The Ramblers want to recruit ten volunteers from England and Wales for a new campaigns sounding board. This group will meet at least four times a year to discuss Ramblers’ campaigns and the work of its campaigns staff. The Ramblers want volunteers to feed in their thoughts and ideas about the organisation’s campaigns work throughout the year.
It is not necessary for volunteers to have experience of working on campaigns. However, an interest in the Ramblers’ campaigns and a desire to have a say in this work is essential.
The campaigns discussed will mostly be the work undertaken by the Walking Environment Team. This includes open access in general, access to forests and waterways, coastal access, protecting the rights-of-way network (including its funding), improvements to the urban walking environment, improving definitive maps, and supporting Ramblers’ Area campaigning work.
- To attend at least four meetings per year at Ramblers central office in London (expenses will be reimbursed) for at least two years. After this time if you wish to continue as a member of the sounding board you must reapply.
- To contribute to discussions on current and future campaigns undertaken by the Ramblers.
- To act as a representative of the Sounding Board to other Ramblers’ members – to reply to members’ inquiries by email or letter as required, to act as an advocate for Ramblers’ campaigns.
- To have your information and contact details detailed on the Ramblers’ website (a Ramblers’ email address will be provided if needed, and arrangements can be made for those without internet access).
- To contribute to discussions by email on campaigning issues as and when needed between meetings (arrangements will be made if you do not have access to email facilities).
- An interest in the campaigns work conducted by the Ramblers.
- A willingness to contribute to this campaigns work though discussion and consultation.
- A willingness to undertake campaigns-focused training.
- A commitment to the aims of the Ramblers (which can be viewed here: www.ramblers.org.uk/aboutus/charitableobjects).
Details of the job can be found here