Experienced in finance? You could make a real difference to disabled children and vulnerable adults through supporting the development of our inclusive cycling charity, All Cycle Bath and West (CIO). Help us help others.
What will you be doing?
Playing a key part in our bold move from national charity Cycling Projects as Wheels for All to an independent locally based charity. In order to keep it, staff and service users have formed a CIO and are transferring the project from the national cycling charity. This means that we are having to develop new business plans and financial controls. You will be the first Finance Trustee, forming strong financial controls and monitoring. Your experience is needed to start us on our journey to being a sustainable charity. You are also welcomed to come cycling with the service users, on our extensive range of bikes, trikes and specialised tandems - although that’s not a requirement of the role!
Our chair of trustees has over 15 years knowledge and experience of running community cycling projects so you'll have their expertise to call on.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone to help us develop our accounting and financial controls. We also want support to develop our business plan. We are in many ways a blank slate so we need someone with the ability to give us a good start with the financial elements of our charity.
Our board of trustees are passionate about inclusion as this is at the heart of the service that we provide to disabled children and adults with sensory needs and impairments. A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is essential for this role.
What difference will you make?
All Cycle Bath & West changes lives through cycling.
We are an inclusive service and enable children, young people and adults the opportunity to enjoy cycling. We deliver these opportunities through access to our wide range of adapted biked, trikes, hand-cycles and side-by-side tandems. We run a regular programme of inclusive cycling sessions for anyone with sensory or physical impairments, additional and/or learning needs, such as:
people with hearing loss,
stroke recovery patients,
wheelchair bound people,
people with multiple sclerosis,
those on the autism spectrum,
visually impaired people and many other needs
The difference we make is best said by our users:
“I wouldn’t have learned how to cycle and do my bike ability course had it not been for the regular Saturday sessions. I really enjoy trying all the bikes and bringing my friends along and meeting people. And it’s outside in the fresh air come rain or shine.”
Fabienne, 11 year-old attendee
“I loved cycling and dancing. Dancing is off the menu for the moment but I get lots of pleasure and rehabilitation benefits from cycling. I look forward to overcoming my paralysis in due course so that I can get the best out of life going forwards. They have many different cycles to suit just about every level of capability. I look forward to seeing you at the track soon.”
“I love physical activity … and today was fantastic for meting people, I love meeting people. It didn’t matter how many times I went round .. Seeing other people enjoying themselves is amazing”
Thursday, 9 February 2023