Sustrans
Sustrans

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

Top job! Head of Colleague Relations

  • Full time
  • £47,560
  • Anywhere in the UK, can be based at home or hybrid from one of our Hubs
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work as a fundamental part of the People Team, supporting colleagues through their time with Sustrans.

The purpose of the role is to strengthen our colleagues’ voice, building the organisation’s capability to positively manage colleague relations, supporting Sustrans in building colleagues’ trust and engagement and leading colleague relations to ensure we are a charity for everyone.

The role will develop and implement a colleague relations strategy that aligns with Sustrans’ goals, values, and legal requirements.

As the Head of Colleague Relations, you will be instrumental in maximising the colleague experience. You will line manage a team of three People Advisors to provide coaching and expert advice to line managers on policies, legal requirements, processes and best practice.

You will work closely with the wider Human Resources teams, legal counsel and senior management to address complex employee relation issues and provide expert advice and recommendations

You will help lead Sustrans in developing a positive relationship and ways of working with our newly recognised union and reconstituted colleague forum, helping lead negotiations and being a key contact in this exciting new relationship.

You will support organisational change, develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention and ensure our policies are modern, valued and inclusive.

This role does not involve regular travel. We may occasionally need you travel during your work including occasional overnight stays.

About you

You should have experience of leading a colleague relations team in managing complex case work, as well as change management and supporting organisations through change.

You will need experience of working in a unionised environment, and of building relationships and managing negotiations in line with a recognition agreement.

You will need a good understanding of colleague engagement and practices and experience of developing people policies and procedures.

You will be educated to CIPD level 5 and be passionate about progressing the EDI agenda.

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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Partner Relations and Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
  • Closing 17th March 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans Places for Everyone Team where you will play a pivotal role in showcasing exemplary projects aimed at making walking, wheeling and cycling easier and more accessible for all through various channels such as events, workshops and webinars.

As the Partner Relations and Events Officer, your primary focus will be development and delivery of training events for Sustrans Partners, elected members and other stakeholders. You'll be tasked with identifying and implementing opportunities for their professional growth while spotlighting the achievements of The Places for Everyone Team through knowledge sharing activities such as , seminars, networking opportunities and walking tours. You will also contribute to the production of our monthly newsletter and event promotion.

Responsibilities encompass all aspects of event planning and execution. This includes identifying potential speakers, leading workshops and coordinating various activities. You'll be the point of contact for speakers, trainers, and attendees, ensuring seamless coordination of attendance and arranging necessary travel and accommodation. This role will require some travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You should have experience in planning and organising events in person and online, and strong verbal and communication skills, along with good interpersonal and networking skills. We also ask that you have excellent administrative and organisational skills, a strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently and proactively with limited supervision. Proficiency in IT, particularly in Microsoft Office applications, is also required for this role.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
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National Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,841
  • Hybrid working, with travel to the Edinburgh hub and partner local authority offices across Scotland.
  • Closing 19th February 2024

As The National Partnership Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development function for Scotland. You will manage a team of embedded Senior Project Officers working within the partner national organisations and delivering in partnership with a broad range of local stakeholders to develop and deliver local Active Travel Strategies, Visions and Plans.

You will work closely with colleagues to secure funding for our work, capturing and communicating the impacts of better places for people. You will ensure our for everyone values – to strengthen diversity and inclusion across the charity, whilst ensuring that a more systematic approach to the embedding of our ‘for everyone’ principles permeates through our work.

You will advocate for sustainable transport across the region, and you will use that platform to influence local decision makers, through engaging in policy and planning work, leading on communications, and contributing to a coordinated approach to business development opportunities in Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people across governance tiers within national partner organizations. You will work with internal and external partners to build the team’s knowledge and capacity around inclusive programme design and delivery. In this respect, working to ensure that our partnership programmes are for everyone and do not have unintended consequences for disadvantaged population groups.

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

About you

You should be an experienced leader, expert at developing and maintaining relationships at senior levels in a variety of sectors e.g. National organizations, Local Authority, business and industry bodies. You should have line management experience and substantial experience of project management, including budget management.

You must have the ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively to a range of audiences, with demonstrable experience of remote and face-to-face partnership development techniques.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Hybrid alongside work at the Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs
  • Closing 15th February 2024

We have a new opportunity to join us as a Network Development Officer as part of the National Cycle Network delivery team. This is an exciting chance to make a difference by delivering infrastructure projects which remove barriers and simplify active travel for everyone on foot, bike, and by wheelchair.

As the Network Development Officer, you will work to enhance and build upon the National Cycle Network (‘NCN’), as part of the Paths for Everyone vision.

You will be engaging with internal and external partners, volunteers and stakeholders. Managing their incoming communications and ensuring external enquiries are dealt with in a timely fashion.

You will be planning and organising tasks to ensure project deadlines are completed and client expectations are met. You will also ensure thorough project documentation and monitoring compliance with ecological, climate change and equality standards.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds, enabling engagement with various partners and interested parties.

You will have excellent organisational skills, which enable you to plan, prioritise and manage your workload, whilst working to tight deadlines.

With an outstanding capacity to solve problems, you will be self-sufficient and able to make decisions with minimal guidance.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of the issues surrounding walking and cycling infrastructure or general transportation issues.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
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This vacancy has now closed

Resource Planning Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £47,500
  • Home based anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 4th February 2024

About the role

This is a new and exciting opportunity to work with Sustrans as the Resource Planning Manager. The purpose of the role is to ensure that the allocation of resources across Sustrans in England, Wales and Northern Ireland maximises our impact.

Sustrans’ portfolio comprises a wide range of behaviour change, infrastructure and internal projects, varying in value, complexity and reporting requirements.

As the Resource Planning Manager, you will be responsible for assigning resources to significant projects across the Charity, ensuring internally and externally funded initiatives have the right people, money and services at the right time.

Duties of the role will include embedding the Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP) across Sustrans, evolving processes and procedures to ensure the effective sharing of resources, allocation of resources during the planning phase of a project and supporting project managers as they respond to risks and opportunities within the project life cycle.

You will build and manage internal relationships with team leaders and project managers across Sustrans.

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

About you

You should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics (ERP) as well as experience in a similar role.

You will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to make effective resource decisions, excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible and confident to change decisions surrounding allocations.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of resource management best practice and project management tools and practices, as well as your knowledge of finance and budgeting. We also require you to have knowledge of Microsoft Progressus ERP.

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Schools Officer, I Bike Project

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 17th December 2023

Base: Selected Schools across West Lothian (Livingston and West Calder area) with flexibility to work from home when not delivering in-school sessions

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.

This is a newly created post where you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project in West Calder High School and St Margarets academy and their associated Primary Schools, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys. You will be supporting a number of local teams, including school staff and the Active Schools Team.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.

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

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.

We would like you to have undertaken or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle Instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 17 December 2023.

Interviews will take place in person in West Lothian during the week commencing 08 January 2024. If you are unable to attend in person, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate an online meeting.

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Environmental Sustainability

  • Full time
  • £47,560
  • Hybrid role (anywhere in the UK, with contractual base at relevant UK hub)
  • Closing 26th November 2023

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring environmental sustainability champion to lead our environmental sustainability work to ensure that it is prioritised across Sustrans.

Environmental sustainability is engrained in Sustrans’ vision and mission. We aspire to be pioneers in environmental best practice within our sector. We have identified ambitious targets for carbon reduction, are developing a far-reaching biodiversity plan, are seeking opportunities to follow circular economy best practice and are identifying how and where we need to adapt our infrastructure to take account of likely future climate change.

As the Head of Environmental Sustainability, you will lead work with other senior colleagues to ensure environmental sustainability is prioritised across Sustrans. You will lead change by influencing colleagues throughout the organisation. You will be responsible for developing targets for environmental performance and agreeing these with leadership teams and supporting them in embedding environmental sustainability throughout Sustrans’ operations.

You will lead work to implement an overarching environmental strategy, feeding into Sustrans’ wider strategy and will oversee the delivery of a relevant action plan to deliver our ambitious objectives in this area. The plan includes steps to continue to improve the sustainability of our operations, construction and procurement processes, as well as to provide expert advice to colleagues working in other areas and embed a culture of environmental sustainability across the organisation.

This role will require occasional travel and work at locations across the UK but can be based from home, anywhere in the UK within reasonable distance of one of our hubs.

About you

You will be strategically focused and have proven experience of achieving impactful environmental improvements within a large and complex organisation. We will look for evidence of your experience in developing and implementing a strategic sustainability framework including effective systems, controls, measurement, reporting and governance mechanisms.

You will be a skilled communicator and build relationships easily, allowing you to work effectively with and influence senior leaders, and a range of internal and external partners, to deliver transformational change at an organisational level.

You will combine your experience and knowledge with the enthusiasm and passion of our colleagues, supporters and volunteers to accelerate progress towards Sustrans delivering a net positive impact on the environment.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

Why work for us?

At Sustrans we're all here to change things, working towards a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You will be part of an incredible community of talented, creative problem solvers who are as passionate about environmental sustainability as you are, all working together to change things for the better.

We act locally and think big – you will be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You will work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve. We welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You will be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

What we offer

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.

Bike, computer and season ticket loans.

Discount benefits.

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London).

Death in service benefit - 3 times annual salary.

Family Friendly

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Urban Designer

  • Full time
  • £35,841
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow Hubs with the flexibility to work from home 
  • Closing 19th November 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Design function in Scotland at a senior level. We have an ambition to ensure we live in cities where our streets and public spaces serve everyone; where everyone can live and travel safely and healthily, and where nobody is excluded. You will work in partnership with colleagues, local communities, project partners and stakeholders to reclaim streets as public spaces, creating healthier, happier, fairer cities and towns that are accessible to all.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects which seek to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the built environment, including the response to the climate emergency, the inequitable distribution of (and access to) green space, tackling vehicle dominance and the realisation of equitable and joyful public space for all. Examples of such projects can be found here and here

As the Senior Urban Designer in Sustrans Scotland, you will be responsible for setting the design ambition and providing assurance on the quality of design across key projects, focusing on best practice to deliver influential inclusive project outputs and outcomes.

You will report into the Principal Urban Designer and will develop and lead a team of urban designers. Furthermore, you will foster connections with partners, clients and other stakeholders such as local authorities and Transport Scotland.

Collaborating across the organisation including the UK Design, Engineering and Assurance functions, you will be working on the following programmes: Places for Everyone, Street Design/Pocket Places, Network Development and Behaviour Change.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub.

About you

You will have proven experience in the design of the built environment including the design of public realm or landscape projects and considering place and movement functions alongside interactions of vehicular traffic. You will have experience in producing technical drawings for streets and public spaces; along with an excellent knowledge of design software including AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or similar.

You should be an effective communicator, ranging from technical report writing to engaging with people in the community and non-technical audiences, including through visual means (digital and paper sketches, visualisations, diagrams) workshops and presentations.

Building relationships easily, you will use these skills to engage effectively with a range of partners and funders across Scotland.

You will preferably have experience in leading, managing, supporting, and motivating a team.

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Urban Designer

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
  • Closing 19th November 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Design function in Scotland at an officer level. We have an ambition to ensure we live in cities where our streets and public spaces serve everyone; where everyone can live and travel safely and healthily, and where nobody is excluded. You will work in partnership with colleagues, local communities, project partners and stakeholders to reclaim streets as public spaces, creating healthier, happier, fairer cities and towns that are accessible to all.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects which seek to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the built environment, including the response to the climate emergency, the inequitable distribution of (and access to) green space, tackling vehicle dominance and the realisation of equitable and joyful public space for all.

As an Urban Designer in Sustrans Scotland , you will be responsible for producing deliverables and outputs to support the effective delivery of projects and programs. You will also be responsible for responding to briefs set by the Design function and providing services across a range of programmes and projects that Sustrans delivers. You will also be responsible for creating outputs that align with the design ambition of Sustrans Scotland Design function, focusing on best practice to deliver influential project proposals and visuals.

You will report into the Senior Urban Designer and will work collaboratively with a team of fellow designers and skilled individuals. You will build and manage internal and external relationships with project partners, clients, stake holders and communities.

Collaborating across the organisation including the UK Design, Engineering and Assurance functions, you will be working on the following programmes: Places for Everyone, Street Design/Pocket Places, Network Development and Behaviour Change.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub.

About you

You will have experience in the production of technical drawings and specifications using design software and a working knowledge of best practice in inclusive design and healthy street design. Knowledge of health and safety management and CDM regulations is also required.

You will have proven verbal and written communication skills producing content for non-technical and technical audiences. Experience of working collaboratively and of working on projects with a significant level community engagement and Co-Design is also welcome. As an Urban Designer we expect you to have strong organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your own workloads.

You should have either a Minimum HNC or equivalent in a relevant field (Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering or an alternative, relevant and demonstrable specialism) plus 2 years' work experience, or 5 years' work experience in a relevant role / related field.

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, 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.

Wellbeing

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.

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.

Bike, computer, and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Colleague Relations (UK wide)

  • Full time
  • £47,560
  • Anywhere in the UK, can be based at home or work hybridly from one of our Hubs
  • Closing 12th November 2023

A new and exciting opportunity to work as a fundamental part of the People Team, supporting colleagues through their time with Sustrans.

The purpose of the role is to strengthen our colleagues’ voice, building the organisation’s capability to positively manage colleague relations, supporting Sustrans in building colleagues’ trust and engagement and leading colleague relations to ensure we are a charity for everyone.

The role will develop and implement a colleague relations strategy that aligns with Sustrans’ goals, values, and legal requirements.

As the Head of Colleague Relations, you will be instrumental in maximising the colleague experience. You will line manage a team of three People Advisors to provide coaching and expert advice to line managers on policies, legal requirements, processes and best practice.

You will work closely with the wider human resources teams, legal counsel and senior management to address complex employee relation issues and provide expert advice and recommendations

You will help lead Sustrans in developing a positive relationship and ways of working with our newly recognised union and reconstituted colleague forum, helping lead negotiations and being a key contact in this exciting new relationship.

You will support organisational change, develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention and ensure our policies are modern, valued and inclusive.

This role does not involve regular travel. We may occasionally need you travel during your work including occasional overnight stays.

About you

You should have experience of leading a colleague relations team in managing complex case work, as well as change management and supporting organisations through change.

You will need experience of working in a unionised environment, and of building relationships and managing negotiations in line with a recognition agreement.

You will need a good understanding of colleague engagement and practices and experience of developing people policies and procedures.

You will be educated to CIPD level 5 and be passionate about progressing the EDI agenda.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
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This vacancy has now closed

Communications Officer, Network Development

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Policy and Communications team in Scotland. Supporting the National Cycle Network Development team to promote Sustrans Scotland's main walking and cycling routes and Networks.

As the Communications Officer, your prime responsibility will be promoting the National Cycle Network (NCN) in Scotland to key individuals, partners and consumers through various media outlets, social media, Sustrans, website microsites, events and other marketing channels.

You will support the work of the Senior Communications Officer with all aspects of communication and promotion of the NCN and other strategic routes in Scotland to core target audiences as defined by the National Development Team and NCN Scotland communication strategy.

You will build relationships with internal and external partners, communicating our messages with a key focus on our Paths for Everyone vision.

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

About you

You should have experience working in a communications and marketing environment. And experience writing and or editing content for publications, press releases, leaflets, and websites. You will also have experience in using content management systems and social media platforms in a professional environment, along with experience in ensuring all communications are aligned with the organisation's brand identity and key messages.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and content management software. And knowledge and a good understanding of the communications environment, including press, media, digital marketing channels and print.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring everyone is 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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This vacancy has now closed

Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,193
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with flexibility to allow for home working
  • Closing 19th October 2023

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced administrator to join the Places for Everyone team. You will be assisting with the provision of expert support for funding for active travel projects across Scotland.

