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Active Travel Senior Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,499 – £33,918
  • Fife Council offices, Glenrothes (up to 4 days per week), with working from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 4th December 2022

  • Advertised from 18th November 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3920


As the Sustrans Senior Project Officer, you will build and manage internal and external relationships, including with key people within Fife Council and other organisations working in the active travel sector, in the development of a transformative active travel strategy.

Your day-to-day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided for you by the Partnerships Manager at Sustrans Scotland.

You will provide support in the development of the Active Travel Strategy; working across council departments and in partnership with external organisations, to consolidate cooperation amongst participants and delivery partners, to identify, develop and prioritise opportunities for investment in active travel in Fife.

You may also assist with the development and delivery of Fife Council active travel projects.

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

About you

You should have experience of 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, Urban Development or sustainable transport. It would be advantageous if you have a knowledge of how local authorities / public sector organisations work.

In this dynamic role, you will have the ability to juggle multiple projects and work with efficiency and flexibility.

You should be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing bids and applications for 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)

Application notes

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

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 12th and 13th December 2022.

More details about the role can 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.