Employee benefits


There are many good reasons to work for Sustrans. We have a great working culture and our core mission and vision attract people to work here. Your hard work and commitment is rewarded with great support. Many other work-related benefits are also offered.

Flexible working

Start and finish times can be agreed between you 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.

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.

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

Pay

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

Annual Leave

We offer a full-time annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff and those joining partway 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.

Pension

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 they have the necessary skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviours.

There is an internal schedule of training on key skills relevant to Sustrans staff.

There is also scope to attend ad hoc training for employees who are working to develop specific skills.

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).

Staff Volunteer Day

Sustrans has always worked in close partnership with communities, encouraging volunteer input to help achieve our vision.

We recognise the immense benefits of volunteering both to individuals and to a community, or the environment and encourage staff to take part in volunteering.

Sustrans offers staff paid time off their normal day-to-day roles to volunteer their time to a cause of their choice.

Be Supported

As part of Sustrans’ commitment to staff wellbeing, staff are offered a confidential 24/7 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 childcare. 

Be Supported is a service which is completely free to use, it is impartial and confidential.

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 with outdoor and cycling equipment retailers and Sustrans shop.

We are also members of the Green Commute Initiative and CycleScheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.