EPIKS (Environment Projects in Kirklees) is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated comms specialist to help inform and encourage active travel in Kirklees. The role will be to establish an online ‘cycling hub’ and to research, compile, edit and post dynamic information on all aspects of local cycling services and activities. The hub is just part of a series of projects run by EPIKS to enable people to get involved in active travel – a great way to help protect the environment, get fit and save money.

EPIKS works with volunteers, businesses, community groups and partners to give people the opportunity to walk and cycle more. We have invested resources in traffic-free path infrastructure and better waymarking. Our small fleet of e-bikes give people an opportunity to try pedal-assisted riding and our e-cargo bike pilot demonstrates how bikes can be used to cut journeys by motor vehicle in the Holme Valley.

We know that we need to increase journeys by bike and on foot, so a tailor-made virtual cycling hub for Kirklees will give riders the chance to find local help and support to get them riding. Our new comms role will involve the compilation and promotion of local cycling clubs, training provision, routes, events, bike mechanics and sales outlets. The virtual hub will keep riders up to date with local news and events and unite through a range of online platforms using creative media to cater for all audiences.

The EPIKS team consists of volunteer directors and staff who are all passionate about active travel and there is scope to extend this exciting role to include walking and scooting in the future.

Salary pro rata, £25k – £26.5k dependent on experience.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications: noon 16th January Interviews 20th or 23rd January 2023

Comms cycle hub job description can be downloaded here.