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Cycling Delivery Manager - Bristol

  • Location: South West
  • Organisation: Access Sport
  • Salary: £24,000 - £28,000
  • Contract: Full Time, Permanent
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024 | Coaching & Sports Development

About Us

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.

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. We then use the expertise gained through this work to effect System Change.

About the Role

Access Sport is looking to appoint a Delivery Manager for our Changing Sports Cycling Programme in Bristol. 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 our outreach and club workstreams, delivering accessible and inclusive cycling sessions using BMX as a tool to engage and build confidence amongst inactive, underserved and disabled young people.The post holder will deliver outreach to local schools and groups at sites where we are developing a community club.

The role will also lead on the development, growth and sustainability of community cycling clubs in and around the Bristol area, working to engage and upskill new volunteers, create links with local organisations, develop new partnerships and establish sustainable inclusive sessions. 

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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Support the work to develop community clubs, including helping community clubs recruit, retain and reward volunteers. Encourage greater connectedness between clubs.
  • Assist community organisations to build local partnerships, e.g. local schools, disability organisations and youth clubs.

About You

Skills / Experience

Essential

  • Ability to connect with diverse community groups, including D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent young people, women and girls, ethnically diverse communities and individuals from low-socio economic backgrounds.
  • Experience or knowledge of cycling.

Desirable (we will welcome applications if you have any combination of these skills)

  • 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 or community settings.
  • British Cycling Level 2 Award in coaching cycling, MTB, BMX qualification, or qualified as a cycle instructor.
  • Experience or knowledge of working with local community groups and/or young people, either in the youth work, community development or sports sector.
  • Experience of volunteering at a charity or community group.
  • Qualifications in first aid, child safeguarding and supporting mental health.
  • Experience conducting and adhering to risk assessments.

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

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 to create a workplace that is welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support.

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. 

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday 21 July 2024.

To apply, please complete the application form on the Access Sport website here: Cycling Delivery Manager Bristol Application Form.

Once you have submitted your online application, please email your CV and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to Careers@AccessSport.org.uk with your full name and role applied for in the subject line.

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here: www.AccessSport.org.uk/join-the-team.

Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified by Friday 26 July.

First interviews are currently due to take place w/c 29 July.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Sue.Wheeler@AccessSport.org.uk or call 020 7993 9883.

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