As the Administrator for Places for Everyone, you will report to the Senior Administrator. You will work closely with other members of the Places for Everyone team, assisting them to achieve their goal of creating safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys.

A large part of your working time will be spent processing grant claims; analysing, recording, and logging the details before forwarding on for escalation, in addition you will examine new grant applications using Sustrans Grant Management System passing them on to the relevant colleagues.

You will maintain and create guidance documents for partners, ensuring current versions are up to date. Distributing funding agreements is another key element of this role as are monitoring the return of signed documents, distribution of award letters and other correspondence.

You will be responding to stakeholder enquiries via telephone and email. Managing the Places for Everyone events calendar and mailbox and organising meetings, compiling agendas/minutes/actions.

We offer hybrid working to suit individual circumstances, with the flexibility to work from home or in one of our hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Initial training will be face to face in the Edinburgh Hub. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to the Edinburgh or Glasgow office.

About you

You will have great communication skills using these to liaise with colleagues, partners and stakeholders such as Transport for Scotland and local authority partners.

You should be comfortable with working with MS Office, Adobe and Grant Management Systems or similar applications, and training on the use of Smartsheets will be provided.

You will have excellent attention to detail with assessing, revising and logging documentation accurately and efficiently.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Engineer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,454
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th October 2023

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join us as an Engineer as part of the Design, Engineering and Assurance team in Scotland.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer and supporting the core team, you will be working with local communities to design and deliver outstanding cycling and walking infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your design, built environment and project delivery skills within a world class active travel team. In your daily practice you will apply your academic knowledge in design, engineering and the built environment to developing real-world solutions that achieve Sustrans mission – to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest office hub in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to the nominated hub.

About you

We are looking for a talented designer who is passionate about infrastructure design, someone who would like the freedom to express themselves creatively.

You should have experience of infrastructure design, evaluation or appraisal. Skilled in producing engineering drawings, technical reports, feasibility studies and engagement materials.

You will be skilled and competent in using design software such as AutoCAD, AutoTurn. Experience with GIS would be desirable but not essential.

With proven experience of managing small, clearly defined projects, you will demonstrate good planning and organisation skills including working to tight deadlines and managing own tasks across multiple projects.

If you want to enhance your existing skills and develop new ones – we will support your professional development towards incorporated or chartered status.

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

I Bike Schools Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Aberdeenshire with some hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd October 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.

As the I Bike Officer, you will be supporting a number of local teams, including the Aberdeenshire councils transport team and the Active Schools Team. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project to schools across Aberdeenshire, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys. But you will be primarily focused with the Meldrum cluster schools.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.

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

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.

We would like you to have undertaken or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

GIS Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 8th October 2023

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity available to join the GIS team in the Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU). As the GIS Officer, you will report to the GIS Manager and work alongside 3 other Officers, collaborating with other teams across Sustrans to support the strategic priorities of Paths for Everyone (PFE) and Liveable Cities and Towns for Everyone (LCT).

You will play a pivotal role in helping the RMU provide transparent and authoritative evidence on walking and cycling, and which influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

In this diverse technical role, you will use GIS tools to maximise how we tell the story of our impact at Sustrans. You will design automated workflows for managing large and complex datasets, to ensure geospatial data is current and accurate.

You will develop training materials and lead training sessions for over seven hundred ArcGIS members which includes induction sessions for new staff and advanced workshops for technical officers. You will also train external partners and volunteers.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have professional working experience of FME, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Experienced in working with ArcGIS Online tools for presenting information which includes StoryMaps, Operations Dashboard, Insights, Experience Builder and Hub Premium.

You will have the ability to design and build workflows with FME.

We will look for evidence of your experience in managing and working with large spatial and non-spatial datasets, analysing these complex datasets and presenting their findings.

You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to simplify technical documentation for a wide audience.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Mobility Planner

  • Full time
  • £35,841
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow Hubs with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 1st October 2023

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity as a Senior Mobility Planner, in which you will contribute to the development of strategic transport plans that increase accessibility to improved mobility, safety and sustainable intermodal transport options.

You will play a key role in the creation of well-evidenced pipelines of active travel infrastructure projects across Scotland.

The Senior Mobility Planner will work across teams and with partners to support active travel infrastructure programme development. Day-to-day tasks could include managing the continued development of the Scotland Network Planning Tool, reviewing national guidance and policy frameworks relating to Active Travel Strategies and providing strategic support for projects in the Places for Everyone programme, including balancing roadspace reallocation between sustainable modes of transport.

You’ll be joining a diverse Design, Engineering & Assurance Department, who are highly skilled, passionate about what we do and enjoy sharing our learning and experiences within the team and beyond.

About you

You will be comfortable with building relationships with ease across a wide range of clients and stakeholders.

You are able to think strategically and confidently reviewing data analysis, including spatial datasets.

You will have a working knowledge of the principles of traffic modelling and general approaches that are commonly used, in order to interpret key outputs.

Experienced in supervising and mentoring colleagues, you will demonstrate excellent coaching and supportive skills in helping growth and development.

You will have an imaginative approach to problem-solving and experience of assisting in developing ideas for business 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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Mobility Planner

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow Hubs with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 1st October 2023

About the role

Sustrans have a new and exciting opportunity as a Mobility Planner, where you will contribute to strategic transport plans that increase accessibility to improved mobility, safety and sustainable intermodal transport options across Scotland.

The Mobility Planner will work across teams and with partners to support active travel infrastructure programme development. Day to day tasks could include developing tools to prioritise infrastructure project delivery, supporting the development of the Scotland Network Planning Tool, and providing strategic support for projects in the Places for Everyone programme including Active Travel Strategy and cycle network plan development.

You’ll be joining a diverse Design, Engineering and Assurance Department, who are highly skilled, passionate about what we do and enjoy sharing our learning and experiences within the team and beyond.

About you

You should have experience of working on projects with extensive stakeholder engagement and the ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences.

You are able to think strategically and confident dealing scoping out route networks and area-based interventions.

You should be skilled in data analysis, including analysis of spatial data using GIS software.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of guidance and best practice in healthy street design including inclusive design and holistic approach to design.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy, NHS Scotland.

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • The post holder will be principally based at the NHS Scotland office in either Gyle Square in Edinburgh or Delta House in Glasgow, with the flexibility for some homeworking.
  • Closing 1st October 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Sustrans providing expertise within NHS National Services Scotland to ensure NHS sites across Scotland are accessible for walking, cycling, and wheeling.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will work alongside NHS Scotland Facilities Directorate, providing input on best practice for supporting walking and cycling in the design of new and existing healthcare facilities. You will also provide subject matter expertise to ensure Health Boards have appropriate guidance as they need to develop and implement policies to facilitate more active travel.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the NHS Assure Sustainability Manager, NHS decision makers, and partner organisations such as local authorities.

The post holder will work with the NHS National Services Scotland for at least four days a week. Up to one day a week may be spent with Sustrans Scotland at home or office-based to undertake continuing training and development and to collaborate with other colleagues.

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

About you

You should have experience of working with senior management and steering committees as well as experience of stakeholder outreach, consultation, and engagement. Ideally you will have demonstrable experience in a relevant discipline such as transport planning, sustainable transport, health disciplines or environmental health.

The successful candidate will be able to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people at various levels (including senior management), as well as the ability to persuade and influence key stakeholders and decision makers.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of the various impacts that active travel can have on health of individuals and communities and the knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice relating to active transport modes.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer, and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59,.01 October 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams During the week commencing 09 October 2023.

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities, and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical, and fun.

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Evaluation Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Flexibility to work from home with occasional visits to relevant Sustrans offices
  • Closing 19th September 2023

We have a new and exciting opportunity to work with us as an Evaluation Officer, working as part of the Research and Monitoring Unit.

Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU) is a leading centre of excellence in active travel research, monitoring and evaluation and we are recruiting now. As an Evaluation Officer, you will work on a range of behaviour change and infrastructure projects, providing monitoring, evaluation, and analytical support. The RMU plays an important part in supporting our vision by providing robust evidence on sustainable and active travel that ultimately influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

Focusing on monitoring and evaluating the impact of infrastructure and behaviour change programmes, you will work on a range of projects around the UK and be involved in the planning, delivery, analysis and reporting of our monitoring and evaluation work.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. Or the option to be primary based in one of our Sustrans RMU hubs in Bristol, Edinburgh, London or Newcastle. There is minimal travel required in this role, however in the course of your work you may have to travel to one of the nominated hubs or project sites if required to do so.

About you

You should have demonstrable quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills, and be a competent Excel user or have working knowledge of statistical software, such as R.

You should be an excellent communicator in both oral and written forms with the ability to present data and findings clearly. You should also have the ability to find innovative and creative solutions to problems.

You should have some experience of project management as well as delivery of project monitoring and evaluation. You will also have some experience of working and communicating with partners and/or clients.

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 19 September 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 29 September or 03 - 04 October 2023

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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Head of Design, Engineering and Assurance

  • Full time
  • £47,560 – £54,193
  • Hybrid working, with travel to locations around Scotland expected
  • Closing 24th September 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the centre of transforming transport in Scotland today. Sustrans is recruiting a Head of Design Engineering & Assurance for Scotland who will lead the team to support the effective delivery of programmes. You will be a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

What makes this role stand out is that you will guide projects from start to finish, being in on the early ideas and proudly there for the grand openings too.

You will hold responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the function, ensuring prioritisation and allocation of resources, delivering projects against financial and performance targets set along with our clients.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with the key players from central and local government, communities, Transport Scotland and others.

This role offers a unique opportunity to deliver our vision of making the National Cycle Network (NCN), a traffic-free, accessible network of paths and routes for everyone.

The NCN is now a pivotal part of Transport Scotland policy and is making a difference to the lives of people living in and around Scotland. Over the coming years this resources invested in this comprehensive network are planned to more than double in size.

We’re flexible on location, offer hybrid working with the opportunity to travel and work (including overnight stays) at locations around Scotland.

About you

You should have demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and managing a multi-disciplinary team, including a range of technical professionals qualified in civil engineering, urban design and mobility planning.

You will build relationships with ease across a wide range of people; senior leaders, partners and the general public, allowing you to positively influence people within the Active Travel Sector in Scotland at all levels.

You will have:

A Degree (or equivalent) in either Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering or 12 years relevant experience

Relevant experience of civil engineering contract management (NEC3&4) for projects ranging in scale and complexity

Experience in preparation of bills of quantities and construction cost estimates and preparation of technical drawings and specifications

Have good knowledge of:

Health and safety management including CDM 2015

Highway regulations and guidance such as Manual for Streets, Cycle By Design, DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW and Traffic Signs Manuals

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

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

Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)

Family Friendly

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Top job! Senior Engineer

  • Full time
  • £39,834
  • Scotland Hybrid – with the option to work in offices across the region
  • Closing 18th September 2023

About the role

We have a great opportunity for experienced Engineers to join our team. You will work on projects which aim to tackle some of our most pressing issues, such as the response to the climate emergency, unequal distribution and access to green space, social injustice of private vehicle dominance and the creation of equitable and enjoyable public space for all.

Our work involves the design, provision, and upkeep of active travel infrastructure in a range of urban and rural environments. Your work will include the design of highway infrastructure for walking and cycling, traffic-free greenways, structures over and under roads, rivers and railways and the management of path construction and improvement projects.

Working collaboratively as a team, we value the contribution and expertise of all members. We will provide professional development opportunities, including an ICE-approved training scheme. And will support you in achieving your work-life balance.

We have two main office hubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ideally, we’d like you to be within a sensible commutable distance of these, but we’re also hybrid working so nowhere within the region is too remote or too far.

A little bit of what our staff do - Sustrans Scotland Engineer - Emma Young

Emma is passionate about walking and cycling for everyone, therefore working towards the improvement of Sustrans’ assets is the perfect fit. With her involved in the Stewardship programme she has had a huge opportunity to develop her skills as an engineer. From feasibility and design through to site supervision of new access ramps. Sustrans provides a great opportunity for engineers to learn and progress.

Emma leads on Structural vegetation clearance works learning to build relationship with contractors and manage Health and Safety on site.

She has led several Minor improvement projects as Project Manager on Civils works including Levendale Path surface and drainage improvement, Kaimes Way Ramp.

Emma is a passionate outdoors person, cycling and swimming across Scotland. Working for Sustrans allows her to get outdoors and improve access for those less able to our fantastic National Cycle Network.

About you

A skilled Engineer, you should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

You will be an excellent communicator, building relationships with ease across a wide range of people and backgrounds. You will use these skills to establish new business development opportunities, including identifying new projects, preparing bids, and developing relationships with partners.

We will look for evidence of your experience in dealing with the details of construction projects. You should be able to demonstrate leading on the production, review, and approving engineering drawings and technical reports.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing the delivery of projects, including resource allocation, risk management, and monitoring programme & budget.

We are committed to ensuring our team represents the diverse range of communities we work with. As such, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
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Senior Administrator

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Flexible home based within reasonable travelling distance of The Edinburgh Hub.
  • Closing 27th August 2023

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us as a key member of our business support team who provide support to all the teams in Scotland. The Senior Administrator will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of the Places for Everyone (PfE) program, including supporting the team to maintain effective working relationships with key individuals and partners through the provision of timely and well-presented information.

As the Senior Administrator you will line manage the PfE admin function including PfE review panels. You will also be accountable as content manager at the Sustrans Showcase website which will involve curation, management and optimization of the Showcase website content.

The Senior Administrator must be organized, efficient and have excellent communications and interpersonal skills as well as problem solving. You will also develop and maintain a number of processes and ensure that they are Go back through it and update as the program evolves.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. also experience of planning meetings and events, providing high quality administrative support to panels and boards. We ask that you are experienced in working in a professional and efficient manner within a busy team. You will also have experience of content management of websites and experience of reviewing and improving administrative processes.

You will be skilled in problem solving and resolving logistical challenges. For this role, we ask that you are IT literate familiar with the use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and SharePoint.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,841
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 14th August 2023

About the role

As the Partnerships Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development function for Scotland. You will manage a team of embedded Senior Project Officers working within the partner local authorities and delivering in partnership with a broad range of local stakeholders to develop and deliver local Active Travel Strategies, Visions and Plans.

You will work closely with colleagues to secure funding for our work, capturing and communicating the impacts of better places for people. You will ensure our for everyone values – to strengthen diversity and inclusion across the charity, whilst ensuring that a more systematic approach to the embedding of our ‘for everyone’ principles permeates through our work.

You will advocate for sustainable transport across the region and you will use that platform to influence local decision makers, through engaging in policy and planning work, leading on communications, and contributing to a coordinated approach to business development opportunities in Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Elected MPs, MSP’s members and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities.

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

About you

You should be an experienced leader, expert at developing and maintaining relationships at senior levels in a variety of sectors e.g. Local Authority, business and industry bodies. You should have line management experience and substantial experience of project management, including budget management.

You must have the ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively to a range of audiences; with demonstrable experience of remote and face-to-face partnership development techniques.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working from home and a nearby Sustrans Hub, and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ flexible 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer, Active Travel

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 14th August 2023

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join the Partnerships Team as a Senior Project Officer. Reporting to the National Partnerships Manager at Sustrans and embedded within the Economic and Community Development Team at ScotRail, you will facilitate a strategic approach to active travel infrastructure development and delivery.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage relationships with external partners including local authorities and Regional Transport Partnerships. You will be gathering information to identify, develop and support the delivery of active travel initiatives that improve access to ScotRail stations, and establish funding opportunities to achieve this.

You will be collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to maximise the outcomes within the ‘first and final mile’ strand of ScotRail’s Active Travel strategy.

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 within reasonable commutable distance to ScotRail’s office in Glasgow.

About you

With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, you will be accustomed to collaborative working and forging strong connections with Local Authorities and public sector organisations.

You will be skilled in project management, with the ability to work autonomously and take action with minimal supervision.

