Development officer

June 12, 2024
£26330 - £26330

Job Description

Development officer – Shetland

Location: Home-basedSalary: £26,330 – £29,256Hours: 37.5Department: Behaviour Change and Development (Scotland)Job Type: Full timeContract Type: Fixed Term Contract

There’s never been a better time to join the team at Cycling UK! We have an ambitious new strategy that we’re launching in April 2024 – and we want you to be part of it. There are loads of reasons to love cycling, even if you’re not someone who cycles. From cutting pollution, to making us healthier and happier, cycling can help us all thrive.

The role

Cycling UK believes that cycling enriches people’s lives and is an essential ingredient in happier, healthier communities. Our mission is to enable millions more people to cycle, and our development projects across Scotland are a vital part of achieving that mission.

This project will bring the learning from all Cycling UK’s place-based projects in Scotland to deliver activities and opportunities to enable people to walk, wheel and cycle, for local journeys, leisure, and adventure. Our development officer team are embedded in local communities, working closely with community organisations, local business, and public sector agencies to:

  • Bring organisations together to coordinate their activities and offers, to add value to what already exists and identify what additional activities are needed.
  • Deliver a range of walking, wheeling, and cycling activities, from pre-school and family cycling activities to health and heritage walks, adaptive cycling sessions for disabled people, confidence building sessions and learn to ride lessons for every age and ability level.
  • Provide access to a range of cycles for people to try on short or long-term loan, supporting individuals to find a cycle and support that works for them and signposting them to partners that can provide funding for purchases.
  • Work with local organisations to upskill and build the capacity of volunteers to deliver activities in the community.

Tell us why you are the person to drive impact in this capacity. Explore the attached job description for full details on this exciting opportunity. Complete the application form expressing why you are the right candidate for this opening.Focus on gearing your supporting statement to exemplify how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly referring to the person specification. This enables the selection panel to assess your relative strengths against the specified criteria.

We are an inclusive organisation and would particularly welcome applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds. We strongly believe that diversity strengthens our work. If you are already passionate about cycling, that’s great, many of us are too! But if you are simply really excellent at what you do, no matter what your background, that is what matters most to us.

If you think that this describes you and you are excited by the prospect of joining our team, please do get in touch to find out more.

Applications will close at 9.00am.Interviews will include a practical assessment at the local delivery location.

Benefits: 27 days holiday + bank holidays (pro rata for part time roles), perk scheme access, life assurance, paid compassionate leave, enhanced sick pay, Cycling UK membership plus many more staff benefits.