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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

  • Advertised from 3rd August 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working. Permanent.


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.


  • 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

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 27 August 2023

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 11 August 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.