Published: 14th AUGUST 2020

Volunteer rangers, South Kent

Are you looking for an opportunity to help look after the National Cycle Network in your local area, and promote walking and cycling for Sustrans? We're currently looking for volunteer rangers to help us look after the National Cycle Network. This is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to everyday cycling and walking in the Hythe, Folkestone and Dover area.

  • Role: On the National Cycle Network
  • Location: South Kent
  • Time commitment: half a day per month
  • Type: volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 267193

We need active, enthusiastic volunteer rangers in South Kent to help monitor and maintain the National Cycle Network in the area. 

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

You'll be doing practical tasks to keep the National Cycle Network in the best possible condition. This is a great role for anyone who lives in Dover, Folkestone or Hythe who wants to help get more people walking and cycling. If you’re active and enjoy cycling or walking we'd love to hear from you.

What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?

Volunteering as part of our local group involves keeping an eye on your allocated section of the route. You will help out by tackling issues such as overgrown vegetation and obscured signage and reporting larger issues such as fallen trees. Other things you may undertake as required include;

  • attending group meetings and workdays
  • carrying out general tidy ups and clear back
  • removing encroaching vegetation
  • looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route
  • working alongside other partner organisations to achieve common goals
  • monitoring local planning applications for opportunities to improve the provision for cycling and walking within the area
  • riding or walking the route regularly
  • checking signage – looking for missing or broken signs; report permanent sign problems to Kent County Council Highways; fix temporary signs according to our signing guidelines
  • reporting major issues to your volunteer group coordinator.

What we're looking for

We're looking for people who are:

  • enthusiastic and committed
  • able to regularly travel along their allocated section of the route
  • able to carry out light maintenance 
  • self-motivated and persistent
  • online to report problems and complete our volunteer activity report
  • good communicators
  • team players.

Time commitment

You will need to check your section of the route at least once a month and set aside 3-4 hours to complete our online activity report. 

Training and support offered

  • You’ll receive our volunteer ranger handbook.
  • Sustrans volunteer online training.
  • We’ll arrange for an experienced ranger to show you the ropes.
  • You'll receive advice and support locally from your group coordinator.
  • Access to an online community to find support from other rangers throughout the UK.
  • Networking events.
  • Access to a dedicated volunteer website full of information and resources.

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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