Published: 5th AUGUST 2022

Senior Evaluation Officer, Research & Monitoring Unit

Your work will produce evidence on active travel that is transparent and authoritative, helping to shape policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid working with base in either Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle hub.
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week, we are happy to discuss flexible working hours
  • £28,499 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 21 August 2022
  • Reference: SUS3738

About the role

At Sustrans we are proud of our commitment to creating happier places and healthier lives for everyone. Join us as a Senior Evaluation Officer, where you will use both your research and project management skills to work on a range of exciting monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research projects within our Research and Monitoring Unit (RMU). Your work will produce evidence on active travel that is transparent and authoritative, helping to shape policy, practice and behaviour across the UK.

Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit is a leading centre of excellence in active travel research, monitoring and evaluation. Our team work closely with partners from across the UK to ensure we have a clear understanding of the impact of Sustrans’ work and the wider context of the benefits of active travel.

You have a fantastic opportunity to help us make a difference by joining our team as a Senior Evaluation Officer working on the Places for Everyone programme, Sustrans’ grant fund for active travel infrastructure in Scotland.

Enjoying a diverse workload, you will lead a small team in supporting Places for Everyone partners, providing guidance and delivering monitoring and evaluation on a range of active travel infrastructure projects, particularly in Edinburgh, to help demonstrate their impact.

Additionally, you will join a team evaluating the Places for Everyone programme. You will contribute by conducting programme wide analysis and supporting research to evaluate and report the contribution towards Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Framework and Sustrans’ strategic priority of Liveable Cities and Towns for Everyone.

You will be responsible for delivering monitoring and evaluation to the expected standards. This includes project management of time and budgets for yourself and a small team (3-5 people) with the support of an Evaluation Manager.


About you

We are looking for excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to manage and motivate people, getting the best out of others. You will use your exceptional analytical skills and draw on your previous experience of both project management and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods to apply them to real world projects.

So, if you have a track record of scoping, designing, budgeting, and reporting on research and evaluation projects, this could be the role for you.

Ideally you will have an understanding of the benefits of active and sustainable travel.


Additional Information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 21 August 2022
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 05 September 2022

To apply, please complete our online application form.

Work perks


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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