Sustrans
Sustrans

Charity registered in Scotland SC039263

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.


Current vacancies

Learning & Development Business Partner Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Hybrid, Scotland
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

As the Learning & Development Business Partner for Sustrans in Scotland you will work across Programmes and Functions, working closely with Heads and Managers in Scotland, to identify learning and development requirements. A main focus of the role is to support colleagues who are moving into new roles, identifying internal and external training opportunities and developing packages of learning for colleagues.

You will work closely with the HR Business Partner for Scotland as well as Learning and Development colleagues based elsewhere in the UK to ensure that Scotland gets access to UK learning and development opportunities and avoids duplication.

This role may require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake training on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within Scotland, with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh and the flexibility to work from home available.

About you

You will be a skilled and effective communicator, with proven experience of an inclusive approach to learning and development in a complex organisation.

You will have previously developed and delivered an action plan for learning and development in an organisation, working collaboratively both externally and across the organisation, to understand and embed best practise.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.

What we offer

In return, we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist

Delivery Manager, Active Travel Hubs

  • Full time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid – within commutable distance from Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2022

We currently have an opportunity for a driven person to join us as our Delivery Manager for Active Travel. It is an exciting role where you will lead a team to develop and implement projects designed to get more people walking, wheeling and cycling. Active Travel Hubs are where local communities will be able to access led walks and rides, events, information and advice on how to change their behaviour and lead more active lives.

You will lead on Active Travel Projects, working collaboratively with our local authority partners across Ayr and Kilmarnock, in the delivery of the Hubs projects. In addition, you will develop and maintain relationships with Paths for All, South and East Ayrshire councils, Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, local government, and other key Active Travel Delivery Partners to influence and deliver active travel in Scotland.

We offer a truly hybrid model at Sustrans, working flexibly to suit individuals needs. You have the flexibility to work from home a portion of the week but should be based within commutable distance to Glasgow, with weekly travel expected to our new hub in Glasgow (opening July 2022).This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

Using your previous project or event management experience, you will lead, motivate and manage the hubs team who will deliver the projects and events in the local communities.

Successful delivery of behaviour change or community engagement programmes or initiatives is essential for this role, and you will use your knowledge of the issues surrounding walking, wheeling and cycling to advocate for improvements across the region.

You will have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds, allowing you to effectively communicate with colleagues and partners alike.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist

Administrator, Places for Everyone

  • Full time
  • £20,636 – £24,473
  • Hybrid working, within commutable distance from the Edinburgh or Glasgow offices.
  • Closing 26th May 2022

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced administrator to join the Places for Everyone team. You will be assisting with the provision of expert support for funding for active travel projects across Scotland.

As the Administrator for Places for Everyone, you will report to the Business Support Manager. You will work closely with other members of the Places for Everyone team, assisting them to achieve their goal of creating safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys.

A large part of your working time will be spent processing grant claims; analysing, recording, and logging the details before forwarding on for escalation, in addition you will examine new grant applications using Sustrans Grant Management System passing them on to the relevant colleagues.

You will maintain and create guidance documents for partners, ensuring current versions are up to date. Distributing funding agreements is another key element of this role as are monitoring the return of signed documents, distribution of award letters and other correspondence.

You will be responding to stakeholder enquiries via telephone and email. Managing the Places for Everyone events calendar and mailbox and organising meetings, compiling agendas/minutes/actions.

We offer hybrid working to suit individual circumstances, with the flexibility to work from home or in one of our hubs in Edinburgh (open now) or Glasgow (opening late June 2022). Initial training will be face to face in the Edinburgh Hub. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to the Edinburgh or Glasgow office.

About you

You will have great communication skills using these to liaise with colleagues, partners and stakeholders such as Transport for Scotland and local authority partners.

You should be comfortable with working with MS Office, Adobe and Grant Management Systems or similar applications, and training on the use of Smartsheets will be provided.

You will have excellent attention to detail with assessing, revising and logging documentation accurately and efficiently.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist

Strategic Business Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid, Scotland
  • Closing 12th June 2022

The Strategic Business Manager is an exciting role.

You will be responsible for delivering strategic planning, business planning and organisation performance for Sustrans in Scotland, ensuring that our activities on the ground deliver against our strategic vision for active travel and our commitments to our partners. Key to this role is building and maintaining relationships with internal colleagues and teams, communities, central and local government, active delivery partners, Transport Scotland and other key stakeholders.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary. Candidates will have the flexibility to work from home, with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow on occasion.

About you

You should have experience delivering planning and performance in a complex organisation, with an emphasis on strategic and business planning in active travel.

You will be able to communicate clearly and effectively, with a diverse range of partners and have experience of collaborating with multiple external agencies to understand best practice.

Knowledge of best practice in business and strategic planning and performance management is key, allowing you to implement and embed changes to drive results.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist
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Senior Evaluation Officer, Research & Monitoring Unit

  • Full time
  • £27,528
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

About the Roles

At Sustrans we are proud of our commitment to creating happier places and healthier lives for everyone. Our Research and Monitoring Unit plays an important part in supporting our vision by providing evidence on sustainable and active travel that ultimately influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

We now have a fantastic opportunity to help us make a difference by joining our team as a Senior Evaluation Officer. We have two roles, one focusing on Infrastructure projects (working primarily with Sustrans colleagues and local authority partners on projects across Scotland) and one working on Behaviour Change projects (evaluating Sustrans work with schools, workplaces and communities).

Your role will see you supervising the delivery of a range of high profile monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research projects whilst providing support and direction to members of your team as a line manager.

About You

We are looking for excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to manage and motivate people, getting the best out of others. You will use your exceptional analytical skills and draw on your previous experience of both project management and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods to apply them to real world projects. So, if you have a track record of scoping, designing, budgeting and reporting on research and evaluation projects, this could be the role for you.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Financial Analyst

  • Full time
  • £42,080
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh with a mix of home working
  • Closing 14th June 2021

About the Role

We now have an excellent opportunity for you to join the movement and make a difference as part of our flagship active travel programme – Places for Everyone which provides funding and support for active travel infrastructure projects across Scotland.

Working closely with senior colleagues, you will be responsible for the financial planning, analysis and modelling of our grants programme. We work across all of Scotland’s local authorities and have a diverse portfolio and pipeline of projects from early concept stages through to construction.

About You

We believe in collaboration so are looking for an individual who can manage relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

You will have previous broad experience as a financial analyst in a Programme Management Office (PMO) with good financial data analysis and modelling experience to undertake “what-if” scenario planning to aid decision making.

So if this sounds like you, and you are committed to the promotion of sustainable transport, we want to hear from you!

What can we offer?

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Click here for more information Employee benefits - Sustrans.org.uk

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Engagement Project Officer (Volunteering)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,938
  • Homeworking, with regular working from the Sustrans Office
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to become a member of our team.

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

About The Role

Volunteering is fundamental to the way Sustrans works and to the support of the National Cycle Network across Scotland.

We now have an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference as one of our Network Engagement Project Officers.

Your role will put you at the centre of our growing Love Your Network grant scheme for community groups.

You will help us to build a vibrant wider volunteering offer and make sure that we motivate and support a diverse range of volunteers.

About You

We are looking for someone that can engage and inspire a range of audiences. Someone with experience working with volunteers and community groups or organisations.

So, if this sounds like you and you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment, apply today!

What we Offer?

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Capital and Technical Advisor

  • Full time
  • £42,080
  • Edinburgh - Initial home working may be expected due to office closures and restrictions.
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Start your journey today by joining our team in Scotland.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

About the Role

At Sustrans, we are proud to be making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a brand new role as a Capital and Technical Advisor.

