Appraisal Team Leader

Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester

Appraisal Team Leader
Reference: MAR20218902
Expiry date: 16:00, 16 April 2021
Location: Manchester
Salary: £51,252.00 - £57,688.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Free rail or Metrolink travel to/from work within Greater Manchester and free bus travel within Greater Manchester.
Attachments: TS66AppraisalTeamLeader.pdf

Are you interested in how transport could make a difference to travel in Greater Manchester? Does the challenge of informing transport investment decisions in a complex and fast changing world enthuse and excite you?

The pace of societal and technological change is increasingly rapid, and this increased pace of change is combined with the pressing need to accelerate our efforts to decarbonise the UK economy and Build Back Better. The role of appraisal and analysis while remaining an essential component of creating effective plans to enact strategy, is simultaneously evolving rapidly. TfGM oversees transport in Greater Manchester, delivering and improving transport services, facilities and information to make travel easier for everyone. We deliver high-profile, large-scale transport projects, and it’s our experts who provide the evidence and analysis to help operationalise transport strategy and demonstrate value for public money. This is a busy and exciting time for us: under the devolution agreement and with Greater Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, transport will play a vital role in supporting growth and prosperity in the UK’s largest regional economy outside London.

We are seeking an Appraisal Team Leader to join our Modelling and Analysis department, to lead and develop a team undertaking strategy, programme and project assessments across areas such as public transport patronage and revenue forecasting; value for money economic appraisal for both major and minor projects and programmes, social, environment and economic impact analysis; and fares policy analysis. You will have direct responsibility for working with diverse internal and external stakeholders to understand SMART project and programme objectives, and then agree proportionate approaches to analysis and the specification of appraisal activities that reflect those objectives. You will be responsible for delivering an agreed programme of appraisal and analysis work by deploying your extensive skills and experience to mentor, guide, support and lead your team by example; ultimately taking full responsibility for, and indeed championing, the work of your team to ensure it is used to the greatest effect.

You will be a strategic thinker with an awareness of modelling techniques, travel data, appraisal techniques and industry processes, who is able to communicate technical outputs to non-technical audiences. You will also have experience in leading and managing internal teams and external consultants. Most importantly, you will have a strong track record of embracing change and developing/delivering innovation in appraisal and analysis tools and techniques. Finally, your superior people skills will ensure you are able to simultaneously motivate others , whilst effectively communicating and influencing opinions to effect change.

So, if you are an experienced transportation planner, keen to help develop analytical solutions to solve complex transport planning questions in Greater Manchester, we would really like to hear from you!

To apply, please provide your CV together with a personal statement combined in one document detailing and providing examples of how you meet the essential criteria of this role. We will be using this information to consider which candidates we progress to the next stage of selection process.

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

- Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
- Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
- 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.

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.

For more information and to apply please visit - Careers | Transport for Greater Manchester (


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  • Job Title: Appraisal Team Leader
  • Salary: £51,252.00 - £57,688.00
  • Closed: 16 Apr 2021

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