Walk Leader - Ullapool

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“Support and encourage people living with or at high risk of our chest heart and stroke
conditions to live more active lives.” Working alongside other walk leaders, the community
walk leader is expected to safely lead community health walks while effectively supporting
people living with and at high risk of our conditions.

The community walk leader will be expected to:

  • Safely lead local CHSS community health walks or/and support our service users to
    regularly walk through CHSS friendly options
  • Map appropriate walking routes which last between 15-45 minutes
  • Complete dynamic and general risk assessments as required
  • Effectively support people living with and at high risk of our conditions to engage in a
    programme of community walking.
  • Provide an appropriate location for participants and to enjoy a cup of tea after the walk
  • Complete registers for each walk and accident report forms (as required)
  • Aid participants to complete evaluation forms to measure the impact we have made
  • Support and promote our walking campaigns through the community walks
  • Raise the profile of CHSS and all our services

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.










Frequency and commitment details

Walks are between Monday to Friday 9-5pm. Walks can be discuss with services team to suit both volunteer and service user.


Must be over 18 years old and undertake PVG.
Experience required: * Enjoy walking outdoors * Enjoy engaging with people in the community. * Friendly and patient * Want to improve health and wellbeing through community walks
Travel details: Walk to be confirmed but will be based in Ullapool.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid monthly via bank transfer. Travel costs can be claimed from home to start of walk.
Training details: CHSS will provide a comprehensive training package to empower the volunteer to delivery, support and promote physical activity to people living with and at high risk of our conditions. This will include: 1. Mandatory training for all CHSS volunteers including:  Supporting people living with CHSS conditions  Emergency First Aid training  Introduction to supported communication training  Volunteer role and boundaries training  Assisting with Mobility training ( both to further understand the needs of the service user) 2. Volunteering for physical activity training (all the background and health and safety training needed to deliver physical activity) 3. Activity-specific training dependant on the needs of service users. This may include either: Walk Leader training, Seated Exercise training, or leading Boccia and New Age Kurling training.

Last updated 25 days ago