Active Travel School Project Officer: Are you passionate about cycling and walking and want to share this with young people? Then we want you in our team.
We are seeking an enthusiastic ambassador to launch and shape our new active travel hub in Alloa Academy, Clackmannanshire. You will encourage pupils and staff to walk, cycle and wheel more to school and for everyday journeys.
As Project Officer, you will develop and deliver an in-school educational programme and plan outreach activities to increase active travel across the school community, contributing to health, education and attainment outcomes. You will be responsible for organising led rides and walks, competitions and bike repair classes. Help FEL encourage the school community to take practical steps to becoming more resilient to the effects of climate change.
We are a flexible, welcoming and friendly organisation with a reputation nationally for delivering great projects. Make a difference to where you live by joining the FEL team and help us put cycling, walking and wheeling at the top of the climate action agenda.
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Role: Active Travel School Project Officer
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st March 2023, extension to contract subject to the confirmation of additional funding
Location: Based primarily at Alloa Academy, but with some working from home and travel across Forth Valley to FEL’s other active travel hubs.
About the role
Working within Alloa Academy, this exciting role will expand FEL’s successful secondary school Hub programme. You will work closely with school staff and pupils to develop and deliver a programme of activities with the aim of increasing everyday cycling, walking and wheeling journeys across the school community.
You will be an ambassador for active travel in the community, working closely with key local stakeholders. You will have a good standard of education and a keen interest in sustainable travel. You will develop and deliver ‘in-school’ educational programmes and community outreach activities which will engage, encourage and support pupils to consider more environmentally friendly and physically active modes of transport, contributing to health, education and attainment outcomes. This will include delivering led rides and walks, events, competitions and bike repair workshops.
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley. We work in partnership with others in the public and third sector to enable citizens to live more climate-friendly lives, while also making our communities better places to live.
Through our work, we support more day-to-day journeys on foot or by bike, we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities, and we help increase the lifespan of our
everyday items. We create opportunities to test new ideas, learn from them and share that learning with others. FEL is an organisation anchored in our communities. Our team are passionate about practical climate action and work in a way that supports collaboration and partnership working. We focus on inclusivity in everything we do, reflecting the needs of the people and communities we work with.