Scotland, United Kingdom (On-site)
£32,475 - £38,855 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Strategic Business Manager


£32,475 - £38,855 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

 (Ref: SUS3643B)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Hybrid, Scotland



About the role

The Strategic Business Manager is an exciting role working at the heart of our teams and programmes in Scotland. 

You will be responsible for delivering strategic planning, business planning and organisation performance for Sustrans in Scotland, ensuring that our activities on the ground deliver against our strategic vision for active travel and our commitments to our partners.  Key to this role is building and maintaining relationships with internal colleagues and teams, communities, central and local government, active delivery partners, Transport Scotland and other key stakeholders.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary. Candidates will have the flexibility to work from home, with travel expected to a nominated hub/office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow on occasion.


About you

You should have experience of working across teams and partners to deliver  planning and performance in a complex organisation to deliver a strategic vision. 

You will be able to communicate clearly and effectively, with a diverse range of partners and have experience of collaborating with multiple external agencies to understand best practice.  You will be able to understand complex information and make it clear to others.  You will be organised and adept at organising others, with great attention to detail.

Knowledge of best practice in business and strategic planning and performance management is key, allowing you to implement and embed changes to drive results.

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 has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.


What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustranshub) 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 23:59,12th June 
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams around 22nd 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: 12 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 172552CHJ
Tags: Management, Business Development