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Penston House Macmerry Tranent, EH33 1EX
£25,184 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Fixed term position for 12 months
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, hours are to be confirmed.
To start asap.

East Lothian is one of Scotland's fastest growing council areas. Home to more than 100,000 people, the county is renowned for the richness of its local communities and their proud history. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate to play a lead role in the development of East Lothian Council's Active and Sustainable Transport strategy, which forms part of the authority's response to the Climate Emergency.

Educated to degree level you will have a significant interest and demonstrable understanding of sustainable transport.

We are looking for an individual who will work with a variety of stakeholders on the delivery of a professional service that maximises resources and delivers positive outcomes.

You will be self-motivated with a flexible and collaborative approach to work and have the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands whilst meeting tight deadlines.   You will also have an understanding and knowledge of transportation policy, legislation, and initiatives at local, regional, and national levels.

With excellent organisational and IT skills, you will be able to utilise various Microsoft Office packages, and be a clear written and verbal communicator, with the ability to analyse information and produce reports and with experience of presenting information in public forums.

You will be joining a dynamic and flexible team within Infrastructure and Transportation. You will be required to travel throughout East Lothian and within the Lothians  to undertake the duties of this post.

Home / Hybrid Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.
Homeworking and Worksmart policies | East Lothian Council

Job Details

To contribute to and participate in new and ongoing project and engagement work to support the development of ELC’s Active Travel team’s efforts to stimulate a modal shift towards more active and sustainable workforce travel habits.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

The preferred candidate for this post may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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