Strategy and Programme Director

Location - Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester
Competitive Salary
17 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Transport for the North (TfN) is a public-private partnership responsible for setting transport investment priorities for the North. Its members speak with one voice to Government, driving transformational economic growth and creating a vibrant, prosperous North through better connectivity.

As Strategy and Programme Director, you will play an important role in shaping the future of transport across the North of England, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. A commanding leader, you will have direct oversight of some of the North’s most significant and high-profile infrastructure projects across rail; road; freight; sea and air.

TfN’s work is pioneering. As the UK’s first sub-national transport body, it is changing the way transport is planned and delivered. You will make our vision a reality, taking ownership of the delivery of the long-term, pan-Northern strategy – the Strategic Transport Plan – and spearheading compelling evidence to support investment decisions.

You will twin strategic leadership with strong project management experience, alongside the confidence to communicate with a diverse and complex stakeholder community. A team of strategy, programme and appraisal professionals will look to you as an inspiring leader, in a role in which you will become a trusted external voice for TfN and build your professional profile exponentially.

This senior role is integral to TfN’s success. Your evidence-based work will be at the bedrock of the business cases that will deliver a step-change in investment in 

the North. Not only will you be a guiding voice in shaping strategy, you will manage the programme framework, holding partners to high standards and minimising risks.

This appointment requires not only extensive knowledge of transport planning and strategy, but an infectious passion to drive economic growth through change and take others on that journey. You will be adept at managing infrastructure projects, with a honed understanding of the regional and national policy context and political prowess. Your ability to turn technical information into coherent investment stories will help our communities see the broader picture and support the TfN vision.

By joining TfN you can make a tangible difference to people’s lives, creating new opportunities and cementing the North’s position as a productive, global economy.

For further information, please visit: or call Gary Evans (0113 205 6080) or Zoe Thompson (07841 088 022) of GatenbySanderson.

Closing date: 12 Noon Thursday 8 November 2018, Final interviews: Tuesday 27 November 2018.