Rail & Roads Director

Transport for the North

Roads and Rail Director
Competitive salary: Circa £126k to £147k pa – pay award pending
Contract: Full-time, permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Transport for the North (TfN) to join our senior leader team as our next Rail & Roads Director. You will be at the forefront of how we transform the north to create lasting change that will be felt for generations to come.

TfN is the UK’s first sub-national transport body. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy. Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

We are looking to recruit a strategic leader to build strong and inclusive partnerships and support in the development and implementation of an integrated approach to pan-Northern strategic transport planning. The post holder will provide leadership, direction and drive efficiencies across our Rail, Roads, Bus & Connected Mobility teams, as well as being the lead officer for TfN on the Northern Powerhouse Rail Co-sponsors’ Board and the Rail North Partnership; and working closely with the Rail North Committee Chair to help regulate the North’s rail network.

What's on offer for the successful applicant
Competitive base salary depending on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package, and fantastic degree of flexible working which will see you work remotely, with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Central Manchester.

For further information please visit our or for an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:  Pete John on 07701 305617 or via [email protected] or Zara Bruton on 07743 980 867 or via [email protected]

Closing date: 12 Noon, Wednesday, 1st May 2024
Preliminary Interview: Wednesday, 15th May 2024
Final selection event:  Friday, 31st May 2024

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Candidates wishing to apply for this role on a secondment basis of up to two years will be considered.

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.

Want to know more about TfN, then visit us on our website or look at our Twitter page or find us on LinkedIn or on Instagram.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Rail & Roads Director
  • Salary: Circa £126k to £147k pa – pay award pending
  • Closes: 1 May 2024
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