Published: 23rd JULY 2019

Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator, Carlisle

Carlisle is an important area on the National Cycle Network with National Route 72 (part of Hadrian’s cycle way) and National Route 7 (part of the Reivers route) coming through the city. Ensuring the routes are signed correctly will make a big difference to the large number of cyclists following the routes each year.

  • National Cycle Network
  • Carlisle
  • a few hours per month
  • volunteer role
  • closing date 19 September 2019
  • Reference 188171

You will act as the main volunteer contact in the area and ensure information, knowledge and resources are shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans volunteer groups such as Allerdale, Eden Valley and Brampton groups.

You will receive support and direction from the Volunteer Coordinator, Land Manager and Network Development Manager.

Summary of tasks

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • ensuring the group is 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, Network Development Manager and/or Land Manager.

Skills required

We're looking for somebody who is:

  • an excellent communicator
  • a good motivator, acting as support and encouragement for others
  • someone able to identify skills and interest in the group and co-ordinate activities and responsibilities
  • someone able to work with a diverse range of people and committed to Sustrans' vision.

Time commitment

A few hours a month, which may include workdays, events, meetings and communication with the group. This may include evenings and weekends.

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. 

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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