Charity registered in Scotland SC042541
As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, our activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
The Bike Big Revival Scotland is a community-based cycling programme, focused on supporting a range of local enterprises and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community activities.
Purpose of Role
To identify partners and stakeholders to support engagement with Big Bike Revival across a designated region of Scotland.
Scope of Role
To identify and support a broad range of community focused groups; for example, bike re-cycle centres, community organisations, social enterprises and established not for profit organisations to engage with the Big Bike Revival Scotland. BBR Scotland Officers are expected to work in partnership with local and national organisations to add value to existing work, avoid duplication and ensure the maximisation of resources.
The BBR Scotland Development Officer – Glasgow and the West will be responsible for engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across their region to support BBR Scotland activities. Part of the role will be to develop community cycle clubs or other sustainable community cycling groups. These groups will target new and novice cyclists by creating opportunities to cycle in a variety of settings, in an inclusive environment, that will increase levels of physical activity, encourage cycling as a mode of transport and present pathways to different types
of cycling (e.g. as a leisure activity). The resultant network of clubs will present an opportunity to address health, social and economic inequalities across a designated region. Officers will be tasked with building capacity and sustainability through the development of volunteers, the training of leaders and proactively networking Cycling UK groups across a region.
We have a great opportunity to join our team at Cycling UK as our Play Together on Pedals Glasgow/Glasgow Community Cycling Network Co-ordinator.
Play Together on Pedals and Glasgow Community Cycling Network:
Play Together on Pedals (PTOP) in Glasgow is a partnership project, led by Cycling UK, Play Scotland and Cycling Scotland. Initially funded as ‘Play on Pedals’ by the Peoples’ Postcode Lottery Dream Fund, the PTOP programme now includes family cycling opportunities and is part of the ‘Glasgow Community Cycling Network’ (GCCN) and funded by the Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme in Glasgow. This post is comprised of 22.5 hours per week on Play Together on Pedals Development Officer and 15 hours per week on Glasgow Community Cycling Network Co-ordinator
Purpose of Role:
The role of the Play Together on Pedals Development Officer is to support the programme development in early years settings, ensure families can access Play Together on Pedals through community based sessions and collaborate with the GCCN to enable more people to cycle in Glasgow for everyday journeys. The post holder will also act as the co-ordinator for the Glasgow Community Cycling Network, supporting the Network by co-ordinating joint events, liaising between partners, providing a secretariat for meetings and as the first point of contact for the Network.
Purpose of Role:
To support Cycling UK projects, including WheelNess, Play Together on Pedals and Edinburgh All ability Bike Centre (ABC), with project and line management support.
Scope of Role:The Project Manager will work across several Cycling UK projects in Scotland, working closely with the Head of Development Scotland, supporting Development Officers to deliver their projects with communities in an effective way. The postholder will line manage a team of Development Officers that work from home across Scotland, requiring a good level of understanding of the needs of different communities, including remote and rural populations as well as the ability to motivate a team working at a distance
Purpose of Role:
To work with Cycling UK Development Officers, Managers and the Head of Development Scotland across our projects in Scotland, providing administrative support on our busy and expanding programmes around the country.
Scope of Role:
The Administration Assistant will work across all Cycling UK projects in Scotland, working closely with Scotland Managers and the Head of Development Scotland to support our systems of reporting, grant making, training co-ordination and events. This postholder will require an excellent level of organisation and an ability to work across multiple projects, communicating with colleagues through mainly online systems and phone calls.
Purpose of Role:
To support the Big Bike Revival Scotland Communications Manager to develop Cycling UK in Scotland communications, ensuring that our work and the benefits of cycling are clearly communicated to the public, our members, funders and partners.
Scope of Role:
The Communications Assistant will work across all Cycling UK projects in Scotland, working closely with the Big Bike Revival Scotland Communications Manager to promote our growing portfolio of projects and communicate our impact to the public, our members, funders and partners.
This post is a full time 1 year fixed term contract with potential to extend.
Cycling UK is a UK wide cycling charity. We campaign across the four nations and locally for safe and attractive cycling conditions, as well as promoting cycling in all its forms for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through our local volunteer groups and nationally co-ordinated projects.
Collaborative campaigning by active travel groups including Cycling UK, through the Walk Cycle Vote campaign, has already led the Scottish Government to double its spending on active travel. To encourage and support people to get riding, Cycling UK also has a well- established development officer team who work across a range of different projects in local communities.
The Campaigns and Policy Manager is a new role intended to build on the engagement and influencing already undertaken in Scotland. The successful candidate will be expected to lead on Cycling UK’s campaigning and policy work in Scotland, reporting to Cycling UK’s Head of Campaigns and Advocacy. For campaigns this will require collaborative work with partner organisations and campaign groups/volunteers, liaising closely with other Cycling UK staff working in Scotland. For policy work this will require similar collaboration and liaison, plus engagement with Cycling UK’s Associate Director of Policy. For both policy and campaigns, the role will require landscape planning to scope and identify future opportunities and priorities for campaigning, lobbying, engagement and policy influencing.
The post requires excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to engage various audiences and understand policy issues. If you’ve got the political nous, people and campaigning skills, and the enthusiasm to champion cycling to get more people cycling then we want to hear from you.
The Big Bike Revival Scotland is a community based cycling programme, focused on supporting a range of local enterprises and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community activities. If you are enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual with a passion for cycling then we'd love to hear from you.
Sports / Outdoor Activities
6th December 2018
Run by Cycling UK, the Big Bike Revival is all about getting people onto bikes in their local community. We're looking for volunteers and community groups who may be interested in trying cycling or being involved in helping to set up local community cycling groups. This group/g… Read more