Do you want a new challenge and an opportunity to use your skills to make a difference to people’s lives? Then don’t miss this exciting role to be responsible for providing vital information for Sustrans on the ecological impact of its infrastructure work in Scotland.

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. We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate ecologist, to become a member of our team.

  • Contract: Maternity cover
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Working Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week (flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and/or a job share will be considered)
  • Salary: £31,058 per annum
  • Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 18 May 2020
  • Reference: SUS2914

The role

This role will have the responsibility of providing oversight on the ecological impact of Sustrans infrastructure work in Scotland, advising on surveys and assessments to support infrastructure and route development projects including supporting planning applications and the preparation and supervision of protected species licences.   A key outcome of this role will be increased biodiversity as a result of Sustrans infrastructure projects and programmes.

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About you

With significant practical experience in relevant previous roles, higher level vocational qualification or degree in ecology or equivalent, your expertise of ecology in both urban and rural green spaces will guide our approach to designing and undertaking construction work.  In addition you will implement ecological best practice across the organisation.


Interviews will take place via Skype or Zoom or Sustrans offices in Edinburgh on Tuesday 2 June 2020.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Railway Paths Limited is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.