At pedal me, we believe in looking after our people properly. That’s why our team are employees, not contractors.
There are a range of hours available: weekdays and weekends; part-time and full-time (between 18 hours and 38 hours per week). This flexibility means our employees can have a better work-life balance.
We pay our riders excellently for sector – with all bonuses included, top performing riders can expect to earn more than £30,000/year for full time work, with lowest performing riders being guaranteed at least London Living Wage – equivalent to about £22,000/year (but in practice no-one earns this little).
You’ll find that pedal me is an incredible place to work if you want to advance your career – we move quickly, get things done, and you will be given as much responsibility as you can handle.
You may have noticed that this industry is male-dominated – we certainly have. That’s why pedal me is actively seeking women. Because we believe that a workforce as diverse as the city will help us work better as an organisation. So, what are you waiting for? Click the headings below to find out more!
1 Rider Stream
We provide full training and all equipment necessary – be aware that the training and assessment is extremely thorough; a good attitude to learning is the key to success – more important than your starting point.
Once you have a cargo sign off you can start working for us on cargo jobs only, allowing you to earn while you improve your riding skills – both on the job and in specific training sessions with instructors.
The full passenger qualification (which is required within the first three months of employment to become a permanent employee) is usually failed first time – those who’ve failed multiple times include former cycle instructors; fire fighters who usually drive fire trucks; those who passed their driving test first time. It’s extremely hard – but you’ll have all the support you need if you’re willing to learn.
Once qualified, you’ll receive a combination of a set hourly wage plus commission (16.4% of what you earn for the company) – while you’re learning your trade we commit to a minimum of £11.05 / hr (London Living Wage) and we expect you’ll earn about £11.87 an hour once fully trained (average earnings), with top earners earning over £13/hr today, and imminent changes to commision structure likely to increase top earners to £13.50/hr+.
You also get Pedal Me Bonus paid quarterly – this can be up to £3k/year depending on company performance – and £250 referral bonus for every rider you refer to the company who reaches passenger qualification and clears probation (3 months).
Top performing riders today could earn: £13.50/hr => £26k/year + Pedal Me bonus up to £3k + 8x referral bonuses per year (£2k)= £31k PA. Those prepared to work weekends could earn even more – with a 25% anti-social hours top-up on basic pay, plus
As we gets busier and as we make improvements in efficiency commissions gradually increase – we’ve gone from paying £9/hr average in 2017 to £11.87/hr average today.
But benefits don’t end there – we supply a work phone; and we offer equity in the company after an initial work period; sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity leave and a supportive work environment for those with caring responsibilities.
We are keen to support your professional development. Our model is that, as far is practicable, all Pedal Me staff do some riding – and we’ll continue developing your rider skills getting you passenger, and then trailer sign-offs once you’ve done your initial training so that you can do a wider range of work.
Beyond that you could easily become our future Social Media whizz, New Business Lead, Web Developer or Mechanic. We’ll help you develop the skills needed depending on the direction you’d like to take.
Don’t believe us? Our General Manager for London, Piab, started off as a rider with us 3 years ago – today he leads a team of 70 people.
2 Mature/Experienced Leadership Stream
High flyer? Think you’ve got skills we need? Get in touch and we can look at how we could work together. We’re open to creating roles for people who we think have the potential to add something to what we do – a firm company ethos is “Everyone Rides” – this is a key part of our company culture, and a key part in how we ensure a more reliable service than anyone else – so essential that (even as a high flyer) you’re prepared to ride.
Interested in becoming one of our new Strategic Operations Officers?
Click on the following links to read up on the roles and responsibilities that we are looking for in our new Strategic Operations Officers and then apply by pressing on the button below.
Strategic Operations Officer (S.O.O) – Performance management Lead
Strategic Operations Officer (S.O.O) – Same Day Distribution and Fulfilment Lead