Greater Manchester Bike Buddy Co-ordinator

Wheels for All

Greater Manchester
£22,295 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Friday, 8th July 2022  

Contract: Full time / Fixed term contract for 12 months
£22,295.00 FT role
Initially to be based across Greater Manchester and working closely with Transport for Greater Manchester


Bike Buddy gives disabled people and those leading a sedentary lifestyle the opportunity to be active through cycling. It creates a cycling culture for each of the partner organisations involved in the project.

The Bike Buddy begins with support from Wheels for All, and then through regular engagement passes through to an individual’s support network, giving people the appropriate training to guide and mentor an individual in their care to cycle & be active. The programme focusses on giving people the skills, knowledge and therefore the confidence to cycle from their front door or from the settings of their care and support organisation.

The aim of this project is to ‘test and learn’ through a range of innovative approaches that enable disabled people and their support networks to experience cycling as a credible choice for disabled people and wherever possible weave into lifestyle by creating a long-lasting cycling culture in their settings.

Project co-ordination

To effectively deliver a successful project, we need to GM-wide Bike Buddy co-ordinator who will oversee the engagement and retention of inclusive cycling opportunities for those who have limited or no previous experience and want to cycle for health and social engagement reasons. Ideally, you will have first-hand experience in engaging and working with at least one of the following: community-based organisations; social enterprises; the voluntary sector; or statutory public services.

You must be self-motived, creative and be confident in setting your own priorities and delivering within a timescale. You will also be a key local contact across the network and stakeholders, enabling opportunities to cycle in an inclusive manner. You will also support the Wheels for All activities based at the Debdale Park location.

Key Components

  • Developing & delivering an inclusive cycling activities in coalition with disability organisations
  • Understanding the need and demand from participants and partner organisations.
  • Delivering inclusive activities needed and appropriate for the target audience.
  • Designing and delivering appropriate training and induction programmes focussed on the participants and their support settings.
  • The creation of cross departmental partnerships bringing together transport, leisure, education, children’s services, adult social care, and health sector.

Please request an application pack by emailing [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th July and interviews will be week commencing 11th July

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