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Senior Policy Officer (Planning & National Cycle Network Development)

  • Full time
  • £27,528
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2020

  • Advertised from 30th September 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract
  • SUS3002


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. We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate individual to become a member of our team in Scotland.

Sustrans is looking for an experienced policy professional to help deliver its charitable mission to make it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel by advising the organisation on the planning system in Scotland, in particular how we can work with the planning system to make active travel easier and to develop a comprehensive active travel network in Scotland.

With experience in a relevant discipline such as public policy, you will have experience of policy initiation, development and delivery as well of engaging with political parties, civic society and key stakeholders at a strategic level. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships. You will have an excellent understanding of policy and planning context within which Sustrans works in Scotland, including but not limited to developments in the National Planning Framework (NPF4) and the wider National Performance Framework in the country. You will also have excellent IT literacy and research skills and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

Application notes

Please visit our website and follow the instructions for our on-line application process. Please quote reference number.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 19 October 2020.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams or Zoom during week beginning Monday 26 October 2020.

We may close the job early if sufficient applications have been received so please make sure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.