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Grant Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 12th March 2023

  • Advertised from 24th February 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • A Sustrans-wide pay review is pending, so the starting salary will be higher than currently advertised. As yet, we do not have details of the new salary points.
  • Ref: SUS3914


Our team is growing, we are looking for a Grant Manager to join our grants and support programme,Places for Everyone.

As one of our Grant Managers, you will have responsibility for the provision of grants and support to organisations developing and implementing walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure across Scotland. These best practice projects will transform the areas people live in and travel through, and include examples such as creating a high quality streetscape on George Street in Edinburgh, transforming travel options in the Cairngorms National Park, providing cross city connections alongsideimproving local neighbourhoods in Stirling, and many others.

You will be tasked with ensuring effective project and programme management are being practiced across the programme as well as developing and maintaining the grant assessment process in liaison with the Heads of Programme, Grants & Support. You will ensure change control and escalation routes are effectively managed to track and support projects to deliver against scope, timescales and budget, effective project management skills are key to this role

You will liaise with partner organisations and your team of Grant Advisors (including Senior advisors), you will oversee the management of grants and support used for the delivery of projects from concept through to construction stage. These projects will deliver high impact infrastructure changes across Scotland encouraging more people and journeys by cycling, walking and wheeling; leading to happier and healthier communities, towns and cities.

You will work with the other Managers in Places for Everyone and our Design Engineering and Assurance team responsible for support services.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, with the option to work from home.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in leading, motivating, developing and managing a high performing team. In addition, you will also be experienced in managing large scale projects or programmes in a relevant field, ideally with an understanding of the legislative and policy context from pre-concept to construction and maintenance.

Excellent communication skills are key; easily tailoring your style to different levels, allowing you to effectively liaise with partners and build successful relationships easily.

An organised approach and good understanding of project management methodology and application is required to succeed in this role.

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 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

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 on Sunday 12 March 2023

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Monday 20 March 2023

More details about the role cane be found at

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.

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