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“Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life”

Our role is to transform transport infrastructure across the whole of the North of England, to drive economic growth. We are striving to provide the transport links that will enable people to build a life in the North: connecting world class education, skills development opportunities and access to career progression.

We are looking for skilled and dedicated people who are excited about helping us deliver our vision.


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Strategic Transport Planner – Rail North Ltd.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking to recruit the following role:

The Strategic Transport Planner will support the development of policy approaches across TfN to build the organisations evidence base for connectivity across the North.

You will be expected to provide impactful strategic and policy input by developing and maintaining close links with partners and stakeholders to ensure Rail North Ltd is reflected in an integrated approach to the Strategic Transport Plan and business cases to internal and external standards.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have considerable experience working within transport strategy and policy, with proven experience leading in the development of transport policies and supporting business case development.  You will be comfortable analysing information and evidence to make difficult decisions and recommendations and will have experience of building positive relationships internally and with external partners.

Strong experience planning and organising your own work and the work of external contractors and the ability to persuade and influence others to achieve positive results is essential.

You will possess a degree in a relevant subject or have a professional qualification/equivalent experience in a similar environment.

Provisional Interview Date: 3rd April 2018

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the local government pension scheme

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1,E2,E3,E4..).

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