Call for expressions of interest in undertaking paid work for CAN


NZTA Safer Cycling Programme

CAN and BikeNZ have been funded by the NZ Transport Agency to develop and deliver Road User Workshops (RUW) and a Share the Road (STR) pilot campaign.  This work, plus a Cycling Skills Instructor Training programme (managed by BikeNZ) is to be undertaken between now and 30 June 2012 and will be overseen by a Joint Steering Group consisting of leaders from CAN and BikeNZ.  The overall programme has been labelled by NZTA as the Safer Cycling Programme (SCP).

The CAN-managed projects (Road User Workshops and a STR scoping exercise) require a range of skills and people to deliver them and the work will need careful planning to ensure it can be delivered in time and in line with the budget.

CAN is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from people interested in cycling advocacy and road safety who would like to be considered for the contract work to deliver this programme for NZTA and the wider New Zealand cycling fraternity.

We are seeking people who have experience and are interested in the following:

  • SCP Project Manager - Setting the plan, allocating the available money from NZTA and monitoring these budgets against progress for both STR and RUW projects to achieve the milestones set down in the contract with NZTA for both 2011 and 2012. Reporting the progress of the agreed schedule and budget to the CAN committee and to the joint CAN/BikeNZ Steering Group (JSG).  Assist CAN with selection of other contract staff and with some of the workshops held with interested parties.
  • RUW Coordinator - Collaborating with and mentoring those who are delivering the road user workshops (explained below) to ensure that an acceptable standard and consistent messages occur in the workshops.  In addition, prior to any workshops being delivered, developing further workshop resources in conjunction with CAN/BikeNZ.
  • RUW Facilitators - to deliver road user workshops for (1) bus drivers and cyclists, as well as (2) truck drivers and cyclists. These would be similar to those that have been undertaken in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Northland - see for more info. NZTA's desire is for the workshops to be initially targeted in the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas, and then rolled out elsewhere.
  • STR Workshop facilitator - to facilitate workshops for stakeholders in a Share the Road campaign.  The purpose of the workshops is to seek feedback from key road user group representatives (Automobile Assn, Road Trpt Forum, Bus & Coach Assn, etc) on various STR issues, audiences and messages, with reference to NZTA resources and work to date.
  • STR Researcher - to work with CAN to review previous STR initiatives, scope possible STR campaign targets, messages and means of delivery and to assist writing up a final report for NZTA.
  • STR Pilot Campaign Manager - to work with CAN, NZTA and their recommended advertising agencies on the implementation/delivery of any STR initiatives that come out of the report for NZTA.
What you should supply:
  • What task(s) you are interested in being contracted to CAN for.
  • Where you live or would be based during the work for CAN. 
  • List of skills/experience you bring (e.g. delivery of training/education, research/writing skills, project management)
  • Any restrictions on your availability through to the end of June 2012 that you know about.
Please forward by email your EOI to by: 5pm, Fri 1 April 2011. We will then contact selected potential contractors with more details about task briefs and contractual arrangements.