Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£27,804 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Business Development and Funding Coordinator

(Ref: SUS3321)

£27,804 pro rata per annum

Up to 37.5 hours per week – Happy to talk Flexible Working

 Based in Scotland (flexible) - at least 1 day per month in Edinburgh

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 now have an excellent opportunity for you to join our team and help us make a difference by identifying opportunities to develop existing projects and innovate new activities!

Working closely with our delivery teams, you will support with developing our programme offers and preparing funding bids, proposals and tender submissions to help us secure future funding.


About You

We are looking for individuals with experience helping to secure funds for project delivery.

You may have experience of business planning, strategy development, grant application writing/submission, tender writing/submission or similar with a sound understanding of the funding, policy and delivery context for Sustainable transport in Scotland.

You will also have the ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop a team,

So if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.


What we Offer


  • 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)



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Friday 6 August 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 16 August 2021.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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

We welcome 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.

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Posted on: 23 July 2021
Closed date: 06 August 2021
Job ref: SUS3321
Tags: Business Development