As a confident and resourceful self-starter, you will be skilled at influencing and motivating others at adopting new approaches and ideas.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

National Cycle Network Project Pipeline Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Hybrid, with a requirement to travel across sites and from time to time to one of our office hubs in Edinburgh / Glasgow / Inverness / Aberdeen.
  • Closing 30th July 2023

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us and make a difference to people’s travel choices by developing infrastructure projects, making it easier for sustainable and active travel.

As the NCN (National Cycle Network) Project Pipeline Coordinator you will turn ideas into deliverable projects. You will work closely with partners to grow the National Cycle Network across Scotland and transform it into the country’s Strategic Active Travel Network. With ongoing support from the Planning Manager and in close collaboration with Planning coordinators, you will use the Sustrans’ Delivery Framework to develop a pipeline of infrastructure projects across Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as local authorities and other statutory agencies and work with other third parties including third sector organisations.

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

About you

You should have experience of working within transport, construction, or a related sector. Ideally you will have experience of working with contractors and consultants. You will also be experienced of project management and delivery.

We would like you to have the ability to analyse and critique reports written by others, and the ability to build relationships with project partners, community groups and the general public and other key individuals. You will also be able to interpret and manipulate data using GIS (Geographical Information Systems) or a willingness to learn.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes within Scotland, and have the knowledge of transport and active travel, infrastructure, delivery and best practice.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Schools Officer, I Bike Project (Fort William)

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Selected Schools across Fort William flexibility to work from home when not delivering in-school sessions
  • Closing 6th August 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.

As the I Bike Officer, you will be supporting a number of local teams, including the Highland councils transport team and the Active Schools Team. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project to schools across Fort William, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.

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

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.

We would like you to have undertaken, or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

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

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Schools Officer, I Bike Project

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Selected Schools across Perth & Kinross flexibility to work from home when not delivering in-school sessions
  • Closing 30th July 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.

As the I Bike Officer, you will be supporting a number of local teams, including the Perth and Kinross councils transport team and the Active Schools Team. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project to schools across Perth and Kinross, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.

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

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.

We would like you to have undertaken, or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland

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.

Wellbeing

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

Financial

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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer, Active Travel

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • 3 posts - Scottish Borders Council x1, Aberdeenshire Council x 1 and Renfrewshire Council x1
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

About the role

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships, including with key people within one of the Councils and other organisations working in the active travel sector, in the development of a transformative active travel strategy and infrastructure.

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 and delivery of active travel policies and proposals, including and not limited to the Council’s Active Travel Strategies; working across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst participants and delivery partners, to identify, develop and prioritise opportunities for investment in active travel.

Candidates should be based within one of the geographical areas with regular travel expected.

About you

You should have experience of and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage with affiliated agencies and local authorities, to develop and promote strategies, proposals, and projects on the ground.

To be effective in this role, you should have knowledge of transport policy and strategy, active travel development, urban development or sustainable transport. It would be advantageous if you have a knowledge of how local authorities / public sector organisations work.

In this dynamic role, you will have the ability to juggle multiple projects and work with efficiency and flexibility.

You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing bids and applications for funding opportunities and wider community engagement.

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.

Wellbeing

• 28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Delivery Coordinator (National Cycle Network)

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Hybrid – with occasional travel to Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager with a focus on delivery, to make a difference by directly tackling the barriers that prevent people from travelling more actively and sustainably.

As a Network Development Coordinator, you will liaise with our partner organisations and commission work packages, developing and overseeing the delivery of our infrastructure projects on the National Cycle Network (NCN).

This role is an integral part of our Network Development Team, delivering Sustrans’ ’Paths for Everyone’ vision of a network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.

Here are some projects we have been involved in delivering:

Loanhead path extension:

showcase-sustrans.org.uk/news/midlothian-cycle-link

Monklands Canal towpath surfacing:

sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/march/work-begins-on-429-000-improvements-to-national-cycle-network-route-75-in-north-lanarkshire

You will visit sites across Scotland, identifying opportunities to improve the Network and following progress on projects being delivered.

Building and managing internal and external relationships with key people is vital; such as representatives from within local authorities, community and volunteer groups, and partners such as Environmental Trusts, Scottish Canals and other active travel delivery organisations.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working with a mix of home and Hub working to suit individual circumstances. Our main Hubs are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds enabling engagement with various partners and interested parties.

Your excellent communication skills will allow you to engage efficiently and successfully with diverse communities, members of the public, contractors and those within local authorities alike, whether that be through engaging face to face, presenting to groups, responding to enquiries or report writing.

Experienced in project management and delivery, we ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure delivery and best practise. In addition, you will have relevant experience of working within transport, transport consultancy or within the construction sector, to help you effectively advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans Hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer, and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

• London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Principal Engineer

  • Full time
  • £40,840
  • Sustrans hubs in Scotland with the flexibility to work from home / Home based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd July 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as a Principal Engineer, reporting in the Head of Design, Engineering and Assurance, and other Sustrans teams and Colleagues.

As the Principal Engineer you will lead a Sustrans engineering team, across Scotland providing support for a technical programme of works. You will provide technical guidance to engineers, leading the team in creating better places for walking wheeling and cycling through design and construction of practical, sustainable transport projects.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as contractors, local authorities, Transport Scotland, professional bodies, and the public.

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

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a technical team, and experience of working in partnership with a local authority on project delivery as well as proven experience of the design of works and execution of civil profile project, particularly relating to transport.

You will also be experienced in project management including the delivery, deadlines, and budgets, and have experience in H&S (Health & Safety) management including the application of CDM (Construction Design Management) regulations, and expertise in quality assurance

We ask that you be educated to degree level with a relevant qualification in civil engineering or related field and/or an alternative, relevant and demonstratable specialism: and/or Chartered Engineer Status; and/or Incorporated Engineer Status and actively working towards Chartered Engineers Status or Has the necessary academic qualifications and/or experience such that you would meet the eligibility criteria to progress professional qualification at Chartered Engineer status

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer, and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,841
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 11th June 2023

About the role

Sustrans Scotland has an exciting opportunity for you to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.

As the Network Development Manager, you will lead the delivery of infrastructure-related targets in line with our Paths for Everyone Vision in Scotland. A key objective of this role is to ensure a continued pipeline of infrastructure development projects for year-on-year construction.

In this role, you will manage of the National Cycle Network infrastructure delivery programme in Scotland including overseeing, commissioning and tracking progress of internal teams (Network Development, Places for Everyone and Design and Engineering) and delivery partners (i.e. local authorities & National Parks) involved in Network delivery.

Reporting to the Head of Programme, Network Development, you will lead a small team of Network Delivery Coordinators and ensure agreement and delivery of their objectives.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in non-departmental public bodies, those within local authorities and professional bodies.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to a nominated hub base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You will be experienced in leading, motivating, and managing a team, with the capacity to support and develop others to the best of their abilities.

You will be able to build relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.

With demonstrable experience of delivering infrastructure projects, you will have a working background within the transport, transport consultancy or construction sectors. Your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes in Scotland will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

You must be a skilled communicator with good stakeholder engagement skills, as you will play a key role in overseeing contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)

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Graduate Engineer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,303
  • Sustrans offices in Glasgow or Edinburgh with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 14th May 2023

About the role

We are looking for a talented and creative Graduate Engineer to join our Design, Engineering and Assurance team in Scotland.

As the new Graduate Engineer, you will report to and work under the guidance and support of a Senior Engineer. Working closely with the core team, you will be involved in the whole project lifecycle, which will include supporting tenders and funding applications, collaborative design, engagement and consultation with communities, as well as conducting feasibility studies and option appraisals.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your design, built environment and project delivery skills within a world class active travel team. In your daily practice you will apply your academic knowledge in design, engineering and the built environment to developing real-world solutions that achieve Sustrans mission – to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest office hub in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to the nominated hub.

About you

You should have experience of infrastructure design, evaluation or appraisal.

You will be skilled and competent in using design software such as AutoCAD and experience in GIS would be desirable but not essential.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge and awareness of healthy street design best practice.

With proven analytical and problem-solving proficiency, you will demonstrate good planning and organisation skills including working to tight deadlines and managing own tasks across multiple projects.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
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Engineer

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • Sustrans offices in Glasgow or Edinburgh with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 14th May 2023

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join us as an Engineer as part of the Design, Engineering and Assurance team in Scotland.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer and supporting the core team, you will be working with local communities to design and deliver outstanding cycling and walking infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your design, built environment and project delivery skills within a world class active travel team. In your daily practice you will apply your academic knowledge in design, engineering and the built environment to developing real-world solutions that achieve Sustrans mission – to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest office hub in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to the nominated hub.

About you

We are looking for a talented designer who is passionate about infrastructure design, someone who would like the freedom to express themselves creatively.

You should have experience of infrastructure design, evaluation or appraisal. Skilled in producing engineering drawings, technical reports, feasibility studies and engagement materials.

You will be skilled and competent in using design software such as AutoCAD, AutoTurn. Experience with GIS would be desirable but not essential.

With proven experience of managing small, clearly defined projects, you will demonstrate good planning and organisation skills including working to tight deadlines and managing own tasks across multiple projects.

If you want to enhance your existing skills and develop new ones – we will support your professional development towards incorporated or chartered status.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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)
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Project Officer, Education and Young People

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Sustrans offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home.
  • Closing 9th April 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with Sustrans, providing specialist advice and the promotion of sustainable travel in schools and community organisations for young people aged between 11 and 16. You will provide direct support to schools and local authorities delivering campaigns that support and encourage sustainable travel.

As the Project Officer you will be part of the Sustrans Scotland Education and Young Peoples team, you will undertake a review of existing ideas, funding programmes, resources and practices, and contribute to further development of resources and materials to support the successful delivery of Sustrans Behaviour Change programmes.

You will build and maintain relationships with Community Leaders, Senior Leadership Teams within schools and the Local Authority.

This role will require travel and work (including the occasional overnight stay) at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

"Sustrans is an amazing place to work as the work we do is so rewarding. I genuinely feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives. I am Inspired everyday by the passion the staff at Sustrans have for the work they do. " Paul Clarkson, Project Officer, EYP

About you

You should have experience of working with, and motivating young people in schools or community settings, and a proven track record of working with communities/ Individuals to inspire behaviour change.

With the ability to design educational materials and resources, and the ability to lead engaging and informative sessions through clear planning of lessons and events.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of working within secondary schools, structures and management priorities and the associated constraints.

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.

Wellbeing

  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
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Senior Grant Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,475
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 13th March 2023

About the role

We are looking for Senior Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be working with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

As one of our Senior Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme, overseeing and maximising the potential of our most complex and high value projects, as well as ensuring all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of large grant funding programmes, their needs, and processes.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
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Grant Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 12th March 2023

Our team is growing, we are looking for a Grant Manager to join our grants and support programme,Places for Everyone.

As one of our Grant Managers, you will have responsibility for the provision of grants and support to organisations developing and implementing walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure across Scotland. These best practice projects will transform the areas people live in and travel through, and include examples such as creating a high quality streetscape on George Street in Edinburgh, transforming travel options in the Cairngorms National Park, providing cross city connections alongsideimproving local neighbourhoods in Stirling, and many others.

You will be tasked with ensuring effective project and programme management are being practiced across the programme as well as developing and maintaining the grant assessment process in liaison with the Heads of Programme, Grants & Support. You will ensure change control and escalation routes are effectively managed to track and support projects to deliver against scope, timescales and budget, effective project management skills are key to this role

You will liaise with partner organisations and your team of Grant Advisors (including Senior advisors), you will oversee the management of grants and support used for the delivery of projects from concept through to construction stage. These projects will deliver high impact infrastructure changes across Scotland encouraging more people and journeys by cycling, walking and wheeling; leading to happier and healthier communities, towns and cities.

You will work with the other Managers in Places for Everyone and our Design Engineering and Assurance team responsible for support services.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, with the option to work from home.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in leading, motivating, developing and managing a high performing team. In addition, you will also be experienced in managing large scale projects or programmes in a relevant field, ideally with an understanding of the legislative and policy context from pre-concept to construction and maintenance.

Excellent communication skills are key; easily tailoring your style to different levels, allowing you to effectively liaise with partners and build successful relationships easily.

An organised approach and good understanding of project management methodology and application is required to succeed in this role.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Scotland - Hybrid working, within reasonable traveling distance from the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 19th March 2023

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Administrator to join our team. You will provide administrative support in the delivery of active travel projects across Scotland. While also assisting with the daily smooth operation of the Edinburgh office.

You will work closely with the Heads of Department, Executive Assistants, and the Business Support team to provide effective administration, operational, and project support to the staff in the organisation. Always seeking to improve the office environment by listening to feedback and building on what changes could be made to mold it into a more efficient space.

Contributing to the streamlining of the office you will cover the office desk and be the first point of contact for welcoming guests and visitors. While also responding to general enquiries via telephone (using Horizon software).

Within this position you will be managing incoming and outgoing e-mails and meetings assisting in compiling agendas and minutes. Also dealing with general enquiries to the Sustrans inbox. You will be dealing with general administrative responsibilities including data entry, filing, and contacting Partners as directed by the Manager.

Candidates should be based within the Edinburgh area with travel expected to the hub/office base at least three days a week.

About you

You should have experience in office administration and be able to demonstrate skills working with Microsoft Excel. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people through being a skilled communicator. Along with excellent telephone skills to manage phone calls into the office.

You will be skilled in scheduling diaries for meetings and booking travel for department events. Doing this by using Outlook to send all colleague emails and invites and a background in navigating an inbox would be ideal.

You will have excellent attention to detail with assessing, revising, and logging documentation accurately and efficiently. Knowledge surrounding office health and safety as an asset to the position.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
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Senior Evaluation Officer, Research & Monitoring Unit

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Hybrid working with base in either Edinburgh/ Glasgow/ or Newcastle hub.
  • Closing 19th March 2023

About the role

At Sustrans, we are proud of our commitment to creating happier places and healthier lives for everyone.

Join us as a Senior Evaluation Officer, where you will use both your research and project management skills to work on a range of exciting monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research projects within our Research and Monitoring Unit.

Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit is a leading centre of excellence in active travel research, monitoring and evaluation. Our team work closely with partners from across the UK to ensure we have a clear understanding of the impact of our work and the wider context of the benefits of active travel.

Your work will produce evidence on active travel that is transparent and authoritative, helping to shape policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

In this role, you will be helping make a difference by working on the Places for Everyone programme, Sustrans’ grant fund for active travel infrastructure in Scotland.

Enjoying a diverse workload, you will lead a small team in supporting Places for Everyone partners. You will provide guidance and deliver monitoring and evaluation on a range of active travel infrastructure projects, particularly in Edinburgh, to help demonstrate their impact.

You will also join a team evaluating the Places for Everyone programme. You will contribute by conducting programme-wide analysis and supporting research to evaluate and report on the contribution towards Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Framework and Sustrans’ strategic priority of Liveable Cities and Towns for Everyone.

You will be responsible for delivering monitoring and evaluation to the expected standards. This includes project management of time and budgets for yourself and a small team (three to five people) with the support of an Evaluation Manager.

About you

We are looking for excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to manage and motivate people and get the best out of others.

You will use your exceptional analytical skills and draw on your previous experience in both project management and using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods to apply your skills to real-world projects.

So, if you have a track record of scoping, designing, budgeting and reporting on research and evaluation projects, this could be the role for you.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who understands the benefits of active and sustainable travel.

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.

Why work for us?

At Sustrans, you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You'll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve. We welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

What we offer

Wellbeing

  • 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.

Financial

  • 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).

A Sustrans-wide pay review is pending, so the starting salary will be higher than currently advertised. As yet we do not have details of the new salary points.

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Evaluation Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • Flexibility to work from home with occasional visits to relevant Sustrans offices. Or office based at Sustrans Research and Monitoring Unit hubs in Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Newcastle.
  • Closing 5th March 2023

About the role

Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU) is a leading centre of excellence in active travel research, monitoring and evaluation and we are recruiting now. As an Evaluation Officer, you will work on a range of behaviour change and infrastructure projects, providing monitoring, evaluation, and analytical support.

