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Senior Grant Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,475
  • Hybrid working with offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The option for home working is also available.
  • Closing 13th March 2023

  • Advertised from 27th February 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3831


About the role

We are looking for Senior Grant Advisors to join our growing Places for Everyone team.

Places for Everyone works across all 32 Scottish local authorities and you will be working with a range of organisations and people from local authorities and community groups to statutory bodies and educational institutions

As one of our Senior Grant Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Places for Everyone programme, overseeing and maximising the potential of our most complex and high value projects, as well as ensuring all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

You will assess and make recommendations on applications for funding, as well as providing support and working with partners at varying stages of project development from strategic definition and feasibility through to design and construction. You will actively work to ensure all projects are deliverable and meet or exceed best practice.

Candidates should be based within Scotland with some travel is expected to meet with partner organisations and attend our main hub in Edinburgh to collaborate with colleagues. Day to day work can be from a nominated hub/office base in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or the option to work from home is available. The role will offer a mix of on-site visits and meetings, online/telephone calls and desk-based work.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience in managing projects or programmes in a relevant field, with an understanding of infrastructure project lifecycles from pre-concept to construction and maintenance, as well as the legislative and policy context. You will also have experience of large grant funding programmes, their needs, and processes.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to easily tailor your style to different audiences, allowing you to effectively liaise with a wide range of partners and build successful relationships internally and externally.

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 hub 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

For more information visit our website

Additional information

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 11:59, 19 March 2023

• Interviews will take place on 29/30 March 2023

• 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.

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