Policy Officer


Policy Officer 

  • UK wide
  • £28,831 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 
  • Ref: SUS4232
  • Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working 
  • Base: Sustrans offices, home based or hybrid. Will need to travel to our Bristol hub for team
    meetings in person once a month. 

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of the Policy and Public Affairs team,
during an election year, delivering a number of vital pieces of research designed to improve
walking, wheeling and cycling and transport more broadly.

As the Policy Officer, you will lead on delivering two key policy projects for Sustrans with
support from our Head of Policy and Senior Policy Officer. You will help develop evidence,
policy and practice working closely with colleagues to maximise long-term opportunities to help
increase transport choice for people. 

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a
nearby office hub with an expectation of a monthly team meeting in Bristol and occasional
travel for project related activity. 

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on
behalf of Sustrans.

About you 

You should have proven experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research across a
variety of issues and in writing for policy and public audiences.

We also ask that you are experienced in working autonomously but also as part of a team and
with funders, partners and agencies to deliver work.

You will be skilled in presenting arguments and clearly communicating complex information to a
range of audiences in an accessible and persuasive way, in person and in writing.

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 6% or 7% of basic salary contribution being matched by
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans 
  • Discount benefits 
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,530 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local
    authority districts plus the City of London) 
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary 

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, 19 May 2024.

Interviews will take place in via MS Teams during the week commencing 27 May 2024.

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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