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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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Head of Rail Service Outputs

  • Job added:   4 August 2019
  • Salary:   £61429 - £72440/annum Excellent Benefits
  • Location:   Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • County:   West Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210506227
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is looking to appoint a Head of Rail Service Outputs:

Our client is a public-private partnership responsible for setting transport investment priorities for the North. Its members speak with one voice to Government, driving transformational economic growth and creating a vibrant, prosperous North through better connectivity.

As Head of Rail Service Outputs, you will play an important role in shaping the future of rail services and lead their input into current franchises including delivery, performance, overseeing their input to timetable development and train services across the North of England, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. A collaborative leader, you will have direct oversight of the companys input to current and future rail services and the help ensure that they meet the needs of the North. As the UK's first sub-national transport body, they are changing the way transport is planned and delivered. You will make their vision a reality, taking ownership of the delivery of the rail service aspects of the long-term, pan-Northern strategy - the Strategic Transport Plan - and spearheading compelling evidence to support investment decisions and taking forward implementation of the recently published Blake Jones review.

This senior role is integral to our clients success. Technical service delivery and strategic analysis and design work will be at the bedrock of the business cases that will deliver transformational Train Service Requirements aligned to their Long Term Rail Strategy. Not only will you be a guiding voice in shaping strategy, you will manage the programme framework, be an industry pioneer, holding partners to high standards and minimising risks.

You will twin strategic leadership with strong project management experience, alongside the confidence to communicate with a diverse and complex stakeholder community. You will become a trusted external voice for the company and build your professional relationship with key stakeholder partners.

What they are looking for:

This successful candidate requires not only extensive knowledge of the rail industry and rail performance, specifications, improvements on journey times and evolving strategies, but a passion to drive economic growth through cutting edge rail delivery and continuous improvements. You will be adept at managing a portfolio of projects, honed with understanding of the regional and national policy context and political drivers. Your ability to turn technical information into coherent investment stories will help their communities see the broader picture and support the company vision.

Closing date: Friday, 23rd August 2019 at 12:00 noon

Final interviews: 4th September 2019

In return, as well as a competitive salary, their 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.For more information on the role and the kind of person they're looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience they're looking for please apply online at 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.

Our client welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. They 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 their commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit

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