Programme Manager, Active Travel Routes & Networks


Belfast, Derry City, Co. Londonderry

  • Salary:

    See Job Description

  • Job Type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Added:


  • Closing:


Programme Manager, Active Travel Routes & Networks (Ref: SUS3694)

Northern Ireland

£32,475 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

(Ref: SUS3694)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Hybrid– commutable distance from Belfast or Derry~Londonderry with the option to work from home

About the role

An opportunity to become a senior leader and influencer in active travel in Northern Ireland has arisen in our Programme Manager for Active Travel Routes & Networks. This is a new and exciting opportunity for you to shape and build a team, enabling us to deliver more active and sustainable travel routes across Northern Ireland.

In this role, you will build the case for active travel infrastructure development, identify opportunities and promote best practice in the delivery of infrastructure and built environment projects and ensure opportunities for partnership working are developed across Sustrans NI and in partnership with other organisations. This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans in NI to maximise the increased investment in Active Travel and scale up the impact and delivery of our work.

Network Development underpins Sustrans Paths for Everyone priority to deliver the National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN is one of Sustrans’ most important initiatives across the UK and involves the delivery of active travel infrastructure in collaboration with a range of key partners. As part of network development, you will play a key role in supporting local authorities in planning and delivering greenways.

You will also build the case for, and lead on the development, management and delivery of projects to improve the built environment, such as School Streets and other traffic reduction measures as well as delivering projects which support our Liveable Cities and Towns strategic priority such as active travel masterplans and working in partnership with consultancy partners in the delivery of the Department for Infrastructure’s Strategic Transport Planning and Modelling Framework.

Building and maintaining close relationships with key partners such as Department for Infrastructure, local authorities, Department for Communities, Translink and other key partners is key to sell our vision, influence and deliver active travel in Northern Ireland.

We offer true hybrid working with the opportunity to work from home part of the time and some in one of our offices in Belfast or Derry~Londonderry. This role will require some travel across NI, as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. There may be potential for some travel to GB or ROI.

About you

You must have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team; with relevant previous experience in leading large-scale projects reliant on multi-disciplinary teams including but not limited to, for example, project managers, urban designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors and civil engineers. You should be able to demonstrate your knowledge of transport and active travel infrastructure, planning, delivery and best practice.

You will build relationships easily with both colleagues and external partners; allowing you to effectively engage and influence key infrastructure and/or active travel stakeholders on the delivery of projects.

A skilled communicator, you will be able to tailor your style to all levels, allowing you to connect successfully with external participants including communities, clients, partners, businesses and public bodies.

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.

What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 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

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, 24th August
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 7th and 8th Sept

To apply, please complete our online application form, via clicking APPLY NOW

A full Job Description is available to download from the Additional Documents section below.

More details of our vacancies can be found at

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

Share job with friends

Save Search

Your search has been saved to and can be managed from your dashboard

Email Alerts

get alerts

Receive new jobs like this by email

Matching this job role: Project Manager


View Employer Profile

Premier Business Centres,
20 Adelaide Street,
Co. Antrim,

Job Ref: SUS3694

Email this Job

Enter the email address you wish to email this job to.

Programme Manager, Active Travel Routes & Networks

  • Belfast, Derry City, Co. Londonderry
  • Salary: See Job Description
  • Closing: 24/08/2022

Didn't have time to apply?

Why not save this job or send it to yourself as a reminder for next time?