Project Manager, Active Travel (South East England)
Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
Base: Home base in or near South East region, e.g. Brighton, Worthing,
Ashford, Maidstone etc.. With nominated office based at Sustrans offices in Reading or London
with hybrid working.
About the role
Our vision is to support a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting
cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.
We have a 20 year plan to make the 16,000 mile long National Cycle Network (NCN), safer and
more accessible for walkers, wheelers and cyclists. We aspire to take every mile to very good
or good standard by 2040 and we want to double the traffic free sections from 5,000 to 10,000
miles getting routes off fast or busy roads. We are encouraging and inspiring more and
different people to share, respect and enjoy the Network and we are helping communities and
users shape and maintain their paths. We are working to raise funds from a wide range of
sources, that will be needed to secure the future success of this national asset.
We are working with our valued partners, stakeholders, supporters and volunteers to turn our
vision into reality.
As Project Manager, Active Travel, South East you will work with the Network Development Team,
England South, proactively developing walking and cycling schemes, including the National Cycle
Network (NCN) across Southern England. As a valued member of this team, you will build the
relationships to maintain the NCN in your region, you will help fund it by developing business
opportunities and you will help fix and grow it by delivering impactful projects to scope, to
budget and on time.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on
behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the South geographical area, preferably
Kent or Sussex with travel expected (approximately once a week) to a nominated hub/office base
in Reading or London.
As a skilled Project Manager, you will manage projects from planning through to construction,
undertaking network plans, feasibility studies, land assembly and route design.
Managing project teams, you will find yourself collaboratively working with Designers and
Engineers, Ecologists, Land Managers and Volunteer Officers and together you will make things
happen to an excellent standard, that is compliant with national quality standards.
You will have excellent influencing skills, enabling you to negotiate with Landowners and work
closely with the Delivery Team to encourage greater community involvement in designing,
developing and maintaining the network.
You will monitor outputs, outcomes and impact for each project we deliver and we want to share
this learning to inspire even greater projects.
Using your relationship building and influencing skills you will liaise with local authorities
and other partners to enable walking and cycling network development, through consultation and
the delivery of paid work.
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 and
respect. 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.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office) and a truly
flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
- 28 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
- Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by
- Bike, computer and season ticket loans
- Discount benefits
- 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 at 23:59, 23 February 2023
- Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 06 March 2023
To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be
found on our website.
At Sustrans you’ll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We’re all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented,
passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We
act locally and think big – we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates
healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
You’ll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You’ll work on
exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you’ll be rewarded by seeing
the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.
We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome
difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your
wellness is supported.
You’ll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible,
supportive, ethical and fun.
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