Employee benefits

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There are many great reasons to work for Sustrans. Your hard work and commitment is rewarded with great support and flexible working conditions. Many other work related benefits are also offered.

Working hours

For full time staff, the normal working hours are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Some roles do cover work on a weekend. 

Start and finish times can be agreed between yourself and your line manager. Flexibility of working hours may be required to meet the needs of the organisation, however, Sustrans offers flexibility for staff and work/life balance through condensed working hours, 9-day fortnights and other working pattern arrangements.

Some posts are offered on a part-time basis and there is also potential for job sharing of certain roles.


Sustrans pay and grading system offers a competitive starting salary and progression.

Annual Leave

Sustrans offer a full-time annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff and those joining part way through the year). There is also an annual leave purchase scheme in place which allows staff to buy an extra week (pro rata for part time staff) of annual leave.


Sustrans believes it's important that we help you save for your retirement so access to a Group Personal Pension scheme is available for all staff. This is a scheme that both you and Sustrans contribute towards.

All new staff will be enrolled, with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans. There is the option to opt out of the scheme. There is also the opportunity of paying your pension contribution through a salary sacrifice scheme. 

Learning and Development

Sustrans supports and develops staff to ensure staff have the necessary skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviours.  

Be Supported

As part of Sustrans commitment to staff wellbeing, staff are offered a confidential support service which can provide information, advice and support for both work related concerns and anything happening outside of work such as medical worries, information about finances and advice on family and child care.  Be Supported is a helpline and is completely free to use, it is impartial and confidential.

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

Sustrans offers staff who meet the criteria for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) an enhanced maternity pay of 12 weeks at full pay, followed by 27 weeks of statutory maternity pay.  Enhanced paternity pay is offered for 2 weeks at full pay for those staff meeting the criteria for Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP).

Bike, Computer and Season Ticket Loan

An interest free loan to purchase a bike, computer or season ticket can be arranged up to the value of £1,000.

Discount benefits

As a member of staff you will receive access to a range of discounts at many cycle retailers and suppliers. Advice and basic bike maintenance is also available.

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.

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