Scotland, United Kingdom (On-site)
£28,499 per annum (pro rata)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Community Engagement Coordinator


£28,499 per annum (pro rata)

(Ref: SUS 3679)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – we are happy to discuss working hours to suit individual circumstances

Base: Edinburgh/Glasgow 



About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.

As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will support you Network Engagement Manager in promoting the National Cycle Network (NCN). You will empower community groups and the wider public to opt for new traffic-free paths and infrastructure, such as bridges, for everyday journeys and the potential for leading towards further development in the area.

You will build relationships with communities, businesses, Partners, and interest groups around existing and future NCN infrastructure projects so that we can work in partnership and deliver our projects successfully.

You will create a new strategic plan which will prioritise engagement with communities on our various projects across Scotland.

You will support Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU) in monitoring, evaluating and evidence gathering to demonstrate the benefits of our interventions and engagement across the NCN. This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects. Candidates should be based in Scotland.  


About you

You must be passionate and enthusiastic about Sustrans’ work and build relationships with ease, bringing your experience of working cross-organisationally, using skills to support your managers to build on and enhance existing partnerships within Sustrans and external partners.

With demonstrable experience of community engagement projects, you will have a working background with deprived communities, business groups, organisations and volunteers.

You must be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiating skills, as you will play a key role in supporting your managers, liaising with partners to reshape our towns, cities, and countryside in favour of active travel. 

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, 9th June
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 20th June.

To apply, please complete our online application form.

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: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 09 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 172758CHJ
Tags: Communications, PR, Operations