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us as an Evaluation Officer. Working as part of the Research and Monitoring Unit. The RMU plays an important part in supporting our vision by providing robust evidence on sustainable and active travel that ultimately influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

Focusing on monitoring and evaluating the impact of infrastructure and behaviour change programmes, you will work on a range of projects around the UK and be involved in the planning, delivery, analysis and reporting of our monitoring and evaluation work.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. There is minimal travel required in this role, however in the course of your work you may have to travel to one of the nominated hubs or project sites if required to do so.

About you

You should have demonstrable quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills, and be a competent Excel user or have working knowledge of statistical software, such as R.

You should be an excellent communicator in both oral and written forms with the ability to present data and findings clearly. You should also have the ability to find innovative and creative solutions to problems.

You should have some experience of project management as well as delivery of project monitoring and evaluation. You will also have some experience of working and communicating with partners and/or clients.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Additional information

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 5 March 2023.

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week 20 March 2023

• A Sustrans wide pay review is pending, so the starting salary will be higher than currently advertised, as yet we do not have details of the new salary points.

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I Bike Officer, West Lothian

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • Selected Schools in West Lothian
  • Closing 5th March 2023

About the role

As the I Bike Officer for West Lothian, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.

You will engage with schools and communities across West Lothian; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.

You will work closely with West Lothian Council and other local partners, to support the delivery of on-road cycle training (Cycling Scotland, Bikeability levels 1 and 2) and aiding Bikeability Scotland Instructor training, allowing schools to cascade on-road cycle training (Bikeability Level 2) to pupils.

I Bike West Lothian has been running since 2015 and supports the work of a number of local teams including West Lothian Councils Transport Planning Team. If successful, you will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within the area.

About you

You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14) and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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.

Shortlist
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GIS Officer, RMU

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Edinburgh, with flexibility of hybrid working
  • Closing 13th February 2023

We have a new and exciting opportunity available to join the GIS team in the Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU). As the GIS Officer, you will report to the GIS Manager and work alongside 3 other Officers, collaborating with other teams across Sustrans to support the strategic priorities of Paths for Everyone (PFE) and Liveable Cities and Towns for Everyone (LCT).

You will play a pivotal role in helping the RMU provide transparent and authoritative evidence on walking and cycling, and which influences and shapes policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

In this diverse technical role, you will use GIS tools to maximise how we tell the story of our impact at Sustrans. You will design automated workflows for managing large and complex datasets, to ensure geospatial data is current and accurate.

You will develop training materials and lead training sessions for over seven hundred ArcGIS members which includes induction sessions for new staff and advanced workshops for technical officers. You will also train external partners and volunteers.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to a nominated hub/office based in either Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.

About you

You should have professional working experience of FME, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Experienced in working with ArcGIS Online tools for presenting information which includes Storymaps, Operations Dashboard, Insights, Experience Builder and Hub Premium.

You will have the ability to design and build workflows with FME.

We will look for evidence of your experience in managing and working with large spatial and non-spatial datasets, analysing these complex datasets and presenting their findings.

You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to simplify technical documentation for a wide audience.

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 true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer embedded within Scottish Canals

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Scottish Canals Offices in Falkirk hybrid working
  • Closing 14th February 2023

We have new and exciting opportunity to join the Partnerships Team as a Senior Project Officer. Reporting to the National Partnerships Manager at Sustrans and embedded within the Placemaking Team at Scottish Canals you will support delivery of shared priorities for Placemaking and active travel across the canal network.

Working closely alongside other teams across Scotland, you will develop and implement an Active Travel Strategy for Scottish Canals. You will develop a strategic funding pipeline that reflects this strategy and the placemaking priorities within the Scottish Canals Corporate plan. You will identify and develop long term match funding opportunities for the active travel programme, including liaising with funders to discuss potential projects and submitting funding applications.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and partners and identify opportunities to align policy aims and increase investment in active travel and placemaking.

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

Candidates should be based within the geographical area with the expectation of working 4 days a week with Scottish Canals (office or home based) and a day a week with Sustrans Scotland at either hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow, or home based.

About you

You should be an experienced Project Manager with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will have the ability to work in partnership and build relationships with local authorities, other stakeholders and local communities.

A strong team member, you will also have the ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.

Competency in using GIS (geographic information system) mapping would be advantageous.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of the funding environment, identifying new opportunities writing applications, bids, and proposals.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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I Bike Officer, East Lothian

  • Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366 pro-rata
  • Selected Schools in East Lothian
  • Closing 6th February 2023

As the I Bike Officer for East Lothian, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.

You will engage with schools and communities across East Lothian; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.

I Bike East Lothian has been running since 2019 and supports the work of a number of local teams including Active and Sustainable Travel team. If successful, you will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within the area.

About you

You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14) and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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.

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Engagement Coordinator, Places for everyone

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Scotland with Travel to Sustrans Hubs in either Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Inverness
  • Closing 19th February 2023

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with us as an Engagement Coordinator working as part of the Places for Everyone Services team where you will play an will support funded partners to deliver effective and inclusive community engagement and behaviour change activity, enabling the creation of well designed, well used and accessible active travel infrastructure.

As the Engagement Coordinator, you will bring your practical community-based expertise and experience into this advisory and support role. You will have the confidence to share knowledge and good practice to improve the quality of Places for Everyone projects to improve walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure for all.

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

This role may require occasional working at weekends and/or evenings to support the delivery of events.

About you

You should have experience of partnership working and relationship building with a range of internal and external key persons and experience of community engagement in diverse settings.

This role has the potential to have line management responsibilities so you will a desire to or experience in line management, and experience in delivering practical projects which lead to behaviour change.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Impact Assessments, your strong oral and written communication skills, project management and reporting.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Network Engagement Coordinator: Art and Diversity

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 1st February 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as one of our Network Engagement Coordinators. As part of the Network Development Team, you will help to deliver Sustrans Paths for Everyone vision along with the active travel policy goals of the Scottish Government.

More specifically, you’ll deliver projects for the Network Engagement Programme which aims to increase people’s interaction with the National Cycle Network (NCN) and empower communities to harness its benefits.

Using your experience and understanding of the issues surrounding active travel you will work in partnership with artists, public bodies, businesses, third sector agencies and community groups to commission innovative artworks, interpretation and other enhancements to the NCN in Scotland.

You will also have the opportunity to draw on your passion for sustainable travel and help us with public engagement events.

This role will require occasional travel across Scotland to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and office-based working in either hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

As someone with excellent communication skills, you will build successful working relationships with a diverse range of project partners.

You will be somebody with experience in project management and delivery, in working with local authorities and in engaging people through art.

We will look for your experience of commissioning artworks, working with under-represented groups and empowering individuals with protected characteristics.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team where you can make a big impact and where we value the contribution and expertise of everyone.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Senior Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Edinburgh and Hybrid
  • Closing 29th January 2023

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Communications Officer with Sustrans as part of the Scotland Policy and Communications team to promote and raise awareness of Scotland's National Cycling Network and other key routes.

As the Senior Communications Officer, you will be responsible for building and managing internal and external relationships with key people such as Visit Scotland and Local Authority Partners. In addition, you will be developing and implementing Communication Strategies for various projects. As part of the Policy and Communications Team, you will support internal communications and support the Community Engagement teams, producing engaging content.

In addition, the Senior Communications Officer is responsible for managing the day-to-day delivery of content for the Policy and Communications Team to the public, media, policymakers, and influencers and creating and adapting content for press releases, social media, and digital platforms. Also, gather data and compile reports on digital engagement post-project to report/ demonstrate success.

Responsibility for line managing the Network Engagement Officer to support their professional development also sits within the remit of this role, so experience in line and task managing interns or staff members is key. In addition, we will look for you to have a motivational approach to developing their skills and abilities while ensuring critical outcomes.

We offer hybrid working with some travel to locations around Scotland expected.

You will find more information about the current projects and campaigns below.

Network Engagement project support:DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH 2022

Network Delivery infrastructure project support:MONKLANDS CANAL 2022

Leisure/tourism campaigns:Highland Explorer 2022:

About you

An experienced communications professional, you will have extensive experience working in communications, PR, Marketing (or similar) environment. In addition to organising and running events, you must be able to write engaging content for publications, press releases and websites and deliver these to tight deadlines.

Ideally, you'll be experienced and interested in using social media professionally, including delivering social media-focused campaigns. In addition, you must be experienced in organising and running events and experienced in working with creative colleagues and external agencies and applying brand and style guidelines.

Skills and Abilities

With the proven ability to write relevant, engaging content for print and digital channels for diverse audiences, excellent inter-personnel skills and the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others in a team, you must be confident in making decisions when appropriate and necessary.

The role requires you to be organised and efficient, with practical time management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously to plan, prioritise and deliver to tight deadlines, and be confident in or have the desire to line and task manage interns or staff members. In addition, your oral and written communication skills should be exemplary, allowing you to interact easily at all levels and build strong and effective relationships.

You should bring with you a good understanding of the communications environment, including the broader media landscape, including the use of social media in a professional context, branding, digital and marketing also excellent IT literacy, including confidence in using digital Content Management Systems and Adobe Creative Cloud package (Premier Pro, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator,

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 all members of the community, particularly 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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Policy Officer (Local Government)

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid with Edinburgh or Glasgow Hub
  • Closing 29th January 2023

About the role

This is a new and exciting opportunity, where no two days will be the same, to work with Sustrans as part of the Policy and public affairs team making the case for walking, wheeling, and cycling in Scotland. You'll support Sustrans engagement with local authorities and elected representatives in building the evidence base for investment in walking, wheeling and cycling where they live.

As the Policy Officer, you will be responsible for Commenting on Policy reviews drafts and calls for policy creation from the Local Government in Scotland, ensuring that Sustrans presents a strong case for walking and cycling in all local policies. Also, you will support the Sustrans strategic partnerships team, maintain and collate a library of evidence on relevant policy topics and implement and coordinate the Engagement Strategy with Local Elected Members. In addition, you will be required to attend and support site visits.

It’s the responsibility of the Policy Officer to update the elected members of the Local Authority on any relevant changes to the policies regarding the work of Sustrans and provide regular briefings and updates to the Policy Team, the Head of Policy and Communications, and any relevant senior Management.

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

Candidates will be based within the geographical area, with regular travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow

About you

For the role of Policy Officer, you will have experience in Policy research, writing and supporting policy development, and knowledge of dealing with local government. In addition, you will be able to communicate policies, ideas, and concepts verbally and in writing.

You will build relationships easily and working relationships with all key persons within Sustrans and with the relevant elected members of the Local Authority.

You will need to know and understand politics in Scotland, both the Scottish parliament and local government of Scotland.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Project Management Office (PMO) Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Scotland Hybrid working, within Sustrans offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

We have two exciting opportunities to work with us and help make a difference as Project Management Office (PMO) Co-ordinators. You will be working with a great team centrally, ensuring efficient portfolio and programme management across Sustrans Scotland.

Within this position you will provide support across our Programmes (Strategic Partnerships, Behaviour Change, Places for Everyone, Network Development and CoDesign), helping them to deliver efficiently.

You will co-ordinate, monitor and develop systems and processes that enable effective delivery including programme/project planning, milestone management, reporting, budgets, risk and issues, resources information and evaluation.

You will build and manage relationships with key people such as Heads of Departments and managers as well as other teams to share information, ideas and improve ways of working. You will be working as part of a wider team of PMO Co-ordinators that play a critical role in supporting delivery and work closely with the PMO Manager.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. Candidates ideally should be based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You will be skilled in designing and implementing project/programme management processes and systems, bringing transferable skills from this and similar environments.

You will demonstrate the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, identifying barriers and finding solutions that enable us to work more efficiently.

You will have experience in developing systems to support budget, information, resource and risk and issue management and be exceptionally organised, solutions focused and enjoy working collaboratively.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Stirling Council offices, with options to occasionally work from home or from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow
  • Closing 4th December 2022

As the new Sustrans Senior Project Officer, embedded with our partners at Stirling Council, you will develop, design, coordinate and implement active travel infrastructure projects, including providing technical advice on active travel project design and implementation.

About the role

As the new Sustrans Senior Project Officer (SPO), at Stirling Council you will develop, design, coordinate and implement active travel projects in line with project briefs, and the identified time, cost, and quality standards.

You will provide technical advice on all aspects of active travel project design and implementation; and will provide reports for the Project Manager/Senior Projects Engineer/Team Leaders on project progress.

You will undertake the detailed design of infrastructure projects, which may include surveys, assessment/feasibility studies, investigation of alternative proposals, preparation of drawings, compilation of bills of quantities, and evaluation of cost estimates.

You will assist with the co-ordination, administration and monitoring of external consultants engaged to undertake the design and construction of project, including the preparation of briefs for the provision of professional services. Also assist with the selection of contractors and other service providers, with recommendations.

There will be a professional development opportunity in the role to participate in site supervision and monitoring of construction work, as Engineer’s Representative, including measurement, materials testing, etc.

Representing Sustrans, and also Stirling Council, you will develop internal and external relationships with key people within the 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 by a Partnerships Manager at Sustrans.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Stirling Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should live within commutable distance of Stirling. The location will be the Stirling Council offices (Stirling, FK7 7QA), four days per week, with options to occasionally work from home or from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow.

About you

You should have professional experience in project design and delivery; be able to build relationships with ease; and a commitment to Sustrans’ vision and values.

You should be comfortable with all aspects of the role as outlined above and be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing applications for active travel funding opportunities. Communication skills will be further utilised in carrying out all aspects of consultation with other services and organisations (e.g. Police, Traders Associations, etc.) and the public, including community councils.

The following skills/experience/knowledge would be helpful in the role but not essential: AutoCAD; qualification in civil engineering; experience of competitive tendering and procurement; Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

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

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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

• London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

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Delivery Officer, Active Travel Hubs

  • Part time
  • £25,561 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 2nd December 2022

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to work with us as a Delivery Officer for our Active Travel Hub in Kilmarnock.

The Hub has been running since 2015 in partnership with East Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire Road Alliance. The purpose of the Active Travel Hub is to promote walking, cycling and sustainable travel modes in the East Ayrshire community by delivering various initiatives including events, led-rides, walks, cycle lessons and bike maintenance classes.

You will be responsible for encouraging workplaces, residents, visitors and community groups to choose active travel for short journeys.

We offer a flexible mix of working from the Travel Hub and on occasion from home. The 15 hours can be carried out in a flexible way and this may suit someone who has caring responsibilities Although funding is for 15 hours currently, there is a possibility of an increase to hours from April 2023.

About you

You will be a driven individual, passionate about active travel and supporting and motivating others to make positive changes to everyday journeys, to benefit themselves, their local community, and the environment. You should be self-motivated and able to work independently to manage a varied workload.

Building relationships and communicating effectively are key to this role. You will be need to maintain relationships with a wide range of organisations, groups and individuals.

Ideally, you will have worked on physical activity, behavioural change, environmental or community based projects, communicating with a wide range of people including young people.

You will be a skilled communicator, able to adapt your approach to engage and meet the needs of diverse audiences and have experience of planning and delivering various activities. In this role you will use those skills to deliver demand led activities, such as: led-rides, walks, cycle lessons and bike maintenance classes for the users of the Hub.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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

• London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Fife Council offices, Glenrothes (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 4th December 2022

As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships, including with key people within Fife Council and other organisations working in the active travel sector, in the development of 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 participants and delivery partners, to identify, develop and prioritise opportunities for investment in active travel in Fife.

You may also assist with the development and delivery of Fife Council active travel projects.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Fife Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to Glenrothes and be able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

About you

You should have experience of 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, active travel development, Urban Development or sustainable transport. It would be advantageous if you have a knowledge of how local authorities / public sector organisations work.

