Closing in 5 days
Pengegon, Cornwall (On-site)
£25,561 per annum (pro rata)
Part-time, Temporary
Job description

Active Travel Officer, Cornwall

(England South-West)

£25,561 per annum (pro rata)

 (Ref: SUS 3731)

Up to 18.75 hours per week – we are happy to discuss working hours to suit individual circumstanc

Base: Authority Office in Cornwall with opportunity to work from home



About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team to work in Cornwall to promote and enable -walking, wheeling, cycling, and scooting as the sustainable way of travelling to schools, workplaces, and for the journeys in the local community.

As the Active Travel Officer, you will be innovating, developing, and delivering tailor-made packages of activities and promotional material to encourage and enable active travel.

You will work in close partnership with Cornwall Council, public transport providers, Sustrans’ Behaviour Change, Engagement team and colleagues to support the development and delivery of a countywide Workplace Travel Challenge. This will help to ensure as many people as possible can have the benefit from the project and more local journeys can be travelled actively.

Due to nature of the role, a full DBS is required.

We offer true hybrid working, with a mix of working from Authority office at least 1-2 days a week and the opportunity for home working, with flexible hours offered to suit individual circumstances.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake the project on behalf of Sustrans. You will be occasionally travelling across Cornwall region.


About you

You will be passionate about active travel and supporting and motivating others to make positive changes to everyday journeys, to benefit themselves, their local community, and the environment. You will be self-motivated and able to work independently to manage a varied workload.

You should have experience in building relationships with wide range of organisations, groups and individuals ideally having worked on physical activity, behavioural change projects, a wide range of people including young people.

You will be a skilled communicator, able to adapt your approach to engage and meet the needs of diverse audiences and have experience of planning and delivering engagement activities and promotional events.  

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 23:59,10th July.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week on 19th July.


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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Posted on: 23 June 2022
Closing date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 175936CHJ
Tags: Communications, PR, Advocacy