Local Project Manager - Love to Ride Suffolk
The purpose of the LPM role is successfully to deliver the Ride 365 and Cycle September programme by building relationships with key contacts at workplaces large and small and encouraging as many organisations, departments and people as possible to take part. They will also work with community groups and stakeholders in the Suffolk County region. An aim of this role is to encourage 150 businesses and 3,500 people to participate, of which at least 500 participants are ‘new-riders’ or ‘non-riders’. The focus will be on working with existing riders to encourage new or inexperienced riders to participate.
- Various Working Locations, IP4 1HT
- Part Time
- Placed On
- Wed 27th January, 2021
- 12:00am - Thu 25th February, 2021
- Sport / Activity
About Local Project Manager - Love to Ride Suffolk
Love to Ride is the online platform that gets more people riding bikes. With over 13 years' experience in delivering successful behaviour change projects right around the world, we have a solid reputation as a specialist social business creating positive change.
As well as encouraging existing riders to ride more often and commute by cycle, we also support people returning to or new to cycling. Using seasonal interventions, online engagement, workplace and public events, we achieve change by deploying a broad and varied set of techniques and behavioural methodologies, whilst also providing information, incentives and encouragement to overcome real and perceived barriers. We then monitor, measure and report on the outcomes.
Check out this animation to learn more about how we achieve actual behaviour change.
We believe that life is much better when we feel happy, healthy, energised and connected to the people and places around us. We believe riding a bike has so many benefits to us individually, to our communities and our world. We know how great it feels to ride and we want more people to experience this feeling too.
Is to create, maintain and deliver the very best online platform and behaviour change programmes in the world, that are proven to get more people riding bikes more often. The rest will follow.
The Local Project Manager (LPM) will work across Suffolk to promote and support our flagship year-round programme – Ride 365. This includes Ride it Out in March, Bike Month in June and our main event, Cycle September (previously the National Cycle Challenge), the centrepiece of our annual programme in the UK. This is now delivered internationally and is also referred to as the Global Bike Challenge. We also deliver a 'cycling advent calendar for grown-ups', called Winter Wheelers, each December. The project in Suffolk is being delivered in partnership with Suffolk County Council and is supported by both Transport and Public Health budgets.
Cycle September is a fun, free competition between workplaces and individuals to see which can encourage the most employees and people living or working in Suffolk to cycle. The organisations and departments that earn the most points for riding and encouraging will win. There are 7 size categories to level the playing field and incentives and rewards for individuals who play an important role in making the programme successful. Points are heavily weighted towards encouragement because we're all about getting more people on bikes.
The Scope of the Local Project Manager role
The purpose of the LPM role is successfully to deliver the Ride 365 and Cycle September programme by building relationships with key contacts at workplaces large and small and encouraging as many organisations, departments and people as possible to take part. They will also work with community groups and stakeholders in the Suffolk County region. An aim of this role is to encourage 150 businesses and 3,500 people to participate, of which at least 500 participants are 'new-riders' or 'non-riders'. The focus will be on working with existing riders to encourage new or inexperienced riders to participate. A bonus payment will be linked directly to a performance 'stretch target' and included within your agreement as a contractor.
The primary roles and responsibilities of the LPM are to:
- Encourage organisations to register and participate. This will involve: contacting workplaces by phone, email and in-person (with both warm and cold leads); giving presentations; meeting with relevant staff & selling in the concept of Love to Ride; supporting media activity; distributing marketing materials to bike shops & co-promoters, on cycle paths & on parked bicycles; promotion at local events etc.
- Act as a central liaison for stakeholders and project partners, developing and maintaining effective working relationships and providing regular progress reports.
- Contact and engage local partner organisations and encourage them to promote the Challenge externally to their local networks.
- Source and manage locally sponsored incentives and prizes.
- Identify suitable 'Champions' within participating organisations, develop effective working relations with them and provide on-going support so that they can promote Love to Ride internally and succeed at getting a high number of colleagues participating in the programme.
- Deliver registration packs to Champions at and brief all Champions.
- Provide excellent customer service to all participants and workplace Champions.
- Distribute prizes to winning individuals and organisations.
- Carry out monitoring activities to help evaluate the programme, e.g. collection of individual and group case studies.
- Carry out any other duties defined by the Senior Project Manager that may be necessary to further the aims of the programme.
- Work alongside the client teams to deliver a highly effective programme of activity, to enable it to become an ongoing and successful programme, promoting positive change.
As the LPM, you will be a friendly people-person who is excellent at building relationships and capable of representing Love to Ride in a professional manner. An enthusiastic, quality-driven self-starter, you will also have a can-do attitude and a structured approach to your work. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong sales and/or presentation skills
- Strong organisational skills, with a target-orientated approach
- Experience in project management and delivery
- Dedicated 'make it happen' attitude
- Effective at developing and maintaining relationships at all levels
- Confident to work independently
- Knowledge and ability to cycle safely
- Knowledge of the region and business sector
- A high degree of IT literacy and demonstrated use of online applications and tools
- Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with people in a wide range of workplace settings, from large public services and corporates to SMEs and local businesses and communities and other local groups and stakeholders
Reporting and working locations
The LPM reports to the designated Manager at Love to Ride. However, the role is best facilitated from an appropriate regional base, such as the client offices or cycling hub for example. This is dependent on the recruited individual(s), availability of desk space and evolving guidance under the ongoing C19 pandemic. Home office and/or remote office working will be required, so this role will suit someone who generally has a flexible approach to their working environment.
This position is a fixed-term contract for an independent contractor working over an eight-month period from March to October 2021. Some extra days may be required thereafter.
The contract involves a minimum of 70 days between March 2021 and October 2021 for a flat fee of £8,750. The package is the pay equivalent of a £32,625 p.a. pro-rata salary.
An additional bonus of up to £1000 will be made available based on achieving or part achieving specific targets around engagement levels and within the programme delivery timeframe.
How to apply
Download and complete an application form blog.lovetoride.net/recruitment.
Create a short (90 seconds max) video, demonstrating why you would be the best person for this role. We encourage creativity! Email a link to your video along with your application form to email@example.com.
If you think you would be a great match for this role and have what it takes to help us deliver a successful and highly engaging local programme, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jack Windle, Senior Projects Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
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