Don't Lose Your Way Officer

This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity. There are thousands of miles of historic paths in England and Wales which are not on the map. These paths need to be registered by January 2026 or they will be lost forever. The Don’t Lose Your Way (DLYW) Programme is focused on ensuring that the Ramblers make the most of this opportunity to safeguard historic public rights for future generations to enjoy. 

Working in a small team within the Advocacy and Engagement division, the DLYW programme is one of our most exciting and important campaigns. Now the programme is moving swiftly into its implementation phase, which includes the roll out of a new digital tool that will enable volunteers to more easily identify and apply for historic routes to be added to the map.

At its heart, this role is about managing existing volunteers to deliver the campaign aims and engaging a new wave of volunteers to take part. As a new and fast-moving programme, finding the right tools, resources, support and volunteers to deliver on objectives will all be essential.

Essential Requirements include:

  •   Experience of working with and supporting volunteers or members (ideally where the volunteers are working remotely).

  •   Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to manage multiple workstreams and supervise the work of others (including volunteers)

  •   A demonstrable commitment to customer service and continuous improvement.

  •   Strong communication skills and the ability to foster strong relationships with volunteers and colleagues.

  •   Strong analytical skills and proven ability to interpret complex information and present it to lay and professional audiences.

  •   Strong team player with a commitment to collaborative working and ability to embrace new ways of working.

  •   Ability to quickly develop knowledge of issues affecting rights of way. 

  •   A clear commitment to the vision and values of the Ramblers.


  •    Good understanding of public rights of way.

  •    Experience in supporting or leading digital development to drive improvement (including processes for testing and gathering feedback from users).

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.  

The job profile can be found here: 
Job Pack – Programme Officer – Don’t Lose Your Way
Application is by CV, covering letter and EO monitoring form 
Completed forms or applications should be sent by email to