Programme Manager, Neighbourhoods and Networks



Programme Manager, Neighbourhoods and Networks
£32,475 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) plus a £3,995pa (pro rata) London Weighting Allowance for those eligible)
(Ref: SUS3962)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to discuss flexible working to suit individual circumstances

Base: Hybrid working, based at our London Hub near Bethnal Green

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to fill a leading role in our Neighbourhoods and Networks team delivering transport planning projects across the capital and beyond.

As the Programme Manager you will have the opportunity to sponsor a wide range of projects which tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges, including the response to the climate emergency, the unequal access to green space, and the social injustice of the dominance of private vehicles.

You will have line management responsibility for Project Managers in the team, planning and organising workload for both yourself and other members of the team. You will provide mentoring support and assisting the growth and development of the team. You will also take responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high-quality project outputs to agreed time and budget thresholds.

A core element of the role is business development, writing persuasive competitive bids for new project work and generating new opportunities. A key part of this will be building effective relationships with external partners and funders such as London Boroughs, Transport for London, local walking and cycling groups etc.

Candidates will be required to regularly attend our London hub near Bethnal Green and to travel across the capital as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.

About you
You will have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team, with the ability to plan and prioritise individual workload and allocate tasks across the team. As an empathetic mentor, you will have experience in providing support and guidance for the growth and development of others.

With excellent written communication skills, you will be proficient in business development including bid writing, opportunity generation and budget forecasting.

We also ask you to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in active travel infrastructure projects.

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 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, 06 February 2023.
• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 15 February 2023.

To apply, please click here or the apply button and complete our online application form.

More details of our vacancies can be found at

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.


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Programme Manager, Neighbourhoods and Networks
  • Salary: See job spec
  • Closed: 6 Feb 2023

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