Published: 23rd JULY 2019

Sustrans Volunteer Ranger, in Merseyside North (TPT), Aintree to Southport

Are you passionate about cycling and would like to help look after the National Cycle Network in your area? Our volunteers could do with an extra pair of hands helping them look after the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT), route through Sefton, National route 62 and National route 810 which takes in the coast.

  • National Cycle Network
  • Merseyside North
  • approximately 1 day per month
  • volunteer role
  • closing date 19 September 2019
  • Reference 253184

As a volunteer, you will assist with essential maintenance and checks on a stretch of National Cycle Network (NCN). You will be part of the friendly local Sustrans volunteer group maintaining the Network in the area. This role will ideally suit someone who lives locally.

You will receive support and direction from the local Group Coordinator and occasionally our Network Development Manager and Volunteer Coordinator and from the Trans Pennine Trail Office.

Summary of tasks

As a ranger you will be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Some tasks can be organised by the whole group.

Your tasks include:

  • checking for missing or broken signs
  • following the signing guidance
  • carrying out general tidy ups and clearing back encroaching vegetation
  • reporting any major issues to your Volunteer Coordinator
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route.

Skills required

As a volunteer you should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to carry out the activities independently once directed.

Time commitment

Depending on the time you have available all we ask is regular trips on the Trail and report back any problems that you may find. This could be once a week or every two weeks or once a month it is up to you.

Training and support offered

You will:

  • have the opportunity to attend your annual regional or national volunteer day which will include valuable Sustrans updates, networking opportunities with others and provide core skill training
  • receive central communications to support you in your role and can join the online community to find support in other volunteers.
  • receive support from the TPT office.

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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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