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Engagement Coordinator, Capacity Building

  • Full time
  • £32,145
  • Remote: Scotland - within reasonable travelling distance from Delivery Partner offices, regular working in the Delivery Partner Offices and/or site visits will be required.
  • Closing 23rd June 2024

  • Advertised from 30th May 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Ref: SUS4273


This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of our new Capacity Building teams; supporting local authorities across Scotland to deliver inclusive and fit-for-purpose walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure.

As an engagement specialist, you will provide support to local authorities to deliver meaningful community engagement, which will feed into project development.

You will be supported by the wider Scotland Engagement team, who provide advice and expertise in equity, engagement and behaviour change.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. You will support up to two local authorities at a time to help boost their capacity and work towards strategic objectives.

We will be supporting projects across the country, from Orkney and the Highlands, down to the central belt and beyond. This means that travel will be required, but we especially welcome applications from people based within easy reach of the Highlands and islands or Edinburgh and the Lothians.

There are two roles available.

About you

You will be an engagement professional with experience of working in or with local authorities; passionate about place and community, and ensuring local people are involved in decisions about the built environment.

Proven verbal and written communication skills including online and in person facilitation, presentation skills and report writing. You will be used to planning and delivering engagement activities including conducting risk assessments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and participants.

You will be skilled in the use of MS Office applications and remote conferencing platforms. We also ask that you have undertaken education or training relevant to engagement in the built environment, e.g., SP=EED or similar.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of active travel and issues facing communities that experience inequalities

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 6% or 7% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,530 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, 23 June 2024.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 15 July 2024.

More details about the role can be found at:

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.