Community Engagement Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with the flexibility to work from home, or home based, within reasonable travelling distance of Edinburgh or Glasgow. 
  • Closing 4th June 2023

  • Advertised from 10th May 2023
  • Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.
  • Ref: SUS4016


This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of the Network Engagement team, engaging with community groups and the wider public, to promote and connect with the National Cycle Network (NCN) and any new infrastructure project.

Reporting to the Network Delivery Community Engagement Coordinator, you will play a key role in supporting our engagement and delivery teams to ensure more people and engaged with the NCN.

You will build and manage databases of community groups, key individuals, and interest groups, co-creating and maintaining community stakeholder mapping with colleagues across the team, developing relationships with communities and individuals.

Duties will include offering creative input when designing, planning and delivering engagement activities. You will also compile reports and case studies of the engagement activities and promote other community support offered by Sustrans Scotland

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

About you

You should have experience of planning and delivering activities around community engagement, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience in writing case studies and report writing.

We ask you demonstrate your ability in planning and prioritising your own workload.

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 and respect. 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 true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


28 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 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)

Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

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, 04 June 2023.

Interviews will take place at the Edinburgh Hub week commencing 12 June 2023

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.