Removing barriers to cycling for Disabled children & young people
We’re creating an exciting new role thanks to a generous grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation.
This new role is being created to increase cycling opportunities for Disabled young people who attend mainstream schools and who, until now, have often been excluded from taking part in Bikeability (the pathway to cycling as a transport choice) with their peers.
The post is term-time only – 6hrs/day x 5 days; fixed term contract; currently funded until December 2024. Details will be discussed at interview. Salary: £17,501 across the year
You will ensure that the adults who are the most likely to influence a Disabled child’s ability to take part in Bikeability understand that all children can take part in and benefit from cycling, if they are given the right support and equipment. You will therefore work closely with: special educational needs and disabilities coordinators in mainstream schools (SENCOs), Parental support groups and Bikeability training providers.
You will be an active part of the Wheels for Wellbeing team and you will become familiar with our fleet of cycles and adaptations across our three hubs.
You will be based at the Wheels for Wellbeing office in south London (currently in Brixton). The role will involve some travelling to our cycling venues in South London and to Schools across Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Croydon.
If you have a minimum of 1 years’ experience delivering Bikeability training in schools; Experience of supporting young people with a range of impairments to cycle (or to access other community-based activity); a proven track record of building strong working relationships with diverse professions and individuals, with the ability to inspire a shared goal and a clear, Enhanced DBS, we want to hear from you!
Any questions about this role?
Please contact Mark Browne (email@example.com) or on 02073468482 (Monday to Thursday).
To apply: please send your CV and a cover letter which addresses the points of the Person Specification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment process & appointment: we will consider applications as they come in, so please apply asap. We are keen to appoint as soon as possible.
If you are a Disabled person, please email Mark, detailing any arrangements or adjustments you would require to be able to attend interview, as this enables us to comply with our obligations under the Equality Act 2010.