Recreation Education Officer
Salary up to £24,500 per annum
Based in Manchester
Olympic Legacy – Be part of it at British Cycling
British Cycling is the internationally recognised sport's governing body for cycling in the UK and our continued growth is built on the successful delivery of results at elite level and developing the grass roots of our sport.
Our local initiatives, combined with success at the highest level are stimulating a boom in participation across the nation and we're creating a participation legacy that's here to stay. Our ambition for the next four years is to become the exemplar legacy body in the UK for leveraging Olympic and Paralympic success. It's our inspiration to participation philosophy and unrelenting desire to succeed with our partners in everything we do that's making the difference. We want your help to sustain our success and build on our 1.3 million more people cycling since 2009.
Working as part of the Recreation Education Team, you will be responsible for the writing and development of course resources and materials for the Mountain Bike Leadership programme, providing technical input and leading on specific projects. In addition you will be supporting the Leaders through phone and email communications.
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with a passion for writing and sport. British Cycling prides itself in the delivery of high quality programmes and if you feel that you can play a part in an aspirational and forward thinking team, we look forward to hearing from you.
- Applicants will need to possess:
- Excellent written communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Experience of developing education qualifications
- A commitment to developing and implementing good practice
- A high level of IT skills, including MS Excel, Word and Power Point.
Our hours of work are 37.5 per week, although occasional weekend and evening work will be required. British Cycling also operates a pension scheme, a salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme and a cycle to work scheme. All employees are also provided with gold membership of British Cycling.
British Cycling is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of society. British Cycling is accredited to the Equality Standard for Sport Intermediate level. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
To apply for this position, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/vacancies to download a full job description and standard application form. Completed applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ.
Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Monday, 14th July 2014
Adventure Project Manager
Raleigh International, a sustainable development charity, is recruiting adventure project managers for expeditions to Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua and Tanzania.
If you are Mountain Leader qualified, have strong motivational skills and are passionate about youth development then we want to hear from you. As an adventure project manager you will be supporting teams of 12 - 14 young volunteers on the adventure phase of our expedition programme; helping to educate them about navigation and camp craft and challenging them to change their world for the better. You will always partner with another project manager to help facilitate the safe delivery of Raleigh's projects, working together to inspire and motivate your diverse team of volunteers.
Dates available: Malaysian Borneo, 8th June – 5th September 2014
The adventure project in Malaysian Borneo can involve trekking through rainforest as well as spending time on an island off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Here you will have the option to qualify as a PADI scuba diver, or advance your existing diving skills. Once qualified you will use your new skills on a reef conservation project.
Costa Rica & Nicaragua, 17th June – 12th September 2014
This challenging phase will see you traversing the country and may take you from coast to coast in Costa Rica or to the summit of volcanoes in Nicaragua. Either way the adventure project is a great way to visit rarely frequented regions. Past groups have been welcomed into a different community every day, gaining invaluable insight into the local culture.
Tanzania, 8th June – 4th September 2014
On this phase you will visit some of the most beautiful and untouched areas of Tanzania; the Sothern Highlands, Iringa and North West of the spectacular Kilombera Valley have all hosted Raleigh trek groups. The trek will consolidate the young volunteers experience through the personal development involved in this challenging adventure.
Expeditions are 13 weeks in length. All the volunteer managers at Raleigh have to fundraise for their place on expedition, but we are able to offer generous bursaries for those adventure project managers with a Mountain Leadership qualification, meaning instead of the regular £1,950 your fundraising target would be £500.
Once on programme we provide all our adventure project managers' food, accommodation, internal transfers and comprehensive medical insurance.
Do not put it off. Make 2014 the year you begin to build a better future.