Published: 10th NOVEMBER 2021

Volunteer after-school bike club organiser, Halterworth Primary School, Romsey

We would like to increase the options for children in the Romsey area to learn cycling skills. Halterworth School and Sustrans have teamed up to provide funding and a venue to train a volunteer from the local community to run after-school cycle coaching for groups of five to ten children aged 7 to 11.

  • Role: Community
  • Location: Romsey
  • Time commitment: Two to three hours a week, term time
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 20211109

Why become a bike club organiser volunteer?

This is an opportunity to develop skills in coaching and cycle maintenance. You will have support from a small team of friendly volunteers.

We want this role to be fun. We will support you with training, guidance, advice and equipment.

 

What does a Sustrans volunteer bike club organiser do?

You will plan, set up and deliver weekly bike skills sessions outdoors on the school grounds. You will need to adapt sessions or offer separate sessions to welcome children with additional needs.

The one-hour sessions will be fun and will aim to enhance the children’s enjoyment of riding a bike, as well as increase their cycling confidence and ability.

You will check that cycles, helmets and kit are safe and will keep the club’s equipment in safe working order. 

Risk assessments for the activities will need to be completed in advance and you will need to keep the local Sustrans officer and volunteer coordinator up to date on how it’s going.

 

What we're looking for

We're looking for someone who is:

  • an excellent communicator 
  • a good motivator
  • inspiring to children
  • enthusiastic, patient, kind and has a sense of fun
  • able to ride a bike confidently 
  • competent at basic bike maintenance. 

We welcome applicants with a wide range of skills but above all, we're looking for enthusiasm and commitment.

 

Time commitment

Two-three hours, once a week during term time including set-up and administrative time. Up to four days of training available, depending on previous experience and qualifications.

 

Training and support offered

The club will be able to use the playing field and junior playground. Tools and equipment will be provided.

Sustrans will also provide the following free training, where necessary:

  • Sustrans volunteer induction
  • Cycle skills coaching
  • Inclusive cycling workshop for working with children with additional needs
  • Safeguarding
  • Basic cycle maintenance
  • Emergency first aid

We will cover essential expenses that have been agreed with the Sustrans manager in advance.

Contact Natalie.martin@sustrans.org.uk for more information.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Sustrans

Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.

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