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Porject Engineer (Asset Protection), Derby, Up to £55k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.


The Project Engineer (Asset Protection) is accountable for the management of the Porterbrook assets whilst they are on lease to the Train Operating Companies (TOC’s). Through liaison with the engineering functions of our customers the role will monitor asset condition, management of spares, management of enhancement projects being carried out by external suppliers ensuring that they are delivered on time, to budget and with a quality outcome.  This will require the management of suppliers, the costing of projects, and the end to end oversight management of the project.  The role also manages vehicle redelivery and oversight of the off-lease assets. 


This role combines a background in the management of assets, delivery of projects and commercial skills.  Ideal candidates will have a detailed knowledge of the rail industry and have a track record in managing enhancement and modification projects. The ability to balance the safety and the protection of the assets with the commercial aspects of fleet leasing will also be critical.  Candidates should come with an engineering qualification and ideally will be a Chartered Engineering (or working towards this), although that is not critical.  A project management qualification would also be helpful.


We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Asset Support Engineer, Derby, c£50k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.


The Asset Support Engineer is accountable for the assessment of the Porterbrook assets while they are on lease or when they have been returned from the customer.  The role will carry out fleet asset assessments in line with the agreed specifications to ensure that the assets are managed to maximise their life expectancy.  Much of the role will be based out at TOC (Train Operating Companies) engineering depots in order to undertake inspections, raising any issues in a timely manner. The role will also support the redelivery process for the fleet ensuring that the condition of the asset is recorded at the end of the lease.


The ideal candidate will come from an asset inspection background, with a previous background in fleet engineering operations.  Candidates must have experience in rolling stock vehicle examination, overhaul, modification, operation and testing and have the ability to provide technical confidence given the expertise required.  Excellent communication skills and a well organisation individual is required.  A good knowledge of franchising and commercial fleet leasing would be an advantage.
We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 


To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Head of Fleet Services, Derby, competative package

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.

The Head of Fleet Services role opportunity is one of three similar roles which collectively manage the Porterbrook fleet portfolio leased to the Train Operating Companies (TOCs).  This role has responsibility for fleets leased to Northern Rail, ScotRail, Cross Country Trains, TransPenninie Express and Caledonian Sleeper.  The fleet mix will change over time in accordance with lease periods. 

The role is accountable for coordinating engineering and asset management activities to ensure the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of all fleets throughout their full asset lifecycle in accordance with the required specifications.  A key aspect of the role is also to proactively support customers in their operation of Porterbrook fleets.
Providing exceptional leadership to the team of Fleet Asset Managers, Fleet Support Engineers and also Technical Support Engineers who are remotely located at customers depots.  The role will also interface with the Commercial Manager with the same portfolio of TOCs who manages the customer relationship from a commercial perspective.  Key to the role is ensuring that customers have a single point of contact for all aspects of the fleet management, including fleet overhauls.  Porterbrook’s ethos is to work in close collaboration with customers.

The ideal candidate will be a chartered engineer with around 8 years plus fleet support experience within a rail environment.  They will have excellent leadership capability and have experience of managing remote based teams effectively.  The ability to plan and organise is critical, along with excellent stakeholder management capability.  They will be highly regarded within the rail industry and have a keen interest in innovation within the rail industry.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 

To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Senior Manager, Digital Services, Derby, up to £70k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.


The Senior Manager, Digital Services is a new role with an ambitious and exciting remit.  The role holder will be accountable for the creation of a Digital Services function for the business.  They will use their expert knowledge in this area to develop the business case and digital services strategy for added value services for the customers of the business.  This will include leveraging the opportunity presented by big data, condition monitoring technologies and other innovative solutions which enhance the fleet and the end user experience.  Having created the business case, the role will be required to manage external service providers and recruit highly skilled staff to deliver the digital services strategy. 


The ideal candidate will be highly skilled in digital systems and technologies applicable to railway asset management and train operations.  They will have a strong commercial outlook and an awareness of UK railways and the UK rail industry.  They must have a track record in creating new digital system solutions from concept to delivery and ensuring that the business benefits are delivered.  The person we are looking for will be highly enthusiastic about the future potential of digital rail, will be innovative and have the ability to promote the benefits of digital systems.  They will be highly professional in approach, with a reputation for excellent execution in this area coupled with excellent analytical and communication skills.  This is a unique opportunity to take the digital systems strategy forward for a business which is undergoing a period of significant growth and investment.


We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Head of Safety and Operations, Derby, up to £90k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.


The Head of Safety and Operations is a new role which will lead on safety across the whole business as well as managing the safety and compliance aspects of the Engineering Services function including engineering standards, document management and engineering change.   In addition, the role has a strong focus on facilitating external accreditations and on driving improved sustainability.    This is a high-profile role and will play an active role in continuing the implementation of a safety culture across the business, ensuring safety is a priority and a function which drives continuous improvement through the safety management systems. 


