Content Officer Scotland


Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen, with hybrid working
£25,561 - £30,366 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 17th July 2022  

Content Officer

£25,561 - £30,366 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
(Ref: SUS3655B)
Fixed term contract – 18 months
37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
Base: Scotland

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a creative and skilled content producer to take a key role in the Sustrans Scotland Communications team. 

You will primarily create dynamic and engaging video, photographic and written content which promotes sustainable transport, active travel and the work of Sustrans Scotland to a range of audiences including key partners, the public, volunteers and supporters, inspiring people to engage with our important cause. 

Supported by your immediate and wider team, you will work across our channels to develop content that supports our fundraising and influencing work, contributes to the delivery of our campaigns, and engages our consumer and business audiences. 

This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via social media and directly with media organisations across Scotland, as well as other relevant agencies.

This role will require some travel and working at different locations to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer hybrid working, with hubs available in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen should you choose to work there on occasion, and the flexibility to work from home.

About you

You should have exceptional communication skills and must understand the basic principles of what makes good content. You should have editing and proofreading experience. 

You must have demonstrable experience of working in a communications environment, including filming and production of video and photographic content, in addition, you’ll have a developed knowledge of social media and know to use it to reach new and existing audiences. 

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. 

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, supportive and rewarding 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)

Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 17 July 2022
  • Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on 26 July 2022
  • If you wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact [email protected]

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

About Sustrans

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. 

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!

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