General Manager vacancy – Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company – ACORP – Huddersfield


Job Title:  General Manager

Responsible to:  Chairman

Salary:  £27,280

Contract:  Permanent

Hours of work:  30 hours over 4 days

Main Place of Work:  Settle

Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company was set up in 1992 to promote rail services and stations on the Settle to Carlisle line, seeking to maintain a high profile in the communities served by the line and undertake commercial activity intended to provide or generate additional use of the railway line. We are recognised by the Department of Transport through accreditation as a Community Rail Partnership.

We are looking for someone with lots of passion, energy and drive, a real self-starter whom can engage with their teams, offer coaching and support and drive the business through its people.

Purpose & Basic Objectives of Post

To lead, direct and deliver the objectives of the company.

Key accountabilities include:

Overseeing daily business operations across two sites

Developing and implementing growth strategies in line with Business Strategy

Analyse accounting and financial data

Health and Safety, development and welfare of staff

Oversee Annual Activity Plan in line with Department of Transport criteria

Attend Board meetings and appropriate stakeholder meetings

Person Specification :

Essential requirements

A background of driving success and managing people across multidisciplinary teams

Accounting experience in P&L and if possible payroll

Previous planning and delivering business objectives

Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

Able to self-motivate, meet deadlines and achieve company objectives with minimal or no supervision

Proficient in using all MS Office applications

Previous HR and Management skills

Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships

Desirable requirements

Board experience

Strong community and stakeholder experience

Driving Licence and have access to a car

Flexible to working days

Personal Attributes

Self-directed, confident and proactive

Organised, calm under pressure, able to prioritise effectively

Be committed to continuous improvement

Your main place of work will be Settle, however, you will be expected to travel to the operation at Appleby Station and other sites in order to perform your role and you will be provided with a rail travel pass for this purpose.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong management and communication skills to engage with a variety of people and be committed to delivering company objectives.

Job Description available on request.

To apply,  please provide a covering letter with your CV to John Moorhouse, Chairman, Settle Carlisle Railway Development Co Ltd, Town Hall, Market Street, BD24 9EJ or preferably direct through .

Closing Date: Friday 5 August 2022

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