Communications Manager


£31,683 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Friday, 14th May 2021   4 days left

Communications Manager

£31,683 per annum
Base: Edinburgh with flexibility to work from home 
37.5 hours per week
Initial home working may be expected due to office closures during current C19 restrictions

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.  Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling. We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues. We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

About the Role

We have an excellent opportunity for you to join the movement and help us make a difference as our Scotland Communications Manager!

Managing communications for all of our Transport Scotland projects, you will play a key part in ensuring the full range of projects are showcased via the media.

As part of this varied role, you will also help us to communicate Sustrans’ Scotland’s priorities, achievements and values to the media and wider society; leading an amazing team of communications officers while working with our policy colleagues to make real social change. 

About You

We are looking for an individual who can effectively network and build relationships.

You will have experience of mass and specialist communications, including developing plans and delivering campaigns and a thorough understanding of the communications environment, including media, digital and marketing.

So, if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create compelling stories that support our vision as a trusted and influential impact-led charity; that truly demonstrate our commitment to creating healthier places and happier lives for everyone.


Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Friday 14 May 2021. Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Friday 21 May 2021.

Should Sustrans receive an overwhelming number of applications for this vacancy, the decision may be taken to close it earlier than the advertised closing date, so please ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible.

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

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We have a dedicated programme working across the organisation to ensure we do this quickly and with excellence.

We actively encourage applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Sustrans is open to adapting to your needs.

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