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Project Officer, Education and Young People

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Sustrans offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home.
  • Closing 9th April 2023

  • Advertised from 16th March 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Ref: SUS4002


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with Sustrans, providing specialist advice and the promotion of sustainable travel in schools and community organisations for young people aged between 11 and 16. You will provide direct support to schools and local authorities delivering campaigns that support and encourage sustainable travel.

As the Project Officer you will be part of the Sustrans Scotland Education and Young Peoples team, you will undertake a review of existing ideas, funding programmes, resources and practices, and contribute to further development of resources and materials to support the successful delivery of Sustrans Behaviour Change programmes.

You will build and maintain relationships with Community Leaders, Senior Leadership Teams within schools and the Local Authority.

This role will require travel and work (including the occasional overnight stay) at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

"Sustrans is an amazing place to work as the work we do is so rewarding. I genuinely feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives. I am Inspired everyday by the passion the staff at Sustrans have for the work they do. " Paul Clarkson, Project Officer, EYP

About you

You should have experience of working with, and motivating young people in schools or community settings, and a proven track record of working with communities/ Individuals to inspire behaviour change.

With the ability to design educational materials and resources, and the ability to lead engaging and informative sessions through clear planning of lessons and events.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of working within secondary schools, structures and management priorities and the associated constraints.

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.


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary


  • 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, 09 April 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams week commencing 24 April 2023

More details about the role can be found at

To apply, please complete our online application form.