About the role
As the I Bike Officer for West Lothian, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.
You will engage with schools and communities across West Lothian; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.
You will work closely with West Lothian Council and other local partners, to support the delivery of on-road cycle training (Cycling Scotland, Bikeability levels 1 and 2) and aiding Bikeability Scotland Instructor training, allowing schools to cascade on-road cycle training (Bikeability Level 2) to pupils.
I Bike West Lothian has been running since 2015 and supports the work of a number of local teams including West Lothian Councils Transport Planning Team. If successful, you will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within the area.
You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14) and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.
You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.
Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
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· Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 05 March 2023
· Interviews will take place at the Sustrans Edinburgh Hub during the week beginning 13 March 2023. The opportunity to interview online via Microsoft Teams is also available.
A Sustrans wide pay review is pending, so the starting salary will be higher than currently advertised, as yet we do not have details of the new salary
At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.
We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.
You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.