Towpath Ranger - Stewpony Wharf, Stourbridge
Activities: Outdoors, Customer Service, Interpretation & Promotion, Regularly
Starts: 4 June 2018 to 24 December 2021
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
Staffs & Worcester canal
Towpath Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy engaging with towpath visitors including boaters, walkers and cyclists.
On your regular patrols along your towpath area; you can walk or cycle, whatever you prefer. You’ll get to spot any issues that we should be aware of – for example a towpath that needs patching, a noticeboard needing updating, or an overgrown access point. By talking to users, you will help us to tackle their priorities, and help the wider community engage with their local waterway.
We are particularly looking to recruit individuals to establish a positive relationship between the local community, anglers, dog walkers, casual walkers, boaters and cyclists etc.
What's in it for you?
This opportunity would suit someone with a few hours to spare each week, although you can dedicate more time if you choose to. We would welcome interest from couples as well as individuals.
To carry out this role, you’ll ideally have an interest in the waterways and/or good local knowledge of the area. The most important attributes are an ability to interact with and help others, a friendly manner and the ability to make a good first impression. You will need a hands-on approach, a can-do attitude and the flexibility to work on your own or with others.
What skills are we looking for?
We will provide all relevant training and tools & equipment required to carry out this role. Reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed.