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Head of Public Transport

Our client brings together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the private sector through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). These bodies together serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire.

From transport to housing, from business growth to skills, the client has a great story to tell. They have ambitions to deliver recovery and renewal for people, businesses and places across South Yorkshire after the COVID pandemic. They are seeking a HEAD OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT based out of their Headquarters in Sheffield city centre(HoPTO) who will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of performance for the three modes of public transport in South Yorkshire: bus, tram and rail. The HoPTO will act as a key point of contact for bus, tram and rail in the day-to-day management of transport operations, ensuring that the public transport system is managed consistently by offering guidance and direction to the three team leads where support is required.

In this role, you will use and build strong skills in communication, you will be a confident communicator, both verbally and in writing, possessing strong influencing and negotiation skills with demonstrable experience of leading teams or functions through change to achieve overall goals. You are able to demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative with flexibility and adaptability as well as being an excellent team player and being capable of working collaboratively. A key part of this role will be to proactively manage and facilitate changes in transport operations, processes and contracts arising from wider strategic developments and decisions (e.g. National Bus Strategy, Light Rail Developments and regional Train programmes) are implemented in a timely and effective manner. You will be adept at efficiently managing time and competing priorities. You will also have experience of contract management and working with highly confidential, sensitive, and contentious information. You will also have excellent personal and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written)

What qualifications or wider knowledge do you need?

Educated to degree standard or equivalent (must include English language and Maths to GCSE level) or relevant experience E A Proficient in Microsoft Office E I Knowledge of IT solutions and their use in a business environment. E A/I Broad knowledge of the public transport sector E A Strong understanding of Local and Combined Authority processes and governance D A/I Knowledge and understanding of service level agreement development.

Benefits:
Basic salary upto £52k
Plus benefits package

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North, Yorkshire South
Benefits:Up to £52,000 basic salary plus benefits package
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:39908/FP16006/A
Consultant:Andy Birchall
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: abirchall@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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