About the role
Sustrans Scotland has an exciting opportunity for you to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.
As the Network Development Manager, you will lead the delivery of infrastructure-related targets in line with our Paths for Everyone Vision in Scotland. A key objective of this role is to ensure a continued pipeline of infrastructure development projects for year-on-year construction.
In this role, you will manage of the National Cycle Network infrastructure delivery programme in Scotland including overseeing, commissioning and tracking progress of internal teams (Network Development, Places for Everyone and Design and Engineering) and delivery partners (i.e. local authorities & National Parks) involved in Network delivery.
Reporting to the Head of Programme, Network Development, you will lead a small team of Network Delivery Coordinators and ensure agreement and delivery of their objectives.
You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in non-departmental public bodies, those within local authorities and professional bodies.
We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to a nominated hub base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
You will be experienced in leading, motivating, and managing a team, with the capacity to support and develop others to the best of their abilities.
You will be able to build relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.
With demonstrable experience of delivering infrastructure projects, you will have a working background within the transport, transport consultancy or construction sectors. Your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes in Scotland will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.
You must be a skilled communicator with good stakeholder engagement skills, as you will play a key role in overseeing contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors.
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.
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 11 June 2023.
• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 20 June 2023
To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at sustrans.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.
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