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Community Partnership Outreach Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Perth
  • Closing 20th May 2019

  • Advertised from 19th April 2019
  • Contract: Part-time fixed-term (24 hours per week) until 31st March 2020 (with possibility for extension depending on funding)


Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station

The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.

The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.

Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).

The project will provide:

● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;

● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;

● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,

● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.

The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.

The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.

Specific Duties

The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:

1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.

2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.

3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.

4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.

5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.

6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.

7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.

8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.

9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.

10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.

11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.

12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.

13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.

Person Specification

· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .

· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.

· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.

· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.

· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload

Application notes

An Application Form is attached below

Post funded by Cycling Scotland and Paths for All.