Since 1935, we’ve been doing everything we can to make sure everyone everywhere can enjoy nature on foot. We lead the way, and the walks, for a community of over 100,000 walkers. And we help thousands more every year find their feet out in the open to boost their wellbeing naturally.
The Ramblers is a charity dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces and to preserving and improving hundreds of thousands of miles of well-loved paths, tracks, and trails across England, Scotland, and Wales. We're committed to campaigning to keep our countryside open to all and to fight for the things that matter most to walkers.
Purpose of Role
The Equalities Outreach Program (Scotland) is an initiative to open the outdoors to groups that feel excluded and marginalised from the sector. Year one will focus on establishing community-based contacts in urban areas and testing a delivery framework with a focus on refugees, asylum seekers and people from minority ethnic communities.
Your work will be exploratory and experimental in nature, and define how we:
The initial focus will be on engaging with organisations which support refugees and asylum seekers, and with Scotland’s minority ethnic communities.
Action research. By taking a ‘learning by doing’ approach you will map community assets, evaluate the transferability of existing Ramblers approaches and develop new ways of working that help us to get more people walking. You will be resilient and motivated to learn through creative exploration.
Engaging stakeholders. You will identify and engage with a range of community-based organisations in Scotland. By providing support, advice and training they will extend their programmes to include brilliant walking experiences for community members. You’ll appreciate what partners can bring to the table, and work with them to co-design programmes of activity with and for community members.
Engaging with communities. As a walk leader and a trainer, you will share your passion for walking so that marginalised groups can experience the outdoors. By leading inspiring introductory walks, delivering skills courses in the outdoors, and supporting volunteers, you will bring to life the joy of walking for everyone.
Impact and evaluation. You will understand the importance of gathering data to demonstrate reach and impact. Collaborating with the wider Ramblers team, you will ensure appropriate data and reporting processes are in place to monitor and report on the impact of this work.
Working with volunteers. Collaborating with the wider Ramblers team and our volunteers, you will support us to develop effective ways to build bridges into existing Ramblers walking groups, helping to create a warm welcome for everyone.
Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required of the post holder by the Ramblers.
Skills and Leadership
The Ramblers promote diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Values and Behaviours
Our values are the core principles that guide us daily in our work and our membership of the Ramblers. We all share the passion that walking is for everyone and by living our shared values we can ensure the Ramblers is an organisation to be proud of.
Our values will earn trust for the Ramblers brand which will allow us to open up a world of walking opportunities for even more people.
Inclusive – We make everyone feel welcome and part of the Ramblers community. We make sure we all feel respected and accepted and know our contributions make a difference in achieving our mission.
Inspiring– We strive to inspire people through the way we act and the things we say. We channel our passion and ambition, so others are moved to help us achieve our mission.
Empowering – We empower and encourage each other to make a positive contribution to our teams and the Ramblers. We do all we can to make sure everyone has the ability, and feels confident, to take action.
Responsible– We take responsibility for ourselves and those around us seriously, by always acting in a safe and supportive way. We care about the environment and make sure we do what we say we will do.
Please note that we do reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications
To apply please visit our website
Closing date: 2 April 2023