Sustrans volunteer ranger, Barnsley (TPT)

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Are you passionate about cycling and would like to help look after the National Cycle Network in your area? We’re looking for volunteer rangers in the Barnsley area to help maintain the Network and help keep routes in top condition.

Our volunteers could do with an extra pair of hands helping them look after the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) in Barnsley, part of the National Cycle Network.

Our volunteers undertake maintenance to keep the network well maintained and well signed and ready for the many walkers, cyclists and horse riders who use it year-round.

If you have a passion for walking or cycling along with plenty of enthusiasm then we’d like to hear from you.

Summary of activities

As a ranger you will be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Some tasks can be organised by the whole group.

Your tasks include:

  • checking for missing or broken signs
  • following the signing guidance
  • carrying out general tidy ups and clearing back encroaching vegetation
  • reporting any major issues to your Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route.
  • habitat management to improve the routes for wildlife.

Skills required

As a volunteer you should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to carry out the activities independently once directed.

Time commitment

The following is an outline of the time commitment for this role:

  • a half day initially to attend induction and activity specific training
  • monthly (minimum) - check your section of route
  • attend up to 4 group meetings per year (usually in the evening) to keep up-to-date with local developments and the group plan
  • attend at least one annual training event, to keep up-to-date with best practice guidance on your activities.
  • volunteers may also be asked to support periodic workdays organised by the local group.

This is an ongoing role and is not generally suitable for short term volunteer placements.

Training and support offered:

  • Sustrans volunteer induction
  • signing training
  • opportunities to attend regional volunteer networking and training events
  • all agreed volunteer expenses paid
  • receive central communications to support you in your role
  • support from the Trans Pennine Trail office.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Find out more about the role

For more information about this role please contact Abigail Pound, Sustrans North Volunteer Co-ordinator on [email protected] or call 0161 923 6050.

To find out more about the Trans Pennine Trail head to the TPT website. You can also contact the TPT office on [email protected] or call 01226 772 574.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete and return a volunteer application form and equal opportunities form.

Please download a pdf version if you wish to print and post your application form back to us.