Project Officer, Education and Young People

16th March 2023
9th April 2023
Job Type
Salary (£)
£25,561 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)


Project Officer, Education and Young People


£25,561 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

 (Ref: SUS4002)


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


Base: Sustrans offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home.


About the role


This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with Sustrans, providing specialist advice and the promotion of sustainable travel in schools and community organisations for young people aged between 11 and 16. You will provide direct support to schools and local authorities delivering campaigns that support and encourage sustainable travel.


As the Project Officer you will be part of the Sustrans Scotland Education and Young Peoples team, you will undertake a review of existing ideas, funding programmes, resources and practices, and contribute to further development of resources and materials to support the successful delivery of Sustrans Behaviour Change programmes.


You will build and maintain relationships with Community Leaders, Senior Leadership Teams within schools and the Local Authority.


This role will require travel and work (including the occasional overnight stay) at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

"Sustrans is an amazing place to work as the work we do is so rewarding. I genuinely feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives. I am Inspired everyday by the passion the staff at Sustrans have for the work they do. " Paul Clarkson, Project Officer, EYP



About you


You should have experience of working with, and motivating young people in schools or community settings, and a proven track record of working with communities/ Individuals to inspire behaviour change.


With the ability to design educational materials and resources, and the ability to lead engaging and informative sessions through clear planning of lessons and events.


We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of working within secondary schools, structures and management priorities and the associated constraints.


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 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits


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, 09 April 2023.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams, week commencing 24 April 2023
  • A Sustrans-wide pay review is pending, so the starting salary will be higher than currently advertised. As yet, we do not have details of the new salary points

‘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 guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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