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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Communications Manager – Transport & Rail Sectors

  • Job added:   9 February 2019
  • Salary:   £38000 - £47000/annum Travel Pass & Benefits
  • Location:   Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209434126
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our public sector client is England’s first sub-National Transport Body. They were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.

They now require a Communications Manager, to work out of their Manchester based offices. There will be travel involved across the North West region.

Job Description:

The Communications Manager will manage our client’s corporate communications team, devising and delivering effective external and internal communication campaigns. They’ll be responsible for day-to-day planning, management and delivery of all communication services, including media relations, social media, corporate design and brand development – helping drive awareness and interest in our activities.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will possess extensive experience of managing corporate communications activities including, social media, internal communications, conference and events and e-communications as well as successful management of media relations within a similar organisation. You will bring creative flair and editorial nous to the team, designing proactive campaigns that bring our messages and programmes to life.

You will have substantial experience of establishing effective working relationships with stakeholders and building contacts and networks, with a proven ability to negotiate and influence others at all levels. Outstanding verbal and written skills with the ability to produce reports and presentations using raw data when required is essential, as is the ability to translate complex issues into appropriate formats for target audiences.

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, with previous experience within a political environment and will have experience of managing and leading specialist consultants.

Provisional Interview Date: Friday 1st March 2019

Provisional Interview Location: Central Manchester

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