Deputy Head of Research & Monitoring Unit


£35,058 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: SUS2475

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 3rd September 2018  

Are you an experienced leader and collaborator with research and analytical skills? Come and work for an organisation with a focus on translating evidence into action - where you can make a difference to people’s lives.

Deputy Head of Research & Monitoring Unit (Ref: SUS2475)

£35,058 per annum

37.5 hours per week - based in Edinburgh

Sustrans is the charity that is making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Our Research & Monitoring Unit develops innovative research, evaluation and analysis to influence and drive policy change to enable more people to choose walking and cycling. We aim to be recognised as the authoritative voice in the sector for reliable, robust and insightful evidence on walking and cycling.

We are looking for a Deputy Head of our Research & Monitoring to join our UK-wide team of forty analysts, mixed-method researchers, GIS and evaluation specialists. As part of this exciting role, you will support the leadership of the Unit, directly overseeing a team across the UK and overseeing our growing portfolio of work within Scotland. Scotland has recently doubled its investment in active travel, making this an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious active travel agenda. You will work on a range of projects – from evaluation of behaviour change and infrastructure projects to development of innovative new research and appraisal approaches.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of team leadership, managing monitoring and evaluation projects to a high quality and working strategically with a wide range of partners within active travel or a related field – such as health, environment or social justice. You will be an expert in the field and be able to coach others in developing their own research and analytical skills. You will have excellent communication skills, a track record of successful business development and be able to represent Sustrans in a wide range of settings.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 3 September 2018. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

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