Senior Network Development Manager (Strategy)


Senior Network Development Manager (Strategy)England North

  • £35,841 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
  • Ref: SUS4173
  • Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Base: Sustrans offices in Leeds, Manchester, or Newcastle with the flexibility to work
    from home

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join the Network Development team in the North of
England, to support the team in managing a range of projects that will fix and grow the
National Cycle Network in the delivery of our Paths for Everyone strategy.

As the Senior Network Development Manager, you will be leading a small team of Network
Development colleagues to initiate, develop and influence programmes and projects to advance
the National Cycle Network (NCN). You will be ensuring the plan for the NCN remains innovative
and relevant, by creating new routes and removing barriers. 

You will provide strategic support and specialist knowledge to the Network Development team and
ensure income is maximised and resources focused on impactful projects.

You will collaborate, influence and build internal and external relationships with key people
from local authorities, partner organisations, public and voluntary stakeholder groups and
community representatives.

You will be pursuing new business development opportunities to secure future work and to
contribute toward the development of new ideas, products and innovative strategies.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to one
of our nearby office hubs in Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle. There will be a need for regular
travel around the North region and to Sustrans office hubs to attend meetings and site visits.

About you

You should have experience in leading, motivating, and managing a team, with the capacity to
support and develop others to the best of their abilities. 

With excellent communication skills, you will have the ability to build relationships with ease
across a wide range of people, and experience of working in partnership with other groups
particularly within the public sector. 

You will be experienced in project management frameworks principles and implementation.

You will be knowledgeable in transport planning and policy, within active travel or transport.

With a thirst for data accuracy, you will be skilled in researching, producing reports and
presenting their findings. 

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 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, 05 December 2023 
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the 14 December 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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