26.04.24 Community

We’re recruiting an Inclusive Transport Advocate

We’re recruiting an Inclusive Transport Advocate to advocate for positive changes to the local transport system which support an inclusive shift to low carbon transport that is usable, accessible and safe for everyone. The role has a particular focus on the needs of the community of Disabled people.

The role will work on a partnership project between Sustrans and Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership as part of the Climate and Disability, and Transport strands of the Bristol Community Climate Action Project. The postholder will be employed by Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership, working in an embedded role at Sustrans in the England South regional team.

This is a new role on a new project (Climate and Disability), but building on two previous strands of work of the Community Climate Action Project.

  • Through the project we are continually learning and growing and we are happy for someone to contribute to that process and put their own stamp on the project.
  • We are willing and happy to explore flexible working.

Contract details

  • Duration: 18 months (July 2024 – Dec 2025)
  • Role: 0.7 FTE (24.5 hours a week) – we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements
  • Salary: £28,350 – £32,550 p.a. (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience
  • Reporting: The contracting employer for this role is Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership but it is will be based with Sustrans. Top level line management will be undertaken by the Head of Community Partnerships at Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership, with day-to-day line management of the role undertaken by the Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager, West of England at Sustrans.

Download the full role description

Person specification

We strongly encourage applications from Disabled people and/or those with extensive (personal or professional) experience caring for, supporting or working with Disabled people – you do not need to meet the full list of skills and knowledge, as long as you show similar experience and a willingness to learn new skills.

How to apply

To express your interest in this role, download the full role description for more detail and send:

  1. Your CV (or a summary of your experience), to evidence any previous experience that is relevant to this role.
  2. A cover letter. This should be no more than 2 pages outlining your interest in the role and the suitability of your skills and experience (you may wish to use the person specification sub-headings for this).
  3. A completed equalities form. Any information from this form will be saved in a different place to your application. You can download the form via links in the role description.

Please include in your application:

  • Any working preferences (i.e. hours / days available to work per week)
  • Your availability to start
  • Name and contact details for two referees (we will notify you before contacting them).

These should be sent to contact@bristolclimatenature.org with the job title in the subject line.

The deadline for application is 10 am on Monday 20 May 2024.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please email questions to contact@bristolclimatenature.org along with your phone number.

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This role is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Community Climate Action Project.

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