Wales, United Kingdom (On-site)
£25,561 per annum - pro rata
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Project Officer, Network Development

£25,561 per annum - pro rata 

 (Ref: SUS3669)

Full time 37.5hrs per week – happy to talk flexible working hours


Base: Home based with frequent travelling across Northern and Mid Wales 


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Officer to join our Connected Communities team in Wales to support the Sustrans Cymru team in the development of high-quality cycling, walking, streetscape, and community projects which covers a diverse character with a blend of city regions and National Parks with everything in between.

Our Project Officer roles help to develop accessible walking, wheeling, and cycling routes for everyone. This role will particularly focus on delivering our Paths for Everyone vision for the National Cycle Network which aims to improve the number and quality of traffic-free paths across the UK.

You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of projects including feasibility studies, route auditing activities, concept design, community engagement and mapping in collaboration with other Sustrans teams and resources.

Supporting partnerships with local authorities, other key delivery bodies and the wider Sustrans team in Wales, your role will help ensure that projects are supported to achieve successful outcomes. 

This role will require travel to a range of locations as necessary to undertake project delivery and support partner organisations. Candidates should ideally be based in North or Mid-Wales or be easily able to travel to locations within these areas. There may be occasional need for wider travel.

Knowledge of the Welsh language is an added advantage for this role but is not essential. 


About you

You should have experience of working within a project environment, supporting and delivering project outputs and working within a team setting to deliver projects on time and to budget.

You should have the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people from varied backgrounds, allowing you to effectively communicate with colleagues and partners alike.

You will use your knowledge and experience of the issues surrounding walking, wheeling, and cycling infrastructure to support delivery of high-quality improvements for active travel users.

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, 5thJune
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 13th June 


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: 16 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: SUS3669
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