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Finance Director

Transport for the North, Manchester, full time, permanent, flexible working

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Competitive salary: Circa £99k to £118k pa – pay award pending

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Owing to an internal reorganisation of the senior management structure, Transport for the North (TfN) is excited to be recruiting a new Finance Director. This is a highly visible role interfacing with key business areas throughout the organisation.

TfN is the UK’s first sub-national transport body. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy. Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

As a pivotal member within our leadership team you will play a critical role in driving the achievement of TfN’s vision. You will report directly to the Chief Executive and oversee the day-to-day management of our Finance, Risk & Procurement functions, providing recommendations to senior management that will guide decision-making on matters affecting the strategic direction of TfN.

The successful candidate will also act as the TfN’s designated S151 Chief Financial Officer ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements including local government and central government financial management and accounting requirements. The postholder is also TfN’s designated Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO).

What's on offer for the successful applicant

Competitive base salary depending on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package, and fantastic degree of flexible working which will see you work remotely, with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester.

If you would like to join us and help deliver for the residents and businesses of the North, then please apply. This year the Levelling Up agenda has progressed from a vision to a series of missions and TfN will be looking to align its work with these missions to grasp the once-in-a-generation opportunities that this presents for our region.

Closing date: 12.00, Thursday 29 September 2022.

Candidates wishing to apply on a secondment basis of up to two years will be considered.

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. Want to know more about TfN, then visit us on our website or look at our Twitter page or find us on LinkedIn or on Instagram.

How to apply

For further information please visit our website or for an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:

Pete John on T: 07701 305617 or via

Kelly Ridley on T: 07709 512415 or via