Jul 17, 2021

Community Activator, West Midlands - British Cycling - Salary £20,000.00 p.a - Closing date 30 July 2021

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  • West Midlands, UK
Full time Community

Job Description

British Cycling is one of the world’s most successful sports governing bodies. From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, we are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain. Our growing membership of over 145,000 members is testament to the appetite for cycling nationwide.

Our Regional Teams are crucial to our mission of Making Britain a Great Cycling Nation. We are currently looking to recruit a Community Activator for the Combined West Midlands Authority. This is a home-based role and you will be given all the tools and support to ensure your success in the role. The role exists to develop, deliver and grow the reach of recreation cycling in the West Midlands community with a key focus on specific targeted infrastructures, activity and communities. This is a great opportunity for you to really make an impact at community level and encourage local people to get involved with cycling.

Now is an exciting time to join British Cycling, our team are about to compete at the Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic games. Our people are central to our success. Are you enthusiastic, up for a challenge, dedicated to making a difference and most important of all willing to get stuck in? If so, then we are very interested in hearing from people like you.

You will also enjoy a generous benefits package that includes, Free Race Gold membership, Cycle to Work scheme, a generous group pension, free eye tests, an employee assistance programme, Mental Health training and support and free uniform and kit to do the job.

Key Responsibilities (please refer to role profile for further detail):
• Maintain and develop new partnerships and relationships within the local communities within the designated area to provide British Cycling with the most effective routes to market to deliver its recreation programmes.
• Develop, coordinate, and contribute to the delivery of a local recreation programme for adults, families, and children and young people. Developing the local workforce and community volunteers to ensure sustainability of the local programme.
• Ensure an integrated and coherent pathway of cycling opportunities is in place for the designated area. Linking recreational cycling with clubs, schools, businesses and others. Targeting non-cyclists, returning cyclists and those with low physical activity levels.
• Develop and coordinate a local network group for recreational cycling to maximise participation in the designated area.
• Where applicable, support the work of Go Ride Community Coaches to deliver a coordinated programme.
• Support, and build capacity through bespoke education course delivery, expanding access to courses to upskill the volunteer and paid workforce in the designated area.
• Support the delivery of mass participation events in conjunction with the HQ and regional teams.
• Extend the use of British Cycling tools, products and services through the effective delivery of the recreation programme.
• Work with local communities to develop the recreation pathway, raising awareness of the work of British Cycling, growing and diversifying participation and supporting more people to cycle more frequently.

The key skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for are:
• A good knowledge of cycling and/or sport and physical activity delivery and of current developments in cycling in terms of the transport, health and recreational agendas.
• A current UKCC Level 1 or Level 2 certificate in Coaching Cycling qualification is desirable (or equivalent or above).
• Demonstrated presentation skills relating to a range of audiences but with a specific focus on community engagement.
• Good organisational and project coordination skills and experience of achieving targets. Able to prioritise, plan and manage competing demands.
• Educated to minimum GCSE standard or equivalent with significant experience of working in sport administration and governance in a predominantly volunteer led environment.
• A current BC Ride Leader qualification or equivalent is desirable.
• Relevant knowledge and experience of working with community groups and with specific target groups.
• Experience of growing participation by establishing, delivering and co-ordinating participation programmes for participants in community settings.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Package including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• Organised, flexible and positive with a ‘can do’ approach, able to prioritise and work under pressure in a fluid, evolving environment.
• A level of marketing and social media background.
• High integrity, objectivity and an advocate for change who is personally flexible and has a hands-on approach.
• Influence and negotiation skills. (linked to sales for ride leader course growth and awareness).

To apply, please complete the online application form with your supporting evidence.

British Cycling values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010). We particularly encourage applications from women, and individuals from all minority ethnic communities.

For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page www.britishcycling.org.uk.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

Closing Date for applications – 30th July 2021

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