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Volunteer Sussex Area Vice-Chair

Sussex Area Ramblers


Posted over 30 days ago...

This is an opportunity to play a key role in the Area leadership by supporting the Chair in the oversight of all Area activities, making sure that they are consistent, integrated and in line with Ramblers' mission and strategy.


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Burgess Hill, RH15 9QW

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Ramblers work to help everyone enjoy the pleasures and benefits of walking, and to enhance and protect the places where people walk. We are committed to encouraging and supporting walking, protecting and expanding public rights of way and access land, and protecting the beauty of the countryside and other areas. The Vice-Chair supports the Area Chair in the leadership of Ramblers' activities in East and West Sussex including the provision through the Groups in the Area of organised walks, helping to ensure the Groups are run well, follow good practice and join in national/Area initiatives, and the protection of rights of way. The Vice-Chair deputises for the Area Chair, as required, at meetings of the Area Council and Area Executive Committee, represents the Area at meetings of the South East Regional Cluster and, in agreement with the Area Chair, leads specific projects in which the Area is engaged, making sure in all cases that Ramblers' policies and procedures are followed with a view to ensuring that the Area, its members and volunteers are kept safe and legally compliant. The Vice-Chair supports the Chair in the oversight of the Area's working relationship with local authorities, organisations and politicians. The Vice-Chair assists the Chair by making sure that the Area follows all of the required governance, including AGMs and attendance at Ramblers' General Council Meetings. The incumbent will work closely with the Chair and other members of the Area Executive Committee and Area Council, and where necessary seek advice and guidance from Ramblers' central office.  

What are we looking for?

People person, able to lead a team with good humour and patience and facilitate decision-making Able to understand policies and apply them to real life situations Organised, with the ability to develop and manage Area plans in support of a fellow volunteer's leadership Diplomatic, with excellent communication skills for developing working relationships with people who may not share Ramblers' aims and objectives Not less than three years' experience in a role the activities associated with which include one or more of the following : governance; legal; general/operations management ; advice/advocacy. 

What difference will you make?

The Ramblers help everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. By volunteering as Vice-Chair you will be playing a vital part in making sure we can achieve this by taking a key role in the oversight of Ramblers' activities across East and West Sussex, and helping to ensure that our countryside and the places people walk, essential to health and wellbeing, are safeguarded. 


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