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Big Bike Revival - Cycling Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Home based covering West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk and Scottish Borders
  • Closing 1st October 2019


  • Advertised from 10th September 2019
  • This role is being offered part-time (4 or 5 days per week) until end of March 2020, with possibility of an extension subject to funding

Role

More exciting Scottish posts, come and join the team ........ we are looking for a part time or full time Big Bike Revival Cycling Development Officer to cover the West/East Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk and Scottish Boarders area.

Big Bike Revival Scotland

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 – East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian, Falkirk and Scottish Borders 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.

Application notes

For further information and to apply go to: https://www.cyclinguk.org/announcement/big-bike-revival-cycling-development-officer-west-lothian-east-lothian-midlothian

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 1 October 2019 and note that interviews will take place in Tweedbank, Scottish Borders on Tuesday 8 October, 2019.