The ideal candidate will come from an engineering safety background in a rail environment and be experienced in the implementation and development of safety management systems. The ideal candidate will have good experience of managing engineering safety activities and associated processes including standards, compliance, engineering risk management, technical documentation and engineering change.  Experience of wider railway operations and safety beyond rolling stock is desirable. A track record of developing innovative solutions to drive a deep safety culture would also be welcome along with a strong understanding of how technology can enable business effectiveness and efficiency.  This role will appeal to someone who is ambitious, with exceptional leadership skills.  Relevant safety qualifications are highly desirable and an engineering qualification would be a distinct advantage.


We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 


To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Head of Programme Management, Derby up to £80k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented engineering and project resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.


Reporting to the Director of Engineering Services, the new role of Head of Programme Management will be accountable for the successful management and delivery of a complex range of engineering projects linked to innovation and business as usual.  The role will be required to develop the programme management function and lead the team of Engineering Project Managers. Projects may include overhaul of the fleet, rollingstock enhancements and the implementation of projects coming from within the innovation area of the business. In addition, this position will develop the existing project management methodology into a robust programme and project management system and ensure that the business is fully compliant.  The programme management team manage all aspects of the project portfolio including business case creation, resourcing, management of risks, project reporting, stakeholder management, issues escalation and once implemented, benefits realisation. 


This is a superb opportunity to develop and create a programme management function and we are looking for a highly skilled individual to lead this activity, which is a priority area of the business.  Ideal candidates will come from an engineering project and/or programme management background and will have successfully led a complex portfolio of change projects on time and to budget. Experience in the UK rail industry is desirable, but not mandatory. The candidate profile is an individual with exceptional gravitas and professionalism, coupled with an engaging manner.  An engineering degree and/or a project or programme management qualification is desirable, along with exceptional attention to detail and organisational capability.


To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Engineering Project Manager, Derby up to £50k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented engineering resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.
The role of the Engineering Project Manager will be to lead across a range of specialist engineering projects, including fleet enhancements, heavy maintenance overhauls and implementing innovative solutions to improve the performance of the fleet and end user customer experience.  Key elements will include taking the project from concept through to delivery, management of project budgets, managing the project plans and effective management of any risks.   The role will involve working in close collaboration with suppliers, train operators and the internal fleet engineering team. The role will also involve ensuring that the projects are delivered safely and that the benefits expected are delivered.  
Candidates for this role will have 5 to 10 years rolling stock engineering experience and be either a Chartered Engineer or working towards this.  Ideal candidates will have specific experience of working with in project management of large-scale engineering improvement projects.  They will also have a strong track record of managing supplier relationships with either manufacturers or maintainers. Organisational capability and planning skills are key to the success of this role, along with the ability to identify issues before they emerge and take appropriate remedial action.
We are seeking the very best engineering talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Programme Management Co-Ordinator, Derby up to £45k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented engineering resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.
The new role of Programme Management Office (PMO) Co-Ordinator will be critical to the successful management of a complex portfolio of engineering projects.  The role will be accountable for the co-ordination of the programme management office activities including managing the project management system (MS Project), supporting the creation of business cases with clearly identified benefits, managing the programme risk register, management of project budgets and ensuring that stated benefits are tracked.  The role will report into the Head of Programme Management and will work with a team of Engineering Project Managers.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record within an administrative and co-ordination role within an engineering programme team.  With a strong attention to detail and focus on delivery to schedule they will have an authoritative style and the ability to get things done in a pragmatic manner.  Experience of MS Project is essential and a project management qualification an advantage.  Prior experience in rail would also be useful.  We also require someone who can bring a combination of excellent analytical and communication skills, both written and oral.
We are seeking the very best project co-ordination talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Procurement Category Manager (Digital Systems) Derby up to £65k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change under the leadership of Mary Grant, the Chief Executive.  With excellent additions to the Executive team, Porterbrook is seeking the most talented commercial resources in the industry to join its team.
The Category Manager (Digital Systems) will report into the Head of Procurement and be accountable for development and implementation of the category strategy for digital systems for the fleet.  They will maintain the strategy and ensure best value for money.  A strong focus on quality and the management of the supplier’s performance will also be key factors of this role. In addition, this role will be the subject matter expert for the whole business in the area of digital systems.
The ideal candidate for the role will be an exceptionally talented and ambitious individual in the field of buying and category management.  They will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement and have achieved/or be working towards their CIPS qualification.  They must have a deep technical knowledge of Digital systems, ideally gained within a rail environment.  It is imperative that the person taking on this role will also have a high degree of commercial acumen, coupled with excellent negotiation skills and an eye for detail, demonstrated by a track record of delivery to KPI’s. This is a role for a self-starter keen to join a small team in a highly regarded business.  An interest in innovation for the future of digital within a rail context would also be helpful along with previous experience of ISO accreditations.
We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Assistant Store Manager - Newcastle, Up To £19k

Flying Tiger is a variety store with a difference! We offer stylish products, at great prices with excellent customer service. The range is modern, and covers everything from homeware to stationary; we have something for everyone.

