Published: 21st JANUARY 2022

Healthy Streets Officer, Behaviour Change

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join Sustrans as a Healthy Streets Officer. In this role, you'll support our vision to make sure all Londoners live in a city where our streets and public spaces serve everyone - a London where our streets are welcome places for all people to spend time, with reduced road danger and improved air quality.

  • Contract: Fixed term until 31 August 2022
  • Location: London
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • £24,938 per annum (plus a London Weighting allowance of £3,995 per annum)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 30 January 2022
  • Reference: SUS3450 and SUS3476

About the role

We have two fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic people to join Sustrans and work across their local boroughs as Healthy Streets Officers. In this role, you'll be supporting our vision to make sure all Londoners live in a city where our streets and public spaces serve everyone - a London where our streets are welcome places for all people to spend time, with reduced road danger and improved air quality.

As a Healthy Streets Officer, you will work as a delivery partner within the London Boroughs of either Tower Hamlets and Newham or Islington and Barking & Dagenham to promote active and sustainable travel. You'll identify local initiatives to make it easier for people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport instead of a car.

Initially working from home, once Covid restrictions are relaxed, your week will be made up of two days at each local authority office (per borough) and one day in the Sustrans office (Bethnal Green).

You will join our team of 18 Healthy Streets Officers, supporting 31 London local authorities, working on behaviour change initiatives across areas such as schools, workplaces, cycle training and infrastructure.

The Healthy Streets Officers are working hard to help boroughs reach the Mayor of London’s goals for 80% of journeys in London to be made by walking, cycling or public transport and for all Londoners to achieve 20 minutes of daily active travel by 2041.

The Healthy Streets Officers focus on sharing best practice between boroughs and supporting local initiatives to help people walk and cycle more.

 

About you

We are looking for driven, passionate individuals with the ability to own and influence projects, as well as plan and organise events and community activities.

You will have great people skills and experience of delivering multiple projects; partnership working with schools, community groups or local organisations; and working for or with a local authority.

So if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of sustainable transport and understand the role it plays in making better places to live and work, apply today!

We would especially love to hear from applicants with local knowledge and experience of living or working in either Tower Hamlets and Newham or Islington and Barking & Dagenham.

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.

 

Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 30 January 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 1 and 2 February 2022.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 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.

Financial

  • 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).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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