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Hours: 37 hrs X2

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2025. Open to secondments.

Service Area: Sustainable Communities

Department: Active Travel (Strategic Transport)

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and support 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 Officers will be key in supporting the delivery of the service and its activities, and including through pro-active outreach work with local communities.

We are looking for passionate individuals, knowledgeable about sustainable and active travel, and skilled in working with local communities and engaging those that are normally under-represented in active travel.

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 a chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Amy McCullough, Consultant in Public Health at or Jessica Fox-Taylor, Active Travel Team Leader at

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.

Active Travel Hub Project Officer


£27,344 - £29,439 per annum (£14.17 - £15.26)


37 hours per week

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2025. Open to secondments.


Midsomer Norton

Close Date:

Thursday, 23 March 2023

Email Contact:

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