In this role, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, wheel, cycle and scoot to school more regularly.

  • Contract: Maternity cover until March 2024
  • Location: Selected schools in East Lothian
  • Part Time 22 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £25,561-£30,366 per annum (pro rata)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 06 February 2023
  • Reference: SUS3941

About the role
As the I Bike Officer for East Lothian, you will offer support to selected schools and community groups across the area to enable pupils and their families to walk, wheel, cycle and scoot to school more regularly.
You will engage with schools and communities across East Lothian, developing and delivering activities and events in schools that promote and enable all forms of active travel to school. This will include practical skills incentive programmes and classroom sessions.
I Bike East Lothian has been running since 2019 and supports the work of a number of local teams including the Active and Sustainable Travel team. If successful, you will be part of a local working group of all interested partners. This working group aims to ensure that I Bike complements and strengthens existing initiatives within the area.

About you
You should have experience of working with children of primary or early secondary school age (9-14) and experience in leading group workshops and event planning.
You should be able to easily adapt your communication style to ensure engagement with both partners and pupils.
Ideally, you will have experience in delivering physical activity lessons and have an understanding of community-based or environmental 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.

Additional Information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 06 February 2023
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 20 February 2023.

Why work for us?
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.

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    What we offer

    • 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.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Salary: £25,561.00-£30,366.00 per year



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