Location: Home based with regular meetings in the Central Belt of Scotland
Part-time, for 3 months initially*
Closing date: Monday 5 November 2018, noon
About the Organisation
Cycling UK’s vision is of a healthier, happier and cleaner world, because more people cycle. Cycling UK want people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be able to cycle safely, easily and enjoyably.
Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century, promoting all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.
Play Together on Pedals (PTOP) is a preschool and family cycling project, encouraging families to get active through enjoying the fun and freedom of cycling together. Play Together on Pedals began in early 2014 as Play on Pedals, a project which aimed to give every preschool child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before starting school.
The project was supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and awarded £231,000 by the People’s Postcode Dream Trust Fund, the largest single award given by the fund at that time. The original funded project ran from April 2014 until December 2016 and was the first of its kind in the UK, offering city-wide provision to preschool children and their families. From 2017 the project has evolved in exciting ways. It remains a partnership between Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland and Play Scotland and is now delivered across much of Scotland, including in Edinburgh and Glasgow, reaching a diverse range of young people, families and communities.
More information can be found by visiting http://playonpedals.scot/about
Cycling UK wish to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated graduate to join their team as a Marketing Assistant on the Play Together on Pedals project. As the successful applicant, reporting to the Project Managers, your main tasks will include:
• Producing marketing collateral and monthly newsletter
• Assisting in the maintenance of the project website
• Assisting in the maintenance and development of the project presence on social media (Twitter and Facebook)
• Supporting promotional activity through the production of creative content
• Liaise with Monitoring and Research Manager to distribute surveys and collect stakeholder feedback
• Assisting in the analysis and entry of data relevant to the project
• Performing administrative tasks necessary to the smooth delivery of the project
• Attending events as necessary.
*There is the possibility of extension for the right candidate if circumstances allow.
You should be able to start work immediately.
The ideal candidate will be a creative and enthusiastic graduate, skilled in Marketing and Communications with strong writing and social media skills.
Attention to detail is key, as administrative tasks crucial to the success of the project are part of the responsibilities of the post.
You should be self-starting and organised, able to take initiative and to work to strict deadlines. Being professional, discrete and resilient are necessary traits as you will be working remotely for a significant proportion of the time. Face to face meetings will be held regularly, so the ability to report on your workload, achievements and areas where guidance/assistance may be needed is also important.
You don't have to be a cyclist, but an awareness of the benefits of cycling to individuals and communities will be advantageous.
You will require access to your own phone and to the internet – Cycling UK will provide a company laptop.
Closing date for applications is Monday 5 November 2018, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.