Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£35,743 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Contracts

(Ref: SUS3064)

£35,743 per annum

37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Location: Base is negotiable, but there is an expectation of occasional travel to the Edinburgh office


 Initial home working may be expected due to office closures and restrictions.


About the Role

At Sustrans, we are proud of our commitment to creating healthier places and happier lives for everyone. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a brand new role as Head of Contracts and help us get things done, together.

Working on one of our biggest active travel infrastructure programmes for Transport Scotland, you will be responsible for managing the complete contract process; overseeing, handling and negotiating all contracts. As part of your role, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders including internal project managers, partner organisations, funders, sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure appropriate contracts and funding agreements are in place.


About You

We are looking for excellent communicators and negotiators with significant experience of managing contracts in relation to grant funding. So, if you have a good understanding of written contracts and contractual arrangements, and are passionate and committed to the ideals of sustainable transport, this could be the role for you.

Apply to join our talented and dedicated team in Scotland today and help us work together to make change happen. 



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Wednesday 20 January 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Should Sustrans receive an overwhelming number of applications for this vacancy, the decision may be taken to close it earlier than the advertised closing date, so please ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible.



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: 05 January 2021
Closed date: 20 January 2021
Job ref: 126756CHJ
Tags: Senior Management, Governance