Mountain Bike Host

  • Employer BikePark Wales
  • Town / City Merthyr Tydfil
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 21/02/2022
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Job Title: MTB Host

Reporting to: Head Coach

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

About BikePark Wales

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, descending on Myndd Gethin, a 491-metre summit.

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, bike shop, bike hire, coaching and events but an ambitious development plan is now underway to both improve the existing services and add new products to the existing site.

The Role

We are looking for an energetic, responsible, and enthusiastic MTB rider to join our team as an MTB Host.

The post holder will deliver hosting experiences on site, the predominant sessions will be our new ‘Green experience’ offer, which is aimed at MTB beginners.

You will be responsible for the visitor’s experience from start to finish, therefore you must have a positive, engaging, fun personality, with superb communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for, previous experience with and great understanding of quality visitor experience. You will need to have a confident & calm demeanour, with the ability to control a group of visitors, including children.

Reliability and adaptability are vital for this role, as are excellent interpersonal, and organisational.

BikePark Wales aims to be the best hosting venue in the UK and we expect our MTB Hosts to deliver excellent experiences and be professional, at all times.

 Duties and Responsibilities to include:

  • Delivering engaging MTB hosting experiences to our visitors
  • Complete the full Host training schedule and adhere to the training given
  • Follow and deliver the Beginner experiences as set out in your training manual
  • Welcome our visitors at the start of their visit, processing their bookings & issuing passes
  • Ensure that all visitors have completed the ‘Acceptance of Risk’ documents prior to riding
  • Engaging with our visitors to share information they will need for their day but also share upcoming events
  • Responsible for the safety of our visitors in your care, supported by training and onsite team
  • Review and check your safety and first aid kits at the beginning of each session
  • Ensure your bike and your visitor’s bikes are suitable and safe to ride, working with the Mechanics team
  • Representing BikePark Wales – you must without exception, wear the sponsored kit provided

General team duties:

  • 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

Key skills:

  • A proficient mountain biker
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for and previous experience of quality visitor experience.
  • Exceptional personal standards and understanding of customer service.
  • The ability to motivate and engage visitors with your enthusiastic and motivational personality
  • The ability to be adaptable and calm under pressure
  • Organisation and planning skills and a good eye for detail. Identifying a potential problem and acting quickly to resolve it
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to build strong relationships, internally and externally across all teams, strong communication skills.
  • A hard working and adaptable manner, with a solid common-sense approach

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to communicate in the Welsh language
  • British Cycling Level 1 Guiding or above – Willingness to complete
  • Enhanced DBS certificate – Willingness to complete
  • First Aid Qualifications – Willingness to complete


Note: The details contained in this Job Description summarise the main expectations of the role at the date it was prepared. 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.

BikePark Wales welcomes enquiries and applications from everyone and values diversity in the workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

BikePark Wales is responsible for deciding how it holds and uses personal information about you and complies with all data protection law and principles. Any personal information that you provide to us during the recruitment process will be stored on a computer to assist with the administration of the recruitment process.

 We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role;
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable;
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process;
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes; and
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you but we will not store your personal information for any longer than is necessary.

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