London, Greater London
£28,933 per annum (Inclusive of a London Weighting Allowance of £3,995 per annum)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Healthy Streets Officer, Behaviour Change

(Ref: SUS3357)

£28,933 per annum (Inclusive of a London Weighting Allowance of £3,995 per annum)

37.5 hours per week– Contract to August 2022 (x2 posts)

Base: London Borough of Waltham Forest and Redbridge or London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham



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 a fantastic opportunity for you to join the movement and support us in our vision to make sure all Londoners live in a city where our streets and public spaces serve everyone. A London where our streets are welcome places for all people to spend time, a London with reduced road danger and improved air quality.

As a Healthy Streets Officer, you will work as a delivery partner within specific London Boroughs to promote active and sustainable travel, identifying local initiatives to make it easier for people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport instead of a car.

We have 18 Healthy Streets Officers supporting 31 London local authorities, working on behaviour change initiatives across areas such as schools, workplaces, cycle training and infrastructure.

The Healthy Streets Officers are working hard to help boroughs reach the Mayor of London’s goals for 80% of journeys in London to be made by walking, cycling or public transport and for all Londoners to achieve 20 minutes of daily active travel by 2041.

The Healthy Streets Officers focus on sharing best practice between boroughs and supporting local initiatives to help people walk and cycle more.


About You

We are looking for driven, passionate individuals with the ability to own and influence projects, as well as plan and organise events and community activities in collaboration with other organisations.

You will have great people skills and experience of delivering multiple projects, partnership working with schools, community groups or local organisations and working for or with a local authority.

So if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of active travel and understand the role it plays in making better places to live & work, apply today!

We would especially love to hear from applicants with local knowledge and experience of one or more of the following boroughs: Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Newham.


What can 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 Monday 20th September 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing Monday 27th September 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. This includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.


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Posted on: 27 August 2021
Closed date: 20 September 2021
Job ref: 146398CHJ
Tags: Operations