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Development Officer

Cycling UK

Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, is on a mission to inspire a million more people onto their bikes.

8 May 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
30 May 2022

Cycling UK, the UK cycling charity, is on a mission to inspire a million more people onto their bikes. This is a chance for you to drive change within this innovative and engaging organisation, working to better lives through cycling. You will perform within a team of development officers based across Scotland to deliver Cycling UK's Rural Connections project effectively.

Delivering walking, wheeling, and cycling activities to audiences of all ages and abilities, whilst working with local organisations to facilitate activities in the community to enable travel, you really will have the opportunity to change people’s lives.

Scope of Role

This role will primarily deliver the Scottish Borders Rural Connection project, acting as the first point of contact for participants, partners, and other stakeholders. The postholder will also have responsibility for the coordination of Cycling UK’s Shift! project in Scottish Borders, which focuses on supporting community organisations to deliver behaviour change activities that will help people swap the car for a cycle for everyday journeys.

Specific Duties and responsibilities

  • To deliver activities that are set out in the project plan(s), working across projects, and as agreed with the Senior Projects Officer and Programme Manager
  • To ensure the projects deliver on their milestones and targets, recording and storing monitoring data in the way set by the Senior Project Officer, to ensure that the project activities are delivered on time and within budget.
  • To support the evaluation of the projects by ensuring the collection of monitoring and evaluation data and supporting the Senior Projects Officer, Research and Evaluation Manager and the Communications Manager with the generation of case studies, press releases and reports.
  • To use social media and web resources to create and support active travel activities across the designated region.
  • To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored by the SPOs and Programme Manager
  • To work closely with local partners, stakeholders, projects, and programmes to use resources most effectively in the delivery of the projects
  • To be an ambassador for cycling and the positive impact it can have on physical and mental well-being and community development.
  • To undertake other duties as required by the Director of Behaviour Change & Development and Head of Development Scotland.
  • To follow and always abide by Cycling UK’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality.
  • Some weekend and out of hours work may be necessary, together with occasional travel to Cycling UK’s head office in Guildford.

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The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 30 May 2022.

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Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Salary information
from £ 24,500

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