Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Director's Fee £28,000 - Time commitment: up to 30 days per year
  • Greater Manchester (GB)

The organisation

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has responsibility for the delivery of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) transport policies and priorities across the city-region. An effective transport network is an essential catalyst to realising the potential of Greater Manchester. TfGM is the organisation responsible for ensuring the right transport connections are in place to support the economy and communities of the city-region.

TfGM is an employer of choice across Greater Manchester, their 900+ strong team is diverse and industry leading. From project managers and bus station attendants to designers, apprentices and accountants, together they keep the city-region moving and growing. With safety at their core, they ensure passengers can complete in excess of 5.6 million journeys each day.  

Alongside leading day to day operations, TfGM and their partners are responsible for delivering a wide and complex range of transport services and infrastructure on behalf of the GMCA, and manage a c£1.8 billion asset portfolio. TfGM is leading on a number of large, complex ‘change programmes’ including the development of an Assessment in relation to Bus Reform for Greater Manchester; and the development of the Clean Air Plan on behalf of the 10 Local Authorities.

The Role

The TfGM Board currently comprises three Executive Directors and three Non-Executive Directors.  With ambitious plans for the future, recent strong performance and positive results, TfGM is looking to strengthen the composition of their Board with the appointment of an additional Non-Executive Director.

The role of the newly appointed NED is to contribute independent perspectives, working with the rest of the Board to provide strategic direction and leadership on organisation wide issues, overseeing TfGM’s future direction and delivery of their wider strategies.

The role includes supporting TfGM’s Executive through providing advice and constructive challenge, encouraging a culture of innovation and a strong sense of accountability.

The Candidate

Suitable candidates will hold strong experience of working effectively at Board level, or will have previous experience as a Non-Executive Director, Trustee, or similar. Consideration will be given to Executive level candidates looking for their first NED position from relevant sector backgrounds.

Key attributes include:

  • A proven ability to influence and shape strategy and make informed strategic decisions of major importance
  • A highly credible ambassador with strong personal reputation amongst relevant peers at the most senior level
  • A strong leader, able to challenge constructively, engaging both internal and external stakeholders
  • Board-level experience within a business or organisation of similar size or complexity

Prospective candidates will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Transport operations
  • Engineering or other technical fields
  • Operating in an international setting
  • IT / digital transformation

Please apply with your CV and current salary details, quoting reference number IDBB6268. You can also email Korinna Sjoholm at ks@warrenpartners.co.uk or alternatively telephone +44 (0) 845 261 0600.

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner, Warren Partners.

 

 

 

 

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