As a group coordinator, you would be responsible for coordinating local volunteer activities.
This involves motivating a volunteer group to carry out a range of tasks aimed at:
- maintaining and enhancing the National Cycle Network
- supporting Sustrans’ projects in the area
- promoting walking and cycling.
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 you'll be doing
As a volunteer group coordinator you will:
- leading 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 e.g. 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 and Sustrans
- following Sustrans’ Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures, and demonstrate these to the volunteer group
- providing a communication link to the Sustrans volunteer coordinator and relevant local staff
- being 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.
- 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
- ride/walk leader training
- first aid
- organising and leading a volunteer task day training
- 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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