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

The current deadline for the roles below is 18:00 on 30th September 2021.

Depending on the number of applicants for these roles we may either extend or shorten the deadline. If that happens we will give five days notice and publish the new deadline here.


Community Growth, Diversity and Nurturing Lead
Permanent Part Time 0.6 Full Time Equivalent

We are looking for someone to lead how we nurture our growing community of staff, volunteers and website users. From walking epic journeys to surveying their local routes, people are at the heart of Slow Ways. We want to support and recognise their endeavours while helping the initiative as a whole to flourish. Far from being just a senior manager, you will need to provide high quality leadership and be willing to deliver day-to-day customer service too.

Apply here



Story, Imagination and Culture Lead
Permanent Part Time 0.6 Full Time Equivalent

We are looking for a writer, journalist, editor or culture-maker to lead how we weave stories about Slow Ways into our individual and collective imaginations. From walking epic journeys to surveying their local routes, people are at the heart of Slow Ways. We want to share their stories while helping the initiative as a whole to flourish. As our Stories Lead, you will write and edit stories, commission content and manage our channels of communication.

Apply here



Chief Operating Officer
Permanent Part Time 0.6 Full Time Equivalent

We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer to run Slow Ways’ day-to-day operations. From walking epic journeys to surveying their local routes, people are at the heart of Slow Ways. We want to grow Slow Ways so that we can support their efforts and enable the initiative to flourish. As our Chief Operating Officer you will look after our finances, human resources, policies, legal work and capacity to deliver. You will also have a key role in helping to develop the future of Slow Ways.

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.