

  • We’d love for you to love cycling! A passion for all things bikes makes a career at Handlebars  both easier and more fulfilling!

 

Benefits

At Handlebars you will get:

  • A genuine opportunity for rapid professional growth

  • A salary that is competitive

  • Stock Options - we want you to be feel like an owner of the company

  • A fun, collaborative and flexible working environment in a values-driven company

  • Team discount on bike servicing, repairs and parts

 

To Apply 

Please submit your CV, along with a Cover Letter that answers the following questions:

  1. What excites you most about Handlebars as a company?

  2. Of the challenges in this role, which excites you the most and why?

  3. Please provide a link to your portfolio or recent project for us to take a look at your work!