Assistant Director - Rail
Salary - £96,677 to £102,704
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) incorporates the local authority districts of Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral the combined authority, led by the elected Metro Mayor, together with the Local Enterprise Partnership, the six districts pool their responsibilities over strategic policy areas such as economic development, transport, employment and skills, tourism, culture, housing, and physical infrastructure. Merseytravel is the transport advisory and delivery organisation for the Combined Authority.
Merseytravel is seeking exceptional candidates for the post of Assistant Director for Rail Services. The Assistant Director for Rail is the lead role for all aspects of the Rail Service functions, providing strategic innovation and direction to ensure effective rail service delivery and development of the LCRCA rail network in an efficient and customer centred approach.
The role has responsibility for the effective delivery of rail services under the Merseyrail Concession Agreement ensuring a resilient and reliable public transport offer to passengers, as well, as representing the interests of the City Region in developing and securing rail services from across the wider rail network that serve the needs of the city region and its residents. The post also leads the development and enhancement of the City Region rail network through the development and delivery of the LCR Long Term Rail Strategy and through working with national and regional transport bodies such as Transport for the North.
You will have experience of rail services delivery or operations in a leadership role linked to the development and delivery of significant infrastructure projects. You will have the ability to build strong relationships, negotiate and influence stakeholder partners in an evidenced based approach to all stakeholder groups.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or visit http://execroles.penna.com/ to download the candidate briefing pack.
Closing Date for Applications: 29 January 2021