Beat the Street Engagement Coordinator North Ayrshire
Full job description
- We will consider part time and full time positions.
- You will need to be able to travel to and around North Ayrshire.
Intelligent Health Ltd is dedicated to improving the health of communities around the world. We believe a healthy community needs all stakeholders working together to make a difference. That means people, organisations and leaders. Intelligent Health values are; honest, kind, passionate about health, collaborative, reliable and ambitious.
Beat the Street is an evidence-based, population-level behaviour change programme designed to increase active travel levels across a community.
The programme supports long-term behaviour change by making active travel an enjoyable, integral part of everyday life. It inspires players to participate through gamification strategies, motivating positive behaviour that, over time, becomes the daily norm. Through the programme, players demonstrate that even small changes, when adopted on a daily basis, can have a big impact.
The game phase uses RFID technology where players earn points by tapping RFID cards on physical Beat Boxes placed on street furniture throughout the town, city or playing area.
Funded by Paths for All, we aim to deliver a successful programme engaging with thousands of people from across North Ayrshire and Argyll & Bute. Beat the Street is divided into 3 phases; Anticipation, Experience and Legacy. In the anticipation phase the Engagement Coordinator will work with key local stakeholders to build the profile of Beat the Street and recruit teams from schools and community groups. This will involve attending community events, presenting at parent’s evenings and assemblies, leading occasional walks and championing active travel to get schools and communities involved in the initiative. The Engagement Coordinator will also need to work with local voluntary groups, clubs and businesses to get teams signed up and generally raise awareness of the scheme.
Throughout the live phase of the game, the Engagement Coordinator will deliver several community events and competitions to help motivate players, boost participation and recruit new players. You will also need to plan and deliver a launch event, celebration event and prize giving in partnership with the key stakeholders.
During the Legacy phase, the Engagement Coordinator should have sourced opportunities for players to remain active in their local area, linking with local partners and promoting these through regular newsletters and online platforms. During this time, feedback sessions with community groups and schools should take place to help us evaluate and inform future programmes and interventions.
- Increase participation and engagement levels with Beat the Street across whole communities (schools, businesses, community groups).
- Continued engagement and management of key project stakeholders such as project sponsors and a wide range of local organisations like the health sector, local authorities, schools and community groups.
- Work with partners to target specific groups (i.e. those with long term health conditions or from lower socio-economic groups).
- Work with sports and culture organisations to create an engaging calendar of events.
- Updating and maintaining project plans and marketing documentation – to include engagement planning and event management documents.
- Attend and support local steering-group meetings and write minutes.
- Working closely with the comms and marketing team to create and deliver a communications and marketing plan.
- Problem solving and adapting to the changing needs of the project as they arise.
- Management of social media activities.
- Co-ordination of the prize distribution for schools and scheme participants.
- Feed into evaluation, demonstrating the impact of the programme and how partners are working together for long term well-being of residents.
- Manage a legacy programme supporting participants to stay active
- Present at relevant conferences/events.
Skills & Competencies
- Experience of developing and delivering successful community outreach programmes and events
- Experience of working with schools
- Experience and knowledge of the active travel sector
- Knowledge of the local area and the barriers and opportunities for increasing active travel levels
- Event Management skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience of delivering communications, social media and basic marketing
- Experience of creating sustainable project legacies
- Stakeholder management and diplomacy
- Microsoft office proficient
- Good organisation and prioritisation skills
- Must have access to own vehicle with a full driver’s license, or be able to travel around the area easily
Reports to the Senior Engagement Coordinator Margaret Dalziel.
Salary: £26,000 FTE
Annual leave: 23 days + Bank Holidays and the day off for your Birthday (pro-rata)
Pension: 3% employer pension contribution.
If you are a motivated individual with a passion for working in communities, delivering events, and championing active travel and health and wellbeing, we would love to hear from you. Join our team and help us make a positive impact on the community. Apply now!
Job Types: Part-time, Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months
Salary: £26,000.00 per year
Expected hours: 20 – 37.5 per week
- Company pension
- Sick pay
- Work from home
- Weekend availability
Work Location: In person