Senior Business Development Coordinator (Paths for Everyone)


Senior Business Development Coordinator (Paths for Everyone) 

(Midlands and East) 

£31,454 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) 

Ref: (SUS4043) 

22.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Hybrid – or one of our Sustrans offices in Birmingham, Nottingham, or

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team as part of the Midlands and East
Partnerships team as a Senior Business Development Coordinator (SBDC).

As the SBDC you will lead on the coordination of Sustrans business development work, with a
focus on our Paths for Everyone programme, and bid writing. This role will provide essential
internal support to the Sustrans Network Development, to help identify and assess funding
opportunities, write funding proposals, case studies and reports.

You will work collaboratively with the job share partner, as well as leading on our regional
work with Trusts and Foundations 

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on
behalf of Sustrans.

About you

You should have experience in managing business development processes and experience of
securing funding through competitive processes such as tendering, as well as experience of
project management.

With the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people, lad the
ability to communicate with authority and persuasion, and have excellent communication skills.

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


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans 
  • Discount benefits 
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local
    authority districts plus the City of London) 
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary 

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, 11 June 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 19 June 2023 

‘To apply, please 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.

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