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Wheels for Wellbeing is proud to have been described as “small but mighty”. We are thought leaders in the field of mobility justice for Disabled people, focusing specifically on how Active Travel can transform our health, wellbeing, and life chances, as well as our transport choices.

This is a new senior management position within our organisation, being created to support our Board of Trustees, our Director/CEO and the rest of the Senior Management Team as we finalise and implement our new strategic plan. We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have strong Human Resources and Finance knowledge and experience
  • Enjoy reviewing and implementing operational policies and systems to increase efficiency and support good governance
  • Have experience of supporting organisational change as part of a senior team

The successful candidate will ensure the effective running of Wheels for Wellbeing’s central operations – HR, Finance & IT/telephony (in liaison with our external specialist providers); keep all key policies updated; provide head-office support our two main existing departments (Wheels for Life and Wheels for Change) and lead on establishing new systems and structures for a new department (Wheels for Learning).

To be successful in this role you will have experience of working at senior management level, of providing leadership and of supporting organizational change; excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, with the ability to work on your own initiative and exercise sound judgement.

Our success comes from the dedicated work of our skilled staff, many of whom are Disabled people. You will be valued for who you are in our supportive and friendly team.

This post can be worked in hybrid pattern to be discussed with the successful candidate (part home-based, part in the office in Brixton, South London).

To apply, please email your CV to with a cover letter (no more than two pages, ensuring you address the points in the person specification). The closing date for this role is Thursday 1st February 2024. We will consider applications as they reach us, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to. Interviews are likely to be held on Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd February 2024.

For more information please read through the job pack below to learn more about the role and how to apply (closing date: February 1st 2024).

Central Operations Manager Application Pack – January 2024

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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.

Key Purpose:

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 ( 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

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.

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