Senior Project Officer: Are you passionate about climate change and love to cycle and walk? Then we want you in our team.
We are seeking an enthusiastic person to drive forward our work with employers on a range of sustainable travel projects. Help us transform our everyday travel landscape and increase walking, cycling and wheeling across Forth Valley and beyond. The role will collaborate with local, regional and national partners.
As Senior Project Officer, you will be helping workplaces and communities take practical steps to becoming more resilient to the effects of climate change whilst putting the health of individuals at the forefront of everyday decisions.
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: Senior Project Officer – Active Travel
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 at Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ but with outreach activity throughout Forth Valley and FEL’s active travel hubs. There will be some home working.
About the role
The Senior Project Officer will help to deliver our Active Travel programme across Forth Valley, focussing on our Employer Engagement. The successful candidate will work with employers and employees to promote active travel for commuting and wellbeing. The role will specifically work with NHS Forth Valley, not only to promote active travel with staff but also lead on patient health projects.
The Senior Project Officer will manage a small team to deliver engagement activities and shape the employer services FEL offers to encourage behaviour change in the workplace. The candidate should be proactive and seek out new partnerships whilst also helping with FEL’s wider activity, including co-development of our climate work, and participating in developing new services and ideas. The post will also play a key role in driving forward innovative ideas which FEL can engage with new employers.
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.