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1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, EH3 8
£32,475 - £38,855 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
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Full Time
37.5 hours per week
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National Cycle Network Planning Manager


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

 (Ref: SUS3763)

 Full time hours are 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working and compressed hours to suit individual circumstances

 Base: Hybrid Edinburgh / Glasgow



About the role 

Sustrans Scotland has an exciting opportunity for you to join us and influence real change in Scotland, to help drive our vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport that has never been more relevant.

 As the National Cycle Network Planning Manager, you will ensure a year-on year pipeline of future infrastructure in line with both the UK Paths for Everyone Vision and our ambitious 30 Year Network Plan for Scotland. Critical to our success in Scotland is also aligning our work with the active travel policy goals of the Scottish Government.

 You will be responsible for the ongoing development and roll-out of the National Cycle Network Plan in Scotland, reporting and tracking our progress.

You will report to the Head of Network Development & Co-Design (Scotland) and lead a small team of people tasked with delivering and commissioning route development activities and ensuring stewardship and management of the project pipeline database.

 You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people in third sector organisations, communities, local authorities and professional bodies.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. We offer hybrid working, a mix of time in our hubs and at home and flexible hours to suit individual circumstances, candidates will be expected to travel on occasion to one of our hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow.


About you 

You will be an experienced leader who motivates their team, building relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.

 Using your experience in working with large data sets, you will gather, analyse and report on multiple data sets to inform and influence the development of the Network Plan.

 With demonstrable experience of delivering infrastructure projects; you will ideally have working a background within the transport, transport consultancy or the construction sectors. Your knowledge of local and regional transport planning authorities and processes in Scotland will help you advocate for sustainable transport and better places across the region.

 You must be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiating skills, as you will play a key role in overseeing contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors; in house commissioning and tendering as well as advising our land and estate management operations. 

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, Sunday 17 July

·      Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 25 July.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at

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. Take the next step in your journey by applying to become a member of our team.

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.

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. Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!