Published: 6th FEBRUARY 2020

Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator, Barnsley East (TPT)

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer in the Barnsley area to bring together and motivate local volunteers and to co-ordinate the group’s activities.

  • National Cycle Network
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • a few hours per month
  • volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 44181

Local volunteers get involved in signing and basic maintenance of National Cycle Network route 62 and National Route 67, part of the Trans Pennine Trail through Barnsley.

You will act as the main volunteer contact in the Barnsley area and ensure information, knowledge and resources are shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans groups

You will receive training, support and direction from the Volunteer Coordinator, Network Development Manager and the Trans Pennine Trail Office.

Summary of tasks

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • keeping the group informed of local activities they can join in, including organising regular meetings, communications and socials
  • keeping a simple record of activities to report back as often as required
  • carrying out a group plan with your group, focusing on activities the volunteers want to focus on in the future such as signing, basic maintenance of local Network routes, public rides, walks and events to promote active travel
  • revisiting a group plan with your Volunteer Coordinator
  • attending the CentralTrans Pennine Trail meeting (3 per year).

Skills required

To apply for this role you should be:

  • an excellent communicator
  • a good motivator, providing support and encouragement for others
  • able to identify skills and interest in the group and coordinate activities and responsibilities
  • willing to work with a diverse range of people and is committed to the Sustrans ethos.

Time commitment

1-2 days a month, which may include workdays, events, meetings and communication with the group.

Training and support offered

  • An initial training and induction session will be provided regionally.
  • Sustrans organises a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers and group coordinators, and training in relevant skills.
  • You will receive central communications to support you in your role and can join the online community to find support in other group co-ordinators.
  • Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
  • You will also receive support from the Trans Pennine Trail office.

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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