Interim Strategy and Programme Director

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £800 - £1100 per day

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Recruiting for an Interim Strategy and Programme Director to work for a leading client in the Transportation Industry.

Specific emphasis on line/team management, helping the reporting teams to prioritise, partner/stakeholder relationship management and corporate reporting including attendance and presenting reports at our various Board and Committee Meetings. Whilst the client are ideally looking for someone with both transport strategy and programme management experience, the primary focus is on the strategy elements of the role in terms of interim cover.

The role will be based in the client's Manchester office, however, they will be expected to work from our Leeds office regularly too.

Act as a strategic leader, enabling staff to thrive and therefore achieve the vision of a vibrant and growing economy across the North of England.

Build strong and inclusive partnerships; and ensure the development of a coherent and integrated approach to pan-northern strategic transport planning, analysis & appraisal and programme management to ensure the best economic outcomes.

Ideally looking for candidates who are immediately available or ideally can start this assignment asap.

Extensive experience of successful transport strategy and policy development and implementation.
Extensive knowledge of transport strategy, transportation planning and traffic/highway/rail engineering.
Extensive experience of managing infrastructure projects in a public and private sector environment.
Broad knowledge of the national and regional transport strategy and policy context, how this links to devolution and the political and economic map of the North of England and the UK.
Proven experience of influencing and persuading governance bodies, stakeholders, partners, clients and suppliers to understand the aims, objectives and requirements of the programme.
Proven experience of managing significant budgets, optimising external funding opportunities and effectively applying key commercial, business and other management processes.