Published: 2nd AUGUST 2022

Bike It Plus Officer, Dorset

By helping to break down barriers to active travel, you will inspire school-age children, their families and staff at selected schools within the Dorset area to choose walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting for their journey to and from school, and for more of their everyday journeys.

  • Contract: Fixed term until 9th August 2023 (with possibility of an additional one-year extension (depending on funding)
  • Location: Dorchester Council offices with the flexibility of hybrid working
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £25,561 per annum (pro rata for part-time hours)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 15 August 2022
  • Reference: SUS3792

About the role

As our Bike It Plus Officer, you will help to break down barriers to active travel. You will inspire school-age children, their families and staff at selected schools within the Dorset area to choose walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting for their journey to and from school, and for more of their everyday journeys.

You will do this by engaging school communities in fun, informative activities, events and initiatives. You will also work with the local authority transport teams to maximise the benefits of all school active and sustainable travel programmes.

You will provide Dorset Council with support to raise awareness and encourage and enable more people to use new cycling and walking infrastructure by engaging with schools, residents, local workplaces and visitors.

As the Bike It Plus Officer, you will report to the Delivery Coordinator and work closely with another Dorset Bike It Plus Officer, the Volunteer Coordinator and local Sustrans volunteers. As a member of the England South team, you will connect with other delivery colleagues locally and across the South region, as well as behaviour change officers across Sustrans.

You should be based within the Dorset or nearby area with regular travel expected to schools and target areas within the local authority area. This role will also occasionally be required to travel outside the project area and to work at locations as necessary to undertake activities and attend events and training on behalf of Sustrans.

 

About you

You should have experience working with children and young people and have the ability to enthuse and engage with a wide audience, such as school staff, families, the wider community and local authority colleagues.

You will have experience in delivering group workshops and/or activities, as well as organising and planning events.

So if you have the ability to excite and motivate others, enjoy finding solutions and are committed to the promotion of active and sustainable transport, this could be the role for you!

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect.

 

Additional Information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 15 August 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 25 August 2022.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.

Family-friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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