Project Manager/s - Love to Ride South Yorkshire

Love to Ride

South Yorkshire
£32,500 - £33,500 pa pro rata

Paid • Either • Fixed Term Contract 0117 9259184 Jack Windle

Reference: LTRYOTB1

Sectors: sustainable transport, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 12 June 2017

Project Manager – Love to Ride South Yorkshire

Purpose of Project Manager

To implement, manage and support Cycle September (formerly the National Cycle Challenge) in South Yorkshire and to ensure project targets are met within the agreed timescale.

Background Info

Love to Ride believe that life is better when we feel happy, healthy, energized and connected to the people and places around us. Riding a bike brings so many benefits to individuals, our communities and our planet.

A fun, professional and experienced Project Manager is required to join Love to Ride, a Bristol-based social business who specialise in designing and implementing behaviour change programmes that get more people riding. The Project Manager will be required to work across South Yorkshire to lead on and develop the best practice ‘Workplace Cycle Challenge’ programme.

Cycle September is a fun, free competition between workplaces in South Yorkshire (and nationally), to see which can encourage the most employees to cycle throughout the month.

Scope of Project Manager

The purpose of the Project Manager is to successfully deliver Cycle September, by creating and building business and co-promoter relationships with key contacts and within the identified target locations, encouraging organisations, the departments/teams within them and high numbers of people to take part. The primary aim is to engage 30-60+ large businesses and 1,000-2,000+ people to participate, of which 200-500+ participants will be ‘new-riders’. The focus will be on utilising existing riders to encourage new or inexperienced riders to ride a bike in September.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary roles and responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Work closely with our local and key project delivery partners and identified project leads.
  • Act as a central liaison for stakeholders and project partners, developing and maintaining effective working relationships and providing regular progress reports.
  • Encourage organisations to register and participate. This will involve: contacting potential businesses by phone and in person (sometimes with warm leads, cold leads will also need to be contacted & engaged); giving presentations; meeting with relevant staff & selling in the concept; running media stunts; distributing flyers to bike shops & co-promoters, on cycle paths & on parked bikes; promotion at local events etc.
  • Contact and engage local partner organisations and encourage them to promote Cycle September externally to their networks.
  • Source and manage sponsored incentives and prizes.
  • Identify suitable ‘Champions’ within participating organisations, develop effective working relations with them and provide on-going support so that they can promote Cycle September effectively internally and succeed at getting a high number of colleagues participating.
  • Deliver registration packs to Champions at registered organisations before Cycle Septemberand brief all Champions.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all participants and workplace Champions.
  • Support ‘Dr Bike' and 'Try-a-bike’ sessions at participating organisations or in central locations to provide access to bikes and facilitate participant involvement, particularly by new cyclists. These will be delivered by a key local project partner.
  • Contact and deliver prizes to the winners.
  • Carry out monitoring activities to help evaluate the project, e.g. collection of case studies, monitoring numbers at events.
  • Carry out any other duties defined by the Senior Project Manager that may be necessary to further the aims of the project.

Person Specification

As a Project Manager, you will be a friendly people-person who is excellent at building corporate relationships and capable of presenting and selling the Love to Ride concept and programme professionally face to face. An enthusiastic, quality driven self-starter, you will also have a can-do attitude and a structured approach to your work at all times. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sales and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with a target-orientated approach
  • Experience in project management and delivery
  • Dedicated ‘make it happen’ attitude
  • Effective at developing and maintaining relationships at all levels
  • Confident to work independently
  • Ability to be a crucial part of a professional team
  • Sector knowledge and ability to cycle safely
  • Sound knowledge of the local area and business sector
  • Confident in a wide range of IT applications


To the Senior Project Manager at Love to Ride.


This post will be hosted at a suitable location in or within easy reach of South Yorkshire. You will have full support and guidance from the highly experienced Love to Ride project team, based in Bristol. Some home/flexible working may be necessary and an adaptable approach to various working locations is essential.


This position is a fixed term contract over a four-month period from June - October, working for at least 70 days for a fixed fee of £8,750 plus a performance based bonus of up to £1,750. Full package is the equivalent of a £33,500 p.a. pro rata salary. For the right candidate/s there may also be further Project Management opportunities. We are open to recruiting a single Project Manager for the role or splitting it between two people; if you think you could be part of a Dream Duo, do submit a joint video and separate applications.

How to apply

Please download an application form from our recruitment page – and email your completed application to by 10am on Monday 12th June.

We’d also like you to submit a short video - just you talking directly to the camera, shot on a smartphone or webcam, would be fine – to support your application. You can upload the video onto YouTube (or similar) or email it to by 10am on Monday 12th June.

For any queries, please contact

In Summary

If you think you would be a perfect match for this role and are excited with the prospect of leading on this programme locally in South Yorkshire, we hope you enjoy making your video and we look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Have fun!

The Love to Ride Team

All these details can also be found on our recruitment page

For more information on Love to Ride please see our client-facing site and our local site

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