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Store Manager to support the running of our large store in Newcastle city centre. You will support the Store Manager in all aspects of running the store from managing stock, budget management, cash control, ordering, product merchandising, and ensuring that our customers receive the best levels of service. You will be sales orientated and very hands on, with excellent customer service skills. A proven ability to lead, develop and motivate staff is essential. The kind of people who would fit with Flying Tiger have great personalities, an excellent track record in retail management, strong people skills and motivated by targets. You must have at least 1 years’ experience as an Assistant Store Manager, ideally in a high volume retail store. Given the expected growth Flying Tiger offers the potential for career progression to talented individuals.

To apply please send your CV, current salary details, any notice period and a few words as to why we should consider you as a member of the Flying Tiger team to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scouts Scotland – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Are you looking for a Non-executive role? Do you have a keen interest in youth development or Scouting?

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Chair for Scouts Scotland. The current Chair has reached the end of their 6-year tenure and the organisation is looking for a dynamic Chair to take the organisation forward. 

Scouts Scotland have been on a successful journey of growth in recent years, with the organisation of c60 staff being ably led by their Chief Executive.  The role of Chair is critical to the ongoing success of the organisation and the team is keen to appoint someone with a passion for Scouting.  The role will involve the chairing of the Board of Trustees, providing strategic leadership and ensuring that the organisation adheres to the governance processes in place.  In addition, the role will help lead the delivery of the Strategy – Skills for Life to 2023; maintaining a balance between the organisational needs, fundraising and attracting more young people to join the movement.  Other aspects of the role will be to attend events, engage with stakeholders and provide visibility for Scouts Scotland.  This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a non-executive role, in an organisation which brings significant benefits and development to thousands of young people across Scotland.

Ideal candidates will currently be operating at a senior level in business, with excellent stakeholder engagement skill. They will have strong commercial acumen and be inspired by the work that Scouting does in the UK.  They will be able to devote c2/4 days a month to support meetings, events and calls, in relation to fulfilling this role.  Much of this time will take place in the evening or weekends.   The role is unpaid however it is a high-profile role, with an opportunity to gain broad experience.

Scouts Scotland Strategy 2018 – 2023: www.scouts.scot/about-us/skills-for-life/

If this role is of interest, please send your CV and covering email, outlining your relevant experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scouts Scotland – Treasurer

Are you looking for a non-executive role? Do you have a keen interest in youth development scouting? 

We have a fantastic opportunity available for a Treasurer for Scouts Scotland.  The current Treasurer has reached the end of their 6-year tenure and the organisation is looking for a skilled financial leader to join the Board of Trustees. 

Scouts Scotland have been on a successful journey of growth in recent years, with the organisation of c60 staff being ably led by their Chief Executive.  The role of Treasurer will take accountability for the financial aspects of the organisation, providing oversight to the finance team and ensure that all financial matters are managed in line with regulatory requirements. 

Ideal candidates will have experience of managing finance and accounts at a senior level, excellent organisational skills, supported by strong commercial acumen.  You must have an accountancy qualification and experience of managing accounts for a charity would also be an advantage. An interest in Scouting would be beneficial.  You will be able to devote c2/4 days a month to support meetings, events and calls in relation to fulfilling this role.  Much of this time is in the evening or weekends.   The role is unpaid; however, it is extremely rewarding with the opportunity to develop your current skills and experience.

Scouts Scotland Strategy 2018 – 2023: www.scouts.scot/about-us/skills-for-life/

If this role is of interest, please send your CV and a covering email to outline how you match the requirements of this role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Procurement Category Manager (Mechanical Systems) – Derby, up to £65k

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change under the leadership of Mary Grant, the Chief Executive.  With excellent additions to the Executive team, Porterbrook is seeking the most talented commercial resources in the industry to join its team.

The Category Manager (Mechanical Systems) will report into the Head of Procurement and be accountable for development and implementation of the category strategy for mechanical systems for the fleet.  They will maintain the strategy and ensure best value for money.  A strong focus on quality and the management of the supplier’s performance will also be key factors of this role. In addition, this role will be the subject matter expert for the whole business in the area of mechanical systems.

The ideal candidate for the role will be an exceptionally talented and ambitious individual in the field of buying and category management.  They will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement and have achieved/or be working towards their CIPS qualification.  They must have a deep technical knowledge of mechanical systems, ideally gained within a rail environment.  It is imperative that the person taking on this role will also have a high degree of commercial acumen, coupled with excellent negotiation skills and an eye for detail, demonstrated by a track record of delivery to KPI’s. This is a role for a self-starter keen to join a small team in a highly regarded business.  An interest in innovation for the future would also be helpful along with previous experience of ISO accreditations.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.  

To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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