Bikeworks is looking for a Cycling for Health Project Manager to join our team, who will implement our evolved and newly designed health engagement pathway, working with GPs, Health Centres, and Social Prescriber Link Workers.
During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Bikeworks repurposed itself as an emergency cycle delivery service. By doing this we have strengthened our relationships with our health partners. We know from listening to people who are most impacted by health inequalities,
that Bikeworks continues to have a role to play in keeping people healthy and safe. We do this by using the bicycle to create a joined-up ecosystem of targeted support internally of Bikeworks, and externally with our wider stakeholders, as we continue to address the barriers to cycling.
We use the bicycle to get people physically active, keep well, and feel connected. We focus on communities across London where stubborn health inequalities exist. This includes an all-ability cycling club for people with disabilities and their carers (3,000 members), cycle training to children and adults, an employment and skills support programme. We work in partnership with others to reach, engage and provide our offer. Our environment is supportive and energetic. We are a small collaborative team, who deliver incredible social impact as a not-for-profit social enterprise. This includes being recognised for our work during lockdown, w hen we transformed into an emergency cycle delivery service for vulnerable and shielded Londoners.
The Cycling for Health role is an important addition to the team, you will lead on implementing the “cycling on prescription” model using the new health partnerships made, in addition to our expertise of engaging people who experience significant inequalities.
The role reports directly to the CEO, and will work with our Operations Manager, and All Ability Cycling Manager.
Bikeworks is an east London community-evolved social enterprise that uses cycling as a tool to tackle social, economic and environmental challenges across London. We were established to capitalise on the rapid growth of cycling following the announcement of the London 2012 Games and how this could be harnessed to address the inequalities being experienced by those most likely to be left behind.
Bikeworks uses cycling to engage children, young people and adults, providing specialist support to disabled people, including people with a learning disability and mental health support needs, in addition to young people at risk, older people and carers. Our work is impactful on a daily basis.
Over our 14 year history of delivering programmes we have supported thousands of people and changed lives. We do this through delivery of our inclusive cycling clubs, accredited employment and training programme, team building challenges, public bike maintenance, cycle training for children and adults, and much more.
As a not-for-profit social enterprise we reinvest our profits back into our community programmes. Bikeworks has a mixed income model, providing us with sustainability over the long-term.
Salary and Conditions:
- Full time, 35 hours per week (some weekend work may be requested)
- Initially a 6-month contract, we are actively seeking continuation funds
- 25 days holiday + Public Holidays
- Pension contribution
- Participation in the Cycle to Work scheme
If you want to find out more, you can find the full job description here.