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Finance Director

Scottish Rail Holdings – Finance Director
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £95,000 – £100,000

Scottish Rail Holdings Limited (SRH) is a non-departmental public body and a registered limited company owned and controlled by the Scottish Ministers.

SRH was set up with the express purpose of overseeing the governance of rail passenger services by train operating companies in Scotland in accordance with the Scottish Ministers’ duties under section 30 of the Railways Act 1993.SRH acts as the holding company of the owning group of the passenger train operating companies. It provides an interface between Transport Scotland, as strategic policymakers, and the operational oversight of passenger train services delivery for both ScotRail Trains Limited (SRT) and Caledonian Sleeper Limited (CSL).

As Finance Director you will be a dynamic, strategic, collaborative leader with a proven track record of delivery in leading financial direction and providing input into long and short-term business planning.

Professionally qualified, the successful candidate will have demonstrable achievements as a senior level finance professional within a complex organisation, ideally at Board level.  You will have excellent skills in financial and resource planning at a strategic level as well as expertise in leading, developing and motivating multidisciplinary teams whilst ensuring key targets are met within resource constraints.  Possessing excellent negotiation, communication and analytical skills, you will also have the acumen and skills to develop productive relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Exposure to public sector accounting and governance is desirable, along with a strong understanding of the UK rail industry and the associated political, commercial and legal complexities.

Further information is available on the dedicated microsite at

If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Catriona Mackie or Katharine Price on 0141 212 7555.

To apply for the position please upload your CV and supporting statement (combined in one document) via the apply link below.

Closing date: Friday 7th June 2024