Senior Network Development Officer

Green Products & Services, Management, Project Management, Sustainable Transport & Logistics
Home Bristol/Reading
Salary Details
£32,475 per annum
Contract Type
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working and compressed hours
Closing Date
As a Senior Network Development Manager, you'll help us to shape & develop the future of the National Cycle Network (NCN). You'll design, develop & maintain the NCN, connecting people & places, & providing traffic-free spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Job Description

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 Network Development Manager, you will help us to shape and develop the future of the National Cycle Network (NCN). You will design, develop and maintain the NCN, connecting people and places, and providing 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 and proactive 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.

The England South region offers a diverse range of projects to get involved with – from complex urban areas to National Parks and everything in between.  This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance of South West England.

About you

You will be a brilliant and empathetic team leader and will build relationships with ease, bringing with you experience of working cross-organisationally and across multiple sectors. You will be using these skills to enable your team to perform at their best and to help you enhance existing partnerships within Sustrans and with external partners.

With demonstrable experience in delivering excellent projects and programmes, you will probably have a working background within the engineering, urban design, construction management or land negotiation sectors. Your creative approach to finding innovative solutions, while applying known methodologies, will help you advocate 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, liaising with landowners, developing high-quality infrastructure and working to reshape 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.

Additional Information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 25 May 2022.
Interviews will take place via MS Teams the week commencing 08 June 2022.

Work perks


  • 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.


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

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

To apply click the apply link and you will be transfered to our recruitment page where you can download a full job description and make an application. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker as the source of your application.

Company Description

We’re custodians of the National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve. 

We bring people together to create places with clean air and green spaces, where friends and facilities are just a short walk away. Cities and towns where everyone can thrive without having to use a car.