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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom, Yorkshire & the Humber

Franchise Contracts Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom, Yorkshire & the Humber

Job Description


Franchise Contracts Manager


Negotiable DOE + Great Benefit Package

Our Client is England's first Sub-National Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.
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.

The Rail North Partnership is a partnership between the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Transport for the North (TfN), working together to transform rail services across the north of England through joint management of the Arriva Rail North (ARN) and TransPennine Express (TPE) rail Franchise Agreements.

TfN recognise that Franchise Contract management is a varied and dynamic profession, and it is not possible to characterise a standard day. Generally, the successful candidate will need to be responsive, adaptable and flexible to meet the demands of a job which is part of a dynamic industry subject to change.

What we're looking for:
The ideal candidate will work closely with the relevant Commercial Manager and be responsible the day-to-day contract management of a rail franchise.

Key activities include:
• Managing the relationship between the Train Operating Company (TOC) and the DfT and TfN through the Rail North Partnership.
• Monitoring TOC compliance and the delivery of franchise commitments;
• Monitoring TOC operational and financial performance;
• Producing periodic performance reports for senior management highlighting risks and issues as they arise;
• Provide papers to senior management recommending changes and derogations to the contract;
• Maintaining accurate records of franchise-related documentation;
• Producing contractual correspondence between the Partnership and the TOC;
• Providing advice and briefings
• Dealing with correspondence from external stakeholders and the public;
• Support the work stream(s) on contract management excellence for rail franchises including, but not limited to, leading on reviewing and improving a specific area of the rail franchise process manual.
A quality competency we are looking for from the appointed candidate is demonstrable credibility, complemented by sound understanding of Rail Franchises.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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