Active Travel Officer, Chester (Helsby/Frodsham)
£25,561 per annum
Up to 37.5 hours per week, we are happy to discuss working hours to suit individual circumstances
Fixed term until 31st July 2023
Base: Home based / Local Authority Office at Helsby/Frodsham
About the role
Do you enjoy empowering young people to make positive changes which benefit their local environment, health, and wellbeing?
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team to work in Helsby/Frodsham to promote and enable walking, wheeling, cycling, and scooting as the sustainable way of travelling to schools, and for the journeys in the local community.
As the Active Travel Officer, you will be innovating, developing, and delivering tailor-made packages of activities and promotional material, contacting local press and generating media coverage of the project with support from the Sustrans press office to encourage and enable active travel.
The aim of the programme is to develop and deliver walking activities to achieve an increase in the current levels of physical activity, create travel behaviour change to include more active modes and measure travel behaviour change. You will advise and provide information to ‘school champions’, teachers, parents, governors, pupils, and residents.
You will carry out yearly surveys in local areas to identify the barriers and measure the baseline of pupil walking and cycling activity from home to school and other cycling journeys.
Due to the nature of the role, a full DBS is required.
We offer true hybrid working, with a mix of working from Authority office at least 1-2 days a week and the opportunity for home working, with flexible hours offered to suit individual circumstances.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake the project on behalf of Sustrans. You will be occasionally travelling across Helsby/Frodsham.
You will be passionate about active travel and supporting and motivating others to make positive changes to everyday journeys, to benefit themselves, their local community, and the environment. You will be self-motivated and able to work independently to manage a varied workload.
You should have experience in building relationships with wide range of organisations, groups and individuals ideally having worked on physical activity, behavioural change projects, a wide range of people including young people.
You will be a skilled communicator, able to adapt your approach to engage and meet the needs of diverse audiences and have experience of planning and delivering engagement activities and promotional events.
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.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.
What we offer
So, if this sounds like you, and like Sustrans you want to make a difference, apply to join our team today
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.
- 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
- Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Staff volunteer days
- 24/7 free, impartial, and confidential support service
- We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
- Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
- Bike, computer, and season ticket loans
- Discount benefits
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
- Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59 15th July 2022.
- Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 26thJuly.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
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