Training Manager, Capacity Building


Edinburgh or Glasgow, with hybrid working
£41,738 pa (pro rata for part-time hours)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 28th July 2024  

Training Manager, Capacity Building

  • Scotland
  • £ 41,738 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 
  • Ref: SUS4295
  • 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 to join Sustrans’ Infrastructure Development Support programme.

As the Training Manager, you will have overall responsibility for creating and implementing multiple bespoke training packages for delivery partners across Scotland that relate to Active Travel infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring the packages respond to the individual needs and specific context of each partner and contribute to the delivery of high-quality infrastructure. 

As the Training Manager, you will be supported by a Training Coordinator, and you will have line management responsibilities for this role and task management responsibility for capacity-building teams. You will also manage the programme budget and contribute to regular reporting both internally and to external funders. 

You will be an excellent facilitator and be able to develop strong working relationships and partnerships with a range of organizations and be adept at spotting new opportunities for collaboration. 

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

About you 

You should have extensive experience of planning and delivering workshops and training events for professionals as well as developing training content suitable for different audiences. 

We also ask that you are experienced in building and maintaining partnerships across organisations and can work effectively across multiple external teams on project delivery. 

We ask you to demonstrate your experience of leading, motivating and developing an inclusive and collaborative team. 

You will be skilled in the use of MS office as well as applications and platforms designed to deliver virtual learning and collaboration sessions, and have working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and issues of equity in active travel development. 

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.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 05 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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