Wheels for Wellbeing is recruiting for a part-time Campaigns and Policy Officer
Over the past few years we have become the unique and respected voice of Disabled cyclists and have on-going work streams with Department for Transport, Transport for London, some London boroughs. We are influential within the major cycling advocacy groups in the UK (CyclingUK; London Cycling Campaign; British Cycling; Sustrans; etc.). We have been described as thought leaders in our field (in fact we are yet to find another organisation representing Disabled cyclists anywhere in the world). Our work includes building strategic partnerships with, on the one hand, other groups of cyclists, who encounter many of the barriers which Disabled cyclists encounter and, on the other hand, other Disability organisations who are also fighting for improved access to physical activity and to transport.
Building our influence and reputation was in no small part helped by the creation of a post of Campaigns & Policy Officer in 2016. This gave us the capacity to carry out unique data gathering and research, stay on top of policy developments; to build support from key politicians (at local, regional and national levels); to input into major infrastructure guidance reviews and, crucially, to gather and publicise increasingly large numbers of Disabled cyclists’ stories. Neil (our post-holder) wrote and launched our first ever Guide to Inclusive Cycling (which is a unique resource, used worldwide), developed Campaigns pages on our website, an annual survey of Disabled cyclists’ views and experiences and created our regular Campaigns newsletter.
Sadly, after 3.5 years, Neil has recently moved out of London and the post is now vacant. We are therefore recruiting for the next person to take this part of our work forward to ever greater heights. The post is 21 hours per week and salary (based on a full-time salary of £27K) is £16,200 per annum.
If you’re as fired up about supporting local activism as you are about influencing politicians’ understanding of what matters to their constituents; if you thrive on balancing a variety of priorities and pride yourself on getting things done, this is the role for you and we’d love you to apply, using the forms below. You will find more details about the role in the Information Pack below.
You can contact Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing for if you’d like to discuss this post before applying: Isabelle@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk or on 020 7346 8482.
- Closing date: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 9am.
- Interviews on: Friday 21st February 2020