CAN operates using a mixture of volunteer roles and paid roles (staff or contract workers), as funding opportunities arise.
From time to time we will call for interest in specific opportunities and these will be listed here. However you're welcome to contact CAN any time if you feel your skills could help get more people on bikes more often.
Chainlinks Producer - CAN's e-newsletter to our members and friends is called Chainlinks and it's a valuable connection point between our campaigns, celebrations and inspiring stories, and our supporters. We are seeking a writer/editor who can elicit stories including from throughout our network, edit, and publish in an attractive electronic format. With creativity and some marketing nous you can take this to new levels. Chainlinks is typically published 4 times a year and typically takes 2 to 3 weeks to pull together (part-time). You can do this from anywhere. (published November 2023)
Campaigner / campaign support - CAN is seeking a campaigner to lead a campaign, and/or people to be part of a campaign team to help CAN run our campaigns. Our campaigns focus on building a safe road culture for bicycles, building public support, getting more kids on bikes, and more. CAN is running a series of successive campaigns. Often the campaign is quite specific with a short-term goal. For example in February and March 2018 our Safer Streets for Cycling campaign aimed to highlight safety for people on bikes as the Government was forming its road safety policies. The campaign involved creating and promoting an online survey (we had 1100 responses) then we used the results to raise some money and create a petition to a Minister calling for action on people's 3 top requests (and got 11,000 to sign). You will be great for this role if you have campaign experience or want to gain it, and if you can offer skills in areas such as using social media platforms, graphic design, writing, direct action, and more. It's very rewarding and a great opportunity to make a difference. Role length varies. Part-time. If you're in Wellington that's a bonus, but you can be anywhere.
FUND RAISING CO-ORDINATOR (March 2016)
CAN and many of its local groups require on-going funding for their regular activities and for specific projects. The Fundraising Co-ordinator provides practical help in obtaining this funding and provides information and advice to members on funding applications and fundraising. A full description of the role and what this entails can be found here.
TECHNICAL ADVISOR (March 2016)
Having access to up-to-date and accurate technical information is important for CAN's advocacy. It helps to give our submissions and meetings credibility and influence. The Technical Advisor helps to provide this information. A full description of the role and what this entails can be found here.