Playing a key part in driving forward our active travel infrastructure programme for Transport Scotland, you will have the opportunity to manage a wide range of high profile medium to large sized capital funded projects, helping us to ensure they deliver excellent value. You will also play a key part in supporting our grant making offer including providing support and guidance to colleagues throughout the lifecycle of the grant.

About You

We are looking for excellent communicators with previous experience in a similar role to join us and bring your expertise. So, if you are a quantity surveyor, or from a similar technical background, who is passionate and committed to the ideals of sustainable transport, this could be the role for you.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Business Development and Funding Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,804
  • Based in Scotland (flexible) - at least 1 day per month in Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to join our team: Business Development and Funding Coordinator

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together

About the Role

We now have an excellent opportunity for you to join our team and help us make a difference by identifying opportunities to develop existing projects and innovate new activities!

Working closely with our delivery teams, you will support with developing our programme offers and preparing funding bids, proposals and tender submissions to help us secure future funding.

About You

We are looking for individuals with experience helping to secure funds for project delivery.

You may have experience of business planning, strategy development, grant application writing/submission, tender writing/submission or similar with a sound understanding of the funding, policy and delivery context for Sustainable transport in Scotland.

You will also have the ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop a team,

So if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

What we Offer

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Delivery Coordinator, Active Travel Hubs

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Base: Ayr/Kilmarnock (Initially Home Based)
  • Closing 18th August 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Join our team on our journey as we seek to fill this key vacancy.

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together

About the Role

We now have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team and support us with our vision, promoting walking and cycling to encourage travel behaviour change.

You will provide leadership for a team of embedded Project officers across the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs, leading with our Local Authority Partners in the delivery of the Hubs projects.

About You

We believe in working collaboratively, so are looking for someone who is able to build relationships with project partners and the general public.

You will have experience of project management and delivery working with a range of partners in the community, workplace or education setting.

So if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of walking & cycling and understand the role both have to play in making better places to live & work, apply today!

What can we Offer?

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Content Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,938
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Start your journey today by joining our team in Scotland.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together.

About the Role

Do you have experience of writing and editing for publications, press releases and websites?

Do you want to create engaging multimedia content that helps us tell our story?

Do you want to help us demonstrate our commitment to creating healthier places and happier lives for everyone?

.

Join our team in Scotland today and help us make a difference!

Working within the Policy and Communications Team, you’ll create dynamic video, photographic and written content promoting sustainable transport, active travel and all of the work we do at Sustrans Scotland.

About You

We believe in collaboration so are looking for somebody who can work cooperatively with others in a team whilst also being able to make their own decisions.

Someone with experience of creating engaging and relevant audience-focussed content.

Someone with good editing skills and a knowledge of Adobe creative package including Premier, Photoshop and illustrator.

So, if this sounds like you, apply today and help us get things done, together.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £31,683
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2021

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together

About the Role

We are now looking for someone who is experienced in policy and advocacy to join our team and make a difference as our Policy and Public Affairs Manager.

You’ll be responsible for delivering our policy and public affairs plan whilst also providing specialist advice on policy areas relevant to our work in Scotland.

About You

We are looking for someone with professional experience of developing and implementing policy and public affairs strategies and delivery plans.

You will be someone with good leadership skills who can plan, coordinate and organise effective work plans.

You’ll also have a good understanding of the policy and influencing context within which Sustrans works in Scotland, including the Scottish Parliament and Committee system.

So, if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. This includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

What we offer?

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,804
  • Glasgow City Council offices at least 4 days per week with possible flexibility to work from home a proportion of the time
  • Closing 4th November 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to become a member of our team.

We now have an exciting opportunity to be part of a truly collaborative team, assisting in the delivery of shared priorities for active travel, developing, plans policies and proposals as set out within Glasgow City Council Active Travel Strategy and Sustrans-specific tasks related to the charity’s objectives. The role will be involved in liaising with funders, facilitating community / public engagement and initiating and supporting delivery of new / improved infrastructure.

About You

We are looking for someone with a relevant qualification or significant work experience in transport planning, land use planning, urban design, traffic engineering, sustainable transport project delivery or similar. You will have experience of working with local authorities, in community engagement or behaviour change projects and experience of project management and partnership working.

If you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment and want to work somewhere you can make a big impact, then please get in touch!

What We Offer?

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,683
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to become a member of our team.

About the role

As the Senior Policy Advisor, you will report to Head of Policy and Communications, Scotland. This key role supports public affairs work in Scotland, helping influence decision makers and engaging with political parties, civic society and other key national contacts through participation in networks, lobbying in parliament and responding to requests for information.

You’ll be responsible for delivering our policy and public affairs plan whilst also providing specialist advice on policy areas relevant to our work in Scotland.

Given the close working relationship you will develop with MSP’s and staff at the Scottish Parliament, this role will be a hybrid role, with travel expected to Edinburgh when required (mostly during the sitting periods of the Scottish Parliament) with the remainder working from home.

Although a full time position, we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

About you

You should have experience of working with government and local authorities and a working knowledge of how policy is implemented and influences government. You’ll be able to build and nurture relationships with ease.

You should be comfortable working with, and communicating through, all forms of media.

We will look for evidence of your experience in both developing and implementing policy and public affairs strategies and delivery plans, policies and budgets.

You should have demonstrable project management experience, evidencing your methodology, and possess finely honed presentation skills.

Excellent communication skills are key, as you will be expected to write responses to consultations or supporting the Sustrans Exec to give evidence in Parliament.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Senior Evaluation Officer, Research & Monitoring Unit

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Start your journey today by joining our Research and Monitoring team.

About the role

At Sustrans we are proud of our commitment to creating happier places and healthier lives for everyone. Our Research and Monitoring Unit plays an important part in supporting our vision by providing evidence on sustainable and active travel that ultimately influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

We now have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Senior Evaluation Officer and help us make a difference. The role involves working on Behaviour Change projects evaluating Sustrans work with schools, workplaces and communities.

Your role will see you supervising the delivery of a range of high profile monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research projects whilst providing support and direction to members of your team.

About you

You should be an excellent communicator with the ability to find innovative and creative solutions. We will look for you provide examples of when you have coached and motivated people, striving to always get the best out of others.

With your demonstrable analytical skills; you should be able to draw on your previous experience, of both a wide range of research methods and project management methodology, and be able to apply them to real world projects.

So, if you have a track record of scoping, designing, budgeting and reporting on research and evaluation projects, this could be the role for you.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive and diverse employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Network Delivery Coordinator, Database Management

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Sustrans office in either Edinburgh or Glasgow / flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. We are looking for a motivated individual to be part of our team in Scotland.

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

About the Role

We now have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as our Network Delivery Coordinator.

Delivery of the National Cycle Network across Scotland is guided by Sustrans 30 year Network Plan, which aims to identify, prioritise and map route projects for future Network Development. The Network Plan will inform business development activities, decision making, project tracking and reporting while helping to optimise business operations.

As part of the Network Development Team, you will help to deliver Sustrans Paths for Everyone Vision through development of the National Cycle Network in Scotland. We want to see a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve. Critical to our success in Scotland are the active travel policy goals of the Scottish Government.

You will also have the opportunity to work with colleagues and partner organisations to coordinate the development, analysis and stewardship of the Network Plan database (focused on infrastructure delivery) and corresponding GIS mapping as we work to deliver the Paths for Everyone vision in Scotland.

About You

We believe in collaboration and are looking for somebody who can oversee development, stewardship, analysis and version control of the Network Plan database (Smartsheets and ArcGIS).

You will be somebody with experience in database management, working with GIS packages and spatial data and working with a range of stakeholder / partner organisations.

Somebody with an analytical approach and the ability to stay on task and work to deadlines. A proactive individual with excellent communication skills enabling ability to present information to a variety of audiences.

