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Project Officer - Education and Young People

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh with Hybrid working
  • Closing 16th October 2022

  • Advertised from 16th September 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3872


About the role

As the Project Officer for Education and Young People, you will play a key role in positively affecting change for young people in Scotland. In this role you will be responsible for promoting active travel in Scotland, with focus on children and young people. You will develop and deliver a range of workshops and activities with school groups across Scotland ensuring effective delivery of active travel projects.

You will work collaboratively with our Places for Everyone team on our School Streets programme, delivering support to the local authorities and individual schools who have a School Streets grant, making it easier and safer for children to travel to school.

A key aspect of this role is partnering with schools, local authorities and other partners working with young people; delivering innovative workshops to engage with school children, teachers and local authorities to develop and deliver active travel projects across Scotland.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans as much of this work is focussed within primary schools. We offer Hybrid working, a mix of working from home and some travel to a nominated hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Due to the nature of this role a PVG will be required.

About you

Experience of working with young people is key, you must be able to build relationships easily and communicate effectively, enabling you to connect with diverse audiences ranging from school aged children, teachers and those in local authorities.

A good understanding of the Scottish Curriculum is essential, as is a background in working with young people, ideally to encourage physical activity, or working closely with organisations who deliver work aimed at young people.

You should have significant experience of delivering behaviour change or physical activity projects to young people or communities and be able to develop and implement innovative and engaging activities aimed at young people.

So, if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of walking & cycling and understand the role both have to play in making better places to live, work and go to school, apply today!

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit your circumstances; 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

Find out more on our website

Additional information

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59 16th October.

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 27th October

• Due to the nature of the role, membership of the PVG Scheme is required.

• To apply, please complete our online application form. more details of our vacancies can be found at

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.