Published: 30th JANUARY 2020

Mapping and data volunteer

We are looking for office-based volunteers to support us in creating materials for the general public to use to comment on how parts of the National Cycle Network (NCN) can be improved.

  • Office and media
  • Bristol
  • Time commitment: Approximately one or two days a week
  • Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference 270120

You’ll be managing and manipulating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data into understandable and accessible information to be presented visually in tables.  Along with maps this information will be made available to stakeholders including Sustrans volunteers to give their ideas on how we can improve sections of the NCN to our new standard.

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

  • Opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive office environment.
  • Expand your GIS experience.
  • Insight into the work of a national UK charity.
  • Gain an understanding of how Sustrans aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
  • Flexible volunteering environment.

What does a Sustrans mapping and data volunteer do?

  • Support the creation of maps and tables of data relating to sections of the National Cycle Network in the South West
  • Assist with the distribution of these materials to Sustrans volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Opportunities to attend events and meetings to support the presentation of this data.
  • Other specific administrative tasks, as required.
  • Able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures.

What we're looking for

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understand mapping, GIS (geographic information systems), Excel spreadsheets.
  • Can understand and analyse information.
  • Comfortable using different computer applications and switching between them.
  • After training you will be able to carry out tasks without daily direction or support.
  • Well-organised with attention to detail and able to work systematically.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good time management skills and an eye for detail.

Time commitment

One or two days per week, on an on-going basis based at our regional office in central Bristol. We are a looking for a volunteer that can undertake this role for a minimum of two months.

Training and support offered

  • On-going support from the South West Volunteer Coordinator and local Network Development staff.
  • An initial training and face-to-face induction session will be provided regionally.
  • Opportunities to attend other volunteer training courses being run locally.
  • You will also receive regular communications to support you in your role and can join the online community to find support from other volunteers.

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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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