So, if this sounds like you, apply today!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team where you can make a big impact and where we value the contribution and expertise of everyone.

What we Offer?

Wellbeing

• 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Senior Communications Officer (Infrastructure and Delivery)

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Sustrans offices in Edinburgh with some flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 21st November 2021

An exciting opportunity for you to take a leading role in the Sustrans Scotland Communications team. As the Senior Communications Officer, you'll promote Sustrans Scotland’s flagship walking and cycling infrastructure delivery projects. These projects are making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via social media and directly with media organisations across Scotland, as well as other relevant agencies.

You will be the communications lead for the Infrastructure Development team, managing the day to day delivery of the practical aspects e.g. press releases and project promotion. You will also shape the communications strategy for the department to the general public, media and policy makers.

This role may require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to Sustrans Edinburgh office with hybrid home working available.

About you

You will have extensive experience working in a communications environment, with the ability to write and / or edit engaging content for publications, press releases and websites.

Your communication skills, both oral and written, should be exemplary; allowing you to interact across all levels and build relationships with ease.

You should be skilled in the use of Social Media in a professional context, with a good understanding of the business communications environment, including media, digital and marketing.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Project Officer - Workplace Engagement

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,938
  • WFH with travel across the central belt and to the Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 28th November 2021

About the role

An exciting opportunity to influence real behaviour change across organisations in Scotland, as a Workplace Engagement Project Officer, has arisen. Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling, now is the time to apply.

As the project officer for workplace engagement, you will report into the Delivery Co-ordinator, Workplaces in the Sustrans Scotland Behaviour Change team, working closely with other project officers across the region.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key partners across a broad range of sectors such as: industry, public sector, councils and Higher Education establishments; affecting behavior change within them and help to build their sustainability plans.

In this role, you will deliver on a number of officer led activities ranging from information stalls, training sessions, led walks and rides, workplace challenges, volunteer recruitment (Active Travel Champions), webinars, team meetings and inductions.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

We are very happy to discuss working hours to suit individual circumstances. This role is particularly suitable for compressed hours, and will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the Central Belt area with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh.

About you

You will build relationships with ease, with the ability to communicate both clearly and persuasively at all levels, including executive levels.

Clear evidence of your experience in project planning and delivery, of either physical activity or behaviour change projects, is essential. You must also be able to describe successful marketing events, campaigns, including the variety of media used and any research methods, you have lead on and used.

Engaging and motivating our partners is a key element of the role. To do this effectively, you must be aware of local and national policies that relate to active and sustainable travel policies. You will pass on relevant information to lead workplace contacts, to influence their internal policies and practices, supporting them to build active travel as a mode of transport into their organisations.

You must be a proficient user of MS Office applications, able to create engaging presentations, and be competent in multimedia and creativity software, such as Adobe and Mailchimp.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel NHSScotland

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow (home working initially)
  • Closing 15th December 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Strategic Partnerships team in Scotland on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will work in partnership with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) providing guidance and practical support to NHSScotland Health Boards on projects relating to active travel, creating healthier, happier, fairer places that are accessible to all.

You will lead on the project management and delivery of active travel projects with NHSScotland Health Boards including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Forth Valley. You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal NHS departments such as estates and health improvement, as well as with external bodies in the public, private and third sectors including the Scottish Government, ERZ and Forth Environment Link.

You will work strategically with NHSScotland Health Boards, writing bids and helping increase funding to support the delivery of active travel projects across Scotland.

Within NHS NSS, you will also play a part in influencing sustainability policies and strategies by providing feedback on active travel themes.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Currently this role is working from home; however once Covid restrictions lift, you will be based at the NHSScotland offices at either Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Meridian Court, Glasgow, with flexibility for some homeworking. Occasional travel to Sustrans Scotland’s offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow will be required.

About you

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi partnership projects and ask that you are an excellent communicator, capable of producing persuasive and engaging business cases.

We will look for evidence of your experience in project management and you should be comfortable using various methodologies.

Ideally, you will build relationships with ease. In this role you will proactively engage with national and regional health boards across Scotland, influencing their active travel policies, developing projects and promoting Sustrans. Knowledge of NHSScotland’s internal structures would be beneficial for this role.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Partnership Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,683
  • Home working, with travel to the Edinburgh office and partner local authority offices across Scotland.
  • Closing 6th February 2022

About the role

As The Partnership Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnership, Scotland. You will manage a team of embedded Senior Project Officers working within the partner local authorities and delivering in partnership with a broad range of local stakeholders to develop and deliver local Active Travel Strategies, Visions and Plans.

You will work closely with colleagues to secure funding for our work, capturing and communicating the impacts of better places for people.

You will advocate for sustainable transport across the region and you will use that platform to influence local decision makers, through engaging in policy and planning work, leading on communications, and coordinating business development work in Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Elected MPs, MSP’s members and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You should be an experienced leader, expert at developing and maintaining relationships at senior levels in a variety of sectors e.g. Local Authority, business and industry bodies. You should have appropriate line management experience and an aptitude for colleague development.

You must have the ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively to a range of audiences; with demonstrable experience of remote and face-to-face partnership development techniques.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ flexible leave per annum (plus bank holidays for full-time working)

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • Home working initially, based within Midlothian Council Offices once restrictions allow
  • Closing 25th January 2022

About the role

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within Midlothian Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to assist the development and delivery of a transformative sustainable and active travel strategy.

Your day to day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided for you by the Partnerships Manager at Sustrans Scotland.

You will work across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst stakeholders and delivery partners, to identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel, to make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle in Midlothian.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Midlothian Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of Dalkeith, where the role will be based once Covid restrictions are lifted.

About you

You should have experience of partnership working and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage within Midlothian Council and affiliated agencies, to develop and promote the Active Travel Strategy.

To be effective in this role, you will have a working knowledge of the active travel sector in Scotland and be able to think strategically.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in partnership projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate both writing bids and applications for funding opportunities as well as reports.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,804
  • Elgin, Moray
  • Closing 20th February 2022

Base: The Moray Council offices in Council Headquarters, High St, Elgin IV30 1BX (up to 4 days per week and at least 2 days per week, in line with Moray Council’s flexible working practices), with working from home a proportion of the time.

About the role

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within Moray Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver a transformative active travel strategy.

Your day to day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided for you by the Partnerships Manager at Sustrans Scotland.

You will provide support in the development of the Active Travel Strategy; working across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst stakeholders and delivery partners, to identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel.

You may also assist with research to demonstrate demand for investment in cycle infrastructure, so an understanding of research methods and the ability to analyse data is required.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Moray Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of Moray and be able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

About you

You should have experience of public engagement work and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage with affiliated agencies and local authorities, to develop and promote the Active Travel Strategy.

To be effective in this role, you should have knowledge of transport policy and strategy.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi partnership projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing bids and applications for funding opportunities.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Top job! Programme Management Office Manager, Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance form Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 13th March 2022

Our new Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced project and programme manager to help Sustrans deliver the very best interventions to promote walking, cycling and wheeling.

As the PMO Manager for Scotland, you will ensure consistency, robust controls, governance and reporting, in adherence to Sustrans’ Programme and Project Management Framework, across the Sustrans’ Scotland Programme and Project portfolio, while leading the Programme Management Office in Scotland.

You will ensure a standardised approach to Programme and Project management, incorporating all appropriate project and programme level governance arrangements, frameworks for risk management, schedule management, cost management and document control. You will also make sure an appropriate approach to risk-based project level assurance and the best approach and methodology to projects is applied; while ensuring consistency with our policies, processes and procedures.

In this key role, you will line manage a team of PMO Coordinators, working collaboratively across a range of programmes and services ensuring that the PMO maintains effective client relationships allowing our projects to be as impactful as possible.

