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Network Engagement Officer: Art and Diversity

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Hybrid, within traveling distance of Sustrans Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs
  • Closing 2nd December 2022

  • Advertised from 14th November 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3911


An exciting opportunity to work with us as Network Engagement Officer, Art and Diversity. This position offers a variety of projects delivering initiatives that encourage members of the public to utilise and enjoy the National Cycle Network.

The initial focus of the position will be on the delivery of the ArtRoots Programme, please explore the ArtRoots Funding for the National Cycle Network in Scotland. This will include administering a grant fund for the National Cycle Network, managing the budget, and sending contracts as part of guiding applications through the process. After projects are in place you will work with the monitoring team to track the impacts of the projects.

As the Network Engagement Officer: Art and Diversity, an example of some of the work you could be involved in are the Disability History Month events to take place along the National Cycle Network in Scotland. Within the position, you will also have the opportunity to support the volunteering team by engaging with communities to promote volunteering opportunities. Along with contributing to raising the profile of Sustrans, by representing the charity at meetings, activities, and events.

You will work alongside a team with a broad skill set in infrastructure and engagement. Through this position, you will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Sustrans Network Delivery and Engagement Coordinators, Project Officers and community groups, and local Partners. This position also links closely with our Places for Everyoneteam

While reporting to the Network Engagement Art and Diversity Coordinator, you will be involved in the Art and Diversity Programme where through work with artists, public bodies, businesses, and community groups it thrives on delivering innovative artworks, interpretation, and other enhancements to the National Cycle Network.

This role will require travel and work at locations across Scotland as necessary to undertake project work on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be within traveling distance of the Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home.

About you

You should have experience of organising, publicising, and delivering engagement activities. Along with knowledge of working with volunteers and the promotion of walking, wheeling, and cycling with involvement in report writing.

You will be skilled in the ability to motivate and inspire others. With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, creating partnerships with other organisations and communities.

Your experience using project management tools and systems to manage budgets and timekeeping, ensuring projects are delivered within agreed expectations will be an asset. While using your background understanding of small grants, administering funds or fund application processes.

An understanding of community arts with an interest in active travel would be beneficial. Focusing on key principles of Community Engagement through experience of working with communities in multiple areas.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of community groups and skills of when you have engaged with the community through supporting to organise projects or events. With a focus on knowledge of public art as a form of community engagement. Many skills for this position can be transferable and we encourage you to highlight your suitability within your application.

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 09:00, 2nd December 2022

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 13th December 2022

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

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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