Published: 3rd JANUARY 2020

Sustrans Volunteer Rangers, Stoke-on-Trent

Our volunteers from Stoke-on-Trent could do with some extra pairs of hands to help them to look after the brilliant walking and cycling routes in the area, with a particular focus on Route 5 (Stone to Stoke-on-Trent), Route 555 (Stoke-on-Trent to Kidsgrove) and Route 550 (Etruria to Stockton Brook). You will receive support and direction from the local Sustrans Volunteer Co-ordinator, Land Manager and Network Development Manager to aid you in this role.

  • National Cycle Network
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • approximately 1 day per month
  • volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 3010182

Summary of tasks

As a volunteer ranger, you'll be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Some tasks may be organised by the whole group. Your tasks may include any of the following:

  • inspect your route and any Sustrans land holdings
  • check for missing or broken signs and fit temporary signs as per the signing guidance
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • carry out general tidy ups and clear back overgrowing vegetation as per the health and safety guidance
  • look after any artwork or mileposts on your route
  • report any major issues to your volunteer coordinator.

Skills required:

  • we welcome supporters with a wide range of skills but above all enthusiasm and commitment
  • we are looking for people to help our volunteer group maintain the cycle path, encourage biodiversity, check the signs and monitor the number of users of our section of track
  • self-motivated to carry out tasks independently once directed
  • work well within a team
  • live close to or travel regularly along your allocated section of route by sustainable transport.
  • good communication skills

Time commitment

You must check your section of route once a month and report this to your group coordinator. Communication is essential to your role, so you'll also need to attend group meetings and activities to keep up-to-date with local developments and your group's plan.

Training and support offered

  • The Group Coordinator and Sustrans Volunteer Coordinator will offer you all the support you need to carry out your role.
  • An initial training and induction session will be provided regionally.
  • In addition, Sustrans organises a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers, and training in relevant skills.
  • You will also receive regular communications to support you in your role, and can join the online community to find support from other Rangers.
  • Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.

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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