In this dynamic role, you will have the ability to juggle multiple projects and work with efficiency and flexibility.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, Co-Design

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,569 – £30,366
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 4th December 2022

An exciting opportunity for you to influence change in Scotland, leading to a healthier and happier place for everyone who lives and visits here.

As the Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, you will join the inspiring Co-Design team, working with communities to identify both barriers to, and opportunities for, getting more people walking, wheeling, and cycling. You’ll work as part of a project team to deliver a range of collaborative design projects with communities across Scotland to improve the quality of their local spaces.

You will conduct on-street and desk-based research that identifies individual, social, economic, and physical barriers to walking, wheeling, cycling and accessing the local area. In addition, you will plan, promote, and deliver a range of activities such as led walks/rides, with communities and other stakeholders to overcome those barriers, encourage more sustainable travel choices and a greater sense of ownership of local spaces.

You will design, promote, and deliver activities that engage people in the community in making decisions about their local space. In addition, you’ll develop tailored recommendations for project partners to engage communities in decision-making, and promote and support people to walk, wheel and cycle.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and space available within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opening July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds allowing you to effectively engage with diverse communities, and work with project partners (local authorities and community groups) and other stakeholders to effect change. You should be committed to taking an inclusive and equitable approach to engagement, ensuring all voices are heard.

Using your excellent communications skills, you will be able to both engage with, motivate and influence people to make more sustainable travel choices.

We will look for evidence of your experience in delivering behaviour change and engagement initiatives and/or projects using behaviour change tools and best practice to create long-term change. You should be solutions focused and have had experience engaging people through tailored activities and workshops.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Network Engagement Officer: Art and Diversity

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid, within traveling distance of Sustrans Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs
  • Closing 2nd December 2022

An exciting opportunity to work with us as Network Engagement Officer, Art and Diversity. This position offers a variety of projects delivering initiatives that encourage members of the public to utilise and enjoy the National Cycle Network.

The initial focus of the position will be on the delivery of the ArtRoots Programme, please explore the ArtRoots Funding for the National Cycle Network in Scotland. This will include administering a grant fund for the National Cycle Network, managing the budget, and sending contracts as part of guiding applications through the process. After projects are in place you will work with the monitoring team to track the impacts of the projects.

As the Network Engagement Officer: Art and Diversity, an example of some of the work you could be involved in are the Disability History Month events to take place along the National Cycle Network in Scotland. Within the position, you will also have the opportunity to support the volunteering team by engaging with communities to promote volunteering opportunities. Along with contributing to raising the profile of Sustrans, by representing the charity at meetings, activities, and events.

You will work alongside a team with a broad skill set in infrastructure and engagement. Through this position, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Sustrans Network Delivery and Engagement Coordinators, Project Officers and community groups, and local Partners. This position also links closely with our Places for Everyoneteam

While reporting to the Network Engagement Art and Diversity Coordinator, you will be involved in the Art and Diversity Programme where through work with artists, public bodies, businesses, and community groups it thrives on delivering innovative artworks, interpretation, and other enhancements to the National Cycle Network.

This role will require travel and work at locations across Scotland as necessary to undertake project work on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be within traveling distance of the Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home.

About you

You should have experience of organising, publicising, and delivering engagement activities. Along with knowledge of working with volunteers and the promotion of walking, wheeling, and cycling with involvement in report writing.

You will be skilled in the ability to motivate and inspire others. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, creating partnerships with other organisations and communities.

Your experience using project management tools and systems to manage budgets and timekeeping, ensuring projects are delivered within agreed expectations will be an asset. While using your background understanding of small grants, administering funds or fund application processes.

An understanding of community arts with an interest in active travel would be beneficial. Focusing on key principles of Community Engagement through experience of working with communities in multiple areas.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of community groups and skills of when you have engaged with the community through supporting to organise projects or events. With a focus on knowledge of public art as a form of community engagement. Many skills for this position can be transferable and we encourage you to highlight your suitability within your application.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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

• London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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Fundraising and Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 19th November 2022

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here to deliver the fundraising and income generation strategy in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues to understand why funding is needed and grow and diversify our income.

You will work collaboratively with our Project Pipeline Manager and Business Development & Fundraising Coordinator to identify and activate cross-programme opportunities (internal and external).

As the Fundraising and Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the fundraising and supporter engagement strategy in Scotland and delivering income generation, predominantly through approaches to trusts and foundations and extending UK wide campaigns to audiences in Scotland. You will be expected to deliver unrestricted income, transformational gifts from trusts, foundations and other partners, capitalising on Sustrans assets such as the National Cycle Network or Paths for Everyone stream.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

With a proven track record in fundraising and income generation, you will use your knowledge of the Scottish fundraising landscape to identify projects/programmes for funding and implement plans to bring a viable pipeline to fruition through bids to statutory funders as well as trusts and foundations.

We will look for evidence of your experience of leading relationships with funding bodies and trusts and of working directly with a business development function.

You will build relationships easily, using your excellent communication skills to influence and negotiate with funders and potential donors.

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of relevant legislation, commissions and best practice relating to fundraising and income generation.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,255 – £24,473
  • Hybrid working, within reasonable traveling distance from the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 16th November 2022

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Administrator to join our team. You will provide administrative support in the delivery of active travel projects across Scotland. While also assisting with the daily smooth operation of the Edinburgh office.

You will work closely with the Heads of Department, Executive Assistants, and the Business Support team to provide effective administration, operational, and project support to the staff in the organisation. Always seeking to improve the office environment by listening to feedback and building on what changes could be made to mold it into a more efficient space.

Contributing to the streamlining of the office you will cover the office desk and be the first point of contact for welcoming guests and visitors. While also responding to general enquiries via telephone (using Horizon software).

Within this position you will be managing incoming and outgoing e-mails and meetings assisting in compiling agendas and minutes. Also dealing with general enquiries to the Sustrans inbox. You will be dealing with general administrative responsibilities including data entry, filing, and contacting Partners as directed by the Manager.

Candidates should be based within the Edinburgh area with travel expected to the hub/office base at least three days a week.

About you

You should have experience in office administration and be able to demonstrate skills working with Microsoft Excel. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people through being a skilled communicator. Along with excellent telephone skills to manage phone calls into the office.

You will be skilled in scheduling diaries for meetings and booking travel for department events. Doing this by using Outlook to send all colleague emails and invites and a background in navigating an inbox would be ideal.

You will have excellent attention to detail with assessing, revising, and logging documentation accurately and efficiently. Knowledge surrounding office health and safety as an asset to the position.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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
  • London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Project Manager (England, South)

  • Part time
  • £28,499 pro-rata
  • Reading or Bristol
  • Closing 20th November 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to work with us as Project Manager for the South team. You will be responsible for the management of projects within active travel behaviour change in multiple locations.

You will be working in collaboration with a supportive group of project managers. While line managing a group of six project officers, who focus on making a difference to individual travel behaviours and local communities.

You will also collaborate with the wider regional and national teams to develop Sustrans’ position as experts in delivery of place-based, people-centered active travel projects. Along with interesting opportunities to be involved in new business and services.

While contributing to overseeing work to remove barriers to active and sustainable modes of transportation. This plan will include projects involving practical engagement activities. With project reports and budget management required.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as partners in the local authorities, Sustrans Programme Manager and reporting to Head of Delivery, England South. Also, working closely with the Delivery team and other regional team members in Design & Engineering, Partnerships and Network Development.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects and meetings on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and from Sustrans office based in Reading or Bristol (candidates should be based within these areas).

About you

You should show qualities of motivating a team and this is an opportunity to progress skills managing and leading a team both in-person and remotely. While building relationships with ease across the organisation and with external partners.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable transport policy locally and nationally. You should show experience working in programmes such as environmental, travel or community based.

Your experience of developing communications and marketing plans while producing reports, monitoring project delivery and budget will be an asset.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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
  • London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Project Officer (Access to Bikes)

  • Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366 pro-rata
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 15th November 2022

We now have a fantastic opportunity for you to use your passion for active travel at work and join our team! Within the Project Officer (Access to Bikes) position you will manage school bike loan schemes for Dumfries and Galloway schools, taking part in a scheme to provide access to free bikes for children.

Working with two schools to develop and maintain fleets of bikes and helping to run engagement events and produce materials, you will play a key part in the success of the project. You will be contributing to ensuing the equipment is distributed and maintained through assisting and supporting the delivery of cycle training (National Standards) led rides.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as schools, I Bike engagement, local authority, bikes suppliers and participants.

This role may require some travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. The main location will be within the Dumfries and Galloway.

About you

An excellent communicator, you will have experience of working with children and young people and partnership working within a community.

We encourage you to highlight experience working in schools, community or environmental project development and delivery. Along with bike maintenance training, with an understanding of local, and national safety guidance and risk assessments.

You will be skilled in the Delivery of National Standards Cycle training and managing own workload as part of a remote working team. We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of Bike Maintenance and outdoor first aid. With a focus on equipment and stock/asset management.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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
  • London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Resourcing Consultant

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • Hybrid
  • Closing 9th November 2022

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic recruiter to join our in house Resourcing team. You will manage a varied portfolio of roles across the UK, from Active Travel Officers, based in schools to encourage a new generation to be more active, to IT and Engineering roles who ensure we have the internal and external infrastructures there to support our projects.

In this role, you will engage with hiring managers, giving expert advice on the best recruitment and advertising approaches to secure the best and most diverse talent; write engaging adverts which are placed in the best locations to attract a diverse talent pool, ensuring our roles are as accessible and visible as possible to everyone and communicate with external partners including advertising providers.

You will work closely with our Resourcing Administrators to ensure clear and compelling adverts are created and posted in line with internal SLA’s and procedures.

We offer flexible working patterns, and are open to discussing part time or compressed hours to suit individual circumstances. As UK wide recruitment for the charity is in the remit of this role, hybrid working is available with office hubs available in a number of Cities across the UK.

This role will require minimal travel. Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK, with occasional travel expected to Bristol for wider HR team meetings where an overnight stay may be required.

About you

You must have recruiting experience, either in an agency or in-house setting with current UK job market knowledge. It is your recruitment knowledge that is essential, not the sectors you have recruited in as in this role you will be much more generalist in your remit at Sustrans. Ideally you will have some experience in recruiting for technical roles and have a good network with knowledge of the candidate landscape.

You will build relationships with ease and communicate effectively, enabling you to both advise hiring managers at briefing meetings, and write engaging content for adverts.

You should have a consultative approach to dealing with hiring managers; easily communicating your expert knowledge, sharing information around costings, networking and the most effective recruitment approach while working with them to give realistic timelines.

A good knowledge of current UKVI guidelines around sponsorship and experience in interview skills training or supporting managers with relevant documents would be advantageous, but it is not essential.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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
  • London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Perth and Kinross Council (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 3rd November 2022

Active Travel Senior Project Officer

Embedded at Perth and Kinross Council

Base: Perth and Kinross Council (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.

Options also to work occasionally from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow.

About the role

In this role, embedded with our partners at Perth and Kinross Council, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within the Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver a transformative active travel strategy.

You will provide support in the development of the active travel strategy. You will work across council departments and in partnership with external organisations to consolidate cooperation amongst participants and delivery partners and identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel.

You will work on the Perth and Kinross Council school exclusion zone projects - for example, Viewlands School - and liaise with schools regarding the challenges and opportunities at their sites. You will work on Cycling Walking Safer Routes projects, for example, contributing to route and place designs, and will be able to feed into the work of those in the Perth People Place team.

You will also assist with building an evidence base to demonstrate the demand for investment in cycle infrastructure, so an understanding of research methods and the ability to analyse data is required. Having GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping experience would be advantageous.

Your day-to-day duties will be advised by the local authority, with line management provided by a Partnerships Manager at Sustrans.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Perth and Kinross Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance of Perth and Kinross.

About you

You should have professional experience in active travel projects 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, active travel development, or sustainable transport.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi-partnership projects and active travel projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing applications for active travel 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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

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.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 44% 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!

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 6th November 2022

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here, to lead our talented communications team in Scotland sharing Sustrans vision, mission, achievements and values with the media and wider society. You will provide communications and media support for all Sustrans Scotland’s policy and advocacy work; helping to deliver happier, healthier cities and towns for all.

In this crucial role you will ensure that external communications to all key audiences consistently reinforce the charity’s positive reputation in Scotland, while ensuring that all Scotland communications align with the Sustrans’ brand values and strategic priorities around liveable cities and towns for everyone and places for everyone.

You will lead communications of all Transport Scotland funded projects, like our award-winning digital campaign #AndSheCycles, or our media partnership promoting the NCN Route of the Week. You will provide leadership to ensure the full range of projects are showcased and given media profile.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in the wider communications teams internally and externally with various media outlets.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. In this role you will manage a team of 6, delivering exciting campaigns to influence people to be more active in the ways they travel.

Your experience and in-depth understanding of communications and digital marketing through working in these sectors is key to your success in this role, you should also have significant experience of mass and specialist communications and advocacy.

You will build relationships easily, and work collaboratively allowing you to establish and maintain relationships with media partners not only in Scotland, but across the UK.

An understanding of local and/or regional politics and communications and public affairs opportunities that surround them is vital, as is the ability to communicate persuasively on the benefits of sustainable transport projects and Sustrans’ approach to active travel in Scotland.

We ask you demonstrate your experience of leading, developing and implementing communications strategies and delivery plans, policies and budgets in a complex organisation.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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

• London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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I Bike Communities Officer, Perth and Kinross

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Local Authority offices in Perth with hybrid working
  • Closing 6th November 2022

Our I Bike Officer role is an exciting opportunity for you to influence change in the way children and families travel across Perth and Kinross, embedding active, sustainable travel into their everyday lives, in turn making people healthier and happier.

You will develop and deliver cycling and walking activities, training and host events in the community for adults that enthusiastically promote active travel, partnering with cycle trainers, bike mechanics and others in and around area. The audience can be adults, parents, carers linked to I Bike Schools and members of the wider community. The aim being, to achieve an increase in the levels of physical activity, create travel behaviour change to include more active modes and to measure travel behaviour across the region.

A PVG check is required due to the nature of the role as you will work with children and vulnerable adults on occasion.

About you

We work collaboratively, so building effective working relationships with community organisations, workplaces and those promoting cycling is key to being successful in the role.

You will have experience of delivering physical activity or other behaviour change projects with communities, workplaces or schools through training, activities, events and workshops and of partnership working with other organisations.

You will have an understanding of the benefits of active and sustainable travel and of the local area.

So, if this sounds like you, and like Sustrans you want to make a difference, apply to join our team today.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We offer flexible working patterns and hybrid working to suit individual circumstances.

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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Dumfries & Galloway, Council Offices
  • Closing 17th October 2022

An exciting opportunity to work with us as a Senior Project Officer working alongside Dumfries & Galloway Council. Line Managed by Sustrans Partnerships Manager and task managed by Dumfries & Galloway Council. Having completed the first phase of supporting Dumfries and Galloway’s Active Travel Strategy, the role will move into a second phase which will have a stronger focus on project delivery. You will work in partnership and across departments with external organisations which is a key role to detect and progress opportunities for investment in active travel.

You will be facilitating key support in progressing and delivering of active travel policies and proposals. In doing this you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within the Council.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the Scotland area with regular travel expected to Dumfries & Galloway offices at Dumfries and Galloway Council, Cargen Tower, Garroch Business Park, Dumfries, DG2 8PN (at least 4 days per week) with possible flexibility to work from home a proportion of the time.

About you

You will be skilled in being able to develop concept designs for active travel infrastructure projects, working on your own and within a team. With the need to prioritise complex and varied workloads. In addition a confidence in your ability to build relationships with a wide range of people within local authority as well as through community engagement and project delivery.

You should have experience in one of the following or with similar transferable skills: transport and land use planning, urban design, sustainable transport project delivery and traffic engineering.

