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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel NHSScotland

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

  • Advertised from 1st December 2021
  • 37.5hrs per week – happy to talk flexible working and hours over 30 (pro rata)
  • SUS3443


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.


  • 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


  • 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)

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 15th December

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 10th January

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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