• Full Time
  • London

Access Sport

Location: Hybrid working. Based in Access Sport’s London office: Pill Box, 115 Coventry Road, E2 6GG.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full-time. The post holder will be expected to work some evenings and weekends in support of community clubs, with time being taken back during the working week (TOIL)

Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 FTE, dependent on experience. 

Closing Date: Monday 4th March 2024

Role purpose

Summary

Access Sport is looking for a new Community Coordinator within our growing Changing Sports Cycling team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the growth of community cycling clubs across London, with a
particular focus on BMX, to help make cycling accessible to disadvantaged, disabled and inactive young people.

The role will be responsible for supporting community cycle clubs’ development towards being self-sufficient and financially sustainable. It will include hosting taster sessions and open days, promoting
opportunities to new participants, recruiting and rewarding volunteers, and sourcing opportunities for upskilling volunteers and club helpers.

The club development programme sits alongside the facilities and outreach strands of our cycling programme. Together we’re working towards a future where every young person has:

  • Access to a bike
  • The skills and confidence to use it
  • Somewhere local, safe and exciting to enjoy riding.

Responsibilities

Delivery

  • Support the development, growth and sustainability of community cycling clubs and groups to enhance their offer to engage more disabled children and young people in London, contributing towards Access Sport’s ambitious Stand for Inclusion Growth Strategy.
  • Carry out regular visits to clubs (during evenings and weekends when required) to build relationships and better understand their needs and aspirations.
  • Help community clubs recruit, retain, and reward volunteers.
  • Provide clubs with new equipment, advice, and toolkits.
  • Collaborate with the Outreach Development Manager to promote inclusive cycling opportunities to outreach participants.
  • Assist community cycling and BMX clubs to build relationships with other local organisations. E.g. schools, youth clubs and community organisations.
  • Supporting events and competitions such as the BMX School Games at the Lee Valley VeloPark, and inclusive pump track events across London.
  • Contribute to promotion and marketing materials to promote inclusive cycling sessions to local communities.

Monitoring, evaluation and communications

Assist with the monitoring and evaluation requirements for the cycling programme, using online monitoring platforms such as Upshot and Donorfy (training will be provided).

  • Ensure that coaches and volunteers keep an up-to-date record of session attendance and assist with the surveying of participants.
  • Helping to gather content for internal and external reporting purposes, including case studies, films, and news stories.

Programme Growth

  • Developing relationships with clubs, community groups and various local organisations.
  • Building new relationships with local partners, schools and community clubs to benefit the future development and sustainability of community BMX clubs.
  • Working with the Senior Development Manager responsible for the network of cycling clubs, to empower community clubs and social enterprises to deliver school outreach using the Access Sport
    ethos.

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How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th March 2024.

To apply, please email Careers@AccessSport.org.uk and attach:

  • A copy of your CV.
  • A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes (no longer than 2 pages). Alternative formats are also welcomed e.g. video or audio.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found here: www.AccessSport.org.uk/join-the-team.

Candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview will be notified by Thursday 7th March. The first interviews are currently due to take place during the week commencing 11th March.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Sue.Wheeler@AccessSport.org.uk.

Data protection

Access Sport CIO will only process and store your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) for the purposes of recruitment, after which it will be securely disposed