Published: 21st JUNE 2022

Volunteer ranger, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Do you want to reduce traffic and pollution in this attractive area? Get more people out cycling, walking and wheeling and have a positive impact on climate change? Get involved in the development of traffic-free routes in and around Littlehampton, Arundel and Bognor.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Time commitment: Up to two days per month over several days
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference 2022062102

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Volunteering for Sustrans is a practical, straightforward way to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Get involved if you want to:

  • improve your local environment and help out your community
  • see your small acts make a big difference
  • get outdoors and active
  • use your skills and learn new ones.

This role focuses on cycle route development.

If you live in the Littlehampton area and passionately believe that traffic-free, attractive routes mean more people will choose to walk, wheel and cycle, join like-minded volunteer rangers looking to extend the National Cycle Network along the coast and inland.

Volunteer rangers also monitor and maintain existing local routes.  

 

What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?

As a volunteer ranger, you'll:

  • create links with the South Downs National Park, West Sussex County Council, Arun District Council, Littlehampton Town Council, local councillors and other relevant groups
  • become knowledgeable about the route choices being explored by the National Park, which is the lead authority
  • monitor, respond to and influence planning applications to boost cycle networks
  • carry out tasks on existing routes such as checking signage and vegetation management
  • attend group task days to blitz overgrown vegetation
  • reporting any major issues to your group coordinator
  • attend volunteer group meetings every 4-5 months (held in Chichester in the early evening).

  

What we're looking for

We're looking for people who:

  • live in or around Littlehampton, know the area well and can get around using sustainable transport
  • are interested in planning and can respond to planning applications
  • are self-motivated and persistent
  • are good communicators
  • are active and enjoy doing practical tasks outdoors
  • are able to attend meetings of the Chichester group (two or three annually) and take part in task days organised on other parts of the National Cycle Network around Chichester.

 

Time commitment

Up to 2 days a month depending on activity around the proposed route, including group meetings and activities to keep up to date with local developments.

 

Training and support offered

  • You will receive our volunteer handbook and complete our basic Sustrans volunteer online training.
  • Your group coordinator (a fellow volunteer) and other volunteer rangers will offer information, advice and support.
  • Join the online community to find support from other rangers throughout the UK.
  • Come to Sustrans volunteer meetups to network, get updates and get training.
  • Go to our volunteer website for information and resources including Health and Safety guidance and Risk Assessments.
  • Opportunities to further develop your role and support given to assist you with organising group activities such as workdays and rides.

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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