Project Officer, Community Volunteering

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid, with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 16th August 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd August 2022
  • Salary pro rata for part time hours. Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk about flexible working.
  • SUS3799


About the role

As the Project Officer, Community Volunteering, you will report to the Volunteer Programme Coordinator, working closely with the Communities Team and Scotland Volunteering Team in delivering the Behaviour Change programme.

In this exciting role, you will be recruiting, training, and managing the Active Communities Volunteers. You will be supporting these volunteers to forge new partnerships with local community groups and organisations, to encourage increased physical activity and active travel.

You will be producing a monthly newsletter for people interested in volunteering with us, with engaging case studies, promoting the programme and shaping social media output.

You will be supporting volunteers to co-create, run and promote walking, cycling and wheeling-related activities in their communities.

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

About you

With excellent communication skills, you will demonstrate experience in volunteer management, building strong working relationships with volunteers, colleagues and community partners.

You will have knowledge or an interest in Behaviour Change or Social Change. As well as the ability to enthuse and inspire others to create change, travel actively and to create healthier places and happier communities.

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.


· 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)

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!

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 16 August 2022.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the 25 August 2022

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