National Walking & Cycling Network Partnership Officer


Oban, Argyll and Bute
£26,985 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SUS2552

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th March 2019  

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:

National Walking & Cycling Network Partnership Officer

(Ref: SUS2552)

£26,985 per annum

37.5 hours per week – two year fixed term contract - based in Oban

Sustrans are teaming up with Scottish Natural Heritage to support the development and delivery of National Walking and Cycling Network infrastructure projects, focussing initially on the Cross Scotland Pilgrim Way between Tyndrum and Oban. This position will take a lead role in building relationships and consulting with key partners including landowners, local authorities and the community in order to map routes and plan and budget the project’s implementation.

Educated to a degree level or equivalent, you will have demonstrable experience of project management and successful partnership working. You will have experience of working with landowners, of community consultation and of working with consultants and contractors. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills with experience compiling and critiquing reports. You will be able to work independently with good organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload. You will also have knowledge of walking and cycling routes in Scotland and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport. Given the location, the post holder will need to drive on occasion and a valid UK driving licence will be required. Employment will be conditional on clearance by a PVG Disclosure check.

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