Head of Mobility Services/Passenger Transport

Head of Mobility Services/Passenger Transport

Grade O Salary £59,911 - £69,463

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing Date – 3 February 2019

The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn growth deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London. It brings together five districts plus York, works with the business community through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and is the statutory Local Transport Authority for the region through “Metro” branded transport services.

The role

The way people move around the Leeds City Region is changing. The Combined Authority is seeking an exceptional manager to lead and drive change in the services that people use to travel around our region. The Head of Mobility Services will lead on the design, specification, procurement and delivery of mobility and transport services. The postholder will be responsible for:

  • Enabling 20 million passenger journeys per year on services commissioned under contract by the Combined Authority
  • Liaison with bus operators to ensure the delivery of commercial bus services meets the West Yorkshire Bus Strategy
  • Delivery of the Combined Authority’s commitments to the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance
  • Liaison with rail operators on train service and performance
  • Enabling 5,000 people with limited mobility to make independent journeys on the AccessBus service
  • Enabling over 40,000 young people travel on school transport services commissioned under contract by the Combined Authority in partnership with all five Councils
  • Procurement and management of contracts of total value £27.5 m

The person

The successful postholder will be an experienced manager able to lead a multi functional team working closely with bus, rail and other transport providers. They will be able to drive change and innovation and will demonstrate highly developed communication, negotiation and people management skills together with political awareness and commercial acumen.  

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Secondment opportunities will be considered for this post, however, in line with the Combined Authority’s Secondments Policy, you must have 12 months’ service in your current role.

This post is ‘politically restricted’ which means that staff employed in these posts may not undertake certain political activities either in or outside the workplace, including being  barred from standing for office, canvassing on behalf of a political party.  Individuals appointed to a Politically Restricted role will be required to sign a declaration to confirm that they will comply with the restrictions set out in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the amended regulations 1990.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

 Please submit your application by 3 February 2019. Interviews will be held the week commencing 11th March.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Apply online

Please read the Head of Mobility Services/Passenger Transport Role Profile before applying for this post.

You can then Apply Here