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Competitive salary: Circa £99k to £118k pa – pay award pending

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Owing to an internal reorganisation of the senior management structure, an exciting opportunity has arisen at Transport for the North (TfN) for a Finance Director.

TfN is the UK’s first sub-national transport body. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy. Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

Who we are looking for

The Finance Director is a pivotal member within our leadership team and plays a critical role in driving the achievement of TfN’s vision. You will report directly to the Chief Executive and oversee the day-to-day management of our Finance, Risk and Procurement functions, providing recommendations to senior management that will guide decision-making on matters affecting the strategic direction of TfN. 

You will act as the TfN’s designated S151 Chief Financial Officer ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements including local government and central government financial management and accounting requirements. The postholder is also TfN’s designated Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO).

As well as being able to persuade and influence at all levels, the successful candidate will be resilient, adaptable, agile, with excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.

If this sounds like you, then we would very much like to hear from you.

This year the Levelling Up agenda has progressed from a vision to a series of missions and TfN will be looking to align its work with these missions to grasp the once-in-a-generation opportunities that this presents for our region.

What's on offer for the successful applicant

Competitive base salary depending on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package, and fantastic degree of flexible working which will see you work remotely, with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.

For further information please visit our website or for an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:  Pete John on 07701 305617 or via pete.john@penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com.

Closing date: 12noon, Thursday 29 September 2022
Final interviews: Wednesday 2 November 2022

Candidates wishing to apply for this role on a secondment basis of up to two years will be considered.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Want to know more about TfN, then visit us on our website or look at our Twitter page or find us on LinkedIn or on Instagram.

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Competitive salary: Circa £120k to £140k pa – pay award pending

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Owing to an internal reorganisation of the senior management structure, an exciting opportunity has arisen at Transport for the North (TfN) for a Rail and Roads Director.

TfN is the UK’s first sub-national transport body. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy. Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to recruit a strategic leader to build strong and inclusive partnerships and support in the development and implementation of an integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning. The post holder will also provide leadership, direction and drive efficiencies across our Rail, Roads and Legal teams.

You will act as the designated deputy for TfN’s Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service) ensuring the on-going effective leadership and governance of the organisation in their absence, as well as being the lead officer for TfN on the NPR Co-sponsors’ Board and the Rail North Partnership.

The successful candidate will directly report to the Chief Executive and participate in the work of other work-streams, in order to ensure that the activities and outputs from TfN’s Rail and Roads teams are integrated as part of the Strategic Transport Plan – which outlines the need for investment in transport across the North and identifies the priority areas for improved connectivity – and to ensure that solutions are complementary to each other.

We’re looking for an individual who stimulates innovation, enriches debate and discussion and advocates a fact-based approach to developing long-term strategies to achieve the best outcomes for TfN and our region.

If this sounds like you, then we would very much like to hear from you.

This year the Levelling Up agenda has progressed from a vision to a series of missions and TfN will be looking to align its work with these missions to grasp the once-in-a-generation opportunities that this presents for our region.

 

What's on offer for the successful applicant

Competitive base salary depending on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package, and fantastic degree of flexible working which will see you work remotely, with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.

For further information please visit our website or for an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:  Pete John on 07701 305617 or via pete.john@penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com.

Closing date: 12noon, Thursday 29 September 2022 
Final interviews: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Candidates wishing to apply for this role on a secondment basis of up to two years will be considered.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Want to know more about TfN, then visit us on our website or look at our Twitter page or find us on LinkedInor on Instagram.

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Competitive salary: Circa £99k to £118k pa – pay award pending

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Owing to an internal reorganisation of the senior management structure, an exciting opportunity has arisen at Transport for the North (TfN) for a Strategy, Policy and Communications Director.

TfN is the UK’s first sub-national transport body. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy. Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

We are looking to recruit a high calibre individual who can drive and deliver TfN’s priorities and pan-northern strategic transport planning, and ensure that the outputs from the Strategy, Policy and Communications teams are fully integrated into the on-going development, update and delivery of TfN’s long term goals and objectives. You will also be involved in communicating TfN’s strategic plans ensuring high levels of awareness and engagement.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in policy development and strategic planning in addition to an excellent understanding of working in complex public sector environments. The candidate will foster productive working relationships with all TfN’s partners, delivery agencies and third-party service providers necessary to support and deliver TfN’s strategy, programmes and project requirements. 

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this role offers an opportunity to help take the organisation to the next stage as:

  • A regional source of excellence and best practice on transport planning and policy
  • A trusted information source which creates a wealth of data for use locally, regionally and nationally
  • A thought leader with a long-term, ambitious vision for the North of England

Above all, you must be action oriented – this role is about providing strong, visible and collective leadership, delivering TfN’s strategic objectives and embedding real change to achieve the ambitions of economic growth for the North.  

If this sounds like you, then we would very much like to hear from you.  

This year the Levelling Up agenda has progressed from a vision to a series of missions and TfN will be looking to align its work with these missions to grasp the once-in-a-generation opportunities that this presents for our region.  

 

What's on offer for the successful applicant

Competitive base salary depending on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package, and fantastic degree of flexible working which will see you work remotely, with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.

For further information please visit our website or for an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:  Pete John on 07701 305617 or via pete.john@penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com.

Closing date: 12noon, Thursday 29 September 2022 
Final interviews: Monday 31 October 2022

Candidates wishing to apply for this role on a secondment basis of up to two years will be considered.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Want to know more about TfN, then visit us on our website or look at our Twitter page or find us on LinkedIn or on Instagram.

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