Volunteer Suffolk Coast & Heaths Promoted Route Volunteer in Do IT at Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom

Website Do IT

This listing is about Do IT in Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths (SCH) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team promote and waymark 3 long distance routes, including The Suffolk Coast Path (Lowestoft to Felixstowe). We also promote several ‘Explorer Guides’ and ‘Outstanding Landscapes’ Walks. Promoted Route Volunteers check sections of the walksoutes every May and November. This is when Suffolk County Council’s Rights of Way team do their network surveys so the volunteer surveys fit with that and pick up issues at either end of the tourist season. Volunteers look out for and record obstructions, vandalism, erosion etc. Volunteers may undertake some simple maintenance, such as cutting back overhanging vegetation, replacing missing waymark discs/posts, etc. Depending on the nature of the problems found, these are reported by the volunteer to Suffolk County Council or to AONB staff, who will arrange for the problem to be sorted out. We are looking for volunteers to survey one or more of the following sections of our long distance routes: The Suffolk Coast Path:

  • E end of Beach Road, Kessingland (Waterfront Café) to Oaklands Terrace, Kessingland
  • Oaklands Terrace, Kessingland to E end of Arbor Lane, Pakefield @ TM 537899
  • E end of Arbor Lane, Pakefield @ TM 537899 to East Point Pavilion, Lowestoft
  • Orford Loop (Chillesford to Orford to Iken)
  • Orford Loop (Butley Ferry – Gedgrave shore – to Orford) The Stour and Orwell Walk:
  • Nacton Church to Orwell Country Park ‘Explorer’ routes: Alton Water; Shotley; Wherstead; Blaxhall & Tunstall; Orford ‘Outstanding Landscape’ Walks: Rendlesham & Staverton; Sutton & Hollesley Heaths; Aldeburgh & Thorpeness
  • Ability to walk up to 10 miles/16km over rough ground in all weathers.
  • Ability to read and interpret OS Explorer and Landranger Maps and complete survey forms.
  • Ability to reach the start and finish point of the allocated route. The requirement of this role is that the volunteer assigned to each section(s) checks that section every May and November. preferably more. It would also be beneficial if the volunteer took a reactive approach to their role – for example walking the pathoute after a period of windy weather to check for fallen branches. As some sections of the route are approximately 4-7 miles it could take 4-5 hours to undertake the route check.
  • Walk a circular route or allocated section of the Suffolk Coast Path/Stour & Orwell Walk/Sandlings Walk every May and November,checking the walkoute for obstructions, vandalism, erosion etc.and filing a report.
  • Photograph any problems and add to your report.
  • Be willing to solve small problems there and then e.g. cutting back minimal amounts of vegetation from around signage and along the routeeplacing waymarker discs.
  • Be a positive ambassador for the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.
  • Be aware of and responsible for own health and safety whilst out walking.
  • Work constructively with other volunteers, staff and landowners.

We are able to pay expenses incurred on official duties and in accordance with responsibilities as an AONB Volunteer. Your Car Insurance Policy must cover business journeys undertaken as an AONB Volunteer if claiming mileage. We do not accept applications from potential volunteers who live more than 15 miles from where they will be volunteering. If in doubt please check with us!

Company: Do IT

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Job Location: Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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