Campus Cycling Officers

Cycling Scotland

Various locations, Scotland
£8.75/hour

Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary

www.brightgreenbusiness.org.uk lucy@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk 01316035040 Lucy Crockert

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 23rd July 2018   3 days left


Background

Cycling Scotland's Cycle Friendly Campus Internship Programme is running for a third year. The Programme is offering students and graduates the opportunity to work as Campus Cycling Officer at universities and colleges across Scotland. 14 positions are available in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Paisley, South Lanarkshire, Fife and St Andrews. 

Cycling Scotland’s vision is a sustainable, inclusive and healthy Scotland where anyone, anywhere can enjoy all the benefits of cycling. Cycling Scotland is a recognised Scottish Charity SCO29760. Cycling Scotland work with a range of partners towards the aims of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) which carries the shared vision of ‘10% of all journeys, by bike, by 2020’. The Cycle Friendly Campus Award is aimed at encouraging and supporting colleges and universities across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of students and staff travelling by bike.

The Role

Working in partnership with Bright Green Business with the support of Transport Scotland, Cycling Scotland seek to identify interns to support campus-based cycling development projects across Further and Higher Education campuses across Scotland.

The candidate will take on the role of Campus Cycling Officer (CCO) and support the Sustainability, Health & Wellbeing , Estates team and/or the Students Association (or other relevant department) in delivering cycling projects and activities aimed at getting staff and students travelling by bicycle.

With support from a mentor, the CCO will be put in charge of a small budget and tasked with the responsibility of designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a cycling project.

Key Duties:

  • Support the preparation, development and delivery of cycling initiatives on campus in order to support behaviour change and progress towards/maintain Cycle Friendly status,
  • Gather and analyse data relating to cycling activity, in order to prepare and present relevant information and recommendations to colleagues, stakeholders and sponsors
  • Undertake a gap analysis of cycling provision on campus and verify key priorities by engaging with staff and students
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships which support the college’s efforts to make cycling an attractive travel choice, linking in with wider programmes, initiatives and events
  • Establish and/or develop and maintain appropriate communication channel(s) relevant to cycling development projects
  • Lead on the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of a cycling project(s) and activities which reflect key priorities and feedback from stakeholder engagement
  • Assist colleagues to develop and maintain an up to date Cycling Action Plan which will form the basis of future funding bids / opportunities and delivery of cycling initiatives.
  • Identify and assist in applying to/securing funding when and where appropriate.

The Candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is committed to promoting the benefits of cycling as a healthy, sustainable and affordable travel option.

Experience of organising and running events would be an advantage whilst good communication skills, initiative and the ability to engage with varied audiences is essential.

This is an excellent development opportunity and we are keen to receive applications from students seeking a career in environmental sustainability, health and/or transport.

Applications are open to graduates and students and those with equivalent knowledge and experience.

ESSENTIAL

  • An enthusiasm for and appreciation of the benefits of cycling
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence others
  • Able to manage own workload and contribute to team objectives

DESIRABLE

  • Knowledge of active travel, environmental, health and sustainability programmes and initiatives in Scotland
  • Experience of workshop and event planning and delivery
  • Experience of creating action plans and developing strategies
  • Experience of engaging and managing stakeholders
  • Experience of managing projects and budgets

Positions are available at the following institutions: 

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Queen Margaret University 
  • South Lanarkshire College
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of the West of Scotland + West College Scotland
  • City of Glasgow College + University of Strathclyde
  • Fife College
  • Glasgow Clyde College
  • University of Glasgow + Glasgow School of Art
  • Edinburgh College
  • Forth Valley College 

Please apply through our website: https://www.brightgreenbusines...


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