Bristol, Bristol City
London, Greater London
£12,600 per year (pro rata £21,000 FTE)
Contract, Part-time, 22.5 hours per week
Job description

We’re looking for a motivated, imaginative and organised human to be the heart and soul of this small team and large community. You would be responsible for innovating and implementing new Covid-safe cycling adventures whilst meeting ambitious fundraising targets to support Choose Love. 

Thighs of Steel

Our purpose is to raise money and awareness for refugee-supporting organisations. We do this by running empowering and community building cycle adventure events. To date, we have raised over £450,000 for Choose Love, Europe’s largest donor of grassroots refugee aid, providing emergency support and long term solutions where they are most needed.

Our rides are deliberately uncompetitive, accidentally but proudly feminist, and offer genuine adventure. Our organisation is small, purpose-led and independent. The team consists of two Directors, who will coach you into the role and work together with you on strategy, finances and impact goals. There is also a dedicated team of volunteers within our community who run aspects of the organisation including Comms and the London Cycle Club. With this small team around you, you will be the driving force of the organisation, spending more time working on it than anyone else. Our community of cyclists are so engaged we see them as a wider part of the organisation . With many of our community craving adventure after lockdown, but social distancing necessities reaching into 2021, it is a creative time to join the organisation as new events and adapting existing ones will be the first priority.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Inventing: Creating new fundraising cycle adventures, that empower, challenge and are enjoyable for participants. They must also be financially sustainable and add to our purpose, fundraising for Choose Love

  • Fundraising: Meeting an ambitious fundraising goal of £150,000 per year for Choose Love.

  • Organising: Making the cycle adventures happen on time and to a budget. Recruit and organise training for the core team for the rides. Build a team of volunteers from the community to support you with route planning, booking accommodation, etc

  • Community Building: You will be the point of contact for all communication with participants. You’ll be a highly organised and easygoing person that always has time for people on and offline. Community building will include ensuring the Cycle ‘Clubs’ are thriving and led by the community itself as much as possible. 

  • Partnerships: Collaborating and communicating with our key partner, Choose Love, including regular check-ins about our fundraising progress, comms collaboration and event opportunities. Additionally, building and exploring new partnerships to help us meet our goals. 

  • Comms: Creating the strategy and delivering content to engage and grow our audience through online and occasionally offline mediums. This includes social media platforms, website building, content creation and designing. Comms strategy will involve working towards building the breadth of our community, in collaboration with Choose Love.

About you 

  • Experience in an organisational role in the third sector (social enterprise, charity etc)

  • Passionate about refugee rights and freedom of movement 

  • Have an interest in cycling and adventures

  • Organised with good attention to detail and comfortable organising online with tools such as Mailchimp, Slack and Google Drive incl Sheets, Docs.

  • A good communicator, sociable and able to contribute and encourage a close knit community. 

  • Good at multitasking a varied workload

  • Comfortable being your own boss, taking initiative and responsibility, whilst co-creating a team who collaborate and respect each other.

  • Flexible with workload, there may be times in the year where things are busy and other times where it’s a lot quieter, so weekly hours will vary, whilst monthly pay remains at an average of your annual workload. 

  • You are passionate about helping to create an inclusive, anti-oppressive organisation that treats people with respect and dignity. Considering accessibility in the ways you work, such as in communication and events design

Practical information

Contract: 12 months (possibility of extension depending on funding) with a 6 month probationary period

Salary: £21,000 pro rata, 0.6FTE, therefore pay is £12,600. 28 days of holiday pay are offered, including bank holidays, pro rata. Salary is the London Living Wage.

Hours: 3 days a week on average, if working 7.5 hours a day. 

Location: Whilst Covid-19 restrictions make supported group rides impossible, the role can be remote. However once rides are possible you would need to be able to work regularly in Bristol or London, where the majority of our community are. If this wouldn't be possible but you still feel you are right for the role, please do apply and let us know your location and how you think it would work.

Our approach to hiring:

We encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds who can drive and inspire change for refugees and displaced people. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic candidates, and candidates with disabilities.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We are happy to talk about flexible working and we promote a workplace where you can be your authentic self and achieve success based only on your merit.

Posted on: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 06 February 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising

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