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Transport for the North has been formed to transform transport infrastructure across the whole of the North of England, to drive economic growth. We are striving to provide the transport links that will enable people to build a life in the North: connecting world class education, skills development opportunities and access to career progression. We are looking for skilled and dedicated people who are excited about helping us deliver our vision.

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Project Officer – Risk & Assurance (SMART)

Transport for the North (TfN) is a unique partnership, established in October 2014, between the 19 Northern Local Transport Authorities, Department for Transport, Network Rail, High Speed 2 Ltd and Highways England. TfN allows the North to speak with a coherent and integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning and investment in order to achieve transformational economic growth.

TfN expects to gain statutory status by becoming England’s first Sub-national Transport Body (STB) in 2017. TfN is currently developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan which will set the long-term sequenced investment priorities for TfN as an STB.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The role – Two Year Fixed-Term Contract / Secondment (public sector bodies only):

The Project Officer role will lead delivery of the IST Programme’s risk and assurance activities across multiple projects and workstreams. The Project Officer will contribute towards the maintenance of an effective PMO to enable the efficient functionality of projects and programmes, supporting the delivery of designated projects to time, standard and budget.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate must have demonstrable post-qualification experience of supporting the management of complex, multi-stakeholder projects using Prince2 methodology or equivalent. You must have experience of delivering under pressure and demonstrate good leadership and problem solving skills. You will respond effectively to considerable fluctuations in work levels, with complex deadlines and multiple internal and external stakeholders. As Project Officer you will work closely with the Risk Manager to ensure that appropriate schedule and cost information is provided, to assist in the identification and assessment of risk and issues as well as communicate assurance requirements to key stakeholders to ensure timely information gathering for Gateway Reviews and Executive level programme governance.

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 18th May 2017

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1,E2,E3,E4..)

Circa £35,000 per annum
Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Leeds
10am Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Project Officer – Planning & Reporting (SMART)

Transport for the North (TfN) is a unique partnership, established in October 2014, between the 19 Northern Local Transport Authorities, Department for Transport, Network Rail, High Speed 2 Ltd and Highways England. TfN allows the North to speak with a coherent and integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning and investment in order to achieve transformational economic growth.

TfN expects to gain statutory status by becoming England’s first Sub-national Transport Body (STB) in 2017. TfN is currently developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan which will set the long-term sequenced investment priorities for TfN as an STB.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The role – Two Year Fixed-Term Contract / Secondment (public sector bodies only):

The Project Officer role will lead delivery of the IST Programme’s planning and reporting activities across multiple projects and workstreams. The Project Officer will contribute towards the maintenance of an effective PMO to enable the efficient functionality of projects and programmes, supporting the delivery of designated projects to time, standard and budget.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate must demonstrable post-qualification experience of supporting the management of complex, multi-stakeholder projects using Prince2 methodology or equivalent. You must have experience of delivering under pressure and demonstrate good leadership and problem solving skills. You will respond effectively to considerable fluctuations in work levels, with complex deadlines and multiple internal and external stakeholders. As Project Officer you will be responsible for the consistency and quality of project planning across all projects, facilitating the programme’s monthly reporting cycle.

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1,E2,E3,E4..).

Circa £35,000 per annum
Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Leeds
10am Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Economic Analysis Officer

Transport for the North (TfN) is a unique partnership, established in October 2014, between the 19 Northern Local Transport Authorities, Department for Transport, Network Rail, High Speed 2 Ltd and Highways England. TfN allows the North to speak with a coherent and integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning and investment in order to achieve transformational economic growth.

TfN expects to gain statutory status by becoming England’s first Sub-national Transport Body (STB) in 2017. TfN is currently developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan which will set the long-term sequenced investment priorities for TfN as an STB.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The role – Two Year Fixed-Term Contract / Secondment (public sector bodies only):

You will provide the economic evidence and analysis to help shape the pan Northern transport interventions required to transform the North’s economy and help re-balance the UK economy. You will be responsible for the development of a robust research and analysis programme to better evidence the case for greater investment in the northern transport network. Working with strategy and transport leads, your role will be to assess the scale of the economic challenge needed to transform the north.

What we’re looking for:

You will have experience of undertaking economic analysis and modelling in a public policy environment, ideally within an economic development orientated organisation. We would particularly welcome candidates with a background in skills, housing, innovation or local economic development. Direct experience of working on transport and infrastructure issues is helpful but not essential. Most importantly, you will be experienced in developing coherent, practical and innovative analytical solutions in a fast paced and high profile environment. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are required along with the ability to balance the needs of a wide range of stakeholders in central and local government.

Interview date: Wednesday 10th May 2017

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1, E2, E3, E4).

Circa £45,000 per annum
Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.
Friday 5th May 2017
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Modelling Officer

Transport for the North (TfN) is a unique partnership, established in October 2014, between the 19 Northern Local Transport Authorities, Department for Transport, Network Rail, High Speed 2 Ltd and Highways England. TfN allows the North to speak with a coherent and integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning and investment in order to achieve transformational economic growth.

TfN expects to gain statutory status by becoming England’s first Sub-national Transport Body (STB) in 2017. TfN is currently developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan which will set the long-term sequenced investment priorities for TfN as an STB.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The role – Two Year Fixed-Term Contract / Secondment (public sector bodies only):

You will provide modelling and analysis to inform transport planning studies as part of the development of TfN’s Strategic Transport Plan and hence will be helping to make the case for investment in the North.  The post holder will lead on the development and application of new and existing transport models to inform both the strategic interventions required, as well as the appraisal of options in major scheme development across road and rail interventions.

You will be responsible for the development of robust research and modelling tools and frameworks aligned to economic growth in the North and the TfN overall mission and strategy execution.

What we’re looking for:

You will have experience of undertaking strategic modelling in support of major scheme development, ideally within a transport or economic development orientated organisation. You will be experienced in developing innovative analytical tools and approaches for delivering transformational investment in the north, including specifying the technical work required and effectively managing the available resources. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are required along with the ability to balance the needs of a wide range of stakeholders in central and local government.

Provisional interview date: Wednesday 10th May 2017

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1, E2, E3, E4).

Up to £45,000 per annum
Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.
Friday 5th May 2017
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