Charity registered in Scotland SC039263

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.

Current vacancies

Training Manager, Capacity building

  • Full time
  • £41,738
  • Hybrid: Sustrans offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 28th July 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans’ Infrastructure Development Support programme.

As the Training Manager, you will have overall responsibility for creating and implementing multiple bespoke training packages for delivery partners across Scotland that relate to Active Travel infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring the packages respond to the individual needs and specific context of each partner and contribute to the delivery of high-quality infrastructure.

As the Training Manager, you will be supported by a Training Coordinator, and you will have line management responsibilities for this role and task management responsibility for capacity-building teams. You will also manage the programme budget and contribute to regular reporting both internally and to external funders.

You will be an excellent facilitator and be able to develop strong working relationships and partnerships with a range of organizations and be adept at spotting new opportunities for collaboration.

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

About you

You should have extensive experience of planning and delivering workshops and training events for professionals as well as developing training content suitable for different audiences.

We also ask that you are experienced in building and maintaining partnerships across organisations and can work effectively across multiple external teams on project delivery.

We ask you to demonstrate your experience of leading, motivating and developing an inclusive and collaborative team.

You will be skilled in the use of MS office as well as applications and platforms designed to deliver virtual learning and collaboration sessions, and have working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and issues of equity in active travel development.

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 6% or 7% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,530 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)