Published: 26th JUNE 2020

Volunteer group coordinator, North and East Sheffield

We are looking for an enthusiastic group coordinator to volunteer in the North and East areas of Sheffield, to bring together and motivate local volunteers and to co-ordinate the group’s activities.

  • National Cycle Network
  • North and East Sheffield
  • Time commitment: A few hours a month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: 10/08/2020
  • 202006094

You will act as the main volunteer contact in the area.

You will ensure information, knowledge and resources are shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans group in the city.

You will work with the other group coordinator in Sheffield to increase the number of active volunteers in the Sheffield region.

The existing Sustrans and Trans Pennine Trail volunteer network in Sheffield is thriving and growing.

It has a wide range of volunteers who are involved in a number of projects to encourage and improve everyone’s access to safe cycling and walking routes.

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 may help people discover the joys of cycling 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 volunteer group coordinator do?

As a volunteer group coordinator you will:

  • lead a group of individuals who are passionate about supporting others to be more active and maintaining the Network
  • welcome new volunteers to the group and the specifics of their role locally 
  • establish a programme of local activities volunteers can join in with e.g. meetings, workdays, signing rides, walks, promotional stalls and socials
  • understand the different maintenance responsibilities for the National Cycle Network in your area 
  • identify gaps and opportunities for volunteers, and supporting recruitment as needed in coordination with local staff
  • record your own activities on our dedicated website for Sustrans volunteers, and encouraging your volunteer group to do the same
  • create and reviewing a volunteer group plan of tasks and activities, in coordination with your group and Sustrans
  • follow Sustrans’ Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures, and demonstrate these to the volunteer group
  • provide a communication link to the Sustrans volunteer coordinator and relevant local staff
  • be able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures.

What we're looking for

We're looking for someone who is:

  • an excellent communicator 
  • a good motivator, acting as a source of support and
  • encouragement for others 
  • works well within a team
  • well organised 
  • able to facilitate and chair meetings 
  • able to communicate via email.

Time commitment

  • One half-day to attend induction and activity-specific training.
  • One half-day per month (six days a year) to organise meetings or activities to bring the group together and discuss activities and plans.
  • Three to six days a year supporting group activities such as workdays, rides and walks.
  • One day to meet with your Sustrans volunteer coordinator and area staff to discuss and review the volunteer group plan.

Training and support offered

  • signing training
  • induction session
  • ride/walk leader training
  • first aid
  • organising and leading a volunteer task day training
  • Health and safety guidelines 
  • training and support from Sustrans staff, Trans Pennie Trail office
  • other training can be requested.

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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