This role will require minimal travel, candidates can be based from home with occasional travel expected to one of our hub/offices located in: Edinburgh /Glasgow.

About you

You will be an effective and clear communicator, easily engaging with people at all levels and allowing you to positively influence colleagues and partners to executive level. In addition, you will have a proven track record of building strong working partnerships with both co-workers and those who deliver change in an organisation.

You should be an experienced leader, able to develop and motivate your teams, driving results, supporting and guiding the team ensuring they are always striving for the best outcomes.

You will have previously set up and implemented full lifecycle projects and programmes, which have a material impact on the profitability or risk profile of the parent organisation or its clients, whilst ensuring that the needs of the organisation are met.

We will look for you to evidence your expertise of driving change and improvement to projects, systems or processes; using influence and skill to gain buy in from partners and team members alike, all in accordance with a repeatable delivery methodology.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. We are happy to discuss flexible and part time working patterns to suit individual circumstances, and strive to put our colleagues wellbeing at the forefront of all we do.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Top job! Head of Performance, Planning and Governance, Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance to Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th March 2022

As our new Head of Planning, Performance and Governance you will be responsible for corporate governance, compliance including providing second level programme assurance, the programme management office, strategic and business planning, office management, change projects and volunteering at a corporate level across Scotland. You will fully participate across Sustrans UK as well as influencing on behalf of Sustrans at the most senior level.

The active travel sector in Scotland has seen a commitment from government through the recent appointment of a Minister for Active Travel and the stated intent to significantly increase the budget for active travel.

Sustrans in Scotland is a in a great position to support this movement towards cycling and walking which will drive increased participation and improve positive outcomes for Scotland’s citizens and visitors. There has never been a better time to join us. If your background is in strategic planning, corporate governance and /or assurance and/or business change and you are passionate about changing the world we live in, this is the perfect role for you.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the Scottish geographical area with regular travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. You will build relationships with ease, communicating effortlessly across a wide range of people in senior positions.

Your adaptive communication style will allow you to effectively manage 5 direct reports and engage in a meaningful way with external partners; for the purposes of strategic and business planning these partners include Transport Scotland, local authorities, active travel delivery partners and communities.

We ask you demonstrate your experience of successful working across organisations to ensure compliance and/or assurance and implementing change at a corporate level.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Top job! Project Pipeline Manager, Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance to Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th March 2022

A newly created role and a unique opportunity for you to join our Portfolio and Programme Management as Project Pipeline manager. You will be responsible for pipeline aspects of the project lifecycle and support the pre initiation stage of projects as part of the Programme and Project Management Framework.

Sustrans in Scotland currently has four major programmes or projects: Places for Everyone, Network Development, Street Design and Pocket Places and Behaviour Change.

Working collaboratively with Programme Heads and Project Managers to analyse and understand emerging programme and project requirements. You will analyse, identify and prioritise those projects which will provide most impact for Sustrans in the active travel sector and identify the most appropriate route for those projects to be delivered. This may involve working across different programmes where it makes sense for projects to be aligned.

You will be expected to generate a strategic pipeline of prioritised projects to support future bid and/or proposal documents to funders. In order to achieve this you will require to highlight at a high level project resource and costs, a delivery plan and likely impact of those projects.

This role can be based from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow to attend meetings as required.

About you

As an experienced Project Manager with project management and/or programme certifications, you will have relevant previous involvement in managing projects from pipeline to full project lifecycle; working within a PMO structure, adhering to a recognised framework and with the ability to use a repeatable methodology throughout.

A skilled influencer, you will be able to work cross-organisationally and communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.

You will build, maintain and manage relationships with ease, allowing you to positively persuade and engage with groups of people key to making our projects a success, such as project partners, community groups and the general public.

We also ask you demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable transport in the UK.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community in particular, from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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I Bike Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,683
  • Hybrid working, within reasonable travelling distance form Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2022

Our I Bike Manager is an exciting opportunity for you to influence change in the way children and families travel across Scotland, embedding active, sustainable travel into their everyday lives, in turn making people healthier and happier.

You will lead a team promoting active travel in school communities, developing and maintaining relationships with central and local government, active travel delivery partners, Transport Scotland, Education Scotland and other key stakeholders

As the I Bike Manager for Scotland, you will work within the Behaviour Change Team, leading the I Bike project of work. The Project is made up of 11 I Bike Officers, embedded within 10 local authorities, managed by I Bike Coordinators, who report in to you. You will also oversee the team and their delivery of the Access to Bikes pilot project.

You will oversee the delivery of the projects against a range of financial and performance targets set in conjunction with our partners; while supporting the Programme Head, Behaviour Change in setting strategic direction and influence the direction and development of this long running project.

About you

You will build relationships easily; with demonstrable experience of leading, managing and motivating a team.

Adapting your communication style easily, you will ensure engagement with our partners and different communities across the nation.

Proven experience of delivering successful behaviour change, community or education programmes or initiatives; or working within Scottish Education, community engagement projects, outdoor education or another relevant area, is required; as is a good understanding of the Scottish Curriculum.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We offer flexible working patterns and hybrid working to suit individual circumstances.

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Construction (CDM) Manager Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance form Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

About the role

As our new CDM Manager you will provide the necessary assurance and support to our programme and project teams to ensure that construction and maintenance projects preserve safe and effective delivery of interventions and changes to the built environment, and will act as a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

This role has a wide remit across various parts of the business, and will work directly with representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key people.

You will be responsible for setting the assurance of safe and effective implementation of projects, and the training, prioritization, and allocation of resources to deliver projects to satisfy Sustrans legal duties under CDM 2015.

You will work collaboratively across the organisation, including the UK Design, Engineering and Assurance functions with other programmes, services and a Programme Management Office.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. You will work from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You will build relationships easily and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, from senior leaders, partners and the general public, allowing you to positively influence people within the Active Travel Sector in Scotland at all levels.

You should be able to demonstrate your experience of Civil Engineering projects including

• Client and stakeholder relationships management

• Programme plan management

• Programme budget responsibility

• Programme/s risk management and mitigation

You will have:

• A Degree (or equivalent ) in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field

• Relevant experience of civil engineering contract management (NEC3&4) including short and full contracts and for construction and the provision of services

• Extensive knowledge of Health and safety management including CDM 2015

• Good knowledge of Highway regulations and guidance such as Manual for Streets, Cycle By Design, DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW and Traffic Signs Manuals

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Capital & Technical Advisor Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans Scotland as our Capital and Technical Advisor. You will will be responsible for the effective management, and funder assurance, for the costing of a wide range of medium to large capital funded infrastructure projects, to inform our capital grants programmes in order to ensure these deliver excellent value and demonstrate best practice in active travel design.

In addition, you will play a key part in supporting our grant making offer including providing support and advice to colleagues, applicants and grant holders throughout the lifecycle of the grant funded projects, and in line with the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.

The active travel sector in Scotland has seen a commitment from government through the recent appointment of a Minister for Active Travel and the stated intent to significantly increase the budget for active travel.

Sustrans in Scotland is a in a great position to support this movement towards cycling and walking which will drive increased participation and improve positive outcomes for Scotland’s citizens and visitors.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. We offer hybrid working and candidates should be based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

An experienced Construction Manager, you will build and maintain effective relationships with ease; allowing you to manage relations with colleagues, contractors and key partners successfully.

Your clear and effective communication style will enable you to engage with people of all levels, when speaking, presenting and writing bids or reports.

You will be able to evidence your experience of the full lifecycle of capital projects; have proven involvement in project costing, budgeting and grant management and experience in Quantity Surveying in a grant or similar funding environment.