Within the role you will demonstrate your knowledge of active sustainable travel and use experience to develop concept designs for active travel infrastructure projects either individually or as part of a design team. Also, competent in using GIS (geographic information system) mapping.

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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National Cycle Network Development Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid – with occasional travel to Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th October 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager with a focus on delivery, to make a difference by directly tackling the barriers that prevent people from travelling more actively and sustainably.

As a Network Development Coordinator, you will liaise with our partner organisations and commission work packages, developing and overseeing the delivery of our infrastructure projects on the National Cycle Network (NCN).

This role is an integral part of our Network Development Team, delivering Sustrans’Paths for Everyone’vision of a network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.

Here are some projects we have been involved in delivering:

Loanhead path extension:

https://www.showcase-sustrans.org.uk/news/midlothian-cycle-link/

Monklands Canal towpath surfacing:

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/march/work-begins-on-429-000-improvements-to-national-cycle-network-route-75-in-north-lanarkshire/

You will visit sites across Scotland, identifying opportunities to improve the Network and following progress on projects being delivered.

Building and managing internal and external relationships with key people is vital; such as representatives from within local authorities, community and volunteer groups, and partners such as Environmental Trusts, Scottish Canals and other active travel delivery organisations..

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working with a mix of home and Hub working to suit individual circumstances. Our main Hubs are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds enabling engagement with various partners and interested parties.

Your excellent communication skills will allow you to engage efficiently and successfully with diverse communities, members of the public, contractors and those within local authorities alike, whether that be through engaging face to face, presenting to groups, responding to enquiries or report writing.

Experienced in project management and delivery, we ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure delivery and best practise. In addition, you will have relevant experience of working within transport, transport consultancy or within the construction sector, to help you effectively advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans Hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Project Officer - Education and Young People

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh with Hybrid working
  • Closing 16th October 2022

About the role

As the Project Officer for Education and Young People, you will play a key role in positively affecting change for young people in Scotland. In this role you will be responsible for promoting active travel in Scotland, with focus on children and young people. You will develop and deliver a range of workshops and activities with school groups across Scotland ensuring effective delivery of active travel projects.

You will work collaboratively with our Places for Everyone team on our School Streets programme, delivering support to the local authorities and individual schools who have a School Streets grant, making it easier and safer for children to travel to school.

A key aspect of this role is partnering with schools, local authorities and other partners working with young people; delivering innovative workshops to engage with school children, teachers and local authorities to develop and deliver active travel projects across Scotland.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans as much of this work is focussed within primary schools. We offer Hybrid working, a mix of working from home and some travel to a nominated hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Due to the nature of this role a PVG will be required.

About you

Experience of working with young people is key, you must be able to build relationships easily and communicate effectively, enabling you to connect with diverse audiences ranging from school aged children, teachers and those in local authorities.

A good understanding of the Scottish Curriculum is essential, as is a background in working with young people, ideally to encourage physical activity, or working closely with organisations who deliver work aimed at young people.

You should have significant experience of delivering behaviour change or physical activity projects to young people or communities and be able to develop and implement innovative and engaging activities aimed at young people.

So, if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of walking & cycling and understand the role both have to play in making better places to live, work and go to school, apply today!

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit your circumstances; a flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Lead, Co-Design

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 26th September 2022

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us as a Project Lead in our Co-Design Team has arisen. You will play a key role in delivering projects that improve place quality and are effective in supporting people to walk, wheel and cycle for everyday journeys.

As a Project Lead for Co-Design, you will oversee projects such as this example here: showcase-sustrans.org.uk/news/case-studies/residents-key-to-transformation-of-dumfries-neighbourhood as part of our award winning Street Design service and within Pocket Places, where we support communities across Scotland to find simple and quick solutions to improve the look and feel of their streets.

You will work collaboratively across departments as well as building and maintaining strong external relationships, engaging people in community groups, Local Authorities and businesses across Scotland.

You will coordinate multidisciplinary project teams, ensuring innovative and best practice community engagement and urban design which result in truly collaborative projects and concept packages. Some projects will be taken through to delivery by Sustrans and the role of the Project Lead in these cases, will be to ensure continued effective engagement and partnership working, as well as ensuring the success of the projects in liaison with colleagues from our design and engineering teams.

This role will require travel and work at locations across Scotland as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team, in this role you will manage behaviour change and/or engagement officers.

With your excellent communication skills, you will adapt your style to suit your audience, building effective relationships and engaging with key people in community groups, businesses and those within local authorities across the nation.

You will be skilled in project management and your experience in community engagement or collaborative design will be key to being successful in this role. We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of managing budgets and working across multiple projects simultaneously.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Fundraising and Business Development Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Hybrid, Scotland
  • Closing 25th September 2022

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here to deliver the fundraising and income generation strategy in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues to understand why funding is needed and grow and diversify our income

You will work collaboratively with our Project Pipeline Manager and Business Development & Fundraising Coordinator to identify and activate cross-programme opportunities (internal and external).

As the Fundraising and Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the fundraising and supporter engagement strategy in Scotland and delivering income generation, predominantly through approaches to trusts and foundations and extending UK wide campaigns to audiences in Scotland. You will be expected to deliver unrestricted income, transformational gifts from trusts, foundations and other partners, capitalising on Sustrans assets such as the National Cycle Network or Paths for Everyone stream.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

With a proven track record in fundraising and income generation, you will use your knowledge of the Scottish fundraising landscape to identify projects/programmes for funding and implement plans to bring a viable pipeline to fruition through bids to statutory funders as well as trusts and foundations.

We will look for evidence of your experience of leading relationships with funding bodies and trusts and of working directly with a business development function.

You will build relationships easily, using your excellent communication skills to influence and negotiate with funders and potential donors.

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of relevant legislation, commissions and best practice relating to fundraising and income generation.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Engagement Project Officer (Volunteering)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Sustrans offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 22nd September 2022

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Network Engagement Project Officer to join our Scotland Volunteer team. Reporting to the Network Engagement Coordinator (Volunteering) and working closely with the Network Development team, you will be supporting the delivery of the Love Your Network grants across Scotland.

Through the Love Your Network grant fund, you will be encouraging and facilitating community group involvement in maintaining and enhancing the National Cycle Network.

You will be facilitating neighbourhood organisations to help them realise their potential for promoting and maintaining their local routes. You will achieve this by providing in-person support – visiting, listening, providing advice, and signposting these groups to other opportunities.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and a base in a nearby office hub in Edinburgh and Glasgow. You will also travel regularly, including occasional overnights stays.

About you

As a natural community facilitator, you will have the ability to build partner relationships at all levels with ease and have experience of delivering projects in a community setting.

With a proactive approach, you will be skilled in prioritising complex and varied workloads.

We will look for evidence of your experience in supporting volunteers, as well as knowledge of active sustainable travel.

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 true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Grant Advisor

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 21st September 2022

We are looking for Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

As one of our Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be work with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of grant funding programmes and their needs, and processes, whether from the perspective of funding administration or applying for grant funding.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! People and OD Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £43,132 – £51,228
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 21st September 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic HR team. Proactively partnering with the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh Directors, you will play a key role in ensuring the successful delivery of the People & OD People Plan.

As our People & OD Business Partner, you will be an integral part of the Director’s senior leadership team, enabling leaders to achieve their objectives and the organisation’s vision and goals, helping lead Transformation and change projects and supporting the cultural and people aspects of organisational change.

You will manage the directorates resource needs, talent management, succession planning, build capability and maximise performance.

In addition, you will make a meaningful contribution in shaping the direction of the People & OD Function and improving its operating model, being a voice of our colleagues, ensuring we get things right for the organisation.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and time within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opens 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances. On occasion, there will be travel, and possible overnight stays required, to Bristol, for larger People and Organisational Development team meetings.

About you

You will be experienced in HR partnering at a senior level in a fast paced organisation.

A skilled communicator, you will build relationships easily, engaging and motivating people, whilst ensuring the use of best practise in all advice you give.

Experience of implementing and embedding organisational change is key to being successful in this role; alongside knowledge of leading on talent management and development, building capability and driving great performance at all levels in the workforce.

We will look for evidence of your experience in developing and implementing

projects/initiatives and of your support in workforce planning. You will be skilled in interpreting information and use these skills to advise senior colleagues at a strategic level.

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 and 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Grant Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 20th September 2022

We are looking for Senior Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be working with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

As one of our Senior Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme, overseeing and maximising the potential of our most complex and high value projects, as well as ensuring all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of large grant funding programmes, their needs, and processes.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • Closing 20th September 2022

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Active Travel Senior Project Officer to work within The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) to help achieve Scotland’s ambitious net zero carbon emissions target by 2045. The CNPA, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), is currently in the development phase of its transformational Cairngorms 2030 programme: Heritage Horizons.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Manager within CNPA, you will be providing support in the development of the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Active and Sustainable Travel Strategy and supporting documents.

Working across CNPA departments and in partnership with external organisations, you will build and manage relationships with key partners and stakeholders to identify key sites where interventions could have the greatest impact on improving walking, cycling and wheeling access.

This role will require travel and work at locations in and around the park as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to the Cairngorms National Park.

About you

You should have good knowledge of the Cairngorms National Park area and communities within it. This will be demonstrable through your experience of stakeholder outreach, consultation and community engagement.

You will have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of partners including senior management, technical staff and general public.

We will look for evidence of your experience in Project Management, with knowledge in one of the following areas: transport planning/ urban design / sustainable transport/ active travel.

You will be skilled and knowledgeable in the development of strategies, frameworks and plans.

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 true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

1st Line IT Support Technician

  • Full time
  • £22,949
  • Hybrid (UK & Scotland)
  • Closing 11th September 2022

We have fantastic opportunities for technical problem solvers and trouble shooters to join our IT & Systems department, in a key role providing technical support to our colleagues throughout the UK.

You will resolve technical issues related to software and hardware problems in desktops, laptops, and the network. In addition, you will be responsible for building and configuring laptops and mobile devices.

Working closely with the IT support manager and the rest of the IT team, you will ensure issues are resolved within agreed SLAs.

Using your ability to communicate, you will respond to incoming requests via phone, e-mail or face-to-face and resolve them within an agreed timeframe.

We offer a truly flexible and hybrid working style to suit individuals needs with a blend of office and home working. One of these roles is tied to our Scotland team, so ideally the successful candidate will be able to commute to our hub in Edinburgh 2 days per week. The other position can be based from any of our other UK hubs.

About You

You must have previous experience in a similar 1st line support role, and draw from this to work with the team in supporting colleagues across the Sustrans hubs in resolving IT issues.

You should have a good understanding of Windows 10, Office 365, and basic understanding of technical terminologies, networking technologies such as TCP/IP, Active Directory and associated Internet technologies.

Being able to adapt your communication style for both technical and non-technical colleagues is key, allowing you to effectively help those using the service.

You must have excellent analytic skills alongside the ability to prioritise and work efficiently.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer working from one of our UKs hub and a flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Partner Relations and Events Officer Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid - Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th September 2022

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us in our Places for Everyone Team (PfE) as our new Partner Relations and Events Officer.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people and work collaboratively with colleagues across Sustrans. This position requires you to develop and deliver training events for Places for Everyone partners, comprising of local authorities, public bodies, businesses, charities and community organisations across Scotland.

A key part of this role is to identify and implement opportunities to showcase the work of PfE and our partners at innovative and collaborative design and knowledge sharing activities, (including newsletters; monthly/bimonthly seminars, podcasts, webinars, workshops; and networking days), taking responsibility for the organisation and delivery of these activities.

Specifically, you will work with the wider PfE team and external partners, to identify suitable potential speakers and trainers, taking responsibility for obtaining their participation in collaborative design and knowledge sharing and training activities to engage with our partners to promote best practice in the active travel sector in Scotland.

You will also be involved with the pre-application support function. You will advise partners on the potential of their applications for funding, liaising with the Grants team where appropriate.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You must have experience of planning, developing and delivering, high quality online or face to face workshops and/or conferences. In this role you will pull from this experience, liaising and working with speakers, trainers, attendees and colleagues from other departments to organise and deliver events.

Building effective relationships is key to this role, you should be at ease communicating with all levels and people from diverse backgrounds. This will allow you to effectively obtain and analyse feedback, enabling us to identify opportunities to enhance future knowledge sharing events and activities.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of effective communications techniques, including social media and virtual events platforms. Using these skills, you will work with the wider Places for Everyone team to promote the benefits and opportunities of knowledge sharing activities to current Places for Everyone partners, to encourage their ongoing involvement.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

GIS Officer, Active Travel Strategy

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Closing 7th September 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Strategic Partnerships Team to work within the City of Edinburgh Council to help deliver our shared priorities for their new Active Travel Action Plan.

As a GIS Officer you will report to the Partnerships Manager and work closely with City of Edinburgh Council staff and Sustrans colleagues in the Strategic Partnerships and Mobility Planning Teams.

You will support the update and finalisation of a cycling demand and network planning tool, for which knowledge of the programming language R will be highly advantageous. You will also apply your GIS analysis skills to support strategic planning of neighbourhood scale interventions in Edinburgh, such as low traffic neighbourhoods, and updating the city’s GIS street typology dataset.

Another key part of the role will be sharing project-related knowledge and expertise with Sustrans, to inform Scotland-wide approaches.

This role will not involve regular travel as the post is primarily of based at the City of Edinburgh Council offices, with the option to work from home part of the time. We offer flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances. On occasion, there may be travel, and possible overnight stays required.

About you

You should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in GIS spatial analysis, with proficiency in evaluating complex datasets and presenting findings.

With experience of using common programming languages (ideally R), you will be practiced in managing and working with large spatial and non-spatial datasets.

As a strategic thinker, you will have the ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.

General knowledge of cycle networks and low traffic neighbourhoods, as well as familiarity with Edinburgh’s street network would be advantageous, but are not essential.

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 and 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Officer, Access to Bikes

  • Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 6th September 2022

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here at Sustrans as our Access to Bikes Project Officer, providing free bikes to underprivileged children.

As the Access to Bikes Officer for West Lothian, you will support two selected high schools within Livingston (West Calder High School & St Margaret’s Academy) enabling pupils to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel more regularly by providing access to equipment. The project provides fleet bikes to these schools, bike libraries for individual loans and pathways to owning a bike.

You will work with the schools, to develop and maintain fleets of bikes, working with the Project Coordinator to develop systems and processes for the effective running of the project including: engagement events and materials, implementing recording systems for loan and maintenance of all fleets.

The aim of this role is to deliver on the SNP manifesto commitment “We will provide free bikes for all children of school age who cannot afford them – and ensure every child in Scotland leaves school with the ability to cycle safely”, Transport Scotland (TS) initiated a programme of pilot projects to trial approaches of providing bikes to children who cannot afford one. The learning from the pilot projects will inform the design of larger-scale national programmes.

Sustrans is continuing with the successful pilot project which started in August 2021. We are working with six schools in total, three Primary and three High Schools in West Lothian, Dumfries and Galloway, and Aberdeenshire.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of occasional working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub when required.

About you

You should have experience of school, community or environmental project development and delivery. You will be working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14). In addition you should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering outdoor activities in accordance with local, and national safety guidance and risk assessments, and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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 and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

I Bike Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 4th September 2022

As the I Bike Officer for Falkirk, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.

This is a fixed term contract with funding until June 2023 with possibility for extension after that date. Due to the nature of the role, a PVG is required.

You will engage with schools and communities across Falkirk; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.

You will work closely with Falkirk Council and other local partners, to support the delivery of on-road cycle training (Cycling Scotland, Bikeability levels 1 and 2) and aiding Bikeability Scotland Instructor training, allowing schools to cascade on-road cycle training (Bikeability Level 2) to pupils.

I Bike Falkirk has been running since 2015 and supports the work of a number of local teams including Falkirk Councils Transport Planning Team. If successful, you will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within Falkirk.

About you

You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14), and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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I Bike Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • West Calder with travel to feeder primaries across the West Calder and Livingston area
  • Closing 4th September 2022

As the I Bike Officer for West Lothian, you will offer support to selected schools across the West Calder and Livingston area to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.

