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Digital Strategy Lead

Reference: MAY20219859
Expiry date: 12:00, 15 June 2021
Location: Leeds
Salary: £63,119.00 - £74,433.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, Local Government Pension Scheme,Various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme, Flexi-Time Scheme, Agile and Flexible Working.
Attachments: DigitalStrategyLead-StrategicRail-6L(TechServ).pdf

Closing date:          

12:00pm, 15 June 2021

Contract Type:



Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to work from our office in Leeds


£63,119 - £74,433 per annum (Cost of Living award pending)
Role Profile

Role Profile


Transport for the North overview:

Transport for the North is England’s first Sub-National Transport Body. We were legally formed in April 2018 to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth. Our vision remains resolute, one of “a thriving North of England where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all”. Our mission to level-up the UK has become even more prominent in national discourse.

As a partnership, we bring together the North’s nineteen local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

Our Strategic Rail team play an important role in this future and the future of rail services leading TfN’s input into current service operations including delivery, performance, overseeing TfN’s input to timetable development and train services across the North of England leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

Role Overview: Lead on the co-ordination of digital initiatives in the context of TfN members’ aspirations and national policy.

Projects developed using digital technologies will enable delivery of dynamic, responsive, multi-modal, fit for purpose and customer-centric fares, payment and information services.  

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience of leading digital payment and information (technological and business) process architecture, analysis and design.

The ideal candidate will be a natural self-starter, with significant experience in approaches to the design of ticketing, information and payment services, combined with an ability to interpret complex data from diverse sources used to inform, lead and enable the development of TfN’s digital payments and information strategy in alignment with TfN’s Long Term Rail Fares Strategy.

As the Strategic Rail Stakeholder Lead for Digital strategy, development and roll out, you will use your expertise to develop strong and productive working relationships with industry bodies, supplier markets, developers and DfT teams, whilst partnering with multiple stakeholders, external partners and stakeholders across the North of England and nationally to lead the development and delivery of user centred digital services.

You will be tenacious with an ability to make difficult decisions and recommendations that influences others to achieve required outcomes and ensure robust strategy/business case development meets expectations.

Closing Date:              Tuesday, 15 June 2021 at 12:00 noon

Interview Dates:            23rd and 25th of June 2021 (Virtual via Microsoft Teams)

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 - an additional 18 days per year

·            Agile and Flexible working, to suit both personal and busines needs

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.

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 and have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, this means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage and are 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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