Essential to the role:

• Health and safety management including CDM 2015

• Highway regulations and guidance such as Manual for Streets, Cycle By Design, DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW and Traffic Signs Manuals

• QS/costing/budgeting/finance/IT experience

• Chartered Engineer status OR hold the necessary academic qualifications and/or experience such that you would meet the eligibility criteria to progress professional qualification at Chartered Engineer status

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Delivery Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £31,683
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

About the role

Sustrans Scotland has an exciting opportunity for you to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.

As the Network Delivery Manager, you will lead year on year delivery of all infrastructure-related targets in line with our Paths for Everyone Vision in Scotland. A key objective of this role is to ensure a continued pipeline of infrastructure development projects for year on year construction. Critical to our success in Scotland are the active travel policy goals of the Scottish Government. While delivery of the National Cycle Network across Scotland is guided by Sustrans’ 30 Year Network Plan.

In this role, you will own the management of the National Cycle Network infrastructure delivery programme in Scotland including; overseeing, commissioning and tracking progress of internal teams (Places for Everyone; Design & Engineering) and delivery partners (i.e. local authorities & National Parks) involved in Network delivery.

You will report to the Head of Network Development (Scotland). You will lead a small team of 3 delivery coordinators; tasked with delivering and commissioning route development activities and ensuring stewardship and management of the project pipeline database.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in non-departmental public bodies, those within local authorities and professional bodies.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance of Edinburgh with regular travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh.

About you

You will be an experienced leader who motivates their team, building relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.

With demonstrable experience of delivering infrastructure projects; you will have working a background within the transport, transport consultancy or the construction sectors. Your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes in Scotland will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

You must be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiating skills, as you will play a key role in overseeing contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors; in house commissioning and tendering as well as advising our land and estate management operations.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Head of Design, Engineering and Assurance, Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid working, within reasonable travelling distance to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

About the role

As the Head of Design Engineering & Assurance for Scotland, you will lead Sustrans Scotland Design, Engineering and Assurance function, to support the effective delivery of programmes and be a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

You will hold responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the function, ensuring prioritisation and allocation of resources, to deliver projects against a range of financial and performance targets set in conjunction with our clients.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key people.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. You will work from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow

About you

You should have demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and managing a multi-disciplinary team, including a range of technical professionals qualified in civil engineering, urban design and mobility planning.

You will build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from senior leaders, partners and the general public, allowing you to positively influence people within the Active Travel Sector in Scotland at all levels.

You will have:

• A Degree (or equivalent ) in either Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering

• Relevant experience of civil engineering contract management (NEC3&4) for projects ranging in scale and complexity

• Experience in preparation of bills of quantities and construction cost estimates and preparation of technical drawings and specifications

Have good knowledge of:

• Health and safety management including CDM 2015

• Highway regulations and guidance such as Manual for Streets, Cycle By Design, DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW and Traffic Signs Manuals

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Senior Project Officer (East Renfrewshire)

  • Full time
  • £27,804
  • East Renfrewshire Council offices (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 16th March 2022

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within East Renfrewshire Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver on transformative active travel strategy.

Your day to day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided for you by the Partnerships Manager at Sustrans Scotland.

You will provide support in the development of the Active Travel Strategy; working across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst stakeholders and delivery partners, to identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel.

You may also assist with building an evidence base to demonstrate demand for investment in cycle infrastructure, so an understanding of research methods and the ability to analyse data is required.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for East Renfrewshire Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of East Renfrewshire, and be able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

About you

You should have experience of public engagement work and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage with affiliated agencies and local authorities, to develop and promote the Active Travel Strategy.

To be effective in this role, you should have knowledge of transport policy and strategy, active travel development, Urban Development or sustainable transport. It would be advantageous if you have a knowledge of how local authorities / public sector organisations work.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi partnership projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing bids and applications for funding opportunities.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Director for Scotland

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Closing 31st March 2022

Sustrans is an independent charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle throughout the UK. The national organisation connects people and places, creating more liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and enabling happier, healthier ‘Active Travel’.

The vison and mission of Sustrans has never been more relevant. Across the UK, and particularly in Scotland, government and local authorities are pledging investment and positive action in the promotion of walking and cycling. Sustrans works very closely with Central and Local Government, with schools, universities and businesses to make a real difference to peoples’ lives – improving infrastructure, creating Places for Everyone, changing behaviours and developing a culture of inclusivity for everyone to live and travel happily and safely.

A recent strategic review and restructure within Sustrans has created the opportunity to appoint a National Director for Scotland (DfS). The DfS is a newly created position, designed to provide strategic and inspirational leadership to the team delivering the Sustrans vision across the whole of Scotland.

The DfS will lead the delivery of programmes and operational performance internally and provide leadership externally, maintaining and strengthening the profile of Sustrans in Scotland and representing the charity in all strategic relationships with Transport Scotland, Local Authorities and key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish, lead and deliver Sustrans’ strategy in Scotland
  • Lead and develop the Senior Leadership Team
  • Manage the delivery budget and resources, meeting financial and performance targets
  • Influence decision makers and partners in Active Travel through policy, consultation and thought leadership in the sector
  • Manage the core business operations and annual grant funding process with Transport Scotland
  • Be the public face of Sustrans in Scotland

The successful candidate will have a track record in building and managing high performing teams in complex organisations, delivery of infrastructure projects and extensive experience of partnering with Central Governments, Local Authorities and a diverse range of stakeholders on policy development.

It is thought that the individual will likely come with a strong understanding of the political landscape, grant management and sponsorship with the political will and network to deliver successful outcomes. A background in Communications, Public Affairs, Urban Planning, Place, People or Communities will also be of interest. Candidates should display a high degree of commerciality and business acumen, diplomacy and emotional intelligence.

Shortlist
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Top job! Head of Programme, Behaviour Change

  • Full time
  • £42,080
  • Hybrid, with occasional commuting to Edinburgh/Glasgow offices
  • Closing 25th March 2022

As the Head of Programme for Behaviour Change, you will have responsibility for leading the Behaviour Change Programme which is made up of projects in four different areas: Workplace Engagement; Active Travel; IBike and Communities, Schools and Young People. The approximate current value of this Programme is £600,000 capital and £1.9m revenue for 2022/23.

You will be expected to ensure that these projects are meeting performance targets, financial targets and delivering impact. You will review projects and, from time to time, to stop those projects which are no longer delivering impact and to create new opportunities.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key partners.

This role may require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. This is a hybrid role; we offer the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds.

Using your excellent communications skills, you will be able to both engage with and influence, key representatives from: Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, local government, Active Travel Delivery Partners to affect and deliver active travel in Scotland.

We will look for evidence of your experience in delivering Behaviour Change projects and to showcase your programme management skills.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure delivery and best practise as this will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist
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Principal Urban Designer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,004
  • Hybrid, within reasonable travelling distance to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2022

About the role

As our Principal Urban Designer, you will lead Sustrans Scotland Design function to support the effective delivery of programmes and be a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

You will lead the Design function to provide services across the range of programmes and projects Sustrans delivers. This includes but is not limited to, the planning and delivery of concept design options and proposals for projects Sustrans directly delivers (or sponsors) on the National Cycle Network. In addition, you hold the responsibility for complying with policies for the management of Health and Safety and as they relate to CDM (2015) Regulations alongside Engineering and Assurance colleagues.

You will provide up to date technical knowledge and advice on best practice within the sector to colleagues and other partners, delivering quality and consistency in urban design solutions and advice across programmes, that align with industry standards and best practice guidance in Scotland.

Setting the operational function and best practice, you will ensure prioritisation and allocation of resources, to deliver projects against a range of financial and performance targets set in conjunction with our clients.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. You will work from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and managing a multi-functional team.

