Closing date: 12pm on 6 June 2022
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2023
Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our office in both Manchester and Leeds.
Salary: Range £33,462 - £42,384 per annum
Attachments: Role Profile
Transport for the North is England’s first Sub-National Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.
As a partnership, we bring together the North’s nineteen local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.
We are based across the North, with offices in Manchester and Leeds and have colleagues working within local transport bodies across the North. We will not replace or replicate the work of existing local transport bodies. Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we will draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.
Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.
The Technical Assurance, Modelling and Economics (TAME) team provides the evidence base for TfN’s long-term plans to connect the North’s towns and cities to create a more productive economic area. TAME is a team of analysts, data scientists and transport modellers who develop innovative data analytics and modelling tools and apply them in programmes and business cases to show how transport could enable this economic transformation.
The TAME team works closely with strategy and programme teams to analyse and appraise the proposed interventions in our future investment portfolio. This includes developing and applying pan-Northern data, modelling and appraisal practices to help understand the needs of the economy and transport system, and develop robust evidence.
TAME’s work is focused on TfN’s Analytical Framework, a suite of software tools that provides a consistent approach to data, modelling and appraisal across travel modes and regions of the North. Development and application of these tools requires a range of analytical techniques, including: acquiring and storing spatially enabled data; undertaking advanced statistical analysis; developing strategic modelling tools; carrying out economic appraisal of different transport options and providing objective, compelling recommendations to policy makers.
Our current business plan (available via our website) has a number of high priority commitments to deliver over the next 2 years that have been identified as pivotal to northern transformation and require an expansion of our analytical capabilities.
At our Assistant Officer level working in the TAME team you will be required to provide, data, analysis, modelling and appraisal services, as set out within the role profile, to support the delivery of the Governments Integrated Rail Plan in accordance with TfN’s Grant Funding Agreement with the DfT.
You will be expected to collaborate with others to deliver outcomes and will contribute to the improvement of existing processes and procedures.
The TAME team works closely with our strategy and policy makers and managers to analyse and appraise the most appropriate interventions in our future investment portfolio. This includes developing and applying pan-northern data, modelling and appraisal practices to help understand the needs of the economy and transport system, and develop robust evidence.
Overall TAME activities are captured within the Analytical Framework, that promotes ‘One North’ for developing evidence. Key to TAME’s activities is to the grow our capabilities within the Analytical Framework focused on supporting existing and emerging programmes. This requires a range of analytical techniques: from acquiring and storing spatially enabled data on contemporary data analytics platforms; to undertaking geo-spatial data analytics and statistical analysis; through to exploring problems, appraising options and providing objective advice.
What we’re looking for:
The successful candidate will have a strong track record developing and applying transport modelling and data analytics solutions, in addition to exceptional experience of developing and applying data systems to pull together disparate datasets.
Experience of planning and managing projects/programmes of work, developing and managing script for repeatable analysis along with the use of statistical techniques to find trends and insight from data is essential. You must also have the ability to develop complex technical outputs and offer input to the development of strategies, plans and business cases.
Candidates must possess a highly numerate degree or possess substantial equivalent experience.
Provisional Interview Date: 13 June 2022
In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:
• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme
• Access to TFN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
• Hybrid working in an agile environment, to suit both personal and business needs
If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online by clicking the following link, http://bit.ly/2ClbNlY 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.
At TfN, 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.
As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion. We have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, which means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage. TfN is also recognised as Disabil