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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Perth and Kinross Council (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 3rd November 2022

  • Advertised from 18th October 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Ref: SUS3658-B


Active Travel Senior Project Officer

Embedded at Perth and Kinross Council

Base: Perth and Kinross Council (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.

Options also to work occasionally from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow.

About the role

In this role, embedded with our partners at Perth and Kinross Council, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people within the Council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver a transformative active travel strategy.

You will provide support in the development of the active travel strategy. You will work across council departments and in partnership with external organisations to consolidate cooperation amongst participants and delivery partners and identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel.

You will work on the Perth and Kinross Council school exclusion zone projects - for example, Viewlands School - and liaise with schools regarding the challenges and opportunities at their sites. You will work on Cycling Walking Safer Routes projects, for example, contributing to route and place designs, and will be able to feed into the work of those in the Perth People Place team.

You will also assist with building an evidence base to demonstrate the demand for investment in cycle infrastructure, so an understanding of research methods and the ability to analyse data is required. Having GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping experience would be advantageous.

Your day-to-day duties will be advised by the local authority, with line management provided by a Partnerships Manager at Sustrans.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Perth and Kinross Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance of Perth and Kinross.

About you

You should have professional experience in active travel projects and be able to build relationships with ease. You will proactively engage with affiliated agencies and local authorities, to develop and promote the Active Travel Strategy.

To be effective in this role, you should have knowledge of transport policy and strategy, active travel development, or sustainable transport.

We will look for you to evidence your experience in multi-partnership projects and active travel projects. You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing applications for active travel funding opportunities.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. 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 a truly 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)

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. 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.

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.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 44% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

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

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 09:00, Thursday 03 November 2022.

Interviews will take place online via MS Teams on 15, 16 or 17 November 2022.

  • Senior Project Officers in the Scotland Partnerships team are appointed at £28,499 per annum. The salary rises annually over eight years to reach £33,918 per annum, at which time salary stabilises.
  • Sustrans are giving each staff member £66.67 per month (pre-tax) until March 2023 (on top of salary noted above) to help with the cost of living crisis, when it will be reviewed again.

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