What if there was a network of walking routes that connected all of Great Britain’s towns and cities? That’s what we are making.

Slow Ways is an initiative to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages.

Ultimately we want to inspire and support more people to walk and wheel, more often, further and for more purposes. 

Want to help us?

Family and dog walking a Slow Way with the city in the background

We’ve made a great start. So far volunteers have created nearly 8,000 routes that stretch for over 100,000km. Our current phase of work is focussed on engaging people from across Great Britain to walk, review and survey all these routes. In the next phase we will be working to inspire even more people to travel and enjoy Slow Ways.

We have a very big opportunity ahead of us.

Our team has established a new start-up called Slow Ways to make the initiative a success. Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas programme we are in a position to recruit a small team to help bring Slow Ways to life for people across Great Britain.

We are looking for people to join our team who will:

You do not need to:

Unique benefits of all our roles include:

Inclusion matters to us. We are especially interested to hear from people who have experiences that will help us to connect with a greater diversity of people. 

We are an equal opportunities organisation. All our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship or marital status. You must be located and legally allowed to work in the UK.


We currently have the following open vacancies

We are currently reviewing the applications we have received for the Community Growth, Diversity and Nurturing Lead , Story, Imagination and Culture Lead , and Chief Operating Officer roles and will be notifying all candidates by the middle of next week.


Partnerships and Connections Growth Lead
Permanent Part Time 0.6 Full Time Equivalent

From inspiring people to walk Slow Ways to surveying routes or creating new paths, collaborating with others is at the heart of what we do. We are looking for someone who can help us grow and nurture a large ecosystem of groups, organisations, networks, movements, authorities and governments that share our aims. You will both lead our partnerships strategy and invest time to develop meaningful, effective and symbiotic relationships. Closing date is 18:00 on 29th October.

Apply here


Laravel PHP Software Engineer
3 Month Contract, 4 Days a Week, £250 - £350 Per Day

We are looking for a Laravel developer to work with our Chief Technologist to manage and enhance our full-stack website and to complete the transition of the Slow Ways website (https://beta.slowways.org) out of beta. You will be primarily responsible for designing and developing the back-end of the web application but will also be tasked with integrating front-end components. Due to the collaborative nature of this project, the ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills in order to efficiently and effectively address issues and build new functionality to meet our user’s needs.

Apply here

These jobs are funded by National Lottery Community Fund.