Published: 7th JULY 2022

Barrier auditor, Midlands and East

Are you interested in data capture? Would you be willing to give your time to review the National Cycle Network?

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Midlands and East
  • Time commitment: Flexible - usually one or two days per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Deadline to complete the auditing: March 2023
  • Reference 2022070702

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Want to support your community?

Enjoy spending time outdoors?

Interested in meeting new people?

Volunteering for Sustrans offers you all of the above.


What does a Sustrans barrier auditor do?

We're looking for volunteer barrier auditors to support our Paths for Everyone aim to create a safe and accessible Network of paths that can be used and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, ability or circumstance.

As a barrier auditor, you will help us to audit barriers on traffic-free National Cycle Network routes across the Midlands and East.

The purpose of this audit is to identify access controls and other restrictions that discriminate against some users and prevent them from using these paths. Addressing those barriers is essential to ensure the Network meets current equalities legislation and is inclusive to all.

With support from Sustrans staff you will undertake the following tasks:

  • Attend initial training to learn what information we need to gather and why
  • Use our online tool to allocate yourself sections of Network to audit
  • Record required audit information accurately on the smartphone-based survey
  • Undertake all work in line with Sustrans training and guidance.


What we're looking for

We’re looking for people who:

  • are looking to gain surveying experience
  • can commit to an initial training session (online or face-to-face)
  • can commit to auditing 20-30 miles of National Cycle Network between now and March 2023
  • are practical and enjoy being outdoors
  • have access to a smartphone and can download apps
  • possess good IT skills and the ability to interpret online mapping
  • are willing to stay in touch with the Midlands and East Volunteer Coordinators
  • are willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures.


Time commitment

Flexible - usually one or two days per month.

The deadline for completing your auditing is March 2023.


Training and support offered

  • Initial auditor training and guidance
  • Ongoing support from Midlands and East Volunteer Coordinators working on the project
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Sustrans

Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.

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