Join the team!

Are you passionate about walking and cycling, good with a wide range of people, positive and an excellent communicator?

Perhaps looking for some active, outdoors, sociable work? Or a role that gives you experience in walking and cycling event delivery, community engagement, event marketing and delivery or audiovisual work? If so, one of York Bike Belles’ new part-time positions might be for you! Both paid and voluntary opportunities are available.

Background

York Bike Belles is a small, dynamic and creative team which has had a significant impact in increasing cycling in York. We have engaged with many thousands of people over the last 4 years, 75% of whom said that contact with us increased their level of cycling. In 2016, York Bike Belles #travelwithtots won a national award for Excellence in Cycling. There is always more to do, however. York’s modal share of walking and cycling is far lower than it should be and we need more help with activities, to spread the word, increase our impact and get more people walking and cycling! Full details of what we do is at www.yorkbikebelles.community.

Overview of team positions available

In 2018, we are looking to expand and diversify our small and friendly team in York – both paid and voluntary roles. Opportunities are open to everyone. We’d particularly like to expand the team to include more parents and carers, men, and younger people.

We guarantee you will enjoy working with us in our work encouraging more people to walk and cycle around our beautiful city. As a group, we are flexible, dynamic, creative, and our work makes a positive difference to people’s lives and to the York community.

In a nutshell, we are looking for:

  • 2 new paid part-time Team Members working flexible hours depending on projects and funding. The work will be mainly to help with the delivery of walking and cycling activities for our new Cycling Families and Walk Cycle Festival programmes. Click here for more details. These roles have now been filled.
  • 3 new Team Volunteers to assist with community conversations and engagement, walking and cycling events, and media promotion, especially audio and video. Click here for more details.
  • 2 new Management Committee volunteers to provide input and time with the operational and strategic direction of York Bike Belles, especially business development, funding, partnership-working and volunteer support. Email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com and we’ll call you back for an initial chat.

We ask the team to walk and cycle as a priority wherever possible, to be positive advocates for York Bike Belles at all times, and to give some volunteer time to help deliver our core volunteer activities every month.

If you are interested, do call or email in the first instance, yorkbikebelles@gmail.com; 07900 977990.