About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Policy and Communications team in Scotland. Supporting the National Cycle Network Development team to promote Sustrans Scotland's main walking and cycling routes and Networks.
As the Communications Officer, your prime responsibility will be promoting the National Cycle Network (NCN) in Scotland to key individuals, partners and consumers through various media outlets, social media, Sustrans, website microsites, events and other marketing channels.
You will support the work of the Senior Communications Officer with all aspects of communication and promotion of the NCN and other strategic routes in Scotland to core target audiences as defined by the National Development Team and NCN Scotland communication strategy.
You will build relationships with internal and external partners, communicating our messages with a key focus on our Paths for Everyone vision.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.
You should have experience working in a communications and marketing environment. And experience writing and or editing content for publications, press releases, leaflets, and websites. You will also have experience in using content management systems and social media platforms in a professional environment, along with experience in ensuring all communications are aligned with the organisation's brand identity and key messages.
We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and content management software. And knowledge and a good understanding of the communications environment, including press, media, digital marketing channels and print.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring everyone is 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.
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.