How do I apply?
To apply for a job please download an application form from the related documents section under each job vacancy. In this section you will also find an equal opportunities monitoring form and a job description. Please take time to read the person specification which outlines the essential and desirable criteria required for the position.
Applications should be returned to us by 23:59 on the closing date as specified on the vacancy advert. Applications received after that date will not normally be considered for shortlisting. Completed electronic applications should to be sent to us at: email@example.com.
What happens after I submit my application?
We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email and will submit your application for shortlisting.
How will I know if my application has been successful?
We will contact candidates who have been shortlisted for interview by letter within three weeks of the closing date. The letter will contain details of when and where the interview will take place and if there is anything we would like you to bring or prepare prior to the interview. We aim to give candidates at least one week notice of interview.
As a charity, we unfortunately do not have the resources to respond to all applicants. Therefore if you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, you should presume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Can I submit the same application for more than one position?
Yes, you are welcome to submit the same application for multiple positions. Please clearly state on the top of your application form which vacancies you are applying for or attach a cover letter stating your instructions. Please make sure that you show how your skills and experience meet the specific criteria for each of the roles that you are applying for.
What hours will I be expected to work?
For full time staff, the normal working hours are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The core hours are between 9.30am - 4.30pm. The remaining 1.5 hours of the 7.5 hour working day are to be worked either side of this core time.
Start and finish times can be agreed between yourself and your manager. Flexibility of working hours may be required to meet the needs of certain roles. Some posts are offered on a part-time basis and there is also potential for job sharing.
What is the dress code?
What holidays do you offer?
25 days per calendar year for full time staff, plus bank and public holidays (pro rata for part time staff). You may need to reserve a couple of days for the Christmas shutdown period.
Do you have a pension scheme?
We offer a contributory group pension plan which you can join after 3 full months of employment. A 3% of basic salary contribution by Sustrans must be matched by the employee.
Do you accept placement students?
This is very dependant on resources and project requirement. Please make an individual enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if the online application form doesn't work?
If you are having trouble downloading the application form, please email us at: email@example.com We will try to identify the problem or get an application form to you via an alternative method.
Will Sustrans contribute to the cost of relocation?
Unfortunately as a charity Sustrans is unable to offer any financial assistance with the cost of relocation.