Rock Up & Ride Project Coordinator: Scottish Cycling

Contract type: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term until 31st August 2022

Salary:  £21,000 to £23,500 (subject to relevant experience)

Reporting to:  Rock Up & Ride Project Manager

Closing date: Monday 25th October with interviews conducted Thursday 4th November.

Scottish Cycling is the National Governing Body for cycle sport in Scotland. We are the voice of our sport and the largest cycling membership organisation in Scotland, representing the aspirations of our community.

Our strategy, Developing a Nation of Cyclists, details our mission, vision and values and outlines how we will deliver activities across our four strategic themes of Lead, Grow, Support and Partner.  Working across six different disciplines of cycling, we are committed to developing a nation of cyclists, maximising participation for all and delivering international success.

The Club Development & Participation Team at Scottish Cycling are a friendly and inclusive group. We are looking forward to receiving applications from people who would like to be a part of growing, diversifying, and having a sustainable impact on cycling. As a team we want to improve cycling opportunities in Scotland, because we know that sport has the power to change lives.

At the heart of recruitment for this position is finding the right person, the knowledge to do the job is secondary. We will provide all the required training to carry out this role successfully, if you are unsure if your experience fits, then please get in touch. We would be delighted to speak to you.

Rock Up & Ride Project

Scottish Cycling’s Rock Up & Ride project is a series of fun, free and easy to access sessions, which link directly with a cycling club, aimed at delivering a long-term increase in cycling activity and consequently behavioural change.

By giving the participant something fun to do with their bike, and a means of developing their skills and confidence, they will see greater value in the bike and the independence it can give them. This will increase the likelihood of that participant using the bike for everyday journeys such as cycling to school, the shops, or other short journeys.

Delivered at eight pilot sites across Scotland, each benefiting from a dedicated cycling facility and an existing cycling community, the Rock Up & Ride programme aims to demonstrate and evidence the ability to grow cycle sport in a sustainable manner, alongside ensuring that all school aged children have free access to a bike.

Job Purpose

This post is funded by Transport Scotland and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the day-to-day activities of the Scottish Cycling Rock Up & Ride project, working directly with the Rock Up & Ride Project Manager. You will play a pivotal role in the project, working closely with our nominated clubs to understand their needs for the project and to help facilitate the delivery of programmes at each of the sites. Additionally, you will develop relationships with key suppliers and other partners who are involved in the delivery of the project.

The Rock Up & Ride Project Coordinator will support the Project Manager with the gathering of key project metrics and outputs, which are required to be reported to Transport Scotland on a monthly or quarterly basis. You will also work with the Club Development Team, to help develop new clubs, where they don’t currently exist. Towards the end of the project in August 2022, you will also work with the Rock Up & Ride Project Manager and Head of Club Development and Participation, to provide a final project report and business case, to Transport Scotland.

Other Information

This is a fixed term, full-time post, with flexible working hours, working a minimum of 37.5 hours per week. There are likely to be times when you will need to spend some time working in the evenings and at weekends.

This post can be home based within the mainland of Scotland, however regular travel to meet with clubs and partners, from Inverness down to the Scottish Borders, along with members of the project team, is to be expected. Reasonable travel, accommodation and administrative expenses incurred in carrying out this position are reimbursed in line with the Scottish Cycling’s Business Travel and Expenses policy.

Recruitment process

Scottish Cycling is committed to selecting staff solely based on their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and welcomes application from all sections of the community.

Further information and applications

CLOSING DATE: Monday 25th October at 10am

Date published: 11 October 2021
Date updated: 11 October 2021

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