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Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow., EH1
£28,211 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
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Full Time, Part Time
37.5 hours per week
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Partner Relations and Events Officer


£28,211 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

(Ref: SUS4217)

Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans Places for Everyone Team where you will play a pivotal role in showcasing exemplary projects aimed at making walking, wheeling and cycling easier and more accessible for all through various channels such as events, workshops and webinars.

As the Partner Relations and Events Officer, your primary focus will be development and delivery of training events for Sustrans Partners, elected members and other stakeholders. You'll be tasked with identifying and implementing opportunities for their professional growth while spotlighting the achievements of The Places for Everyone Team through knowledge sharing activities such as , seminars, networking opportunities and walking tours. You will also contribute to the production of our monthly newsletter and event promotion.

Responsibilities encompass all aspects of event planning and execution. This includes identifying potential speakers, leading workshops and coordinating various activities. You'll be the point of contact for speakers, trainers, and attendees, ensuring seamless coordination of attendance and arranging necessary travel and accommodation. This role will require some travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You should have experience in planning and organising events in person and online, and strong verbal and communication skills, along with good interpersonal and networking skills. We also ask that you have excellent administrative and organisational skills, a strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently and proactively with limited supervision. Proficiency in IT, particularly in Microsoft Office applications, is also required for this role.

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 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

Bike, computer and season ticket loans

Discount benefits

London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)

Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

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, 17 March 2024.

Interviews will take place in via MS Teams during the week commencing 01 April 2024

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

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.