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Active & Sustainable Travel Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,282 pro-rata
  • Various locations in and around Kirriemuir. Sustainable Kirriemuir has a hybrid working policy, allowing staff to work from a hybrid of office and home depending on the needs of each role.
  • Closing 22nd March 2024

  • Advertised from 28th February 2024
  • 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE) on a flexible basis, including some evening and weekend work. Contract: 12 month contract initially to be extended subject to further funding being awarded.
  • Holiday entitlement: 20 days per annum (33 days FTE) inclusive of public holidays.


About Us

Formed in 2019, Sustainable Kirriemuir is a Scottish community-led environmental charity which seeks to increase our community’s awareness of the impacts of climate change and the benefits of sustainable practices. We achieved charitable status in August 2023.

Our vision is for Kirriemuir to be a sustainable, net-zero community where people and nature flourish. Our strategic plan (available on our website) was developed following a community information gathering exercise to imagine our future as a thriving community, the outcomes of which have informed our strategic objectives for the next five years.

In practice we are working towards helping our community live more sustainably, making social and environmental change happen, so people and nature can thrive. We believe powerful change can be simple to make; small steps everyone can take to make their own lives better can help steer us towards a healthier and more sustainable future. We make that change happen project by project. Each one we run focuses on the things that matter to those they support across our core themes of Active & Sustainable Travel, Food & Growing, Action for Nature and Sustainable Living.

Our Active Travel Aims

1. Promote and provide opportunities for our community to experience active and sustainable travel.

2. Promote the benefits of active and sustainable travel, in terms of individual health and wellbeing, as well as health for our planet.

3. Advocate for sustainable and integrated forms of transport (e.g. better cycle networks, accessible public transport, and car-sharing opportunities).

The Role

This is a brand new role and a great opportunity for the right person to shape the future of Active & Sustainable Travel in Kirriemuir. You will be responsible for all aspects of Active & Sustainable Travel across the organisation including leading bike repair workshops, managing the cycle loan scheme, leading cycle rides, teaching cycle skills, developing an active travel map of the area and engaging with the community on issues relating to active and sustainable travel. If you think you have the right skills, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about what this role involves, please refer to the Job Description.

About You

The ideal candidate will have experience in active and sustainable travel and voluntary sector-related projects, including delivering activities such as led cycle rides, community events and workshops. They will be friendly and approachable, with a positive and supportive attitude and a love of the outdoors. For full details, please refer to the Job Description on our website or download below.

Application notes

How to Apply

Email a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter explaining why you fit the bill to:

Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 at 5pm