Community Activator, Nottingham - British Cycling - Salary 20,000 - Closing date 25 October 2021
Community Activator - Nottingham
Championing a lifelong passion for cycling
Why British Cycling?
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 160,000 members is testament to the appetite for cycling nationwide.
Our Regional Teams are crucial to our mission of ‘Lead our Sport, Inspire our Communities’. We are currently looking to recruit a Community Activator in partnership with Nottingham City Council. The role will be based within Nottingham City 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 Nottingham across its 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!
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.
In this role of a Community Activator, you will:
Maintain and develop new partnerships and relationships within the local communities and with other local cycling delivery partners within Nottingham 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.
Feed into the Regional Development plan ensuring 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
Work with local communities and workplaces 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
Support, and build capacity through bespoke education course delivery, expanding access to courses to upskill the volunteer and paid workforce in the designated area.
The key skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for are:
We are keen to hear from candidates with sound knowledge of cycling and/or sport and the associated physical activity delivery. Candidates should be aware of the current developments in cycling in terms of the transport, health and recreational agendas and should have a track record in partnership working and development where partnership programme and project delivery can be demonstrated with good organisational and project coordination skills and experience of achieving able to prioritise, plan and manage competing demands. Experience of using Social media to promote and engage audiences is desirable.
This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required.
British Cycling values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone. For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page www.britishcycling.org.uk.