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Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, Co-Design

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,569 – £30,366
  • Hybrid - Scotland
  • Closing 4th December 2022

  • Advertised from 18th November 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3923


An exciting opportunity for you to influence change in Scotland, leading to a healthier and happier place for everyone who lives and visits here.

As the Community Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer, you will join the inspiring Co-Design team, working with communities to identify both barriers to, and opportunities for, getting more people walking, wheeling, and cycling. You’ll work as part of a project team to deliver a range of collaborative design projects with communities across Scotland to improve the quality of their local spaces.

You will conduct on-street and desk-based research that identifies individual, social, economic, and physical barriers to walking, wheeling, cycling and accessing the local area. In addition, you will plan, promote, and deliver a range of activities such as led walks/rides, with communities and other stakeholders to overcome those barriers, encourage more sustainable travel choices and a greater sense of ownership of local spaces.

You will design, promote, and deliver activities that engage people in the community in making decisions about their local space. In addition, you’ll develop tailored recommendations for project partners to engage communities in decision-making, and promote and support people to walk, wheel and cycle.

We offer true hybrid working, a mix of home working and space available within our new Hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow (opening July 2022) with flexible working patterns to suit individual circumstances.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds allowing you to effectively engage with diverse communities, and work with project partners (local authorities and community groups) and other stakeholders to effect change. You should be committed to taking an inclusive and equitable approach to engagement, ensuring all voices are heard.

Using your excellent communications skills, you will be able to both engage with, motivate and influence people to make more sustainable travel choices.

We will look for evidence of your experience in delivering behaviour change and engagement initiatives and/or projects using behaviour change tools and best practice to create long-term change. You should be solutions focused and have had experience engaging people through tailored activities and workshops.

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

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and 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)

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Sunday 04th December 2022.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 12th December 2022

More details about the role cane be found

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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.