Due to the imminent retirement of the current post holder, Ipswich Buses is looking to recruit an experienced and committed individual to lead its team to deliver ongoing improvements in efficiency, while maintaining the highest levels of service delivery and presentational standards. 150 staff and 80 vehicles are used to provide commercial and contracted bus and services throughout Ipswich and the surrounding areas.
The company is wholly owned by Ipswich Borough Council and benefits from the commitment and support of its shareholder, who wants to continue to see the profitable improvement and reinvestment in bus services across the local area.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a track record of working collaboratively in delivering results and initiating change. Motivating your people will be key in this role which involves overseeing and guiding the financial and operational performance of the business, while liaising with communities to ensure the local bus offering helps to accommodate community needs, as far as practicable.
As Managing Director, you will demonstrate a strong track record in general management, being results-focussed, with experience of developing the service offering. Although transport management experience would be desirable, you will need to demonstrate that you can drive change in a demanding and dynamic market, while be able to inspire your team to deliver improvements in quality and customer satisfaction, within a unionised environment.
This position will permit the successful applicant to work up to full-time hours, although flexibility for a reduced work week can be discussed. A competitive salary, life cover and the opportunity to join a defined contribution pension scheme is also on offer.
For further information and to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact [email protected]
If you are interested in this position, then please send your CV with a covering letter, of no more than two sides of A4 in demonstrating why you are suitable for this role, by email to [email protected]
Closing date for applications is 1st December 2022