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Senior Project Officer, Active Travel

  • Full time
  • £32,145
  • Hybrid: Scottish Borders Council HQ, Melrose, Sustrans hubs, Edinburgh & Glasgow, and with flexibility to work from home a proportion of the time.
  • Closing 7th July 2024

  • Advertised from 12th June 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week, happy to talk flexible working.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of the Strategic Partnerships team, working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council to facilitate a strategic approach to active travel infrastructure development and delivery in the council area, as well as providing support with active travel policies and proposals for the council's planning and pipeline projects.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will be working in partnership with external organisations and across council departments to identify and develop opportunities for investment in active travel. This may involve conducting assist research to demonstrate demand for investment in active travel infrastructure.

This role will involve regular travel most weeks. The focus of this role will be across the Scottish Borders Council area. We may occasionally need you travel further during the course of your work including occasional visits to Sustrans Offices and overnights stays.

About you

You should have experience in (at least) one of the following: transport planning, land use planning, urban design, traffic engineering, sustainable transport project delivery.

You will also be experienced in working with partners across various teams, and able to build strong working relationships.

You should have the ability to work independently and be able to make decisions with minimal supervision, as well as have excellent report writing skills.

We ask you demonstrate knowledge of the funding context for active travel 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 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)

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.

Application notes

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 07 July 2024.
  • Interviews will take place in via MS Teams during the 16th or 17th of July 2024

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at