Active Travel Officer


Taunton, Somerset
£24,204 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SUS2540

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Thursday, 20th December 2018   3 days left

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying for the following key vacancy and join our team in England South.

Active Travel Officer (Ref: SUS2540)

£24,204 pro rata per annum

22.5 hours per week – contract to 31 March 2019

Based in Taunton 

This exciting role will be responsible for developing, leading and supporting the delivery of activities promoting walking, cycling and the use of public transport across a range of settings including schools, colleges, workplaces and communities. Through events and initiatives you will raise the profile of active and sustainable travel and help to reduce the level of congestion impacted by the new housing development at Killams. This project is funded through Section 106 developer contributions.

With a good standard of education, you will have experience of delivering behaviour change projects with schools, workplaces or communities and experience of working with children and young people. You will also have experience of organising and delivering events and of building and maintaining productive working relationships. Your excellent written and verbal communications skills will enhance your ability to engage with local community groups, promote events and to motivate and enthuse others. You will have knowledge and understanding of the health benefits of active travel and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport. Ideally you will be able to start as soon as possible on the project.

Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Thursday 20 December 2018. Interviews will take place in Bristol on Friday 11 January 2019.

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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