Project Officer - Electric Bike Share Scheme

Lochaber Environmental Group

Fort William, Scottish Highlands
£14,400 pa (0.6 FTE of £24,000) + 8% employer contribution to pension scheme

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] 07899783279 Kate Willis

Sectors: sustainable transport, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 8th March 2021   Closes today

An exiting opportunity has arisen to join Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) as a Project Officer to help deliver the Fort William Electric Bike Share Scheme.

Job purpose

The Project Officer will support the ebike share scheme Project Manager to ensure successful delivery of the project by September 2022. Responsibilities will include organising and running community and business engagement events, including guided ebike rides, helping organise installation of the scheme infrastructure, maintenance of the scheme ebikes following training, helping with project administration, monitoring and reporting.  The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Low Carbon Travel and Transport (LCTT) Challenge Fund, and Highland Council.

The ebike share scheme will use electric bike share equipment and technology to deliver a state-of-the-art active travel system comprising up to 80 electric bikes and 10 docking stations for securing and charging bikes, and advanced IT solutions, including GPS to track bikes, trip routing and security. The ebike share scheme will provide easy access to electric bikes to encourage residents and visitors to the area to use ebikes for local journeys, with charging stations at key locations around Fort William including the town centre, transport centre, and residential suburbs. Community and business engagement is an important part of the project to raise awareness about the scheme, improve bike riding skills and confidence, and increase the number of residents riding ebikes on a daily basis.

About Lochaber Environmental Group

Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) is a community-led charity based in Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of the UK.  LEG works on a local scale to benefit people and the environment. We run a wide range of projects to tackle climate change, reduce our environmental impact, and bring our community together. The Fort William ebike share scheme will complement our other active travel projects to promote cycling in Lochaber, help people reduce their car use, and reduce carbon emissions.

Successful applicants will ideally have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A passion for cycling and knowledge of all types of cycling
  • Experience of marketing and promotion
  • Experience of delivering events, training or workshops
  • Training and qualification as a cycle ride leader
  • A recognised qualification and/or experience in bike maintenance and repair
  • The ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Application Process

To apply, please email by 5 pm on Monday 8th March to [email protected] attaching your completed job application form detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience fit the essential and desirable criteria for the position.

The Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be Downloaded Here or email [email protected] for more information.

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 15th March online via Zoom.

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