Senior Bus Contracts Manager

Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester

Senior Bus Contracts Manager

salary from £51,252.00

contract: permanent

working hours: full time

application deadline: 4 00 pm 13th Dec 2021

Would you like to play a key role in developing the future of bus travel in Greater Manchester (GM) and have the ability to manage performance and suppliers effectively and efficiently? Can you add your knowledge and expertise to a team dedicated to ensure bus performance is maximised? Are you keen to be involved in the exciting developments that will take place in the bus market in GM in the coming months and years?

The Network Performance team at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) sits within the Bus Services department and this is a key role in managing the team which monitors Contract Performance on tendered bus services and also maintains day-to-day contact with bus operators to ensure that any operational challenges can be managed effectively so that passenger disruption is minimised. The role is also key to maintaining TfGM’s knowledge and reporting of the network overall and ensuring that all operators continue to be positively engaged.

In this role you will also be involved in inputting knowledge and expertise to the future delivery model of buses in Greater Manchester and will need to demonstrate commercial and operational knowledge and the ability to implement action plans as appropriate.

Educated to degree level or with equivalent levels of experience, you will possess a sound knowledge of the bus industry, demonstrable experience of contract management and excellent stakeholder management skills. You will have strong presentational skills and be able to deliver information in written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences including internal stakeholders, bus operators and elected members.


You can find out more information via the role profile here. 

The salary range for this role is £51,252.00 - £57,688 per annum.  Salary on appointment will be dependent upon your skills and experience. 


As well as a competitive salary, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

- Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
- Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
- 27 days holiday per annum
- Access to the local government pension scheme


At Transport for Greater Manchester we encourage candidates to discuss flexible working options at any stage of the recruitment process including home working.


We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.

If you believe you have the skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please enclose your CV and attach a cover letter. In your letter please include information on your experience in bus operations or a similar discipline which requires analysis and review of performance and using action plans to remedy poor performance.


We anticipate interviews will take place on 17th and 20th December 2021.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Senior Bus Contracts Manager
  • Salary: £51,252.00 - £57,688
  • Closed: 13 Dec 2021

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