Leading Bristol Cycling Campaign – might it be you?

We are looking for two special people to be our Chair and lead our communications. Might this be you, or someone you know?

Volunteer activists are at the heart of Bristol Cycling Campaign. We and our supporters have a shared vision that “Cycling is great for Bristol – Let’s make Bristol great for cycling”. However none of our various campaigns would happen without the small group making sure that we are well run and delivering what the activists need. We are looking for two key roles to join the organising group:

  • Chair – to co-ordinate and lead
  • Communications Lead – to communicate our message and work.

Both roles are of course voluntary and will be what you make of them. You will be able to call on the support of others but you should also have the time and energy to make things happen.

Here are what might be called the ‘job descriptions’. If you’d like a chat or to find out more please contact us. We use Slack to coordinate our activities and if you’re already involved then use the #bcyc-organise thread.

Chair

Bristol Cycling Campaign are looking for a new chairperson to lead the organisation as we continue to campaign for safer cycling in Bristol.

The key role of the chair will be to lead our team of volunteers and drive the pace of our work along with helping current volunteers in our transition to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. See the About Us pages for information about BCyC. 

This is an exciting and pivotal time for cycling in Bristol due to record levels of investment and interest in cycling as the region races to reach its net-zero target. We look forward to working with an experienced chair to help us improve, develop and progress the campaign.

The role is flexible for the chair to shape and make their own and we are interested in developing new ideas and ways of working. You might expect to volunteer your time for approximately 5 hours per week (including chairing the monthly committee meeting).

Key priorities for Bristol Cycling in 2022 include:

  • Transition to Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Develop relationships with the current local government and officers
  • Transition to new website
  • Grow social media presence
  • Grow paid membership
  • Develop marketing plan and volunteer marketing team

The current co-chairs will remain key members of the committee with Toby leading on our Space for Cycling (infrastructure) work and Tom leading on our partnerships work. 

To apply or to discuss this role in further detail please email [email protected]

We particularly welcome interest from groups who are under-represented in those cycling, and in BCyC supporters.


Communications Lead

Could you co-ordinate Bristol Cycling’s marketing efforts? We are looking for a communications lead to steer the campaign’s work as we continue to advocate for safer cycling in Bristol.

BCyC has been the leading voice advocating for cycling in the Greater Bristol region for over 30 years. Despite this, most of those who in the region who cycle and want to cycle are not aware of what we do (see our 2020 and 2021 surveys). We believe an experienced marketing professional can help reposition and refocus our efforts and expand the reach of the campaign in order to encourage more Bristolians to share our messages and advocate for change.

The cycle campaign has a budget of £2,000 per year for marketing expenditure with previous projects including facebook promotion, poster campaigns, talks and events and films.

The role and communications projects themselves are flexible to shape and make your own and we are interested in developing new ideas and ways of working as we develop a range of messages and approaches to reach new audiences.

This is an exciting and pivotal time for cycling in Bristol due to record levels of investment and interest in cycling as the region races to reach its net-zero target. 

To apply or to discuss this role in further detail please email [email protected].

We particularly welcome interest from groups who are under-represented in those cycling, and in BCyC supporters.