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Project Officer – I Bike Project Scottish Borders

  • Full time
  • £28,831
  • Remote: Selected Schools in Scottish Borders flexibility to work from home when not delivering in-school sessions.
  • Closing 14th July 2024

  • Advertised from 25th June 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working.


The I Bike Project has been running since 2009 in Scotland, working with schools around the country, promoting healthy travel choices in Education. As the Project Officer you will work with selected schools in the Scottish Borders starting with the Earlston High cluster, to promote cycling, scooting, and walking to and from school and for independent journeys in leisure time.

As the Project Officer, you will support staff and volunteers promoting active travel within the school community, known as School Champions. And you will harness local authority resources available for active travel and to make links between schools, external partners, and the bicycle industry.

About you

You should have experience of working with children and young people. Along with working in schools, community groups, environment projects or young people in another setting.

You will also have good written and verbal communication skills. Excellent presentation skills and report writing skills. You will be able to prioritise your own workload.

You will have undertaken or be willing to undertake the National Standard cycle Instructor training and bike maintenance training.

A UK clean, valid driving license is vital for this role

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of Active travel programmes 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, 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, 14 July 2024.

Interviews will take place in via MS Teams during the week commencing 29 July 2024

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