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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

  • Advertised from 13th July 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working. Permanent.
  • Ref: SUS4069


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.


  • 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 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)

Application notes

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

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week 14 August 2023

To find out more about the role visit our website

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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.