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Active Travel Project Officer - closing date 13/03/2023

Role: Active Travel Project Officer

Project: Active Travel Social Prescribing Pilot

Reports to: Managing Director

Salary: £12 per hour

Location: Doncaster

Type of Contract: Initially, Part Time 12 hours per week but opportunity for Full Time in 2024. Fixed Term till August 2025.


Doncaster is piloting an Active Travel Social Prescribing scheme with a grant from the Department for Transport. The scheme will offer cycle lessons and bike loans alongside support to help people to join walking groups and use parks and open spaces. The plan aims to reduce the number of doctors' appointments and people's reliance on medication.

Yorkshire Bike Shack CIC, in collaboration with Flourish at Woodfield Park and Pedal Ready, will be delivering the contract for active travel, helping people to ride a bike as well as providing up to 400 bicycles on loan across the period of the pilot, including specially adapted ones for use by people with disabilities. The ATSP pilot will take place in three phases beginning in Balby and progressing into Bentley and Wheatley.

Purpose of the Job:

The Project Officer will, under guidance from our Managing Director, oversee all aspects of the ATSP Project. Specifically, they will focus on bike related activities.

Key priorities will involve:

  • Encouraging and enabling participation in healthy cycling activities and initiatives that improve the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of Doncaster residents.

  • Working with our workshop staff to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the pilot's pool of bikes.

  • Supporting the coordination, implementation, development and evaluation of the health and well-being provision and referral pathways with partners and work individually with those participating in the imitative.

  • Supporting and participating in stakeholder events to promote the pilot, taking place at the beginning of each phase.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitoring and development of the cycling side of the project.

  • Coordinating the delivery of cycling activity for participants with health conditions, including coordination of leaders, programme design and assisting delivery.

  • Helping and encouraging hesitant individuals to attend.

  • Collecting and entering confidential data from participants in social prescribing activities and ensuring information is kept up to date.

  • Taking responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the bikes and associated equipment whilst supporting other staff to continue the hire scheme effectively.

  • Creating a variety of cycling/walking route maps that showcase local routes and active travel options.

  • Supporting and participating in stakeholder events.

  • Collecting evidence and measuring the success of the pilot to enable exploration into the future of the project.

  • The post holder may be required to work flexible hours, where necessary, to meet the demands of the post.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The postholder will be expected to visit areas throughout Doncaster using public transport or their vehicle for work related journeys. It is the responsibility of the post holder to ensure that their car insurance covers them for this purpose. Mileage for any travel outside of the village will be covered by the Company.

  • Pension contribution in line with current legislation.

  • Please note, the post holder will be subject to a DBS background check.

The Person Specification


    Qualifications and Experience:

    Essential Criteria:

    • Experience of active community involvement, whether paid or unpaid.

    • Experience of organising, promoting and/or encouraging participation in community consultations, events & activities.



    Desirable Criteria:

    • Experience in leading community cycling initiatives.

    • Previous experience of working with or in a social prescribing initiative.

    • Qualifications or training in relevant fields including bike maintenance.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    Essential Criteria:

    • Good knowledge of the local region and community.

    • A proven interest in outdoor activities for health & wellbeing.


    Desirable Criteria:

    • Knowledge of key local contacts in the outdoor, health and community
      development sectors.

    • Knowledge of similar cycling initiatives and active travel projects.

    • Knowledge of social prescribing systems and processes.


    Personal Attributes:

    Essential Criteria:

    • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.

    • Ability to converse with people from a broad range of backgrounds and in a variety of settings.

    • Competence with IT, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and email systems.

    • Motivated, confident, committed individual.

    • Team player, able to inspire & motivate others.

    • Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

    • Ability to work out of hours/ weekends where required


    Desirable Criteria:

    Understanding of and commitment to the principles of sustainability and inclusion.

Please send CV and covering letter to yorkshirebikeshack@gmail.com by 5pm on Monday 13th March 2023. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to get in touch.

Phone Julian 07309066572


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