Project Officer


Hybrid working across either Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds or Sheffield
£28,831 pa (pro rata for part-time hours)

Paid • Part Time • Temporary

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 9th June 2024  

Project Officer 
(North of England) 

£28,831 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 
(Ref: SUS4262) 
Part Time 22.5 - 30 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working 
Contract: 12 Months fixed term 
Base: Hybrid working across either Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield 

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us across the England North region supporting our Liveable Cities and Towns and Paths for Everyone programmes, to encourage walking, wheeling and cycling to new and different users. 

As a Project Officer, you will organise and deliver engagement activities with local community groups, community leaders, businesses, schools and volunteers on our community led infrastructure and National Cycle Network projects. 

You will work with diverse groups within the community who may not currently use the National Cycle Network and enable them to use and look after their local route. 

Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected across the region. 

About you

You will have excellent organisational skills, which will be demonstrated in your experience of planning and leading group workshops, organising and running events. 

As a confident and clear communicator, you will have good people skills with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. 

You will be skilled in motivating and enthusing others, with ability to deliver, engage and work well with a range of people, organisations or communities. 

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) 

Additional information 

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 09 June 2024 

Interviews will take place in via MS Teams during 24 and 25 June 2024 

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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