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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

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • SUS4073-Ext)


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.


• 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


• 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

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

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

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams between the 02 and 04 August 2023

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

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.