Your communication skills will be finely honed, allowing you to effectively communicate and build good relationships with colleagues, representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key people.

With proven experience of working on a diverse and complex range of design projects, considering place and movement functions alongside interactions of vehicular traffic, taking them through the full project lifecycle, to the developed and detailed design stage, including specification and construction.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Principal Mobility Planner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,004
  • Hybrid, within reasonable travelling distance to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2022

About the role

As our Principal Mobility Planner, lead Sustrans Scotland Transport Planning function to support the effective delivery of programmes and be a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

You will have responsibility for leading the Transport Planning function, providing services across the range of programmes and projects Sustrans delivers. You will lead the delivery of planning strategies and steer for capital projects, services and programmes across Sustrans Scotland and for the National Cycle Network forward planning; while providing up to date technical knowledge and advice on best practice within the sector to colleagues and other partners.

Responsibility for setting the operational function and best practice, you will ensure prioritisation and allocation of resources to deliver projects against a range of financial and performance targets set in conjunction with our clients.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. You will work from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You will have a transportation and/or planning background (disciplines such as, but not limited to: town planning/city planning/transport planning) allowing you to develop a strategic action plan to deliver and support coherent and strategic network planning for active travel in Scotland. You should have proven experience of working on a diverse and complex range of design projects, considering place and movement functions alongside interactions of vehicular traffic.

You should have demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and managing a multi-functional team.

Your communication skills must be finely honed, allowing you to effectively communicate and build good relationships with colleagues, representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key people.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Fife Council offices, Glenrothes (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 6th April 2022

About the role

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships, including with key people within Fife Council and other organisations working in the active travel sector, in the development of a transformative active travel strategy.

Your day to day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided for you by the Partnerships Manager at Sustrans Scotland.

You will provide support in the development of the Active Travel Strategy; working across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst participants and delivery partners, to identify, develop and prioritise opportunities for investment in active travel in Fife.

You may also assist with the development and delivery of Fife Council active travel projects.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Fife Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to Glenrothes and be able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

About you

You should have experience of and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage with affiliated agencies and local authorities, to develop and promote the Active Travel Strategy.

To be effective in this role, you should have knowledge of transport policy and strategy, active travel development, Urban Development or sustainable transport. It would be advantageous if you have a knowledge of how local authorities / public sector organisations work.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi partnership projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing bids and applications for funding opportunities.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Engagement Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow - Hybrid
  • Closing 18th April 2022

About the role

An exciting new opportunity to join Sustrans Scotland as Engagement Manager is now available.

You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Places for Everyone projects by ensuring that Engagement and Behavior Change plans and activities, and Equality Impact Assessments meet and/or exceed best practice. You will be required to balance the needs of individual projects with that of the partner and programme more widely.

As well as providing direction to your team, you will ensure that support resources are planned and delivered in line with both partner and programme needs, in liaison with the Heads of Programme, Places for Everyone.

In this role, you will support the Heads of Programme in the leadership of the Places for Everyone programme which provides grants and support to organisations developing and implementing active travel infrastructure in Scotland. The Programme currently has over 230 projects worth over £170million.

You will work closely with the grants team to understand the support needs of projects that will lead the delivery of active travel infrastructure changes across Scotland. You will also work collaboratively with the Partner Relations and Design teams to maximise the impact of support offered to partners.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the commutable distance to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds. This will allow you to engage and collaborate effectively with communities and other invested people, and help us to deliver on healthier, happier places for everyone.

Experience of delivering engagement and/or behaviour change activities in line with best practise is essential to be successful in this role, ideally this will have been within a built environment setting.

You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and have a good understanding of sustainable transport.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Grant Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004
  • Base: Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 13th April 2022

About the role

Our team is growing, we are looking for two Grant Managers to join our Places for Everyone team.

As one of our Grant Managers, you will have responsibility for the provision of grants and support to organisations developing and implementing active travel infrastructure.

You will lead a team of Grant Advisors (including Senior advisors), while overseeing the management of grants and support used for the delivery of projects from concept through to construction stage. These projects will deliver high impact infrastructure changes across Scotland encouraging more people to make journeys by walking, wheeling and cycling, leading to happier and healthier communities, towns and cities.

You will be tasked with developing and maintaining the grant assessment and management process in liaison with the Heads of Programme, Grants & Support, and other Grant Managers. You will ensure reporting, change control and escalation routes are effectively managed to track and support projects to deliver against scope, timescales and budget.

You will work with the other Managers in Places for Everyone and our Design Engineering and Assurance team responsible for support services ensuring that partner organisations are able to maximise the potential impact of their projects.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel expected to meet with partner organisations and to our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, or the option to work from home is available.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing large scale projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of large grant funding programmes, their needs, and processes. In addition, you will be experienced in leading, motivating, developing and managing a high performing team.

You will have excellent communication skills; easily tailoring your style to different levels, allowing you to effectively liaise with partners and build successful relationships.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Top job! Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132
  • Hybrid – commutable distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow with the option to work from home
  • Closing 25th April 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development as we grow Sustrans in Scotland. You will be responsible for leading Sustrans in Scotland’s approach to strategic partnerships at national and local level. You will ensure that those partnerships support Sustrans Programmes and Projects and deliver partner’s requirements on active travel. In addition, you will be expected to provide leadership and support in business development and fundraising.

Responsibility for ensuring partnership teams deliver performance targets, both for Sustrans and its partners, sits with you. We will require you to fully understand the needs of Sustrans and at the same time our partners. This will mean that you will have responsibility for ensuring consistent standards across different partners with an emphasis on delivery on the ground as well as sharing knowledge and best practice.

You will build on, manage, and lead at a senior level on significant external relationships with stakeholders, for the purposes of strategic and business planning including Transport Scotland, local authorities, active travel delivery partners and communities.

This role will require occasional travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to Edinburgh or Glasgow Hubs, with the option to work in a hybrid manner.

About you

You should have demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. With the ability to build relationships with ease. You will develop and lead six direct reports responsible for national and local partnerships and fundraising.

You will be a skilled communicator, allowing you to build and maintain relationships with ease with the ability to influence at executive level.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of developing and managing partnerships at a national and local level to deliver impact, in addition you will have a proven track record of capturing and disseminating best practice across an organisation

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it is safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial, and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer, and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly, and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Top job! Head of Programme, Network Development Co-Design

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132
  • Hybrid– commutable distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow with the option to work from home
  • Closing 25th April 2022

As the Head of Programme for Network Development and Co-Design you will have responsibility for leading the Network Development and Co-Design Programme.

Network Development is a key element of Sustrans Paths for Everyone priority to deliver the National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN is one of Sustrans most important initiatives at a UK level and involves the delivery of active travel infrastructure in partnership with a range of stakeholders. This responsibility will include strategic planning of the delivery, engagement with communities and local authorities and the actual delivery of infrastructure. All the time, you will be working with and to Sustrans’ 30-year plan. The approximate current value of Network Development work for 22/23 is £10m.

Co-Design work closely with Network Development and the Places for Everyone Programme to deliver innovative and high quality exemplars for active travel infrastructure. With engagement embedded within the team, Co-Design draw on resource from Engineering, Assurance and Design to ensure a tailored approach to user’s requirements. The team benefits significantly from cross organisation working with a view to influencing design and delivery of infrastructure, internally and externally. The approximate current value of Co-Design work for 22/23 is £750,000.

You will be expected to ensure that the Programme is meeting performance targets, financial targets and delivering impact. You will be expected from time to time to review projects to stop those projects which are no longer delivering impact and to create new opportunities.

The Network Development and Co-Design Programme whilst delivering projects also has the opportunity to work strategically with and influence other Programmes.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the opportunity to work from home part of the time.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing project teams with relevant previous experience in leading large-scale projects, in particular infrastructure projects preferably with a focus on active travel. You should be able to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure, planning, delivery and best practice.

