In Africa, bicycles play an essential role in supporting entrepreneurism and income generation.
Basic transport improves employment prospects, reduces the time and money spent travelling to work, enhances productivity for families and small-scale enterprise and gives people better access to markets for trading.
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The need for bicycles in Africa
Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.
In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
We’re recruiting a Finance Officer. This is a part-time role based in Colchester at our offices.
Join an inspirational charity dedicated to changing lives in Africa through bike re-use. The Finance Officer (a new position) will play a key role in helping Re~Cycle to improve its financial management. This is a “sole charge” role responsible for the day to day book keeping and financial management of the charity, as well as reporting on financial performance to management and our accountants. You will be responsible for keeping all book keeping functions up to date to enable our accountants to build to compile regular reporting to our CEO and Trustees.
We’re recruiting a Community and Events Fundraising Manager. This is a part-time role and can be home-based or in Colchester at our offices. Salary: £30,000 (pro rata £18,000)
Deadline: 5pm Friday 2 October 2015.
Join an inspirational charity dedicated to changing lives in Africa through bike re-use. This is a rare opportunity to make your mark and build from scratch a Community and Events fundraising portfolio for a charity with lots of community income potential. Owing to the nature of our work we already have a cycling community enthused by what we do – we just need a gem of a fundraiser to make the most of it.