Green Park

Sustrans - Trustees

Green Park
United Kingdom
Unremunerated (reasonable expenses paid)
20 Jan 2022
17 Feb 2022
Governance, Strategy
Contract Type
Voluntary / Trustee

We are Sustrans - the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We are an impact-led, pragmatic and dynamic charity, working in partnership to bring people together to find the right solutions. Our vision, a society where the way that we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone, has never been more important or urgent. We work with partners to deliver high quality, people-centred schemes that transform places and communities to work better for everyone.

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on active travel. We are working in collaboration with communities, partner organisations and governments at all levels to make a real difference to everyone’s lives and lead the change that so many want to see. We are driven by our 750 employees, 3,500 volunteers and over 30,000 supporters who are rooted in the communities where we work; and guided by our five-year strategy and its two priorities of Paths for Everyone and Liveable Cities and Towns for Everyone.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair and Members of the Board of Trustees to join Sustrans at this exciting time, to help invigorate and support the organisation during its transformation. You will bring strategic understanding and offer a breadth of vision and a strong grasp of complex governance issues.  You will be committed to Sustrans’ vision and strategy – including our ambition to be an organisation ‘For Everyone’.

Our new Chair and Trustees will be working with an inspirational Chief Executive, a brilliant senior leadership team, great volunteers and expert staff. With a keen understanding of how governance needs to adapt to better respond to the challenges faced by a forward-thinking, growing organisation, you’ll offer a track record of fostering organisational transition and change management.

Our new Trustees will bring intellectual versatility, energy and integrity to our skilled Board. You will contribute actively to providing the strategic direction of Sustrans and support the wider Executive team. You will bring sound reasoning attributes and a strong ability to think corporately and strategically.

We are seeking a range of skills in our new Trustees, primarily:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading large and complex projects and programmes
  • Strategic financial management experience, ideally as a Chief Finance Officer/Finance Director
  • Expertise in and experience of IT/digital strategy implementation, including cyber security, ideally as a CIO/CTO

Sustrans’ strapline has long been “join the movement” – and together, we can do far more to create the shift to active travel.

If you believe that you can help Sustrans to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Please visit our microsite at for further information about the role and how to apply.

Closing date: 11:59pm Thursday 24th February 2022

Sustrans is a charity ‘for everyone’ and the Board is particularly interested in welcoming applications from people who are currently underrepresented on our Board and/or can show significant achievement and impact in promoting diversity and inclusion.