You will have the ability to build relationships with ease with both colleagues and external partners allowing you to effectively engage with key infrastructure and/or active travel stakeholders on the delivery of projects.

A skilled communicator, you will be able to tailor your style to all levels, allowing you to connect successfully with external participants including communities, clients, partners, employers and/or education partners.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

· Staff volunteer days

· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

· Bike, computer and season ticket loans

· Discount benefits

Family Friendly

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly, and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Project Lead, Co-Design

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499
  • Sustrans offices in Edinburgh with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 18th April 2022

As the Project Lead for Co-Design you will have responsibility for leading the delivery of the collaborative design service projects across Scotland in partnership with local authorities and communities. This will involve the coordination and task management of project teams that deliver community engagement, behaviour change, urban design and monitoring activities leading to the production of concept design for each project area.

You will support the Co-Design Manager in the promotion of our collaborative design service to partners by attending, submitting applications to and presenting at internal and external conferences and events.

Co-Design work closely with Network Development and the Places for Everyone Programme to deliver innovative and high quality exemplars for active travel infrastructure. With engagement embedded within the team, Co-Design draw on resource from Engineering, Assurance and Design to ensure a tailored approach to user’s requirements. The team benefits significantly from cross organisation working with a view to influencing design and delivery of infrastructure, internally and externally.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the opportunity to work from home part of the time.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing multi-disciplinary project teams with relevant previous experience in managing several projects; in particular infrastructure projects preferably with a focus on active travel.

In addition, you should have a sound understanding of the legislative responsibilities of a project design team, and CDM 2015 regulations.

You will have the ability to build relationships with ease with both colleagues and external partners allowing you to effectively engage with key infrastructure and/or active travel stakeholders on the delivery of projects.

A skilled communicator, you will be able to tailor your style to all levels, allowing you to connect successfully with external clients, such as community groups and local authority partners.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Finance Business Partner Scotland

  • Full time
  • £37,004
  • Hybride home working with occasional travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

As the Finance Business Partner for Sustrans Scotland, you will provide a comprehensive professional accountancy and general financial advisory service to leaders, managers and staff in Scotland, providing 'real time' financial support and analysis. You will be considered the expert and be a trusted adviser, contributing to and providing information which enables effective decision making and informing the development of strategic and operational plans.

You’ll work closely with Sustrans senior leadership team in Scotland, specifically leading the financial and accountancy support for the c£60m government-funded Scottish Active Travel Programme.

You will work collaboratively, developing effective working relationships with managers and senior leaders. You will support, influence and challenge management teams on financial matters, ensuring finance and the way money is thought about is aligned with Sustrans strategic plan.

This role is hybrid and can be carried out from home with occasional travel expected to Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs for meetings. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance form a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh/Glasgow.

About you

As a qualified accountant, you will have proven partnering experience, supporting, guiding and advising financing to senior staff in a complex organisation.

You will be an excellent communicator, build relationships easily and have the capability to influence up to executive level.

You will be skilled in interpreting and analysing accounts and financial information to advise colleagues at a strategic level.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • · 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • · Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • · Staff volunteer days
  • · 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • · We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • · Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • · Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • · Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • · Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • · Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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Top job! Environmental Sustainability Project Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132
  • Hybrid, UK
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a sustainability focussed Project Manager to join our team. Sustainability is engrained in Sustrans vision and mission. This is a chance for someone to combine their experience and knowledge with the enthusiasm and passion of our colleagues, supporters and volunteers to accelerate progress towards Sustrans delivering a net positive impact on the environment.

As the Environmental Sustainability Project Manager, you will identify ways to measure our environmental impact in terms of carbon, biodiversity and pollution – helping us to understand our footprint today and identify where we can focus efforts to improve.

You will develop a net positive strategy; prioritising activities where Sustrans can have the biggest impact; implementing those activities where feasible; and embedding a net positive framework and culture across the organisation.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans but can be based form home or anywhere in the UK.

About you

You will be an experienced Project Manager who has recent, relevant experience of leading a sustainability function, or programme of work, within a large and complex organisation. We will look for evidence of your experience in developing and implementing a strategic sustainability framework including effective systems, controls, reporting and governance mechanisms.

You will be a skilled communicator and build relationships easily, allowing you to work effectively with senior leaders, and a range of internal and external partners, to deliver transformational change at an organisational level.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

You will be working in an environment where your colleagues are as passionate about environmental sustainability as you are. You’ll have the chance to work flexibly from home and in Sustrans offices.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Volunteer Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid, Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th May 2022

As the Volunteer Manager, you will work with the team to promote and deliver the volunteering strategy working closely across a range of Programmes, delivering active travel in Scotland.

You will work collaboratively with Heads of Functions and Managers across our Programmes in Scotland, to ensure the delivery of the volunteering strategy at a corporate level, helping to maintain consistent standards across Sustrans in Scotland. You will also work collaboratively with colleagues in volunteering at a UK level.

We work in diverse communities across the nation, a key element of this role will be ensuring our volunteers are representative of the communities we work in.

In this role, you will increase the impact of Sustrans’ volunteering activities, in particular meeting Sustrans’ Paths for Everyone and Liveable Cities and Towns outcomes.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within Scotland with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have relevant experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. In this role you will lead a team of 6, directly line managing 2 coordinators.

You will previously have delivered a volunteer strategy in a complex organisation; with a demonstrable track record in managing volunteers, and you should be able to describe how you would implement and deliver, an inclusive approach to increasing high quality volunteer opportunities.

You will be a skilled communicator, building relationships easily, allowing you to work effectively and cross-organisationally to meet your goals.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Top job! Service and Performance Improvement Manager Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132 – £51,228
  • Hybrid, Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th May 2022

It is an exciting time to join Sustrans Scotland, we are future proofing our structure to support our delivery in Scotland, allowing us to make Scotland a healthier, and happier place for all those who live and visit here.

As the Service and Performance Improvement Manager you will work across Programmes and Functions in Scotland supporting business change. The focus of this role is managing change rather business-as-usual performance.

Initially, you will support the bedding in of the new structure before moving on to developing an overarching approach to continuous improvement within the organization with demonstrable impact on performance.

You will drive and deliver key high profile and strategic internal change projects across Sustrans Scotland, with a focus on improvements in processes, systems, and ways of working to improve organisational effectiveness, which will drive improved performance across all areas.

This role will require some travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based reasonable commuting distance of Glasgow or Edinburgh hubs, with the opportunity to work from home part of the time.

About you

A skilled communicator, you will build effective working relationships easily; allowing you to work collaboratively across the organisation, with senior leaders, as well as using learning and support from UK colleagues.

Using your extensive change and project management experience, you will conduct end to end project management activities and steer projects including handling issues, interdependencies and delivering project status reports at regular intervals.

You will have delivered business change previously in a complex organisation, promoted continuous improvement and have a proven track-record in delivering change which impacts an organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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I Bike Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid working, within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 26th April 2022

Our I Bike Coordinator role is an exciting opportunity for you to influence change in the way children and families travel across Scotland, embedding active, sustainable travel into their everyday lives, in turn making people healthier and happier.

You will remotely lead a team of four I Bike Officers, who promote active travel in school communities across Inverness, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Perth & Kinross. These areas may be changed in the future by mutual consent. Responsible for planning and logistics, to ensure we deliver efficiently, you will identify what capital requires invested in for the schools – bikes, bike repair stations, scooters - and liaise with suppliers to deliver the necessary equipment to the correct schools.

We work collaboratively, so you must develop and maintain relationships with local authorities, active travel delivery partners and other key partners; identifying and securing opportunities for expanding the team, funding and project locations.

