Epping, Essex
£24,446 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute.  Take the next step on your Sustrans journey by applying for the following key vacancy:


Active Travel Officer

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT)

£24,446 per annum (Ref:  SUS2730)

37.5 hours per week

contract to 30 September 2021 - based in Epping Forest


As HGGT Active Travel Officer, this exciting new role will get involved in designing, developing and undertaking a programme of behaviour change activities that promote walking, cycling and public transport across a range of settings including schools, colleges, workplaces and communities.  This work is fundamental to achieving targets for a significant modal shift of at least 50% of all journeys being made by sustainable means, through activities, events and initiatives to raise the profile of active and sustainable travel.


With a good standard of education, you will have experience of working in behaviour change projects, of leading engagement activities, organising and running events and of initiating and building effective relationships with community groups and with partner organisations and agencies.   With excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships, you will be pro-active and be able to motivate and enthuse others.  Commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport is essential as is an understanding of the local sustainable transport issues and the health benefits of active travel.  Clearance by an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check is mandatory for this role.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 21 October 2019.  Interviews will take place in Epping Forest on Thursday 31 October 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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Posted on: 01 October 2019
Closed date: 21 October 2019
Job ref: 97379CHJ
Tags: Operations