Senior Network Development Manager - Tenders Global

Senior Network Development Manager



  • £32475 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
  • (Ref: SUS3966)
  • Full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with the Network Development team, to proactively
develop walking and cycling schemes, including the National Cycle Network (NCN) across England.

As the Senior Network Development Manager, you will programme manage projects to improve the
NCN across the midlands and East including the HS2 Corridor, ensuring that sufficient resources
are available to complete the projects.

The role of Senior Network Development manager will require you to manage NCN projects,
ensuring funds are available, and manage larger and more complex projects when required. You
will need to lead, plan, coordinate and prioritise the work of the Network Development team,
ensuring that the team is achieving the expected outcomes, tracking outcomes, and through
effective planning the minimalization of over or underutilisation.

The role will also require you to deliver feasibility studies, active travel strategies, and
coordinate and influence the strategic development of the NCN in the region.

Contributing to 

You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as Local
authorities and other clients and funders, including key senior officers and decision makers,
also Local Enterprise Partnerships

This role will require travel most weeks and work at locations as necessary to undertake
projects on behalf of Sustrans. Overnight stays away from may be required at times.

About you

You should have experience in leading, motivating, and managing a team, experience in project
and programme management, experience of working with local key persons, with the ability to
build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, and experience of working in
partnership with other groups/ organisations and a broad range of individuals.

You will be skilled in motivating a team, data collection and analysis of data to compile
reports, negotiation, and advocacy skills.

We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of working on projects with and establish timeframe,
experience in transport planning or a related subject and experience in delivering feasibility
studies and reports. You will have experience in multipurpose route development and using GIS
(Geographical Information Systems) mapping software. 

You should be experienced in contributing to funding bids, and reporting to funders, as well as
being experienced in land negotiation and acquisition.

We ask you to show an understanding of the Sustainable transport policy and knowledge of the
transport agenda and infrastructure in the Midlands and east area

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 true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a 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
    work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by
  • 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, 19 February 2023.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 27 March 2023
  • To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be
    found on our website.

About Sustrans

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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