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Project Lead, Co-Design

  • Full time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 15th September 2022
  • Full time, 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Job Reference: SUS3841


A new and exciting opportunity to work with us as a Project Lead in our Co-Design Team has arisen. You will play a key role in delivering projects that improve place quality and are effective in supporting people to walk, wheel and cycle for everyday journeys.

As a Project Lead for Co-Design, you will oversee projects such as this example here: as part of our award winning Street Design service and within Pocket Places, where we support communities across Scotland to find simple and quick solutions to improve the look and feel of their streets.

You will work collaboratively across departments as well as building and maintaining strong external relationships, engaging people in community groups, Local Authorities and businesses across Scotland.

You will coordinate multidisciplinary project teams, ensuring innovative and best practice community engagement and urban design which result in truly collaborative projects and concept packages. Some projects will be taken through to delivery by Sustrans and the role of the Project Lead in these cases, will be to ensure continued effective engagement and partnership working, as well as ensuring the success of the projects in liaison with colleagues from our design and engineering teams.

This role will require travel and work at locations across Scotland as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

About you

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team, in this role you will manage behaviour change and/or engagement officers.

With your excellent communication skills, you will adapt your style to suit your audience, building effective relationships and engaging with key people in community groups, businesses and those within local authorities across the nation.

You will be skilled in project management and your experience in community engagement or collaborative design will be key to being successful in this role. We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of managing budgets and working across multiple projects simultaneously.

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. 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.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 26 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

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 26 September.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week 10 October

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To apply, please complete our online application form

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!