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I Bike Schools Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Aberdeenshire with some hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd October 2023

  • Advertised from 29th September 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working. FTC to March 24, with potential annual extension.
  • Ref: SUS4149


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.

As the I Bike Officer, you will be supporting a number of local teams, including the Aberdeenshire councils transport team and the Active Schools Team. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project to schools across Aberdeenshire, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys. But you will be primarily focused with the Meldrum cluster schools.

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.

This role will require travel, including overnight stays and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.

We would like you to have undertaken or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland.

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.


  • 28 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 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

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, 22 October 2023.

Interviews will take place in person on 31st October. If you are unable to attend in person, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request for an online interview.

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.