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Active Travel Co-ordinator (Walking)

As an Active Travel Coordinator, you’ll be instrumental in leading and delivering our walking programme and its future development as a tool for increased physical activity and travel.

Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government, S70 2DR
Contact Name
Claire Barnes
Contact Email
Barnsley MBC

About Active Travel Co-ordinator (Walking)

Salary: £24,496 - £26,845 pro rata

Working Arrangements: Based in Westgate but delivering services across the borough

Hours per week: 30

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st May 2024

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Closing date: 17/02/2023 at 23:59

The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.

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About the Post:

You'll be part of big changes in Barnsley. We're not just changing ways of working and improving services. We're committed to promoting wellbeing and tackling health inequalities in our communities. As an Active Travel Coordinator, you'll be instrumental in leading our walking programme and its future development as a tool for increased physical activity and travel.

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That's what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It's all about putting local people and our partner organisations at the heart of our work, listening to and doing good for our communities.

Shape a better future with us

We're thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support, and develop people. Now we'd like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let's make a better Barnsley for everyone.

Your role in our journey

As Active Travel Coordinator, you will provide the development and delivery of walking groups as well as support to other active travel projects across the Sport and Recreation Team. You will work in close partnership with colleagues from across the council as well as a host of statutory, community and volunteers to develop an outstanding walking programme. As an Active Travel Coordinator, you will take a lead role setting up new groups, deliver walk leader training and will have some supervisory responsibilities for team members and volunteers.

What you'll need

To join us, you'll need a mix of relevant qualifications with at least one of your qualifications being at level 4 or above, and have good experience in the sport and physical activity sector. Your track record includes involvement in the delivery of walking and/or active travel activities as well as the development of programmes to meet the needs of target audiences. You will have an excellent knowledge of walking and physical activity and be able to make the case for the potential impact that walking can have in raising physical activity levels.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we'll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we've created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that's training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That's one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you'll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.


To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now. Initially the role is advertised until end of May 2024 but may be extended subject to funding but don't let that be a concern, get in touch and we can explain further. For an informal discussion on the roles, please contact

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

Job Profile: Active Travel Co-ordinator Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

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Why work for us?

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.

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