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Network Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,211
  • Hybrid alongside work at the Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs
  • Closing 15th February 2024

  • Advertised from 18th January 2024
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.
  • Ref: SUS4187


We have a new opportunity to join us as a Network Development Officer as part of the National Cycle Network delivery team. This is an exciting chance to make a difference by delivering infrastructure projects which remove barriers and simplify active travel for everyone on foot, bike, and by wheelchair.

As the Network Development Officer, you will work to enhance and build upon the National Cycle Network (‘NCN’), as part of the Paths for Everyone vision.

You will be engaging with internal and external partners, volunteers and stakeholders. Managing their incoming communications and ensuring external enquiries are dealt with in a timely fashion.

You will be planning and organising tasks to ensure project deadlines are completed and client expectations are met. You will also ensure thorough project documentation and monitoring compliance with ecological, climate change and equality standards.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds, enabling engagement with various partners and interested parties.

You will have excellent organisational skills, which enable you to plan, prioritise and manage your workload, whilst working to tight deadlines.

With an outstanding capacity to solve problems, you will be self-sufficient and able to make decisions with minimal guidance.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of the issues surrounding walking and cycling infrastructure or general transportation issues.

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, 15 February 2024

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 28th and 29th February 2024

To find out more about the role. visit our website

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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.