Published: 13th FEBRUARY 2020

Policy Officer, Scotland

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step on your Sustrans journey by applying for the following key vacancy:

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Working Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours per week over 4 or 5 days
  • Salary: £24,446 (pro rata) per annum
  • Closing date: 9am on Monday 9 March 2020
  • Reference: SUS2852

The role

This role will support Sustrans in ensuring our policies are strong, compelling and well-evidenced, working with colleagues to embed travelling actively in national and local policy.

The role contributes to a programme of work that ensures Sustrans engages and influences key stakeholders to see the value of making it easy for people to walk and cycle more often for every day journeys.

About you

With a good standard of education and proven experience in a similar role, you will have experience of researching or communicating public policy and of developing productive working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations. 

You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, the ability to take an analytical approach to complex policy subject matters and to build and maintain effective working relationships. 

You will also have good organisational skills, be IT literate and have a good understanding of current transport issues and the politics in Scotland. You will also be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.


Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 19 March 2020.

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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