Lead Volunteer Bridge Support Rangers: Gloucester & Sharpness canal


Activities: Leadership and management, Practical, Working with visitors, Other specialist roles

Starts: 22 February 2021 to 21 February 2022

Gloucester & Sharpness canal, Gloucestershire

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What's involved?

We are ensuring all activities are Covid secure. If you sign up the regional team will contact you as soon as they're able to recruit you.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to co-ordinate and lead our ever-growing group of volunteers in the Trust, in particular our Bridge Support Rangers on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal. Bridge Support Rangers support our local Bridge Keepers on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal at various locations with their daily duties, including operating the bridge.
As a Lead, you’ll work alongside staff and other volunteers to plan, promote, lead, deliver, evaluate and celebrate volunteering and volunteers in your local area/team. Lead Volunteers are increasingly important in providing the support, direction and organisation our volunteers need.
This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it!

What's in it for you?

In return for a regular commitment of your time, we provide the opportunity to gain experience and put your skills into practice, to ensure the smooth day to day running of volunteer activities, and give our volunteers the best experience possible.A strong set of skills & experience, ideal for those looking to gain practical work experience and increase their employability. Dedicated training and networking is an essential part of the role, and you'll be supported by existing Lead volunteers and staff as you develop your skills. It's a great way to explore your local waterways and meet lots of new people from a wide range of backgrounds.

What skills are we looking for?

• Strong people skills, including patience, listening and the ability to respond to volunteers' needs
• Good organisational skills
• Enthusiasm for the waterways and the Trust's valiues
• Good understanding of health & safety principles
• Experience of your areas of work desirable
• Experience of volunteering, especially working in a team desirable
• Comfortable with IT

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