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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Dumfries & Galloway, Council Offices
  • Closing 17th October 2022

  • Advertised from 5th October 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working (pro rata for part time hours).
  • Job Reference: SUS3865


An exciting opportunity to work with us as a Senior Project Officer working alongside Dumfries & Galloway Council. Line Managed by Sustrans Partnerships Manager and task managed by Dumfries & Galloway Council. Having completed the first phase of supporting Dumfries and Galloway’s Active Travel Strategy, the role will move into a second phase which will have a stronger focus on project delivery. You will work in partnership and across departments with external organisations which is a key role to detect and progress opportunities for investment in active travel.

You will be facilitating key support in progressing and delivering of active travel policies and proposals. In doing this you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within the Council.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the Scotland area with regular travel expected to Dumfries & Galloway offices at Dumfries and Galloway Council, Cargen Tower, Garroch Business Park, Dumfries, DG2 8PN (at least 4 days per week) with possible flexibility to work from home a proportion of the time.

About you

You will be skilled in being able to develop concept designs for active travel infrastructure projects, working on your own and within a team. With the need to prioritise complex and varied workloads. In addition a confidence in your ability to build relationships with a wide range of people within local authority as well as through community engagement and project delivery.

You should have experience in one of the following or with similar transferable skills: transport and land use planning, urban design, sustainable transport project delivery and traffic engineering.

Within the role you will demonstrate your knowledge of active sustainable travel and use experience to develop concept designs for active travel infrastructure projects either individually or as part of a design team. Also, competent in using GIS (geographic information system) mapping.

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.


  • 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, 17th October 2022.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams around 28th October 2022.

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

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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.

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