You will work closely with the other I Bike Coordinators and the I Bike Manager, ensuring the project continues to be delivered, managed, monitored and evaluated within agreed timescales, budgets, and outcomes.

Some travel is expected in this role, with an expectation you will support in some activities being delivered with your I Bike Officers in schools. The remainder of the time, you will be working from home.

About you

You will build relationships easily; with demonstrable experience of leading, managing and motivating a team.

You should be an effective communicator, and able to alter your style easily to suit your audience which will range from partners to school age children. This skill will allow you to engage with our partners and different communities, allowing us to effectively deliver our projects, and promote active travel in Scotland.

With experience in project management, you will have delivered successful behaviour change, community or education programmes or initiatives; or worked within Scottish Education, community engagement projects, outdoor education or another relevant area.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We offer flexible working patterns and hybrid working to suit individual circumstances.

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Greenways Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid, Scotland
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

As the Greenways Officer, you will work with community groups, local authorities and other partners to understand, prioritise and deliver upon community needs and aspirations for their local National Cycle Network.

You will work closely with the Greenways Coordinator (Scotland) to help deliver aspects of the Greenways Programme on specific place-based projects. This will involve working with local organisations to enhance the use of the National Cycle Network (NCN) both for everyday journeys and as a local linear greenspace through a number of mini work packages. Additionally, you will be responsible for compiling Greenways case studies and regular Greenways community newsletters.

The Scottish Greenways Programme connects people and communities to biodiversity and places by their local National Cycle Network. By understanding local needs, we can make traffic free routes more accessible, attractive and appealing for walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys and create local linear greenspaces that provide for community and biodiversity wellbeing. For more information about the Greenways approach, visit sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/projects/2020/scotland/scottish-greenways-programme

This role will require regular travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the central belt area with regular travel expected to meet partners in the west and south west of Scotland.

About you

You should have experience of working on or the delivery of community based programmes or projects. This is not limited to working in an organisation, it could also be experience from volunteering on a local community or environmental project. An interest in, and understanding the benefits of, active travel is essential.

You will build relationships easily and using this skill, you will connect with communities and partners, enthusing and motivating them. You should be able to engage with communities and be able to understand any challenges they face.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Shortlist
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Senior Grant Advisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 6th May 2022

We are looking for Senior Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be work with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

As one of our Senior Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme, overseeing and maximising the potential of our most complex and high value projects, as well as ensuring all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of large grant funding programmes, their needs, and processes.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Grant Advisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness & Aberdeen. The option for home working is also available..
  • Closing 6th May 2022

We are looking for Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

As one of our Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be work with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of grant funding programmes and their needs, and processes, whether from the perspective of funding administration or applying for grant funding.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Project Accountant Scotland

  • Full time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Base: Hybrid – ideally within Scotland
  • Closing 8th May 2022

As the Project Accountant for Sustrans in Scotland, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with our Programme Heads, Managers and Finance colleagues, to address both budget and cashflow challenges associated with forecasting future demand, balancing existing funding commitments with anticipated funds available.

You will provide leadership, expertise, support and guidance on financial planning, analysis and projection of the capital infrastructure grant funding, to allow Sustrans Scotland deliver their programmes effectively.

  • You will be expected to develop and implement management reporting to meet the needs of a range of internal colleagues and external partners, ensuring it is clear to a non-financial audience. This will include but is not limited to:
  • Managing a multi-million pound infrastructure grant programme.
  • Providing clear commentary and analysis tailored to a non-finance audience on the complexities in managing a capital grants programme.
  • Providing clear reporting and analysis that covers both financial year and multi-year project lifecycles.

This role can be based form home, with the opportunity to work in one of our hubs. Some travel will be expected to Edinburgh on occasion.

About you

A qualified accountant, you will have relevant previous experience in project accounting with engineering / capital infrastructure programmes.

You will be an excellent communicator, build relationships easily and use these skills to advise, guide and support at a senior level.

You should hold strong financial data analysis and modelling experience and have built financial models to undertake “what-if” scenario planning to aid decision-making.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Communications Officer, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Scotland
  • Closing 18th May 2022

About the role

An exciting opportunity for a creative, imaginative individual to take forward the role of communications officer in Sustrans Scotland’s Communications Team.

This is a rewarding job in which you will support the Senior Communications Officers, writing press releases, social media content while working closely with internal and external partners; such as local authorities and the Scottish Canals Trust.

Working primarily with two busy delivery areas and providing vital assistance to senior colleagues supporting our expanding programme of work – projects which are making it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle. This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via social media and directly with media organisations across Scotland, as well as other relevant agencies.

We are very open to what this might look like, and ideally you will add to our team by bringing new ideas and innovation in the way we communicate with our partners and audiences.

This role may require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to a local hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with hybrid home working available.

About you

You will have experience working in a communications environment, with the ability to write and / or edit engaging content for publications, press releases and websites.

Your communication skills, both oral and written, should be exemplary; allowing you to interact with diverse audiences and build relationships with ease.

You should have experience working with creative colleagues and agencies, applying brand and style guidelines with a good understanding of the business communications environment, including media, digital and marketing.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• Staff Networks

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Additional information

• If you would like and informal chat about the role, please contact graham.moss@sustrans.org.uk

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Content Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Scotland
  • Closing 18th May 2022

We have a great opportunity for a creative and skilled content producer to take a key role in the Sustrans Scotland Communications team.

You will primarily create dynamic and engaging video, photographic and written content which promotes sustainable transport, active travel and the work of Sustrans Scotland to a range of audiences including key partners, the public, volunteers and supporters, inspiring people to engage with our important cause.

Supported by your immediate and wider team, you will work across our channels to develop content that supports our fundraising and influencing work, contributes to the delivery of our campaigns, and engages our consumer and business audiences.

This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via social media and directly with media organisations across Scotland, as well as other relevant agencies.

This role will require some travel and working at different locations to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer hybrid working, with hubs available in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen should you choose to work there on occasion, and the flexibility to work from home.

About you

You should have exceptional communication skills and must understand the basic principles of what makes good content. You should have editing and proofreading experience.

You must have demonstrable experience of working in a communications environment, including filming and production of video and photographic content, in addition, you’ll have a developed knowledge of social media and know to use it to reach new and existing audiences.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return, we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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This vacancy has now closed

I Bike Communities Officer - Aberdeen City

  • Full time
  • £22,561 – £25,561
  • Hybrid working, within reasonable travelling distance from Aberdeen
  • Closing 17th May 2022

About the role

Our I Bike Officer role is an exciting opportunity for you to influence change in the way children and families travel across Aberdeen, embedding active, sustainable travel into their everyday lives, in turn making people healthier and happier.

You will develop and deliver cycling and walking activities, training and host events in the community for adults that enthusiastically promote active travel, partnering with cycle trainers, bike mechanics and others in and around Aberdeen. The audience can be adults, parents, carers linked to I Bike Schools and members of the wider community. The aim being, to achieve an increase in the levels of physical activity, create travel behaviour change to include more active modes and to measure travel behaviour in Aberdeen.

Some travel is expected in this role. The remainder of the time, you will be working from home. A PVG check is required due to the nature of the role as you will work with children and vulnerable adults on occasion.

About you

We work collaboratively, so building effective working relationships with community organisations, workplaces and those promoting cycling is key to being successful in the role.

You will have experience of delivering physical activity or other behaviour change projects with communities, workplaces or schools through training, activities, events and workshops and of partnership working with other organisations.

You will have an understanding of the benefits of active and sustainable travel and of the local area.

So, if this sounds like you, and like Sustrans you want to make a difference, apply to join our team today.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We offer flexible working patterns and hybrid working to suit individual circumstances.

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