Project Co-ordinator. We are looking for someone to work with us in sustainable travel.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join our active travel team and drive forward changes in how we travel to and for work. Helping us transform our everyday travel landscape and increase walking, cycling and wheeling across Forth Valley and beyond. Taking practical steps to the effects of climate change is at the heart of our work and shapes everything we do.
You will manage a small team and take the lead in developing new and existing partnerships locally, regionally and nationally. You will have experience of project and financial management and understand the needs of funders and barriers to cycling and walking for work.
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: Project Co-ordinator – Active Travel
Salary: £27,000 (salary under review)
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 Project Coordinator will help to deliver our Active Travel programme across Forth Valley, focussing on our Employer Engagement programme. The successful candidate will oversee our 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 develop new patient health projects. The Coordinator will also oversee the logistics and co-ordination of our growing electric bike fleet, based in our Falkirk premises.
The Project Coordinator will manage a team of staff and demonstrate excellent working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. They will be responsible for managing budgets from multiple funders, be competent at collating and writing reports whilst representing FEL regionally and nationally with our partners. They will be creative around how we engage with new audiences and 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.
At Forth Environment Link (FEL), we make change possible. Delivering projects on the ground that make it easy for people to take practical steps towards living well locally, now and into the future.
Through our work, we support more day-to-day journeys on foot, by bike or wheeling; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help promote the principles of sharing and reuse. We have an open mind with a sleeves rolled up approach and work to help everyone live in a way that is good for them and for the planet.
Changing our world for the better, project by project.
To apply please send us the following information:
A copy of your CV which should include:
1. Your contact details showing your address, email address and phone number
2. Detail of your educational qualifications and training including dates
3. A summary of your employment history starting with your most recent job. You must provide dates to show when you started and left employment and also provide a summary of the work carried out.
4. A brief summary of your interests
A covering letter which should include:
What attracted you to apply for this post
Any other information you feel is relevant that is not covered in your CV
Answers to the 4 competency-based questions
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