Data Recorder

Purpose of the role

Home to CROW, the Catalogue of Rights of Way, ScotWays records many rights of way and other paths across Scotland. CROW also records details of around 4000 signs that ScotWays has installed since the 1880s on paths throughout Scotland. Accurate, up-to-date records help ScotWays to report issues on paths to the relevant access authority, and to ensure the repair or replacement of signposts. Your role is to record data in CROW received from volunteers who have completed surveys and from members of the public.

The activities that you may be involved in include:

  • Checking submitted survey forms of paths and signposts against our records in CROW.
  • Updating records with up-to-date survey details and uploading photographs.
  • Entering details of issues, for example signs needing repaired or access obstructions on paths.

You will need:

  • A desire to improve outdoor access.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A suitable computer and broadband internet connection.
  • Competence with IT skills, including resizing images and copying data between applications.
  • A willingness to learn.

We will provide:

  • Training in use of our systems and the processes you’ll need to follow. The training may be online by self-service webinar, over a video call, or in person.
  • ScotWays insurance cover for the work asked of you.
  • Reimbursement of agreed expenses.
  • The chance to make a different to outdoor access around Scotland.
  • Potentially  an invitation to take part in other volunteering activities and projects.

If you have some spare time and you’d like to help ScotWays with this role, please get in touch with Neil Birch, the Access Officer responsible for volunteering. He will arrange a chat with you and discuss how volunteering for ScotWays works.