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Top job! Community Outreach Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Perth (with responsibilities in Perth and Dundee)
  • Closing 8th June 2020


  • Advertised from 30th March 2020
  • Fixed Term 31st March 2021 (with the view to extend dependent on funding) 21 hours per week

Role

The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.

The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.

The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.

The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set up an Active Travel Action Plan with a Perth and Dundee Community.
  • Support the Bike Station’s membership scheme.
  • Develop and deliver activities to support the Bike Station’s Community as a Cycle Friendly Community.
  • Providing advice to these Communities on cycling opportunities, cycling best practice, in combination with the Cycle Friendly Award Officer.
  • Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
  • To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
  • To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
  • Work with the Bike Station team.
  • 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.

Person Specification

Experience:

  • Delivering behaviour change programmes using a community development approach.
  • Partnership working with local authorities, community planning partners and the community and voluntary sector.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision; enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Good level of IT literacy including use of MS Office suite.
  • Good understanding and experience of community development theory and practice.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the workings of the community and voluntary sector.
  • Understanding of local and national social policy.
  • Developing and delivering projects in seldom heard communities.
  • Excellent track record of organising, promoting and carrying through events.
  • Leading group workshops and training activities.
  • Contributing to successful funding applications.

Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of the community and voluntary sector.
  • Good time-management skills and attention to detail.
  • Innovative, analytical and a great problem solver.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of participatory processes of community engagement.

Application notes

Please complete and return the application form to recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk


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