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Tel: 01227 639768

Senior Policy Officer

Location: Edinburgh

Salary expectation: £27,528

Application deadline: Mon 19th October

This is a full-time role

Sustrans are looking for an experienced policy professional to help us deliver our mission to make it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel. You’ll be a highly motivated, passionate individual to become a key member of their team in Scotland.

You will be advising the organisation on the planning system in Scotland. And you’ll be focussing on how we can work with the planning system to make active travel easier.

You’ll play a key part in helping to develop a comprehensive active travel network in Scotland.

About you

With experience in a relevant discipline such as public policy, you will have experience of policy initiation, development and delivery.

You’ll also have experience of engaging with political parties, civic society and key stakeholders at a strategic level.

We’re looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships.

You’ll have an excellent understanding of the policy and planning context within which Sustrans works in Scotland, including but not limited to:

  • developments in the National Planning Framework (NPF4)
  • and the wider National Performance Framework in the country.

You will also have excellent IT literacy and research skills and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

Deadline: Mon 19th October