|Full Time||Milton Keynes|
|Salary||£23,000 Per Year|
£23,000 per annum pro rata (3 days (22.5 hours) per week June/July – August 2019).
£23,000 full time (37.5 hours per week) 1st September 2019 – 31st July 2020
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and engaging individual with the ability to inspire a culture of sustainable travel behaviour in children and young people across Milton Keynes in order to improve health and wellbeing. The post holder will work with Milton Keynes Council in the delivery and promotion of active travel to schools as well as providing one to one support for schools and the work they do to promote active, sustainable travel. There will be a specific intense focus on 6 targeted schools who are not already engaged which will require resilience and enthusiasm to achieve their buy-in.
We invite applications from candidates with a passion for sustainable transport/ active travel and physical activity, coupled with excellent communication and presentation skills, experience of delivering practical projects and the enthusiasm to inspire behaviour change. Experience of successful partnership working, organising, promoting and delivering events is required as is excellent administrative and organisational skills.
Please contact Leigh-Anne for an informal conversation regarding the role for an application pack and full job description. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 10th June 2019. Interviews will take place on Friday 21st June 2019.
We are committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from candidates with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.
Employment is conditional subject to receiving an enhanced DBS check.
JOB TITLE: STARS Engagement Officer
RESPONSIBLE TO: Project Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No direct responsibility for staff
CONTRACT: Initially 3-days a week (22.5 hours) June/July – August 2019. Followed by full time/5 days a week (37.5 hours) -1st September 2019- 31st July 2020
SALARY: £23,000 pro rata June/July – August 2019
£23,000 September 2019 – 31st July 2020
LOCATION: Milton Keynes Council (working with schools across the borough)
Purpose of Post
The post holder will be appointed to Milton Keynes Council via PWLC Projects. They will be required to work across Milton Keynes working in partnership with other Milton Keynes officers who operate in schools including Transport Planners – Smarter Choices and Cycling, Bikeability Instructors and Road Safety Officers.
The post holder will be managed jointly by Milton Keynes Council and PWLC Projects.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
The post holder will be expected to travel to schools on a regular basis. Frequent travelling and working outside in all weather conditions is an expected part of the post. Occasional overnight stays away from home, weekend and late working may be required although infrequent. Occasional (fully funded) visits to Sheffield to meet the wider PWLC team and for training will be required.
Employment is conditional subject to receiving an enhanced DBC check.
Qualifications & Education
3 A-levels or NVQ equivalent
A relevant graduate or professional qualification
Effective communication skills
Ability to organise and deliver training and workshop sessions
Ability to plan and allocate work tasks and to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
Experience of using and familiarity with Microsoft word and excel.
Experience and knowledge
Understanding of current transport policy, the key issues and challenges involved in the promotion of sustainable / active travel.
Experience of working in or with schools.
Experience of delivering training, workshops and / or events
Experience of working in transport planning, health promotion or sustainable travel.
Experience of working with children and young people
Substantial drive and enthusiasm for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and sustainable travel.
Resilience and a determination / ability to engage schools with whom the local authority has no current relationship and who are not obligated to participate.
Self-motivated and be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Able and willing to travel to schools on a daily basis, and to meetings with management on a regular basis at locations central to Milton Keynes.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV below or for further information please call Leigh-Anne on 01293 518 986
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £23,000.00 /year