Become a Wandsworth Walk and Talk local champion as we launch in a new borough...

Exciting news - The Walk and Talk Movement is coming to Wandsworth!


Our first step is to set up a weekly Saturday morning Walk and Talk on the lovely green spaces that make up the Tooting Commons. It is a wonderful area and community - and we know we can connect so many local people together.


So now we need to find a brilliant Wandsworth Walk and Talk Local Champion to create a great impact. This is a paid for role that can make such an amazing difference to the local community. All the details are below and it would be great to hear from you by e-mail at: info@thewalkandtalkmovement.org if you want to help us help the Wandsworth community.


Become a Wandsworth Walk and Talk Local Champion


To help with our growth, The Walk and Talk Movement (www.walkandtalkmovement.org) is now hiring an enthusiastic and passionate Wandsworth Local Champion to help us set up new locations for Walk and Talks in Wandsworth.


Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of local residents?


Do you want to help bring people together again after the awful pandemic?


Do you want to really change your community for the better?


About The Walk and Talk Movement


The Walk and Talk Movement’s mission is to provide free and fun weekly community walk and talks in local green spaces every Saturday at 10.30am…because health and happiness can be a walk in the park.


We already run five very successful Walk and Talks across Merton and now we are ready to launch Walk and Talks in Wandsworth.


Over the last twelve months we have built up a 1,000+ community, with more than 500 regular participants joining us, collectively walking over 2,000 miles, taking more than 4 million steps and having thousands of lovely conversations together.


Our free, fun, friendly and inclusive walk and talks give all generations the chance to take a stroll, chat, meet friends, make new ones and help others. We also get involved with fun local community venues and activities.


We are making a real difference to people's health and wellbeing every week.


We get people outdoors, active and enjoying green spaces together. We reduce isolation and loneliness by creating a friendly, safe and inclusive environment to develop important, growing and lasting social impact. We build a sense of community, helping people feel connected and valued, promoting equality and inclusion, connecting multi-generations and giving people a real sense of wellbeing and improved confidence. We put smiles on faces every week.


Our mission is to help local communities every step of the way.


Our website is here:

https://www.walkandtalkmovement.org/


Our growing Facebook page and groups can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/wewalkandtalk


About The Role


Our Wandsworth Local Champion will work closely with our Directors to launch new walk and talks across green spaces in the London Borough of Wandsworth.


We are launching our first weekly Wandsworth Walk and Talk on the Tooting Commons, then we will work with our Local Champion to identify new Walk and Talk locations and opportunities together.


Working with local community groups and stakeholders, the Local Champion will have the energy, passion and enthusiasm to create a real buzz around new Walk and Talks and build a strong and growing weekly attendance and community.


The Local Champion will also recruit, train and support a strong cohort of volunteers for each walk, to ensure the new Walk and Talk becomes a sustainable and embedded part of the community.


The Walk and Talk Movement will help support our Local Champion with training, materials, communications, connections, advice and referrals.


This role will be an initial 12 month self-employed contractor role starting as soon as possible, based on 11.5 hours a week with flexible working hours. Please note: Saturday mornings will be important to help really launch and establish new Walk and Talks.


This role will be paid at a rate of £750 per month.


Central full-time roles could also be available in the medium-term as we grow across London and the UK.


About You


An enthusiastic, community orientated individual, with drive, commitment and a passion to help people and make a real difference.


Living in the Wandsworth area with a strong knowledge of the Borough and an ability to engage with a strong local community network.


Excellent organisational and communication skills with the willingness to be flexible and work under your own initiative.


A love of people and getting to know new people. The passion to put smiles on as many faces as possible!


To apply please e-mail info@thewalkandtalkmovement.org telling us about yourself and why you would be a great Wandsworth Walk and Talk Local Champion.


....and who wouldn't want to walk and talk around the lovely Tooting Commons...here are some pictures we took recently of the amazing Autumn colours...







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