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This is an exciting opportunity to lead the delivery of an active travel service, which will seek to support residents to engage in walking, cycling and wheeling opportunities, and including via social prescribing routes into the service. Social prescribing offers an alternative or additional means of supporting residents’ health and wellbeing, by referring residents into activities that benefit their health and wellbeing.

One of eleven Local Authorities in England to receive funding for the three-year national pilot, the B&NES scheme will encourage and support a change in people’s travel choices to incorporate more active travel alternatives, enabling communities to be healthier and more active, and supporting our goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

The active travel service will have a Hub and pop-up presence in the Somer Valley. The service will be delivered through a range of inclusive walking and cycling interventions, capital assets such as peddle bikes and e-bikes, social prescribing pathways, proactive engagement with residents, and outreach into communities and settings such as health settings, workplaces and schools.

The Active Travel Hub Manager will be responsible for the project management and delivery of the Hub, reporting into B&NES Council Sustainable Travel Team, and working closely with colleagues in Public Health, the wider Council, and partners in the voluntary and community, public and business sectors, as well as grassroots community groups. Once the Active Travel Hub is set up, the Active Travel Manager will manage the service and a small team, ensure its ongoing delivery, service development, and the monitoring and evaluation of activities.

We are looking for a dynamic leader, passionate about sustainable and inclusive active travel for all, and with a track record in service delivery. The candidate will need to demonstrate understanding of the service area, and that they can oversee and manage delivery of this exciting three-year pilot scheme.

Why B&NES Council?

We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need.  These include:

  • A competitive salary package

  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements

  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme

  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home

  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development

  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Amy McCullough, Consultant in Public Health at  or Jessica Fox-Taylor at Jessica Fox-Taylor

To apply

Please use the online application facility.

For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Interview Date: 30/01/2023

Active Travel Social Prescribing Manager


£38,296 - £41,496 per annum


37 Hours per week

Contract Type:

Full Time, Fixed term until October 2025


Midsomer Norton

Close Date:

Friday, 20 January 2023

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