Job | Full Time

Active Travel Officer, Community Active Travel Programme


£25,561 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
You will help devise and deliver an innovative programme of activities to overcome barriers that exist to walking and cycling.

About the role

As the Active Travel Officer, reporting to the Delivery Manager, you will work closely as a team of two with the other Active Travel Officer (ATO) in the Community Active Travel Programme. You will help devise and deliver an innovative programme of activities to overcome barriers that exist to walking and cycling.

Community engagement is key to this role, where you will seek out and establish strong partnerships with community groups, across disadvantaged communities in the Belfast City Council area to encourage, support and train people to travel actively.

You will plan and deliver a range of practical activities and training to empower and motivate people to travel actively such as National Standard cycle training, led walks and rides, eBikes trials, route planning workshops.

You will recognise and support potential Active Travel Champions and Volunteers from within these communities, providing them with appropriate training and on-going support to deliver activities ensuring sustainability of the programme.

This role will require travel and delivery of activities at locations across Belfast. 


About you

You should have experience of community engagement and networking, with the confidence to develop and maintain good lasting working relationships. 

You will have an awareness of economically disadvantaged communities and have the ability to enthuse and inspire leaders within these groups to engage with the programme activities.

You will demonstrate experience of delivering outdoor practical projects or activities, which have community involvement as a core element.

We are looking for a personable character, who is a keen and confident cyclist and who will show a commitment to walking, cycling and the ideals of Sustrans. 

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 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 & respect.


What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working between home and our office hub.  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
  • Discount benefits


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, 29 August 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the 06 and 07 September 2022.

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


About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. 

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!

Closing Date

Monday / 29 August 2022 11:59pm

Contact Details

34 Greggs Quay
United Kingdom


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