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This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing by sharing your passion and enthusiasm for walking and cycling. You will support guided led walks and rides which are provided as part of Sustrans' Active Steps provision, a 10-week course to motivate and support people to increase their physical activity through walking and cycling, as well as improving their mental wellbeing, tackling loneliness and growing their confidence.


You will support the Project Officer to deliver safe, social and enjoyable led walks and rides, which are provided weekly and are designed to be inclusive and supportive, adapting to the needs and abilities of the participants taking part in the course.


Where this role sits in the structure

Reporting into the Project Manager, Behaviour Change and Engagement in England South. Working closely with the delivery officer for Active Steps and project volunteers.


Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:


1- Supporting the Project Officer to delivery regular social group led walks and cycles in the local area during weekdays and weekends, which match the participants abilities and needs.


2- To follow set processes and procedures to delivering the activities safely, such as the Sustrans standards for led walks and cycle rides and their specific risk assessments.


3- To engage with participants during the sessions to provide the necessary advice, motivation and support needed, helping to create a social and enjoyable experiences for all those taking part.


4- Using your local knowledge to help identify potential new walking and cycling routes and taking part in test walks or cycles for new routes.


5- Support with checking participants’ cycles are in good working order.


We don’t expect anyone to be an expert in all these areas and as long as you meet the person specification we can train you in any gaps.


Person Specification

The following criteria sets out the skills, knowledge and experience which will be assessed against at both application and interview stages.



Specific experience required

Leading or supporting delivery of group led walks, rides or other activity

Coaching and motivating people to make positive change

Engaging with a diverse range of people of all ages and abilities


Skills and Abilities

Adapting to different needs and abilities

Working as a member of a team

Confident and clear communicator

Friendly and approachable


Specific knowledge required

Knowledge of the local area

Understanding of the health benefits of walking and cycling

Basic understanding of safeguarding


Activity Support Officer, Active Steps, Somer Valley


£12.98 per hour


Approximately 16 hours per month

Contract Type:

Zero hours


Across the Somer Valley area including Radstock, Midsomer Norton Westfield and Paulton, and potentially other areas.

Close Date:

Sunday, 11 June 2023

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