People Advisor


People AdvisorScotland 

£35,841 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 

(Ref: SUSPA1406) 

 Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working 

 Base: Hybrid, Edinburgh  

About the role 

Your opportunity to join a supportive, dynamic, responsive (and fun!) People Team is here. 

This is a key role in delivering a great colleague experience. You will be coaching, advising
and equipping managers with the information, guidance, and tools they need to get the best from
and develop their direct reports and teams.

Reporting to the Director for People Operations, you will join two other People Advisors, all
playing an integral role, steering and progressing strategic people projects and initiatives
across the organisation.

You will keep yourself up to date with best practice, identify opportunities to improve our
offer to colleagues and be able to manage projects to continually improve the colleague

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and travel to a nearby office
hub in Edinburgh. In this role there is a requirement for occasional overnight trips for wider
People and Organisational Development Team days held once every quarter in Bristol. 

About you 

You should have experience of coaching and supporting managers to ensure our colleagues are
well supported at all levels, we work in a hybrid way so much of this work can be done via

In addition, you must have experience of managing varied casework and employee relation cases,
including investigations, disciplinary, grievance resolution and colleague capability. 

You will build relationships easily across a wide range of people. You will regularly meet with
managers across the devolved nations; supporting not only our Scotland team but the smaller
teams in Northern Ireland and Wales as well.

We ask you have a sound understanding and working knowledge of Employment Law and are able to
effectively communicate this, in an understandable and relatable way, to Line Managers and
Colleagues alike. 

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone – reducing inequality,
valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and
respect. 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.

What we offer 

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible,
supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 28 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


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans 
  • Discount benefits 
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary 
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local
    authority districts plus the City of London) 

Family Friendly 

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

Additional information 

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Sunday 9th

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week 17th July 2023 

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be
found on our website.  

About Sustrans 

At Sustrans you’ll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We’re all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented,
passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We
act locally and think big – we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates
healthier places and happier lives for everyone. 

You’ll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You’ll work on
exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you’ll be rewarded by seeing
the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

 We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome
difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your
wellness is supported.

You’ll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible,
supportive, ethical and fun.

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