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Maintenance Operative

Maintenance Operative
£19,324 per annum
(Ref: SUS3453)
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Base: Reasonable travel distance to Liverpool

About the role

As the Maintenance Operative, you will report to the Maintenance Manager. And as a member of the Central Estates team, you will maintain the general condition of land and National Cycle Network routes within the Sustrans Estate.

You will be responsible for the safe operation of machinery, whilst carrying out regular maintenance such as drainage/vegetation clearance/tree work and grass cutting on selected sections and sites.

You will maintain records and report appropriate issues to the Maintenance Manager or Land Manager.

You will also have the opportunity to liaise with path users, volunteers, neighbours and local authority officers as well as periodically participating in volunteer events and undertaking occasional route construction activities.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within the North West of England geographical area with regular travel expected.

About you

We believe in working collaboratively, so are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team. You will have experience of working as part of a grounds or land maintenance team.

With a good level of fitness, you will have the ability to undertake manual labour in all weather conditions on uneven ground conditions and slopes.

You will have a driving license and be happy to travel across the region, with flexible working times.

You will have experience with using chainsaws, along with other equipment such as brush cutter, strimmer and hedge cutters.

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.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 26 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 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 16 August 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week 01 September 2022.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found here.

About Sustrans

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.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

Closing Date: 16/08/2022  Location: Liverpool

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