Cycling Friendly Award Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Perth, with some delivery in Dundee
  • Closing 28th June 2020


  • Advertised from 5th May 2020
  • £9,600 - 14 hours per week.

Role

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.

As a Cycling Friendly Service Centre The Station is Cycling Scotland’s local delivery partner in Perth and Dundee.

Purpose of Role

The Cycling 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 Cycling Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Dundee 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 regular travel across Perth, Kinross and Dundee. The key responsibilities include:

  1. Managing the delivery of the Cycling Friendly Award programme in Perth, Kinross and Dundee.
  2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycling Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria are met by carrying out site assessments and issuing action plans through the Cycling Friendly website
  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 cycling best practice, funding opportunities, supporting applications for Cycling Friendly development grant funding to improve cycling facilities, etc.
  6. Completing regular project reports to Cycling Scotland and recording all activity on the Cycling Friendly website.
  7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to complement the national Cycling Friendly Employer newsletter with locally relevant information.
  8. Attendance at regular Cycling Friendly assessor meetings and workshops hosted by Cycling Scotland.
  9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
  10. Support the development of case studies from notable Cycling Friendly organisations.
  11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored by the Office Manager.
  12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
  13. To comply with all current legislation and The Bike Station 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

Closing date: 28th June

Please submit completed application form to recruitment@thebikestation.org.uk


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