Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • The Highland Council offices, The Highland Council Headquarters Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX (at least 4 days per week) with possible flexibility to work from home a proportion of the time in line with Highland Councils flexible working practices
  • Closing 10th July 2022

  • Advertised from 10th June 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.
  • SUS3722


As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within The Highland 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 The Highland Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of Inverness 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.


  • 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, 10th July

Interviews will take place via MS Teams week commencing 25th July

More details about the role can be found on our website

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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.

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