Sustrans Director

Management, Strategy & Consultancy
Salary Details
£57,697 per annum plus a London Weighting allowance of £3,995 p.a.
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as our Director for London, a role where you can influence real change across the city.

Job Description

Our vision has never been more relevant; join us and play a pivotal role, working with partners, to make London a happier, healthier city for everyone.

About the role

As the Director for London, you will be accountable to the Executive Director, England for the overall strategic direction of the charity in London. You'll contribute to Sustrans-wide strategic development as a member of Sustrans’ team of directors.

Managing seven direct reports from multi-disciplinary teams across the city, you will manage resources, providing effective, positive leadership to the heads of teams, in order to deliver Sustrans’ strategy and business plan priorities and initiatives across London.

Strengthening our strategic relationships with key organisations and people, such as Transport for London (TfL), local authorities, the Mayor’s Office and politicians, you will positively influence decision-makers in the field of sustainable transport.

You will be responsible for income generation through business development, identifying new areas of funding, guiding your teams to do the same. You will build and manage relationships with key funding bodies and partners in order to secure funds for project delivery and implementation and to help catalyse change in London. You will assess the structure of the team, identifying the best way forward to deliver our vision and necessary change.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the South geographical area with regular travel expected to London.

Sustrans adds value to every project it supports through the meaningful partnerships forged with local authorities and community groups, and as an independent charity stakeholder with expertise in community engagement, behaviour change and design. More information about Sustrans can be found here.

About you

You will have set strategic direction previously and should evidence a collaborative working approach, enabling you to effectively engage with external stakeholders and influence key decision-makers. Leading change internally, your strategy and clear direction will gain confidence from your team, enthusing them and creating a space where they generate innovative ideas, creating a high performing team. As an experienced senior leader, you will be able to evidence motivating and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

A skilled communicator, you will be experienced in negotiations, with the ability to chair complex meetings and deliver presentations that are engaging to a range of stakeholders, such as politicians, funding bodies and local authorities.

We are looking for someone who is values-driven and passionate about advocating for sustainable transport. Our ideal candidate will have significant experience of working with TfL and/or local government in London in sustainable transport, urban development or an associated industry.

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Company Description

We’ve been working on walking and cycling since 1977. Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute.