Network Development Officer

14th September 2023
8th October 2023
Nottingham or Birmingham with the flexibility to work from home.
Job Type
Salary (£)
£28,211 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
West Midlands


Network Development Officer 

England, Midlands and East 

£28,211 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

(Ref: SUS4125)

Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Nottingham or Birmingham with the flexibility to work from home.



About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Network Development team, working across the Midlands to help make a difference to walking and cycling infrastructure. As a valued member of the team, the Network Development Officer will provide technical expertise to ensure that we deliver high-quality innovative and impactful projects on the National Cycle Network.

Playing a key part in the projects, you will support the Network Development team by collecting and analysing data, providing mapping expertise and reporting to senior management. You will be providing critical technical support to enable the delivery of feasibility studies, Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) and other local and regional paid work to deliver our Paths for Everyone vision for the National Cycle Network.

You will build internal and external relationships with key people from local authorities, clients, funders and decision-makers.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Birmingham or Nottingham.


About you

Together with a good understanding of active travel network design, you should be adept in using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software including ArcGIS Pro to undertake mapping and data analysis.

Accustomed to working to tight deadlines, you will have the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload.  Dependent on project requirements, you will undertake site visits to conduct photographic surveys, network audits and parking surveys, collecting and collating the results clearly and efficiently.

You will own excellent communications skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with ease across a wide range of people.  You will be happy to assist colleagues with specialist technical knowledge and able to confidently work with design programmes.

You will be skilled in working with large volumes of data and proficient in MS packages including Excel. With the ability to research, produce and deliver excellent readable technical reports or guidance.

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)


Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 08 October 2023.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams week commencing 16 October 2023

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


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 working with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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