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Scottish Rail Holdings - Chief Executive

Chief Executive
Scottish Rail Holdings
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £140,000 – £160,000

Our new Chief Executive will provide inspirational leadership and strategic direction for SRH and its subsidiaries. Working closely with the Chair and the SRH Board, the Chief Executive will ensure that all strategic and annual business plans are aligned to the Grant Agreement and the Framework Agreement, with a clear set of KPIs that subsidiaries will be accountable to deliver.

As Accountable Officer, personally answerable to Scottish Ministers, you will ensure that appropriate financial decisions are taken, and group risks and issues managed in line with the Scottish Public Finance Manual. You will also have various governance responsibilities for Scottish Rail Holdings, ScotRail Trains Limited, and Caledonian Sleeper Limited.

Crucial to the role will be collaboration within SRH and its subsidiaries, maintaining and securing partnerships across the industry to ensure best value for money on behalf of the Scottish Government, while delivering high-quality services.

We are looking for an exceptional leader for this role. A railway background is not essential, but you do need a proven track record in managing meaningful organisational transformation, leading teams, and achieving results. Senior level management experience in a large public sector or commercial organisation is essential.

The ideal candidate should possess the integrity, skills, and judgement to be a proactive member of the Board. You must be able to demonstrate a history of influencing and instigating positive change, emphasising a commitment to delivering high quality outcomes, and serving as a creative change agent. We are seeking an empathetic and understanding forward thinking strategist. You should also be a key team player who can cultivate strong relationships both internally and externally.

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