Based in Byker and Chester-le-Street, we take donated or found bikes and we refurbish them and sell them to fund our charitable objectives, or we give them away. We believe in getting more people onto bikes as they are great for the environment and address a variety of social issues too.
We are recruiting for two voluntary positions to join our Board of Trustees: Treasurer and Trustee.
As Treasurer, you would be the financial steward of our charity, ensuring that resources are managed efficiently and transparently. Your expertise in finance, budgeting, and financial planning would be crucial in maintaining the sustainability of our operations and supporting the growth of our initiatives. We are looking for someone with a professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA). You’ll need proven experience in a similar role, preferably in the not-for-profit sector, and you’ll have a sound knowledge of the financial regulations and reporting requirements for charitable organisations, as well as analytical and strategic planning skills. The role will involve working with RyB’s finance manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day finances of the charity, and of course you’ll have an ability to communicate your work effectively to all your fellow trustees and stakeholders.
If you’d prefer a more general role, we are also looking for a new Trustee. As a Trustee you’d play a key role in setting our direction and overseeing our work, contributing to our Board meetings on a diverse range of topics. You’ll have the skills needed to help us meet our objectives as a charity, but previous experience as a trustee is not essential. Your passion for cycling, community development and for the environment will enrich our decision-making process and would help us make a lasting impact in the north-east.

Our Board of Trustees meets once every two months on a Thursday evening in Byker, and also organizes sub-meetings and special projects in between. We also encourage trustees to volunteer in our bike shops, workshops or outreach activities so they can get to know the charity well.

About Recyke y’bike: Recyke y’bike is a charity and limited company established in 2006. The charity leases property in Byker and Chester-le-Street. Bikes are donated or we collect abandoned bikes. These are refurbished by a team of staff and volunteers and then sold at a minimal price to cover running costs, or they are given away to people in need. We also provide formal and informal training in bike maintenance through community outreach so that more people have the skills to keep their bikes in good repair. You can visit our website for more information.

How to apply
See more about the role of a general Trustee here.

If you’d like to discuss either role before applying, please contact Graham, our Chair of the Board for an informal chat:

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you would be able to help us to

Closing date: March 1st 2024