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Project Officer (Access to Bikes)

  • Part time
  • £25,561 – £30,366 pro-rata
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 15th November 2022

  • Advertised from 28th October 2022
  • 22.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working (fixed term until 31/03/2023)
  • Ref: SUS3901


We now have a fantastic opportunity for you to use your passion for active travel at work and join our team! Within the Project Officer (Access to Bikes) position you will manage school bike loan schemes for Dumfries and Galloway schools, taking part in a scheme to provide access to free bikes for children.

Working with two schools to develop and maintain fleets of bikes and helping to run engagement events and produce materials, you will play a key part in the success of the project. You will be contributing to ensuing the equipment is distributed and maintained through assisting and supporting the delivery of cycle training (National Standards) led rides.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as schools, I Bike engagement, local authority, bikes suppliers and participants.

This role may require some travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. The main location will be within the Dumfries and Galloway.

About you

An excellent communicator, you will have experience of working with children and young people and partnership working within a community.

We encourage you to highlight experience working in schools, community or environmental project development and delivery. Along with bike maintenance training, with an understanding of local, and national safety guidance and risk assessments.

You will be skilled in the Delivery of National Standards Cycle training and managing own workload as part of a remote working team. We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of Bike Maintenance and outdoor first aid. With a focus on equipment and stock/asset management.

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
  • London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

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, 15th November 2022.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 21st November 2022.

More details about the role cane be found

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!