Project Officer

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About the role
Tweedvalley Railway Multi Use path

Multiuse path in Tweedbank, Scottish Borders

We’re hiring a Project Officer to join our team, responsible for overseeing a variety of transportation projects in the South East of Scotland. This includes developing a regional Bus Strategy, incorporating digital technology into the transport system, implementing an active travel behaviour change program, and supporting the rollout of electric vehicle charging stations.

The role involves contributing to the Regional Transport Strategy 2035 and collaborating with local authorities.

Role Details:
Location: Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
Salary:£32,957 – £36,780 per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Work From Home: Hybrid
About you

We are looking for candidates with proven project management experience, a strong grasp of public transport and active travel issues. The role involves working independently to devise creative solutions, supporting the delivery of the regional transport strategy, and engaging stakeholders. Excellent communication skills are crucial for success . The ability to work flexibly and independently on multiple projects with varied deadlines is essential.

About us

The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships e

stablished under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a regional approach to transport planning and delivery.


The Partnership’s principal responsibility is developing and overseeing the delivery of our Regional Transport Strategy 2035, which sets out a vision, objectives and proposed actions for how transport will support and promote economic prosperity; connect communities and reduce social exclusion; and improve environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing.

Application Notes

The post is subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks, and the preferred candidate needs full clearance before receiving an unconditional job offer. For inquiries, contact Keith Fisken ( or Michael Melton (


Application deadline: 3 March 2024.

Anticipated interview week: w/c 18 March 2024.

To apply, complete the attached application form downloadable via MyJobScotland and send it to (CVs not accepted). 


Employment at SEStran

The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership is located in modern offices at Victoria Quay in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite Leisure facilities, recognising and rewarding high performance with progression and pay increase, flexible and agile working hours and benefiting from a leading pension scheme.


Disability Confident

We’re one of thousands of Disability Confident organisations and businesses who are ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. Being a Disability Confident Employer means we’re benefiting from diverse skills and making a difference to the disability employment gap.


Living Wage Employer

We have joined the Living Wage movement and are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the real Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage, because a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Find out more about the Living Wage.