Published: 14th DECEMBER 2021

Task day organisers, Millennium Greenway, Chester

We're looking for enthusiastic task day organisers in Chester who can bring together local volunteers to carry out tasks on the National Cycle Network. You'll collaborate with existing Sustrans volunteers, our maintenance team and your volunteer coordinator in order to keep the route in top condition.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Millennium Greenway, Chester
  • Time commitment: Flexible
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: 12 June 2022
  • Reference: 2021121402

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special.

They look after the National Cycle Network and support others to be more active.

They help people discover the joys of cycling and walking in all manner of ways or run promotional stalls at local events.

Whatever the activity, Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.

 

What does a Sustrans task day organiser do?

Task day organisers identify and plan route maintenance tasks with groups of volunteers on the National Cycle Network.

In this role, you will organise, promote, deliver and supervise the event following Sustrans’ volunteer guidance and health and safety procedures, with support from Sustrans.

You will receive training, support and direction from Sustrans staff, including the volunteer coordinator and Network Development Manager.

As a task day organiser, you will act as one of the main volunteer contacts in the area. You will make sure that information, knowledge and resources are shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans group in the city.

Local volunteers get involved in a variety of activities including:

  • task days
  • work with wildlife
  • route inspections
  • new route improvement
  • development, signing and basic maintenance of national routes
  • externally funded projects including the Chester Zoo Wildlife Connections project, of which the route is part.

 

What we're looking for

We’re looking for people who:

  • are systematic
  • have good attention to detail
  • are excellent communicators
  • are good motivators, acting as a source of support and encouragement for others
  • have an awareness of biodiversity and wildlife management
  • work well within a team
  • are able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans' policies and procedures.  

 

Time commitment

The role is flexible according to volunteer availability.

The following is an outline of the time commitment for this role:

  • A half-day initially to attend induction and activity-specific training
  • One to two days per year to attend training events
  • A half-day per month (six days a year) for our monthly check of the route and to identify route maintenance needs
  • Three to six days per year to organise and carry out several route maintenance workdays.

 

Training and support offered

  • Basic Sustrans volunteer training
  • Signing training
  • Ride leader or walk leader training
  • First aid training
  • Training on how to organise and lead a volunteer task day

Other training can be requested.

 

Find out more

For more information about this role please contact Liz Edwards, Sustrans North West Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers-north@sustrans.org.uk

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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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