Senior Project Officer, Active Travel Strategy (Ref: SUS3197)

£27,804 per annum

37.5 hours per week – permanent

Location: Orkney, Kirkwall with occasional travel via sustainable transport methods to locations across Scotland

Initial home working may be expected due to office closures and restrictions.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of Senior Project Officers who work in local authorities across Scotland.

Working within Orkney Islands Council on a project expected to last a minimum of 3 years, you will help to strengthen the partnership between Sustrans and the council.

You will support the delivery of active travel infrastructure projects as well as identifying funding opportunities, building connections with local stakeholders and sharing knowledge and best practice.

About You

We are looking for an excellent communicator who has the ability to build productive working relationships.

You will bring your experience in transport, planning, urban design or similar to the role and you will be confident with project management.

Your ability to think strategically will support the council to increase active travel in Orkney.

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

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 colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

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

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 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

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.


Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 7 June. Interviews will take place via Teams on Monday 21 or Tues 22 June.