Programme LeadBlended Approach to Future Working (Ref: SUS3196)

£42,080 per annum pro rata

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

30 – 37.5 Hours per week over 4 or 5 days


About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on active travel.

We are working together to make a real difference – creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our 670 colleagues, 3,200 volunteers and over 40,000 supporters.

With a response rate to our last annual employee survey of 92%, and positive employee experience in the top 20% of all employers across all UK sectors, we are a friendly, inclusive organisation.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together.


About the Role

We want to build on our flexible working credentials by moving towards a ‘blended’ approach to where and the way people work.

Reporting to the Executive Director of People & Organisation Development, you will lead this initiative, working alongside our Directors to ensure a smooth transition out of Covid-related restrictions and into new ways of working.

Co-ordinating and delivering activities that facilitate a blended approach to remote and office working within the charity, you will play a key part in ensuring our workplaces optimise teamwork and productivity in a way that improves the charity’s operating model, promotes our values and strengthens our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

About You

This is a unique opportunity to shape the way a key national organisation operates for years to come.

We believe in working collaboratively, so are looking for someone who is able to build relationships and respect quickly with senior leaders and their teams, working with and through others.

You will have extensive experience of leading change management, complex programme management and a strong interest in organisation design and development. You may also have experience in leading/creating a blended approach to future working or workplace design.

With a commitment to inclusion and diversity, you will be someone who is proactive, organised, creative and analytical, with strong research, communication and presentation skills.

If this is you, we would love to hear from you!

For more information please make sure to check out our job description which can be found on our website www.sustrans.org.uk/job-vacancies

What can we offer?


  • 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 day
  • 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)

Click here for more information Employee benefits – Sustrans.org.uk

Start date, base and working pattern

You will be available to start this role in June.

You can be based anywhere in the UK – at home or in a local Sustrans office. Occasional travel to Sustrans UK offices will be required when travel and work restrictions have been lifted. Good access to a mainline train station will be essential.

This appointment can be either 37.5 or 30 hours per week to be worked over 5 or 4 days, or a 9-day fortnight. Salary will be pro-rata’d accordingly.

Recruitment process

Applications will be via the Sustrans online application system by clicking below.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 09:00 on Friday 28 May. Interviews will take place via Zoom on Friday 4 June.

Should Sustrans receive a large number of applications for this vacancy, the decision may be taken to close it earlier than the advertised closing date, so please ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible.

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.