We’re hiring!

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 136.

Camcycle is pleased to announce that we are recruiting a second employee, who will be a Communications and Community Officer, to further facilitate our campaigning activities. Following the employment of our first officer in March 2015 the activities of the Campaign have increased significantly. However, with the continuing growth of Cambridge, the need for our campaigning activities and the demand for our support and advice continue to stretch our volunteer and staff resources.

We are very grateful to have an agreement for three years of match funding for our second employee. It is intended that this person will support our work primarily with administrative and communications activities. This will allow Roxanne, who will become the Executive Director, to focus on the strategic improvements and fundraising activities that will ensure the growth of our charity. Please help us to promote this great opportunity so that we can find the ideal candidate. We are seeking someone who is organised, hardworking and self-motivated. She or he will have a significant amount of responsibility and a wide range of tasks including administration, communications, task prioritisation, document analysis, negotiation and organisation. The candidate will need to be good at working with and influencing people and keen to help our charity grow. Most of all he or she will want to improve the lives of many people by supporting sustainable transport.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We expect familiarity with our work and a compelling pitch showing how they will help us achieve our mission. The applicant must be savvy with technology, a problem-solver and a quick, self-directed learner, who will relish the opportunity to take part in all operational areas of our organisation.

Our office is near the Cambridge North station and our staff are expected to travel to various events and meetings around Cambridge, ideally by cycling or other sustainable transport. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Applicants should email contact@camcycle.org.uk including a CV and a letter explaining why they think they are suitable for the job. Salary is in the region of £24K to £27K (subject to experience) for a 37.5-hour week (although we can discuss more flexible arrangements). The closing date is 23 February. For more information including a full job description please visit our website at: www.camcycle.org.uk

Robin Heydon