Local Advocacy Manager

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking.  

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the legal, casework and advice function at Britain’s biggest walking charity. This is a new role, and a great time to join the Ramblers’ team. As Local Advocacy Manager, you will lead a major two-year project to improve our effectiveness at influencing local policy and practice through voluntary action. As well as playing an important volunteer management role, you will lead the development of our legal strategy and find new ways to engage with local authorities. This is a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity, and to help us achieve our ambition of a country designed for walking.

This is senior role is our Policy and Advocacy Team, with management responsibility for three members of staff.

Essential Requirements include:

  • Strategic thinker with sound political judgement.Good understanding of local government and experience of influencing local decision-making.
  • Experience of working with and managing volunteers or members in an advocacy, influencing and/ or casework context.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret and explain complex information, including legal documents.
  • Ability to quickly develop detailed knowledge of issues affecting rights of way, including path maintenance and planning decisions. 
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to deliver workshops and write clearly for a range of audiences and purposes.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills. 
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to build consensus and achieve change.
  • Experience of managing and motivating team members.
  • Sound project management skills, including the ability to manage budgets and develop new management systems and processes.


 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 role profile (job description and person specification) can be found here: Job Pack – Local Advocacy Manager

Application is by CV, covering letter and EO form that may be found here – EO Monitoring Form

Completed applications should be sent by email to recruitment@ramblers.org.uk