Network Development Manager


Home-based or Peterborough/Birmingham/Nottingham office
£27,804 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SUS3229

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 14th June 2021   1 day 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 to become a member of our team:

Network Development Manager (Ref: SUS3229)

£27,804 per annum

Fixed Term Contract – 2 Years

37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Home based or Peterborough/Birmingham/Nottingham Sustrans Office

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

About The Role

Your role as Network development manager puts you at the centre of delivering our “Paths for Everyone” and “Liveable Towns and Cities” visions – helping us to create healthier places and happier people across the UK.

Using both skills you have and skills you’ll develop in the role, you will plan, develop and construct walking and cycling routes, working closely with project partners, key stakeholder and members of the public.

A truly varied role: one day you could be out on-site exploring options for a new route; the next you could be working collaboratively with team colleagues across the region to meaningfully engage with local communities; another day, writing compelling reports and feasibility studies for clients.

There will be regular travel for site visits and meeting colleagues, partners and clients across the East Midlands to places such as Nottingham, Lincoln, Grimsby and Grantham.

About You

We are looking for someone with direct or transferable experience of transport planning or design, and of managing people and projects.

If you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment and want to work somewhere you can make a big impact, then please get in touch!

What we Offer?

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible working environment.


  • 26 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 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

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!


Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 14 June 2021. Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

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