Events coordinator - Melbourne
We believe in liveable places where people are physically active - that's why we make it easier to ride a bike.
About Bicycle Network
Bicycle Network started in Melbourne in 1975 when a group of passionate, like-minded people met to bring the bike riding community together. Over the years, our name has changed from the Bicycle Institute of Victoria, to Bicycle Victoria, to Bicycle Network Victoria. In 2011, we changed our name to Bicycle Network, to reflect our vision to build a nation of bike riders.
For nearly 50 years now, we’ve been passionately and tirelessly supporting, educating, and standing up for people who ride bikes. We’re now active in every Australian state and territory whether through our events, advocacy, or our behaviour change programs – Ride2School or Ride2Work. With the help of nearly 50,000 members nationwide, Bicycle Network is a not-for-profit making it easier for everybody to ride a bike, every day. Thanks to the COVID-19 bike boom, our network is expanding and we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Events Coordinator to join us in our Melbourne CBD office!
About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Events Manager, your primary responsibility will be to support Bicycle Network’s growth by planning spectacular events, bolstering our volunteer community, and strengthening our rapports with internal and external stakeholders.
Here's a closer look at how you'll do that:
Collaborate with our Senior Event Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Marketing, Rider Services and our volunteers - AKA our events team - to develop great events;
Liaise with external suppliers, stakeholders, and logistics contacts before, during, and after events;
Plan and deliver exciting event routes and sites;
Accurately develop, assess, and improve thorough risk analyses, mitigating risk as much as practicable;
Manage purchase orders and work within set budgets;
Proactively deliver and improve upon your KPIs; and
Embrace each opportunity with adaptability, preparedness, and approachability
Our Events Gem
Is driven by creating change for good and has a solid grasp on event coordination, sports coordination, or similar. This position would be well suited to a driven graduate or a seasoned professional seeking an exciting change. You may have or be working towards a relevant qualification, but your experience and values are what we prize most! You won't be afraid to make this role your own and provide original ideas for improvement.
You'll enhance our team with:
Demonstrable experience in collaborative initiatives such as event coordination &/or volunteer coordination (not-for-profit or sporting experience is ideal, but not mandatory);
A valid Working With Children Check (WWCC), or a willingness to obtain;
Full vaccination against COVID-19 (or hold a valid medical exemption); and
Bike memes (for morale, of course!)
Our network eagerly anticipate our major Bike Day events, which we host in some spectacular locations; so exceptional people, planning, and observational skills are essential. Some of our upcoming initiatives you can look forward to include:
Capitalising on pop-ups;
Championing inclusive rider's programs;
Doubling our membership;
Ride-2-School, Ride2Work, Parkiteer; and most notably
6-8 major single & multi-day Bike Day events annually including: Around the Bay, the Great Vic Bike Ride, the Peaks Challenge, and the Great Escape!
We strive to be committed, honest, inclusive, and progressive in all we do. You don't have to ride, but believing in an active future is a must for us!
How We've Got Your Back!
Attractive salary circa $63,500-$67,000 commensurate with experience PLUS
Bike packaging (salary packaging, but for bikes!)
Professional development and emotional wellbeing support subscriptions
Hire car discounts
Negotiable flexible work arrangements
Negotiable co-funding for study, and more!