Currently this post is to work with pupils in Livingston and West Calder however the feeder schools change in this initiative on a yearly basis.

This is a fixed term contract with funding currently in place until June 2023 with likely extension after that date. Due to the nature of the role, a PVG is required.

You will engage with schools and communities across Livingston and West Calder; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.

You will work closely with West Lothian Council and other local partners, to support the delivery of on-road cycle training (Cycling Scotland, Bikeability levels 1 and 2) and aiding Bikeability Scotland Instructor training, allowing schools to cascade on-road cycle training (Bikeability Level 2) to pupils.

About you

You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14), and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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Senior Project Officer, Public Transport Integration

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 24th August 2022

About the role

As the Senior Project Officer you will report to the National Partnerships Manager. And as a member of the Strategic Partnerships team, you will work closely with the Business Development team as well as with colleagues working across Sustrans.

The main purpose of this role is to support the Scottish Government in realising their Active Travel in Scotland 2030 vision, where public transport integrated with walking, cycling and wheeling provides an attractive alternative to car use for longer journeys.

The position will involve maintaining and growing Sustrans partnerships with public transportation providers while collaborating with partner organisations to find potential for investment in active travel infrastructure.

You will be implementing and updating the Sustrans’ Public Transport Integration Strategy. And provide in-house specialist advice, training and development to Sustrans colleagues on public transport integration.

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 and Glasgow flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances. On occasion, there may be travel, and possible overnight stays required.

About you

We will look for evidence of your experience of developing and implementing strategies, policies and plans. As well as the ability to create project proposals and funding bids.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge and experience of transport planning/ sustainable transport/active travel. Alongside a good understanding of the wider benefits of integrated sustainable transport.

You will have demonstrable experience in project management, with the ability to communicate and build relationships with a range of partners at various levels.

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 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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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I Bike Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,561
  • Inverness with travel to selected schools
  • Closing 24th August 2022

As the I Bike Officer for Inverness, you will offer support to selected Primary and High schools within the city to enable pupils and their families to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel to school more regularly.

This is a fixed term contract with funding currently in place until June 2023 with likely extension after that date. Due to the nature of the role, a PVG is required.

You will engage with schools and communities across Inverness; developing and delivering activities and events in schools which promote and enable all forms of active travel to school, through practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.

You will work closely with Highland Council and other local partners, to support the delivery of on-road cycle training (Cycling Scotland, Bikeability levels 1 and 2) and aiding Bikeability Scotland Instructor training, allowing schools to cascade on-road cycle training (Bikeability Level 2) to pupils.

I Bike Inverness has been running since 2018 and supports the work of a number of local teams including Highland Councils Transport Planning Team, Road Safety Team, the Active Schools Team and Care and Learning. The post holder will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within Inverness and the wider Highland region.

About you

You should have experience of working with children of Primary or early secondary school age (9-14), and should have experience in leading group workshops and event planning.

You should be able to adapt your communication style with ease to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.

Ideally you will have experience of delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community based or environmental projects.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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Project Officer, Community Volunteering

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

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.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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!

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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Perth and Kinross Council (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time. Options also to work occasionally from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow.
  • Closing 15th August 2022

As the new Sustrans Senior Project Officer (SPO) will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within Perth and Kinross Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver on transformative active travel strategy.

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 participants and delivery partners, to identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel.

You will work on the Perth and Kinross Council school exclusion zone projects, for example Viewlands School, and liaise with schools regarding the challenges and opportunities at their sites. The SPO will work on Cycling Walking Safer Routes projects, for example contributing to route/place designs, and will be able to feed into the work of those in the Perth People Place team.

You will also assist with building an evidence base to demonstrate demand for investment in cycle infrastructure, so an understanding of research methods and the ability to analyse data is required. Having GIS (geographic information system) mapping experience and skills/experience would be advantageous.

Your day-to-day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided by a Partnerships Manager at Sustrans.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Perth and Kinross Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to Perth and Kinross.

About you

You should have professional experience in active travel projects 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, active travel development, or sustainable transport.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi-partnership projects and active travel projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing applications for active travel 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Project Officer, Cargo Bike Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,561
  • Home based, with a requirement to travel across sites
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

As the Project Officer you will report to the Cargo Bike Senior Project Officer. And as a member of the Behaviour Change team, you will work closely with the Workplaces and Communications Teams to support the development of our cargo bike project in Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to advocate for and create a national leadership programme that will implement initiatives aimed at promoting the use of cargo bikes on a national level, sharing best practices with stakeholders, and serving as the lead for cargo bike-related enquiries and policy responses.

By establishing and maintaining connections with local government, active travel delivery partners, Transport Scotland, and other crucial stakeholders, you will promote and create access to cargo bikes for both new and current users throughout Scotland.

Ensuring an excellent user experience, you will be managing the application process and administration for cargo bike loans including assessing applications, training, in use and post loan support.

The focus of this role is across Scotland. We may occasionally need you to travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You will show enthusiasm and awareness about the use of cargo bikes. Direct technical expertise is not necessary, although a willingness to learn and overall good practical bike knowledge is desirable.

You will have excellent collaborative and communication skills, demonstrated through experience of promoting events and activities.

With this hand on role, you will show effective networking skills, with the ability to create and maintain lasting partnerships.

There is an occasional requirement to transport the bikes between sites, therefore a driving license would be advantageous.

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 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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Engagement Coordinator, Places for Everyone

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499
  • Hybrid working with reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh/Inverness/Glasgow offices
  • Closing 7th August 2022

About the role

As the Engagement Coordinator you will report to the Engagement Manager within the Engagement team. Working closely with the Engagement Manager, you will be planning and delivering the support programmes for individual Places for Everyone projects, ensuring the equitable distribution of resources.

You will lead a small team across Scotland and directly line manage up to 5 Officers. Liaising closely with the Grant Advisors, you will be maximising the impact and supporting the aims of the Places for Everyone programme on matters relating to engagement, equality and behaviour change.

You will upskill the wider Grant team and partner organisations by developing their understanding of engagement, equality and behaviour change.

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

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and be comfortable working with and communicating at all levels.

Understanding the issues faced by communities experiencing inequalities, you should have experience of developing community engagement strategies and presenting workshops in a community setting.

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 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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Additional information

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 07 August 2022.

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 17 August 2022.

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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

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
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Top job! Portfolio Director

  • Full time
  • £59,000
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow/Hybrid
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

Sustrans is an independent charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle throughout the UK. The national organisation connects people and places, creating more liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and enabling happier, healthier ‘Active Travel’.

The vison and mission of Sustrans has never been more relevant. Across the UK, and particularly in Scotland, government and local authorities are pledging investment and positive action in the promotion of walking and cycling. In Scotland alone, with significantly increased policy commitments, investment in Active Travel is set to more than double in the next two years, making Scotland the most exciting part of the UK to be involved in Active Travel.

Sustrans works very closely with Central and Local Government, with schools, universities and businesses to make a real difference to peoples’ lives – improving infrastructure, creating Places for Everyone, changing behaviours and developing a culture of inclusivity for everyone to live and travel happily and safely.

The recent promotion of the previous Portfolio Director, Karen McGregor, into the role of National Director for Scotland, has created the opportunity for Sustrans to appoint a new Portfolio Director into the organisation.

The Portfolio Director is a senior level position with responsibility for ensuring that Sustrans Scotland programmes and projects sit accurately within the UK wide Programme and Project Management Framework and that they fit with Sustrans priorities and the external client objectives.

This is an extremely wide-ranging role, working with key stakeholders such as central and local government, Transport Scotland, Active Travel delivery partners and local communities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, expertise, support and guidance to Heads of Programme, promoting greater collaboration and joined up thinking between programmes and functions.
  • Set the strategy for all programmes, ensuring alignment with organisational priorities.
  • Work across the organisation to ensure programmes of work perform to key performance indicators and demonstrate impact.
  • Provide strong financial management and budgetary control, ensuring appropriate and proportionate governance is applied across all programmes and projects.
  • Influence decision makers and partners in Active Travel through policy, consultation and thought leadership in the sector

The successful candidate will have a strong track record and experience of Programme and Portfolio Management, preferably within an infrastructure setting, and of leading and developing high performing teams in complex organisations. Experience of partnering with Central Governments, Local Authorities and a diverse range of stakeholders at a senior level will also be of interest.

It is thought that the individual will likely come with a strong understanding of the political landscape, grant management, operational delivery and the distribution of public funds, with a view to delivering successful infrastructure and behaviour change projects.

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Project Manager, Co-Design

  • Full time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Are you a skilled Project Manager who really wants to affect change for the better, making our towns and cities more liveable happy places?

As Project Manager, Co-Design, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of priority projects, and development of future of projects, to showcase best practice in active travel and place making across Scotland.

You will plan and manage resources leading to the delivery of projects such as Ardrossan Connections , Wick Street Design or Perth Pocket Places against a range of project deliverables, financial and performance targets; you will also work closely with colleagues within our Places for Everyone and Network Development teams.

This is a dedicated role working across specific priority projects with opportunities to work with representatives from communities, central and local government, active travel delivery partners, Transport Scotland and other key stakeholders.

We offer true hybrid working with an approach to suit individual circumstances; whether that is working from one of our new hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow, from home or a mixture of both. However, you must be able to travel on occasion to Edinburgh or Glasgow when required.

About you

You will be an experienced leader, able to motivate and manage a team; in this instance the team consists mainly of project leads and engagement and behavioural change professionals, whilst also utilising the services of designers and engineers.

We work collaboratively so you should be able to build relationships easily across a diverse range of people, from community groups to local authorities, using your expert communication skills to engage with them effectively and advance our project delivery.

We will look for evidence of your experience of working on design projects, including coverage of the development of concept designs through to working alongside others to manage the technical design, and construction stages on smaller projects.

We ask you demonstrate your experience of working on projects with a significant level of partner and community engagement and involvement, in addition we would ask you are able to facilitate at workshops.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Top job! People & OD Business Partner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132 – £51,228
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 1st August 2022

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic HR team. Proactively partnering with the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh Directors, you will ensure the successful delivery of the People & OD People Plan.

As our People & OD Business Partner, you will be an integral part of the Director’s senior leadership team, enabling leaders to achieve their objectives and the organisation’s vision and goals, helping lead Transformation and change projects and supporting the cultural and people aspects of organisational change. You will be supported by the HR advisors and directly manage one HR Advisor for Scotland, NI and Wales.

You will manage resource needs, talent management, succession planning, building capability and maximising performance whilst providing HR and employee relations advice and support for complex cases.

In addition, you will make a meaningful contribution in shaping the direction of the People & OD Function and improving its operating model, being a voice of our colleagues, ensuring we get things right for the organisation.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and time within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opens July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances. On occasion, there will be travel, and possible overnight stays required, to Bristol, for larger People and Organisational Development team meetings.

About you

You will be experienced in HR partnering at a senior level in a fast paced organisation.

A skilled communicator, you will build relationships easily, engaging and motivating people, whilst ensuring the use of best practise in all advice you give.

Experience of implementing and embedding organisational change is key to being successful in this role; alongside knowledge of leading on talent management and development, building capability and driving great performance at all levels in the workforce.

We will look for evidence of your experience in developing and implementing

projects/initiatives and of your support in workforce planning. You will be skilled in interpreting information and use these skills to advise senior colleagues at a strategic level.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Top job! Head of Research & Monitoring Unit - Scotland & NI

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,132 – £51,228
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 24th July 2022

About the role

As the Head of Research & Monitoring Unit (RMU), Scotland and Northern Ireland you will contribute to the strategic direction of Sustrans' evidencing work. You will provide strategic and operational leadership to RMU, working alongside the Director of Evidence and Insight and RMU’s Senior Leadership Team.

RMU conducts evaluation and research to assure the delivery of Sustrans impact and influence policy, investment and practice in support of Sustrans’ vision.

You will drive a culture change in Sustrans where impact is central to the operation, and this is understood and acted upon at all levels; you will identify areas of the Sustrans Scotland delivery portfolio in which impact can be improved; and you will empower colleagues to think creatively, pragmatically and collaboratively about developing outputs that are useable, objective, efficient and timely.

This senior leadership role, it is about evidencing and communicating the value of Transport Scotland’s investment in active travel, and demonstrating the value added by Sustrans’ role.

Acting as the senior-level interface between the RMU, Sustrans Scotland and Transport Scotland, you will enable the generation of high quality evidence, use this material to support service improvement in delivery by Sustrans in Scotland and partners, and engage Transport Scotland, providing justification of their investment and advocacy for future policy and investment decisions.

This role also covers similar activity Northern Ireland, but due to the balance of investment the role is more heavily focused on Scotland than on Northern Ireland. The brief is similar for Northern Ireland, but the delivery and evidencing portfolios are much smaller, with a focus on developing more evidencing and evaluation operations in NI.

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

About you

An experienced senior leader, you will build relationships easily at all levels; adapting your communication skills to engage and influence people, as well as a proven record of successful working strategically with a diverse range of partners. These skills and experience are key, as you will be the primary point of connection between Sustrans’ evidencing work and senior stakeholders within Transport Scotland.

You should have demonstrable experience of delivery to deadlines and within budget, including scoping, designing and effective implementation of project work and you should have an awareness of key data sources on active and sustainable travel, allowing you to advise colleagues at a strategic level.

It would be advantageous for you to have knowledge of the political and funding context for walking and cycling initiatives in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but it is not essential.

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.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Head of Programme, National Cycle Network Scotland

  • Full time
  • £43,132 – £51,228
  • Hybrid– commutable distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow with the option to work from home
  • Closing 17th July 2022

About the role

An opportunity to become a senior leader and influencer in active travel in Scotland has arisen in our Head of Programme for the National Cycle Network. You’ll be responsible for leading the Network Development and Co-Design Programme.

Network Development underpins Sustrans Paths for Everyone priority to deliver the National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN is one of Sustrans most important initiatives across the UK and involves the delivery of active travel infrastructure in collaboration with a range of key partners. You will be responsible for the strategy, planning and delivery of our ambitious 30 Year National Cycle Network Plan for Scotland whilst developing strong partnerships with communities and local authorities to achieve maximum impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans in Scotland to maximise the increased investment in Active Travel and scale up the impact and delivery of our Networks programme.

You will also lead our Co-Design work – a team of engagement specialists - who deliver innovative and high-quality exemplars for active travel infrastructure in partnership with communities and local authorities. This team works across all our programmes of work drawing on resource from our Engineering, Design and Assurance function to influence future design and delivery of active travel infrastructure.

Building and maintaining close relationships with key partners such as Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, local government, Active Travel Delivery Partners is key to sell your vision, influence and deliver active travel in Scotland.

You will be expected to ensure that the Programme is meeting performance targets, financial targets and delivering impact. From time to time you will review projects and stop those projects which are no longer delivering impact and to create new opportunities.

We offer true hybrid with the opportunity to work from home part of the time and the rest in one of our hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This role will require some travel at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You must have experience of leading, motivating and managing project teams; with relevant previous experience in leading large-scale projects reliant on multi-disciplinary teams including project managers, urban designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors and civil engineers. You should be able to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure, planning, delivery and best practice.

You will build relationships easily with both colleagues and external partners; allowing you to effectively engage and influence key infrastructure and/or active travel stakeholders on the delivery of projects.

A skilled communicator, you will be able to tailor your style to all levels, allowing you to connect successfully with external participants including communities, clients, partners, employers and/or education partners.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

National Cycle Network Planning Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid Edinburgh / Glasgow
  • Closing 17th July 2022

About the role

Sustrans Scotland has an exciting opportunity for you to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.

As the National Cycle Network Planning Manager, you will ensure a year-on year pipeline of future infrastructure in line with both the UKPaths for Everyone Vision and our ambitious 30 Year Network Plan for Scotland. Critical to our success in Scotland is also aligning our work with the active travel policy goals of the Scottish Government.

