Published: 8th OCTOBER 2021

Senior Project Officer, Collaborative Design

You will work on our emerging portfolio of groundbreaking community-led projects, contributing to the creation of healthier, happier cities and towns.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester/Liverpool area and home-based
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • £27,804 per annum
  • Closing date: 9am on Monday 25 October 2021
  • Reference: SUS3400

About the role

We now have an exciting opportunity for you to join a truly collaborative design team.

You'll assist in the management of programmes and projects across the North of England that lead to the development of new, innovative designs for neighbourhoods and streets, including public realm and walking and cycling routes.

You and the team will:

  • engage with a diverse range of communities
  • produce designs and feasibility studies
  • create maps and drawings
  • undertake site visits.

You will be working on our emerging portfolio of groundbreaking community-led projects, contributing to the creation of healthier, happier cities and towns.


About you

We are looking for someone with a relevant qualification or significant work experience in urban design, landscape architecture or a related field. 

You will have experience of:

  • working on issues surrounding walking and cycling infrastructure or general transportation issues.
  • working on design projects with a significant level of community engagement.
  • workshop facilitation.

If you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment and want to work somewhere you can make a big impact, then apply today!



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 25 October 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

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

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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

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