Community Engagement Officer - Room to Roam Green Travel Hub

Huntly and District Development Trust

Huntly, Aberdeenshire
£23,000 - £25,350 pa (pro-rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: HDDT/016

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 21st October 2018   2 days left

POST TITLE: Community Engagement Officer - Room to Roam Green Travel Hub
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term until end of Feb 3rd, 2019, part-time (25 hrs/wk), potential for extension until March 2019 and for flexible working
REPORTS TO: Room to Roam Green Travel Hub Project Manager
REMUNERATION: £23,000 - £25,350 per annum (pro-rata), depending on skills and experience

Background and Job Purpose

Huntly and District Development Trust (HDDT) is an active community anchor organisation serving the market town of Huntly, Aberdeenshire and its wider rural catchment. Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), CarPlus and Aberdeenshire Council HDDT has been able to develop and promote an innovative rural Green Travel Hub for Huntly and District.

HDDT, in partnership with CoMoUK, is currently seeking a motivated individual for the role of Community Engagement Officer to work with a range of stakeholders to ensure successful promotion of the Huntly Car Club and eBike elements of the Room to Roam Green Travel Hub. The post-holder will be responsible for leading the project on behalf of HDDT.

Project goals

  • To engage with 200 residents in Huntly to promote the local bike share scheme, car club and ride-share schemes
  • To sign up 15+ new members to these schemes
  • To understand people’s attitudes to, and awareness of, shared transport schemes
  • To identify opportunities to modify marketing and/or operational models of schemes to attract new members
  • To write a report on the project and its findings

Main Functions

  • Promote the Co-Wheels Huntly Car Club and eBike schemes within the community
  • Research local businesses and assess the potential for them to use the schemes
  • Contact, and attend meetings with, local businesses to promote the schemes to them
  • Arrange and attend local events to promote the schemes (e.g. through having a stand, or presenting)
  • Promotion through social media
  • Monitor engagement (both qualitatively and quantitatively)
  • Help to write a report on the findings of the project
  • Liaise with HDDT and CoMoUK throughout the project

The role may also include:

  • Arranging events, such as demonstration opportunities to show people how to use the car club vehicles
  • Any other tasks as necessary to assist with the delivery of this project

Required Skills

A. Essential

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under own initiative and under minimal supervision. Can work well as part of a small dynamic team, and has the good judgement on when to bring in others
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Awareness of, and interest in, sustainable transport
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours as required, including attending meetings and events in the evenings and at weekends
  • Confident, competent, and responsible in the use of social media

B. Desirable

  • Experience of engaging with the both the public and businesses
  • Knowledge of shared transport schemes
  • Awareness of, and interest in, behaviour change
  • Experience of writing reports
  • Knowledge of Huntly
  • Willingness to travel sustainably for work
  • Sales/marketing background an advantage

Reporting Relationships (This job is indicated by *)

HDDT Members
HDDT Board of Directors
HDDT Development Manager
HDDT Room to Roam Green Travel Hub Project Manager
HDDT Community Engagement Officer (*)


  • The postholder will operate from the HDDT office. By agreement, from time to time he/she will also be able to work from home or other location as appropriate.
  • The post suits a positive, outgoing person who is down to earth and can deliver real and tangible results.
  • The post-holder is entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year (pro-rata). This includes public holidays.

Further Information

For informal enquiries about this position please e-mail: You can either pose questions for us to answer by e-mail or leave a telephone number and one of our team will call you back. Either way, we will respond as soon as possible.

Closing date: Sunday 21st October, applicants should send to

  • A letter of application explaining your interest in the post (2 pages of A4 max)
  • Your CV, including your contact details
  • The names and contact details of two referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer. These referees may be contacted by HDDT prior to your interview. If you do not wish your referees to be contacted unless you are offered the job please indicate this clearly in your letter of application.

Thank you for your interest in the vacancy and in Huntly and District Development Trust.

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