Published: 28th MAY 2021

Volunteer group coordinator, Sheffield to Barnsley west (TPT)

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help look after the National Cycle Network and Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) in your area? We're looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to bring together and motivate local volunteers and to co-ordinate the group’s activities to help maintain the Network and help keep routes in top condition.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Yorkshire and Humber
  • Time commitment: 1-2 days per month
  • Type: volunteer
  • Closing date: ongoing
  • Reference: 01032103

You will act as the main volunteer contact in the area and ensure information is shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans group in the city.

There are two other volunteer group coordinators 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.

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?

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • establishing a group of individuals who are passionate about supporting others to be more active and maintaining the Network
  • welcoming new volunteers to the group and the specifics of their role locally 
  • establishing a programme of local activities volunteers can join in with eg meetings, workdays, signing rides, walks, promotional stalls and socials
  • understanding the different maintenance responsibilities for the National Cycle Network in your area 
  • identifying gaps and opportunities for volunteers, and supporting recruitment as needed in coordination with local staff
  • recording your own activities on our dedicated website for Sustrans volunteers, and encouraging your volunteer group to do the same
  • creating and reviewing a volunteer group plan of tasks and activities, in coordination with your group, Sustrans and TPT Office staff.
  • following Sustrans’ and TPT Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures, and demonstrate these to the volunteer group
  • providing a communication link to the Sustrans volunteer coordinator, relevant local staff and the TPT Office
  • attend the Central TPT meeting (3 per year)
  • being able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ and TPT 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

  • Approximately one day a month.
      

Training and support offered

You will receive all necessary training for the role and other training can be requested. You will also receive support from your volunteer coordinator and the Trans Pennine Trail office.

 

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

To find out more about the Trans Pennine Trail head to the TPT website. You can also contact the TPT officer at info@transpenninetrail.org.uk or call 01226 772 574.

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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