1. Role summary Job title Cycling Delivery Manager Reporting to Senior Development Manager Salary
c. £26,000- £29,000 FTE dependent on experience Hours 37.5 hours per week, full-time. The post holder will often be expected to work evenings and weekends in the support of community clubs, with time being taken back during the working week. Part-time working (min. 4 days p/w) will be considered for more experienced applicants. Contract Permanent Location Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Ln, Sheffield S5 6AE. However, this role will be community based and will be required to travel across Sheffield with a particular focus on Hillsborough Park.
2.About Access Sport Access Sport is a national charity with a vision that no one should be excluded from the transformational benefits of community sport. We are on a mission to make inclusion the norm in community sport by tackling the access barriers faced by disadvantaged and disabled young people. We do this by training, equipping, and supporting community sports clubs, organisations, and volunteers to provide inclusive programmes, unleashing their potential to transform the lives of underserved young people in their local communities. 3 This work is either place based (Changing Places) or sport focussed (Changing Sports). All the clubs we support are invited to join our Inclusive Club Network.
In 2022/23 Access Sport engaged over 11,000 disadvantaged and disabled young people, with a strong representation from ethnically diverse communities, girls, and previously inactive young people. A number of videos showcasing our work can be found on our YouTube channel. These include a recent multi-sport festival in Bristol, a new bike park in Stockwood and our Flyerz Hockey programme activity during Covid. 3.Role purpose Summary Access Sport is looking to appoint a Cycling Delivery Manager to our Changing Sports Cycling Programme in Sheffield.
We believe every young person should have:
• Access to a bike.
• The skills and confidence to use it.
• Somewhere local, safe and exciting to enjoy riding. We work across 3 areas:
• Facilities: We build exciting, accessible, and inclusive places to ride that are accessible to underserved communities and are free to use, with equipment on-site.
• Community Outreach: We deliver specialist cycle training to inactive, disadvantaged and disabled young people in local schools. • Clubs: We empower local people to create cycling communities by developing regular and inclusive access to equipment and training. The role will deliver across all 3 workstreams, delivering accessible and inclusive cycling sessions using BMX as a tool to engage and build confidence amongst inactive, underserved and disabled young people. 4 The post holder will deliver outreach to local schools and groups at sites where we are developing a community club. The role will lead on the development, growth and sustainability of community cycling clubs in and around the Sheffield area, working to engage and upskill new volunteers, create links with local organisations, develop new partnerships and establish sustainable inclusive sessions.
The role will also provide on the ground support to the team developing a new facility in Sheffield, looking to replicate the success of the Hillsborough Park bike track. Responsibilities Delivery • Plan and deliver accessible and inclusive cycling sessions to inactive, underserved and disabled young people from local schools, SEN schools, Pupil Referral Units and local groups in line with Access Sport’s vision and values. • Inspire and engage disadvantaged and disabled young people from underserved communities. • Activate the all-wheeled bike track in Hillsborough Park. • Support the team working to develop a new facility in Sheffield, including helping with community consultations and establishing relationships. • Carry out regular visits to clubs to strengthen partnerships, understand the club’s ambitions and progress. • Help community clubs recruit, retain and reward volunteers. • Deliver Access Sport’s inclusion training to coaches and volunteers. • Ensure all sessions adhere to health and safety regulations and the correct actions are taken when reporting/managing accidents and injuries. • Safeguard the welfare of participants during sessions. • Maintain a consistent line of communication with Access Sport and relevant schools and clubs. Monitoring, evaluation and communications 5 • Assist with the monitoring and evaluation requirements for the programme, using online monitoring platforms such as Upshot. • Keep an up-to-date record of session attendance and assist with the surveying of participant progression and development. • Contribute to internal reporting requirements such as creating case studies, films and news stories for website/social media. • Utilise digital tools and social media to share updates on project developments. • Support the wider team to develop best practice and resources from learnings and insights. Partnerships • Supporting the work to develop community clubs from scratch at new and existing sites, including helping community clubs recruit, retain and reward volunteers. • Assist community organisations to build local partnerships, e.g. local schools, disability organisations and youth clubs. • Support the development of the Inclusive Club Network, encouraging greater connectedness between clubs. • Coordinating the CYP Cycling Group, bringing together relevant sport, travel and community organisations, such as British Cycling, Bikeability providers, Cycling UK, community groups and private organisations. 