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Chief Operating Officer

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22 Oct 2021

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Chief Operating Officer

Location - Scotland

Salary - Significant six-figure salary and package

Badenoch + Clark is delighted to advise Scotland's Railway in the search for ScotRail's Chief Operating Officer.

A new chapter starts on 1 April 2022, as the ScotRail franchise and its services transition into public hands through Scottish Government ownership. The organisation has bold promises and enterprising plans to deliver during an unprecedented - and exciting - time in railway history. We are seeking a candidate to lead ScotRail in its ambition to become the best train operating company in the UK.

As COO, you will steer the organisation to achieve business objectives across a spectrum of areas including safety, finance, operations, people and corporate social responsibility. Transformation will be at the heart of all that you do. Whether delivering performance, customer service or environmental aims, you will be at the forefront of the next era of Scotland's Railway: shaping, leading and collaborating.

You will have a dynamic leadership style with demonstrable experience in guiding a complex organisation through change. In addition, you will be used to working closely with partners to reach shared objectives and ensure delivery of the best service. Your innovative thinking will mean you are excited by challenges such as net zero and equipped with pioneering ideas on ways to improve.

It is likely you will come from a commercial background and be knowledgeable about the safety environment. You will be able to build credibility with a range of partners, including trade unions and employee representative groups. Your ability to influence and lead will be evident, as your role will require visibility in a variety of settings including the concourses, trains, depots and stations.

If you thrive in an ambitious environment and have the intellect, resilience and determination to contribute to one of Scotland's key organisations, then we would like to hear from you.

If you wish to apply please click "Apply now". Applications are in the form of a tailored CV and cover letter.

To request a candidate information pack please contact Badenoch + Clark.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 24 October 2021
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