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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy, NHS Scotland.

  • Full time
  • £31,454
  • The post holder will be principally based at the NHS Scotland office in either Gyle Square in Edinburgh or Delta House in Glasgow, with the flexibility for some homeworking.
  • Closing 1st October 2023

  • Advertised from 7th September 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Sustrans providing expertise within NHS National Services Scotland to ensure NHS sites across Scotland are accessible for walking, cycling, and wheeling.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will work alongside NHS Scotland Facilities Directorate, providing input on best practice for supporting walking and cycling in the design of new and existing healthcare facilities. You will also provide subject matter expertise to ensure Health Boards have appropriate guidance as they need to develop and implement policies to facilitate more active travel.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the NHS Assure Sustainability Manager, NHS decision makers, and partner organisations such as local authorities.

The post holder will work with the NHS National Services Scotland for at least four days a week. Up to one day a week may be spent with Sustrans Scotland at home or office-based to undertake continuing training and development and to collaborate with other colleagues.

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 with senior management and steering committees as well as experience of stakeholder outreach, consultation, and engagement. Ideally you will have demonstrable experience in a relevant discipline such as transport planning, sustainable transport, health disciplines or environmental health.

The successful candidate will be able to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people at various levels (including senior management), as well as the ability to persuade and influence key stakeholders and decision makers.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of the various impacts that active travel can have on health of individuals and communities and the knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice relating to active transport modes.

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,.01 October 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams During the week commencing 09 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 please visit our website

Closing Date: 01/10/2023