Ride-Side-By-Side Project Manager (freelance)
Bikeworks is looking for a freelance RSBS Project Manager to join our dynamic team, to continue developing and implementing our innovative project designed to address isolation and loneliness, we call this the Ride-Side-By-Side (RBSB).
The Ride Side-by-Side is a free cycle-taxi service targeting older people, people with restricted mobility, and people with disabilities, including people with a visual impairment. The cycle-pilot picks up passengers from their requested location using an electric-assist Side-by-Side cycle, taking them to their chosen destination, for example, shopping, to an appointment, or just to explore the local area to get some gentle exercise. The service is designed so that the passenger can have a chat with the cycle-pilot, while getting practical support, such as help with carrying shopping and getting on and off the cycle. Passengers also can choose to join in with the pedalling, or to simply relax and enjoy the fresh air. The project is designed to increase the participants overall physical and mental wellbeing, while showcasing an alternative emission-free inclusive way of travelling. Our friendly cycle-pilots are trained in safe on-road cycling, managing risk, working with vulnerable adults, including disability awareness training, and all have an up to date DBS check.
Bikeworks will continue to roll out sessions across the London Boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hammersmith & Fulham, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. With new partners also identified for 2021.
Salary and Conditions:
£18/hour - this is the full time equivalent of circa £35,000 per annum
You will be registered as self-employed.
Flexible hours - this will vary dependent on the seasons and government restrictions, to be agreed with the successful candidate.
We follow remote working guidelines, with access to our Velopark HQ and storage locations.
To apply for this role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification.
Send a CV and Covering Letter to email@example.com
In the Covering Letter please provide examples of how you meet the Person Specification, outlining your skills and experience, and also answer the following two questions:
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Why do you think inclusive cycling is important?
Deadline for Applications: 7th February 2021
Interview Dates: Week commencing 8th February 2021
Start Date: ASAP (ideally the week commencing 15th February 2021)
Hi @skydancer, thanks for sharing this - I volunteered for a year with Cycling Without Age (a similar charity in Copenhagen), but hadn't come across RBSB before! The video made me smile. I've just sent you an email with a few questions, and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks :)
CWA I know them well. Spoke to Ole a few times suggested they move from the Christian cycles to the Side by Side so people would have an option of pedaling :)
We'll get back to you about your Qs. Can also answer Q's on this thread
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