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Engagement Officer, Places for Everyone

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,561
  • Hybrid working with reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh/Inverness/Glasgow offices
  • Closing 7th August 2022

  • Advertised from 7th July 2022
  • pro rata for part time hours. 30 - 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.
  • Job Reference: SUS3746


As the Engagement Officer you will report to the Engagement Coordinator within the Engagement team. Working closely with the Engagement Manager, you will be working on the Places for Everyone programme, which facilitates the creation of cycling, walking and wheeling infrastructure.

One of the key elements of this role is to provide advice, guidance, and practical assistance in matters relating to engagement, behaviour change, and equality for Places for Everyone projects.

You will be supporting partners in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with residents, community groups, businesses, and stakeholders.

As part of the Grant assessment process, you will assess the quality of engagement and behaviour change plans and Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs).

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

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and time within our new Hubs in Edinburgh/Glasgow with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances. On occasion, there may be travel, and possible overnight stays required.

About you

Understanding the issues faced by communities experiencing inequalities, you should have experience of developing community engagement strategies at a local level.

You will have experience in facilitating workshops and activities by using effective and innovative methods.

You will demonstrate an understanding of how to use behaviour change tools and to deliver projects that lead to behaviour change.

You will have an understanding the Equality Act 2010.

You will own strong verbal and written communication skills and an understanding of how to report effectively.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community. We’d particularly like to hear from people who have previously faced barriers to employment, for example you may have a disability, have been long-term unemployed or are from a group that is underrepresented in the workplace - anybody is welcome to apply.

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 true hybrid working, a mix of home working and days in a Sustrans Hub nearby to suit you and your teams working style; 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, 07 August 2022.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 18 August 2022.

More details about the role can be found on our website

To apply, please complete our online application form

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 employers across sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

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