London, Greater London
£24,938 per annum plus London Weighting Allowance of £3,995 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Press & Media Officer

 (Ref SUS3266)

£24,938 per annum plus London Weighting Allowance of £3,995 pa

37.5 hours per week – based in London

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 the movement and help us make a real difference as our Press and Media officer.

Your role will see you helping us to generate positive media coverage for our work and vision.

You will pitch winning ideas to trade, business and national media, helping to build the profile of the charity across all platforms. At time you will need to work at pace to provide comment at short notice and handle sensitive media issues.


About You

We are looking for an excellent influencer who can produce inspiring copy, media statements, opinion pieces and blogs.

You will have experience of collaborating on or managing media projects to generate positive media coverage.

So, if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create compelling stories that support our vision as a trusted and influential impact-led charity; that truly demonstrate our commitment to creating 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)


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on 3 August 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams on week beginning 16 August 2021.

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Posted on: 15 July 2021
Closed date: 03 August 2021
Job ref: SUS3266
Tags: Communications, PR