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Connectivity Active Travel Trainer

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Job Introduction

The Active Travel Project team is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join the Connectivity Active Travel Project Support Officers to deliver the walking and cycling element of a new and exciting project.    

"INTO Newcastle - Walking & Cycling" is a social prescribing pilot project targeted to bring health benefits through a range of exciting activities. 

INTO (Inspiring New Travel Options) Newcastle is a 3-year project delivered by Staffordshire County Council funded by Active Travel England.  This exciting pilot will be a high-profile active travel project trialling new innovative engagement and evaluation methods.  

The project aims for the residents in Newcastle-under-Lyme are to:

  • Provide health benefits
  • Reduce isolation
  • Improve mental health
  • Support return to work
  • Increase active travel

The wider experienced Active Travel team deliver projects countywide to raise the profile of and increase walking and cycling.  School Travel, Bikeability and Air Quality project teams will work alongside these roles sharing best practice and providing support.  

This is a fixed term post until end of March 2026.

Main Responsibility

The Connectivity Active Travel Trainers will form part of the project delivery team, providing walking and cycling activities daily to participants of the programme.   

Delivery activities will include the following, but not limited to these:

  • Coaching style 1:1 training
  • Group led walking and cycling activities and training
  • Adapted bikes - inclusive training
  • Cycle Loan
  • Events
  • Promotion

Project support includes:

  • Social media and promotion support
  • Programme design
  • Data collection, report writing, monitoring and evaluation

Due to the nature of the programme the candidate will need to be willing to work flexibly and on occasions out of normal office hours.  Most of the delivery activity time will be in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, however there is a requirement to work occasionally from Staffordshire Place, Staffordshire County Council offices based in Stafford.

The Ideal Candidate

INTO Newcastle - Walking & Cycling was launched mid 2023 & is a well established social prescribing pilot project within the Borough. You will need to be an enthusiastic and compelling communicator to engage directly with participants on a one-to-one & group basis.

A good team player with the ability to work alone, with members of the public & enjoy being outside in all weathers!. Fun and friendly, confident, and patient with a willingness to think outside of the box at times. 

The role will provide cycle training to the National Standard.  All trainers will be Bikeability National Standard Instructor qualified.  Training will be provided if this qualification is not currently held.  Walk leader and first aid training will also be provided, along with all equipment.  

If you are from a coaching, physical activity and education mentoring background and want to bring health benefits to individuals and support future transport connectivity this role will bring these rewards.    

To find out more please contact Anthony Harley, Connectivity Active Travel Support Officer -  07807 096 195 

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In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

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Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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