You will be responsible for the ongoing development and roll-out of the National Cycle Network Plan in Scotland, reporting and tracking our progress.

You will report to the Head of Network Development & Co-Design (Scotland) and lead a small team of people tasked with delivering and commissioning route development activities and ensuring stewardship and management of the project pipeline database.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in third sector organisations, communities, local authorities and professional bodies.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer hybrid working, a mix of time in our hubs and at home and flexible hours to suit individual circumstances, candidates will be expected to travel on occasion to one of our hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You will be an experienced leader who motivates their team, building relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.

Using your experience in working with large data sets, you will gather, analyse and report on multiple data sets to inform and influence the development of the Network Plan.

With demonstrable experience of delivering infrastructure projects; you will ideally have working a background within the transport, transport consultancy or the construction sectors. Your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes in Scotland will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

You must be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiating skills, as you will play a key role in overseeing contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors; in house commissioning and tendering as well as advising our land and estate management operations.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Partnership Manager (part time)

  • Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working, with travel to the Edinburgh hub and partner local authority offices across Scotland.
  • Closing 7th July 2022

About the role

As The Partnership Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development function for Scotland. You will manage a team of embedded Senior Project Officers working within the partner local authorities and delivering in partnership with a broad range of local stakeholders to develop and deliver local Active Travel Strategies, Visions and Plans.

You will work closely with colleagues to secure funding for our work, capturing and communicating the impacts of better places for people. You will ensure our for everyone values – to strengthen diversity and inclusion across the charity, whilst ensuring that a more systematic approach to the embedding of our ‘for everyone’ principles permeates through our work.

You will advocate for sustainable transport across the region and you will use that platform to influence local decision makers, through engaging in policy and planning work, leading on communications, and contributing to a coordinated approach to business development opportunities in Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Elected MPs, MSP’s members and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities.

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

About you

You should be an experienced leader, expert at developing and maintaining relationships at senior levels in a variety of sectors e.g. Local Authority, business and industry bodies. You should have line management experience.

You must have the ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively to a range of audiences; with demonstrable experience of remote and face-to-face partnership development techniques.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working from home and a nearby Sustrans Hub, and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ flexible 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Partnership Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid working, with travel to the Edinburgh hub and partner local authority offices across Scotland.
  • Closing 7th July 2022

About the role

As The Partnership Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development function for Scotland. You will manage a team of embedded Senior Project Officers working within the partner local authorities and delivering in partnership with a broad range of local stakeholders to develop and deliver local Active Travel Strategies, Visions and Plans.

You will work closely with colleagues to secure funding for our work, capturing and communicating the impacts of better places for people. You will ensure our for everyone values – to strengthen diversity and inclusion across the charity, whilst ensuring that a more systematic approach to the embedding of our ‘for everyone’ principles permeates through our work.

You will advocate for sustainable transport across the region and you will use that platform to influence local decision makers, through engaging in policy and planning work, leading on communications, and contributing to a coordinated approach to business development opportunities in Scotland.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Elected MPs, MSP’s members and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities.

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

About you

You should be an experienced leader, expert at developing and maintaining relationships at senior levels in a variety of sectors e.g. Local Authority, business and industry bodies. You should have line management experience.

You must have the ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively to a range of audiences; with demonstrable experience of remote and face-to-face partnership development techniques.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working from home and a nearby Sustrans Hub, and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 26 days’ flexible 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Network Development Coordinator Scotland

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Hybrid – with occasional travel to Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th June 2022

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager with a focus on delivery, to make a difference by directly tackling the barriers that prevent people from travelling more actively and sustainably.

As a Network Development Coordinator, you will liaise with our partner organisations and commission work packages, developing and overseeing the delivery of our infrastructure projects on the National Cycle Network (NCN).

This role is an integral part of our Network Development Team, delivering Sustrans’ ’Paths for Everyone’ vision of a network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.

Here are some projects we have been involved in delivering:

Loanhead path extension:

showcase-sustrans.org.uk/news/midlothian-cycle-link

Monklands Canal towpath surfacing:

sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/march/work-begins-on-429-000-improvements-to-national-cycle-network-route-75-in-north-lanarkshire

Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Transport Minister visits Monklands canal along with the team from Scottish canals and Sustrans. Image courtesy of Friends of Monklands canal.

You will visit sites across Scotland, identifying opportunities to improve the Network and following progress on projects being delivered.

Building and managing internal and external relationships with key people is vital; such as representatives from within local authorities, community and volunteer groups, and partners such as Environmental Trusts, Scottish Canals and other active travel delivery organisations..

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working with a mix of home and Hub working to suit individual circumstances. Candidates should be based within commutable distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow (new hub opens July ’22) where we have hubs.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds enabling engagement with various partners and interested parties.

Your excellent communication skills will allow you to engage efficiently and successfully with diverse communities, members of the public, contractors and those within local authorities alike, whether that be through engaging face to face, presenting to groups, responding to enquiries or report writing.

Experienced in project management and delivery, we ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure delivery and best practise. In addition, you will have relevant experience of working within transport, transport consultancy or within the construction sector, to help you effectively advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

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 Hub when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

HES Senior Project Officer, Sustainable Transport

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid – Flexible working both from home and HES offices in Edinburgh. Occasional requirement for physical presence at Longmore House in Edinburgh.
  • Closing 28th June 2022

View the advert on our website

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to influence a more sustainable and active approach to travel for both workers and tourists who visit some of Scotland’s most famous historical sites.

Working as an Embedded Officer within Historic Environment Scotland (HES), you will be integral to developing the approach to sustainable and active travel at HES, including revising the existing HES Business Travel Policy into a Sustainable Travel Policy expanded to include visitor travel.

You will support strategic work currently being undertaken in our Responsible Tourism Strategy, Properties in Care Sustainable Strategy Project and the Carbon Management Plan. You will also help embed sustainable travel as a core element of the Sustainable Management Plans for key sites, including Holyrood Park and Edinburgh Castle.

As an embedded officer in HES, you will work within the Net Zero team, receiving administrative support associated with them, as well as the wider Technical Research and Science Team. In addition to this, you will work across HES departments and interact with colleagues across the organisation as required.

You will act as a focal point for HES to improve their community engagement and partnership working, in order to enhance their active travel offering, and create joined up travel networks.

In addition to this, you will lead on the collaborative creation of a sustainable travel toolkit for different types of sites, responding to specific opportunities and challenges.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans and HES. The successful candidate will have to travel on occasion to Edinburgh. Flexible hybrid working is available part of the time as per HES Hybrid working policy.

About you

Skilled in communicating with a diverse range of people, you will build relationships easily; and, using your influencing ability, ensure the prioritisation of sustainable travel improvements at HES sites.

We will look for evidence of your experience in developing and implementing strategies, policies and plans and you will have experience in one of the following areas: transport planning/ sustainable transport/ active travel.

A knowledge of built environments, ideally historic built environments, and their impact on participation in active travel would be advantageous, to help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

You will be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis and should be able to interpret information to advise colleagues at a strategic level.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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

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.

Wellbeing

  • 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

Financial

  • 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)
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Trainee Network Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,949
  • Hybrid working with travelling to Reading/Bristol
  • Closing 13th July 2022

We’re looking for two people with a passion for the work that Sustrans does, creating a real change for cycling, walking or wheeling, connecting people and places across the South of England and providing traffic free spaces for everyone to enjoy. You don’t need qualifications or work experience because we will train you, you just need a real love for what we do. We’d particularly like to hear from people who have previously had 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.

As a Trainee Network Development Officer, you will support our Network Development Managers, by helping them deliver projects from design through to construction, to budget and on time. You will deliver some smaller projects on your own too. You will build relationships with landowners, Designers and Engineers, Ecologists, and Local Authorities, so that we can work in partnership to make our projects successful. You will learn the tricks of the trade as you gradually develop your skills to do the job.

You will join us as a Trainee Network Development Officer, but after six months we will review your work and consider your promotion to Network Development Officer.

The England South region offers a diversity of projects to get involved with – from complex urban areas to National Parks and everything in between.

We offer true hybrid working, with a mix of home working and the opportunity to work from our hub in Bristol, with flexible hours offered to suit individual circumstances.

About you

Your passion and enthusiasm for this role will demonstrate your thirst to learn and your organisational skills will enable you to become a brilliant Project Manager. You will build relationships with ease, within the team, with communities and with landowners and Local Authorities, being a brilliant advocate for the work that Sustrans does. This will enable you to develop new opportunities for funded work as we reshape our towns, cities, and countryside in favour of active travel. You will learn how to research and produce excellent readable reports and have an interest in learning how to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping software, although you will already be IT competent and able to use Microsoft programmes.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, Co-Design

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,569 – £30,366
  • hybrid Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 19th June 2022

About the role

An exciting opportunity for you to influence change in Scotland, leading to a healthier and happier place for everyone who lives and visits here.

As the Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, you will work as part of the inspiring Co-design team, working with communities to identify both barriers to and opportunities for getting more people walking, wheeling and cycling. You’ll work as part of a project team to deliver a range of collaborative design projects with communities across Scotland to improve the quality of their local spaces.

You will conduct on-street and desk-based research that identifies individual, social and material barriers to walking, cycling and accessing the local area, as well as plan, promote and deliver a range of activities, for example, led walks/rides, with communities and other stakeholders to overcome those barriers and encourage more sustainable travel choices.

In this role you will also design, promote and deliver activities that engage people in the community in making decisions about their local space. In addition, you’ll develop tailored recommendations for project partners to engage communities in decision-making, and promote and support people to walk, wheel and cycle.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and space available within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opening July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds allowing you to effectively engage with diverse communities, and work with project partners (local authorities and community groups) and other stakeholders to effect change. You should be committed to taking an inclusive and equitable approach to engagement, ensuring all voices are heard.

Using your excellent communications skills, you will be able to both engage with, motivate and influence people to make more sustainable travel choices.

We will look for evidence of your experience in delivering behaviour change and engagement initiatives and/or projects using behaviour change tools and best practice to create long-term change. You should be solutions focussed, and have had experience engaging people through tailored activities and workshops.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

· 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

Financial

· 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)

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer, Behaviour Change

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Home based / Sustrans Edinburgh hub
  • Closing 15th June 2022

About the role

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Officer to join our Scotland’s Behaviour Change team to develop opportunities to increase active travel through strategic behaviour change approaches.

Our Senior Project Officer role will help to develop accessible walking, wheeling, and cycling routes for everyone. Your work will involve working with local authorities, partners, and the wider Scotland Sustrans team in the management of a £200K grant funds and resources are well managed to achieve successful project outcomes.

You will be responsible to train the local authority and public body officers on strategic behaviour change approaches and practices, to working with seldom-heard groups.

You will partner with the local authorities in managing the logistics, events, and promotional programme for active travel in School and local communities.

Due to the nature of the role, a full PVG is required.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. You should be based within the Scotland with occasional travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh.

About you

You should have budget, task & project management experience as well as working as a team to deliver projects on time.

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds, allowing you to effectively communicate with colleagues and partners alike.

You will use your knowledge and experience of the issues surrounding walking, wheeling, and cycling infrastructure to deliver high quality improvements for active travel users.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Workplace Delivery Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid – Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 13th June 2022

About the role

Our Delivery Co-ordinator, Workplaces is an exciting role to develop and implement projects designed to get more people walking and cycling to and from workplaces across Scotland, developing and maintaining relationships with central and local government, active delivery partners, Transport Scotland, and other key partners. The aim is to build a culture of active travel within workplaces across Scotland.

You will lead the delivery and development of existing Workplace projects, including Business Engagement (Workplaces and Further and Higher Education (FHE)), North Ayrshire Workplace Engagement, Way To Work and the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge. Working as part of a team delivering these projects that are designed to create environments that support active travel to, from and within workplaces, strengthening communities and improving place quality.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within local authorities, professional bodies, businesses and within Further and Higher Educational Institutions, working collaboratively on their Policies to enhance active and sustainable travel in their workforce.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and time within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opens July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances.

About you

You must have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

A clear and effective communicator, you will build relationships easily; this is key, to enable you to affect change within these businesses and organisations.

Skilled in project management, you will have experience of delivering projects in the community, workplace or education setting through consultation, outreach or engagement.

You should be able to demonstrate your experience of working in partnership, including working with Local Authorities, private sector, Further and Higher Education or charities.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Delivery Coordinator - Education and Young People

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Hybrid with an office in Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th June 2022

About the role

As a Delivery Coordinator for Education and Young People, you will be responsible for promoting active travel in Scotland among young people and communities. You will manage a team that will develop and deliver a range of initiatives across Scotland ensuring effective delivery of the project.

You will work closely with the Head of Programmes, Behaviour Change team, volunteers, partnerships and report to the Education and Young People and Communities Manager.

You will be responsible for managing and developing the coach team members by setting clear objectives and monitoring performance to maximise their potential.

You will be leading on the planning, programming and delivery of the Education and Young People’s Programme according to the organisational strategies and procedures.

You will be partnering with local authorities to develop and deliver the active travel projects across Scotland.

Due to the nature of the role, a full PVG is required.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. You should be based within the Scotland with occasional travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. You will build relationships easily and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, across a range of organisations.

You should have experience of working with behaviour change projects and be able to lead group workshops and plan events.

You will be a skilled communicator, able to effectively engage with different audiences and influence their decisions making.

So, if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of walking & cycling and understand the role both have to play in making better places to live & work, apply today!

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home and a truly flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Partner Relations Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid – Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 19th June 2022

About the role

As our Partner Relations Manager, you will ensure that Sustrans develops and maintains strong relationships with organisations seeking, or in receipt of, funding and support from Places for Everyone (PfE), from pre-application through to project completion and beyond.

You will lead the knowledge sharing, events and training programme, Engage-Inspire-Learn, offered by PFE and ensure the messaging and delivery of this service is in line with, or exceeds best practice, in the development of infrastructure to support walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday journeys across Scotland. You will identify and implement opportunities to showcase the work of PFE and our partners at these knowledge sharing and networking events, both virtually and in person.

Overseeing the pre-application support function, you will work to develop this process with the Heads of Programme, and wider PFE team. You will lead a small team, who advise partners on the potential of their applications, liaising with the Grants team where appropriate.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and time within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opens July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

Building relationships easily, you will be able to nurture and manage internal and external relationships with key people in local authorities, professional bodies and other key stakeholders.

Experience in organising events and developing webinars / workshops is key; you will be a confident facilitator both online and at face to face events. You will lead on implementing a truly hybrid approach for webinars and workshops in the future, making them accessible for all.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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Volunteering Strategic Delivery Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,475 – £38,855
  • Hybrid – Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

About the role

As the Volunteering Strategic Delivery Manager, you will develop, promote and deliver the volunteering strategy working closely with a team of volunteer coordinators, across a range of Programmes, delivering active travel in Scotland.

You will work collaboratively with heads of functions and managers across our Programmes in Scotland, to ensure the delivery of the volunteering strategy at a corporate level, helping to maintain consistent standards across Sustrans in Scotland.

We work in diverse communities across the nation, a key element of this role will be ensuring our volunteers are representative of the communities we work in.

In this role, you will develop improvements in volunteering to increase the impact of Sustrans’ volunteering activities, in particular meeting Sustrans’ Paths for Everyone and Liveable Cities and Towns outcomes.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within Scotland with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have relevant experience of leading, motivating and managing a team. In this role you will lead a team of 6, directly line managing 2 coordinators.

You will previously have developed and delivered a volunteer strategy in a complex organisation; with a demonstrable track record in managing volunteers, you should be able to describe how you would implement and deliver, an inclusive approach to increasing volunteer numbers.

You will be a skilled communicator, building relationships easily, allowing you to work effectively and cross-organisationally to meet your goals.

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 is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

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.

Wellbeing

• 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

Financial

• 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)

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