Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life. Our Rail North Partnership team, which is a partnership between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for the North (TfN), work together in transforming rail services across the north of England through joint management of the Norther Trains Limited (NTL) and TransPennine Express (TPE) rail services agreements.
We now looking for a Contract Support Officer to provide support to the rail contract work stream and coordinate the management of documentation to assist in the successful delivery of Train Operator business plans, ensuring timely and collaborative compliance of all related activity leading to the overall economic development of train services across the North of England.
The primary aim of this role will be to support the delivery of distinct elements of straightforward projects or contribute to the control/delivery of projects/programmes of work as required. You will be required to support the processes needed to answer questions from government, stakeholders and members of the public on the performance of train services across the North of England.
Key competencies for this role will see the ideal candidate being proactive in nature, supporting the rail contract delivery, and the Contract Management Delivery teams, whilst being a team player, with the ability to communicate highly and effectively whilst providing exceptional customer centric services.
The successful candidate will be adept in problem solving, possess good administration and organisational skills and have a background in contract management, commissioning or procurement combined with an ability to develop credible relationships with industry leaders.
You will have a relevant degree, or the equivalent relevant experience in contract management or are working towards professional qualification or chartered status.
Provisional Interview Date: 07 December 2021
Provisional Interview Location: Microsoft Teams
We are a small team with a big remit and in return, as well as a competitive salary (cost of living award pending), our other benefits include:
- 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
- Access to the local government pension scheme
- Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme
- Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme – allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
- Hybrid working in an agile environment, to suit both personal and business needs
At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.
As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion. We have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, which means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage. TfN is also recognised as Disability Confident employer (stage 2), acting as a Disability Confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks.
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