How to apply

This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter (no more than four sides of A4 in length per document aligned to the person specification). Please also include your contact details.
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV; we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please provide the details of two referees. Note that we will only approach referees for candidates proceeding to final selection and only with your permission. Please clearly indicate whether we can approach each referee before the selection date.
  • Please ensure that you address the key requirements as set out in the generic Strategic Director role profile, as well as highlighting your relevant experience for the specific role you are interested in. This information will be used as part of the assessment process.
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form when you upload your details. We are keen to ensure that all our jobs are accessible to all members of the community and use this data to monitor our progress in doing this.
  • Please return your application by the closing date – no applications will be accepted once the long listing process has begun.
  • Following long listing, you will be contacted directly by a Penna consultant to update you on the status of your application.

The following timetable sets out the key dates in the recruitment process:

Activity Date
Closing Date 12 noon, Wednesday 1st May 2024
Preliminary Interviews (via MS Teams, if required) Wednesday, 15th May 2024
Final Panel Interview & Candidate Presentation (In-person – Central Manchester) Friday, 31st May 2024

To apply for Rail and Roads Director, please click link here

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact: Pete John on 07701 305617 or via or Zara Bruton on 07743 980 867 or via