Fancy promoting the benefits of cycling and walking across the borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, for people who have found employment or who are currently seeking employment?
Then we have a role that could be just right for you…
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience of working across a broad section of partners. You will ideally have experience of managing and supporting community initiatives in a range of settings
As the Walking and Cycling Training Hubs Activator you will be responsible for weekly delivery of a number of interventions that will support individuals as they seek beneficial ways to travel to their place of work or inclusive cycling sessions, managing the network of partners, recruiting and retaining volunteers to support the programme and to promote to all communities across the borough.
- The primary purpose of this post is to establish regular cycling and walking opportunities for those people for those people who have recently secured employment across the districts of Knowsley.
- To deliver a number of effective initiatives focussed on giving those who have recently secured employment awareness, engagement and understanding of the benefits of cycling and walking to and from the workplace.
- To demonstrate effective commuter opportunities across Knowsley through the modes of cycling and walking and to combine current (and potential) community activity with the established infrastructure Knowsley.
- To oversee the co-ordination and delivery of a range of initiatives to equip and prepare those recently employed to become actively involved in walking and cycling as commute. This will include cycle skills training, cycle maintenance, route finding, recycling opportunities, and health and social care opportunities (through the Wheels for All initiative at Halewood and Huyton).
- To ensure strong working relationships are created and enhanced through a range of sectors, including private sector, public sector and third sector. Ensuring that all partners are working towards a set of common objectives concentrating on walking and cycling opportunities.
The closing date for all applicants is Tuesday 5th September at 10am
If this sounds appealing to you then please get in touch for an application pack
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01925 234213
Wheels for All is coming to the South Lakes.
A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted cycles for people of all abilities.
Showcasing the benefits of being mobile in the great outdoors, the Wheels for All event is being staged at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere on Friday, May 12th offering children, adults and the elderly the chance to cycle regardless of ability
Specially adapted cycles will cater for a wide range of abilities and people are being invited to roll up and have a go, while enjoying sensational scenery and beautiful grounds.
Local cycling and care organisations will have stands and displays. There will also be plenty of outdoor entertainment and fun for the whole family.
The event is led by Cycling Projects, the charity behind nationally recognised programme, Wheels for All. By using specially adapted cycles, it provides quality, fun activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating for adults and children with disabilities and differing needs.
Lake District National Park’s CEO, Richard Leafe, said: “We recognise the demand for outdoor activities that are accessible for all ability groups and want to put the Lake District on the map for disabled visitors to come and enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer.
“We hope this event will be the catalyst for a longer-term project to develop more activities and facilities for all abilities across the park.”
People can turn up on their own, with families, or groups and have a go, learn more about all-ability Lakes’ cycling opportunities and find out how they can help to support the initiative.
Ian Tierney, director of Cycling Projects, explained: “We are delighted by the positive response we have received so far from local groups and charities, sponsors and vital stakeholders, such as the Lake District National Park Authority.
“We know how much pleasure that having a go on an adapted bike can be, both for the user and also their family and carers. We are excited to work with our local partners to develop a really rewarding programme of cycling activities across Cumbria for both local people and visitors.”
The Brockhole event runs from 10am to 3pm on May 12th.
For more details on attending the event please contact Ian Tierney on 01925 234213 or email email@example.com
Cycling Projects is very grateful to vital sponsorship from James Cropper, Kendal Cycling Club and Cumberland Building Society’s Kendal branch, which had made the event possible.