Senior Project Manager,National Cycle Network
£32,475 per annum
Full time hours are 37.5 hours per week - happy to talk flexible working and compressed hours to suit individual circumstances
Base: Hybrid working with some travelling to Reading/Bristol
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us and influence real change in the South of England, helping us drive our Paths for Everyone vision forward, a vision of a more sustainable future in transport.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will help us to shape and develop the future for the National Cycle Network (NCN). You will design, develop, and maintain the NCN, connecting people and places, and provide traffic-free spaces for everyone to enjoy.
A key objective of this role is to help us work collaboratively with other teams, enabling us to deliver impactful projects to scope, on time and to budget, whilst aligning with Sustrans' vision and Theory of Change.
You will help us be financially sustainable too, by taking a strategic approach to funding opportunities. You will help us build relationships with landowners, local authorities, and others, so that we can work in partnership to make things happen. As part of this, we are working with local authorities to create a 20-year plan for the delivery of the NCN, which involves aligning projects with local strategic priorities.
We offer true hybrid working, with a mix of working from Bristol hub at least 1-2 days a week and the opportunity for home working, with flexible hours offered to suit individual circumstances.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake the project on behalf of Sustrans. You will be occasionally travelling across
England. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of Southwest England.
You will be a brilliant team leader and will build relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors.
With demonstrable experience of delivering projects, you will probably have experience within the engineering, urban design, construction management, or land negotiation sectors.
You must have a creative approach to finding innovative solutions, to help us in advocating for sustainable transport and better places across the region.
You must be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiating skills, as you will play a key role in leading your team in reshaping our towns, cities, and countryside in favour of active travel.
We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it's safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
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
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 25th July 2022.
Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Monday 8th August 2022.
To apply, please complete our online application form.
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