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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

  • Advertised from 10th July 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working patterns


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.


28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

Staff volunteer days

24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


Group Personal Pension scheme with a 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)

Application notes

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 30th July 2023.

Face to face Interviews will take place on the week beginning 7th August 2023

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

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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.