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Senior Project Officer

Cycling UK

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

17 Jun 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

At Cycling UK, we imagine a country where everyone is able to cycle. Where the streets are free of congestion and the air is clean to breathe. As the UK’s cycling charity, we inspire more people to ride, making our streets safer for cyclists and opening up traffic-free routes to reach our vision of millions more people cycling across the UK.

Cycling UK’s extensive experience of engaging with people from all walks of life means we recognise the barriers, challenges and perceptions that can deter people from trying cycling. Cycling Made E-asy is an exciting new scheme funded by the Department for Transport and run by Cycling UK and partners to get more people cycling. Delivering activities such as ‘try and ride’ sessions or long-term e-cycles loans from top brands such as Raleigh, Specialized, Islabikes, Brompton and many more, this programme really will help to make e-cycling a regular part of daily life.

At this time of significant growth and expansion we have an exciting opportunity for a senior project officer to support the project management and delivery of this pioneering national pilot scheme, the nature of which demands delivery to be achieved at pace whilst hitting stretching targets. By directing key audiences to events and successful line management of a team of behaviour change officers, the successful candidate will be integral to the success of this exciting behaviour change programme.

Purpose of the Role

To support the project management and delivery of a national pilot scheme, this role will support delivery across all workstreams of the programme, including community events and workplace engagement. The nature of this programme demands delivery to be achieved at pace whilst hitting stretching targets. The senior project officer will help direct key audiences to events and support other project officers in their delivery. The role will line manage a team of behaviour change officers, ensuring objects and KPI’s are meet and feed into the monitoring team.

Scope of the Role

This role is integral to ensuring we create and deliver cycling opportunities which are inclusive, sociable, and sustainable and meet 3 main deliverables of this national programme.

This role will be tasked to manage a team of 3 behaviour change officers, responsible for working across all deliverables of the programme. You will help foster key relationships in the designated local areas with stakeholders who have an interest in, or an affiliation to the programme. Through line management of the behaviour change officers, the senior project officer will oversee budget management and progress against targets to ensure key KPI’s are met.

Specific Duties:

  1. To effectively line manage, motivate, and develop a team of behaviour change officers.
  2. To work alongside programme managers with the planning and implementation of the national pilot scheme, ensuring the 3 key deliverables and their associated targets are meet
  3. To build positive local relationships that support the programme and help drive beneficiary numbers
  4. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored by the Heads of department
  5. In partnership with the programme manager, co-ordinate monitoring and evaluation activities including collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. To ensure that behaviour change officers and partner organisations are aware of and adhere to protocols around data collection and protection.
  6. To be an ambassador for cycling and the positive impact it can have on physical and mental well-being and community development
  7. To undertake other duties as required
  8. To follow and abide by Cycling UK’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual at all times including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality.
  9. Some weekend and out of hours work may be necessary.

Overseeing budget management and carefully assessing progress against targets and KPIs are key responsibilities of this influential role. Tell us why you are the person to drive success!

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1. Check out the job description and person specification (Job Description and Person Specification)

2. Complete an application form (Application Form) expressing why you are the right candidate for this opening

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Employee benefits

Apply before 9am on Friday 01 July 2022

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Event Management
Salary information
£ 29,880 - 33,200

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