4.Person specification Skills / Experience Essential • Ability to connect with D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent young people, women and girls, ethnically diverse communities and individuals from low-socio economic backgrounds. • British Cycling Level 2 Award in Coaching Cycling qualification or equivalent. 6 • Experience or knowledge of working with local community sports clubs and schools. • Experience of stakeholder management. Desirable • Lived experience of one or more of the underserved communities we support i.e. D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, women and girls, ethnically diverse communities and low-socio economic backgrounds. • Prior experience coaching in schools, clubs, and community settings; experience working with challenging behaviour. • Prior experience working with young people. • British Cycling Level 2 MTB or BMX Coaching qualification. • Qualified as a Bikeability instructor. • Qualifications in first aid, child safeguarding and supporting mental health. • Experience conducting and adhering to risk assessments. • UK driving licence. Personal attributes • A passion for empowering underrepresented children and young people to reach their full potential through sport. • Commitment to an outstanding level of session delivery. • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding. • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and a highly flexible approach to working hours. • Reliable and hardworking with the confidence to work independently. • Proactive and adaptable; ability to use initiative to achieve outcomes. • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and communicate effectively. • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing personal and professional development.
In addition: 7 • The post holder must be able to travel within the UK. • The post holder may be expected to stay away for work purposes from time to time. Flexibility In order to work effectively in a changing environment, flexibility is required from the post-holder. Any other tasks that may be requested will be at the same level of responsibility and terms and conditions of employment. The role will require some travel for partner meetings, conferences and to different Access Sport offices, as well as occasional unsocial hours including evenings and weekends in accordance with the demands of clubs and events. Equal opportunities We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Access Sport is committed to creating an inclusive culture, through fostering a diverse workforce where everyone feels like they belong, differences are valued, and everyone can reach their potential. We are actively seeking to diversify and create a workplace that is welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals belonging to underrepresented groups including ethnically diverse and disabled communities.
If you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us (details in section 6). We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). If you wish to apply under our GIS, please indicate this in your cover email. For more information, please visit our Join the Team page. Background checks 8 As this role may, at times, involve working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which includes a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and two references. 5. Staff Benefits Access Sport is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit and well supported team with a clear sense of purpose, delivering real impact. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to supporting the development of our team members and, should you wish, there are opportunities for team members to get involved in different aspects of the charity, from the delivery of our programmes on the ground, to fundraising, events and advocacy.
Staff benefits include: • Employee Assistance Programme - Access to a 24/7 confidential helpline, counselling services and online information. • Annual leave - 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and time off between Christmas and New Year), after two years of continuous service this increases to 26 days and after five years to 28 days. • Healthy Living and Wellbeing Employer - We welcome staff to embed regular exercise into their daily work lives and have monthly ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ activities and team away days. • Flexible working and family-friendly - Hybrid and flexible working arrangements which are family-friendly and provide flexibility around caring responsibilities. • Cycle to Work scheme - Cycle to work scheme, saving up to 39% off a new bike and accessories. • Group Life Assurance for all staff on payroll • New Mums and Dads, including adoptive parents, can take enhanced maternity and paternity leave. 9 6.
How to apply The closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd November 2023. To apply, please email Careers@AccessSport.org.uk and attach: • A copy of your CV. • A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes (no longer than 2 pages). Alternative formats are also welcomed e.g. video or audio. • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found here: www.AccessSport.org.uk/join-the-team. Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified by Wednesday 29th November. First interviews are currently due to take place w/c Monday 4th December and second interviews are due to take place w/c Monday 11th December. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role please email Lewis.Dixon@AccessSport.org.uk or call 020 7993 9883. Data protection Access Sport CIO will only process and store your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) for the purposes of recruitment, after which it will be securely disposed