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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

  • Advertised from 29th August 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week / Part time hours available – happy to talk flexible working. Salary pro-rata for part-time hours.


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.


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)

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.

Application notes

To apply for this post, please visit our website.

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