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Assistant Spectator Transport Manager (Rail)

Assistant Spectator Transport Manager (Rail)
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £35,945-£40,461 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 15th August 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Are you looking for the opportunity to play a part in one of the biggest and most exciting events that the West Midlands has ever hosted? The Commonwealth Games are coming to Birmingham in the summer of next year and the next 12 months will therefore be an exciting time as we prepare to deliver a truly transformational moment in the history of Birmingham and the West Midlands.

The rail and tram networks will play a vital role in transporting people to, from and around the region during the Games period.

Both networks will be exceptionally busy and it is crucial that proper planning, preparation and delivery takes place to accommodate this - and this role will play an important part in making this happen by bringing rail industry partners together to support the planning and delivery of rail and tram services during the Games.

What will you be doing?

, Develop and assemble evidence to understand and demonstrate the impact of Games on the transport network, identifying measures and plans to support successful Games delivery
, Project manage the development and delivery of specific projects related to Games delivery, covering public transport, park and ride, accessible transport and active travel
, Support the Spectator Transport Manager in acting and contributing as an interface between the Spectator and Workforce Team and Venue Transport Working Groups and other external Games' meetings
, Liaise with programme and project managers within TfWM and external partners, including the B2022 Organising Committee, to support appropriate governance and ensure adherence to the programme
, Support the planning and delivery of spectator and workforce services meeting agreed service level requirements
, Support the relationship with the Organising Committee and other partners on matters relating to spectator and workforce transport
, Prepare and deliver Games-time operational plans across one or more transport modes: Bus, Rail, Active travel, Parking, Taxi
, Provide operational support to the delivery of spectator transport at Games-time
, Manage consultants and service providers

About you

You should be a self-starter, boast excellent organisation skills, and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

You will need to be able to learn fast and respond to emerging challenges as they develop.

You will have a sound grasp of the railway industry and be able to apply this practically to Games planning across a variety of different areas.

Excellent collaborative working will be key: you'll need to work with a wide range of partners across both the rail industry and West Midlands Metro teams.

The role would suit anyone who is looking to build on existing experience within the rail industry and who wants to make a tangible and high-profile difference to the region.

It is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to work across the rail industry in delivering what will be an event of huge significance for the West Midlands.

About the team

Transport for West Midlands, the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority, has been tasked with developing a Games Transport Plan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Games Transport Plan is an integral measure, which will set out a strategic approach to planning and coordination of transport to support the Games; covering the transportation of spectators, athletes and the Games Family, while at the same time ensuring that any disruption to transport users is kept to a minimum.

The plan will set out a strategic approach to planning and coordination of transport to support the Games.

It sets out how spectators, athletes and Games officials and personnel will be transported come Birmingham 2022, as well as detailing how disruption to those conducting unrelated travel can be minimised.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future.

As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We're ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

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