Published: 30th JUNE 2020

Network Development Manager

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to become a member of our team in the North of England:

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: based in North East and Cumbria
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,255 per annum
  • Closing date: 9am Monday 20 July 2020
  • Reference: SUS2936

The role

Our Network Development Manager roles are truly unique, developing accessible walking and cycling routes for everyone. These roles are at the centre of delivering our Paths for Everyone vision for the National Cycle Network which aims to improve the number and quality of traffic-free paths across the UK.

We currently have a vacancy in the beautiful North East and Cumbria region. As part of this role you will be out and about on the National Cycle Network, meeting partners and communities to influence and inspire the upgrade and improvement of routes in the urban and rural environment.

About you

We engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and so we are looking for someone who excels in building and maintaining successful relationships and who can write excellent reports.

The role will involve working with design and engineering colleagues to develop and progress feasibility studies and designs, seek consents, secure funding and ultimately take projects into delivery - this is a role where you will see your projects through from start to finish.

We are looking for someone with direct or transferable experience in transport planning, project management, business development and stakeholder engagement. If you are passionate about sustainability, like the idea of working in a small team where you can make a big impact, this is the role for you.


Interviews will take place via MS Teams during week beginning Monday 27 July 2020.

We understand it is difficult to think about applying for jobs at the moment. We would be happy to have an informal conversation if you email us at

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

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