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National Partnerships Manager with Sustrans

National Partnerships Manager with Sustrans

Location Remote working / Agile – hub access if required
Salary Grade H:  £31,683.00 
Job Type  – MATERNITY COVER – 6 months contract
Hours: Full time, flexible
Closing date Noon 29  June 2022

Interview date Week beginning 4th July.  45 mins Zoom call.

Start date 29  August 2022


About the Organisation

Sustrans Scotland provides advice, support and funding that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys.

Learn more about Sustrans here.


The Role

This is maternity cover for a Partnerships Manager role and there is an associated Job Description available (please ask – support@aai-employability.org.uk)

The main responsibilities of the role are  to identify, build and maintain effective partnerships with national bodies who can help Sustrans to deliver the Scottish Government commitments on walking, cycling and wheeling. To work to identify and develop new partnership opportunities for Sustrans with key national partners to deliver shared objectives. The post holder will build, develop and lead a team who will work directly with and within the partner national organisations. 



The ideal candidate will be measured and well-considered with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

You will also have:

  • Strong effective leadership skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships
  • Ability to communicate authoritatively and persuasively
  • Ability to innovate and develop new and existing projects
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to use diplomacy skills in all communication
  • Facilitation skills

You will also be a self-starter with the ability to work to a great extent on own initiative with limited supervision and the ability to think laterally.

You will be able to demonstrate in the following:

  • Experience of delivering complex, multi-partner projects at a senior level to deadline and within budget
  • Experience of successful and productive partnership working and delivering complex budgets to a high standard.
  • A track record in networking and partnership development
  • Experience of organisational development
  • Experience of managing and developing staff
  • Experience of leading relationships with funding bodies.
  • Experience of both proactive and reactive problem solving.

The post is line managed by the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development. The post has line management responsibility.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact support@aai-employability.org.uk. 



Closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 29  June 2022.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI online application form on our website (below). Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE.

In your Cover Letter, state relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

IMPORTANT – Please submit your application documents in the title format of “[Your full name] CV” and “[Your full name] CL”. 

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