Active Travel Project Officer - Social Prescribing


Nottingham, with hybrid working
£28,831 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 28th July 2024  

Active Travel Project Officer - Social Prescribing

  • England Midlands and East
  • £28,831 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 
  • Ref: SUS4290.
  • Part Time 30 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working 
  • Base: Local authority offices in Nottingham with the flexibility to work from home. 

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work on the Travel Well project, an innovative active travel social prescribing project. 

As the Active Travel Project Officer, you will deliver walking, Wheeling and cycling activities that promote Physical and mental well-being. Working closely with NCC (Nottingham City Council) and Nottingham Community and Voluntary Services you will share your passion and enthusiasm for walking and cycling and make a positive impact on people's health and well-being. 

Contributing to the Travel Well initiative you will work with people of all ages and walks of life who refer themselves to the project or are referred by health professionals or other community services. You will identify routes to deliver buddy walks and rides to those referred. 

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people and organisations to raise awareness and understanding of the Travel Well programme and the support it can offer. You will run and facilitate workshops, events and talks to promote the project and motivate people to join. 

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. 

About you 

You should have experience of delivering physical activity, health or other behaviour change projects, including delivering projects with different partners from different sectors. 

You will need to be able to communicate with and present to different audiences. As well as the end-to-end planning and leadership of events and activities. You will need to be able to work independently, and work as part of a collaborative team. 

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of active travel, the issues facing communities that experience inequalities, and a knowledge of walking, wheeling and cycling routes within the Nottingham area 

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, 28 July 2024.

Face to Face Interviews will take place during the week commencing 12 August 2024.

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

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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