Director of Transport

Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Salary: £115,281 to £137,590
Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 29/01/2024 at 12:00
Reference: CDD/24/266985

We are looking for an exceptional transport professional with commercial and technical experience to join us in the new role of Director of Transport for Liverpool City Region.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority brings together the region’s six local authorities Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all. Working together and using our devolved powers and funding, we are creating a fairer, stronger, cleaner city region – where no-one is left behind.

Delivering a modern, effective transport system defines great international city regions and is fundamental to their success, connecting people to work, education, public services and leisure, keeping our communities connected and helping our economy to thrive.

We’re investing hundreds of millions of pounds to deliver the Mayor’s vision for the London-style integrated transport network that our region needs and deserves.

We’re delivering a new fleet of trains on our Merseyrail network, new stations, zero emission hydrogen buses, a safer 212km cycling network, and smarter tickets, meaning that we are well on the way to delivering the Mayor’s vision.

It’s an exciting time to join us in this critical role. Last October, the Mayor took the decision to take back control of our bus network. You’ll lead the work to implement the new bus franchising model for the city region, progress the ambition for full devolution of the regions rail network, and lead on the overall commissioning of a fully integrated, multi-model transport network.

You will also ensure that the Liverpool City Region has a high performing, customer focussed, integrated and sustainable transport system that delivers for our people, businesses and institutions eery day, enabling a prosperous and inclusive economy.

You will need to be commercially astute with the exceptional technical skills and experience expected of a senior leaders in transport, along with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and partners, building trusted partnerships within and without the city region, striving to achieve the same goals and aspirations.

If this is you – we want to hear from you

For an opportunity to discuss the role further please contact Richard McGuckin, Executive Director by email to:

What we can offer you:

Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days , rising to 34 days after 5 years service , as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 9 additional days
Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
Flexible and hybrid working with role dependent overtime and enhanced pay
24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling services
Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
Bike to Work Scheme
Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, CV applications will only be accepted alongside a completed personal and monitoring information online application form.


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