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Location:Glasgow City  

Closing date:27 March 2020 at midday 

SPT continues to shape the future of public transport in the West of Scotland. We strive to influence and deliver an integrated transport network in the UK fit for the 21st century. At a time when the benefits and need for public transport is recognised as a key contributor to economic growth and climate change, our aim is to deliver a world class transport system that acts as a catalyst for an improved quality of life for all. We have ambitious plans which include the delivery of a fully modernised subway system, a step change in the quality of bus services and improved infrastructure throughout the region.


The role of an appointed Board member is similar to that which non-executive directors play in other organisations. We are looking for a number of exceptional candidates who can bring a new dimension and level of expertise which will influence and challenge the thinking of colleagues within the Partnership. The criteria for selection is broad, but as a general guide, successful applicants will have a good knowledge and understanding of how transport solutions can assist and improve the economic standing of the region, as well as improving the quality of life for all in the West of Scotland.


Exposure to the complexities of strategic and operational planning, whether in business, the public or voluntary sector is vital, and we are keen that our Partnership Board represents the broadest range of our society. We would like to hear from individuals who have a keen interest in making public transport better and can bring their own experience to the Partnership. An awareness of the complexities of delivering key infrastructure projects, of the changing face of public sector organisations, of the importance of delivering digital solutions or how to commercialise opportunities would be welcome.


You will be expected to attend approximately 12 meetings each year, and the appointment will last for upto 4 years. SPT particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. SPT is committed to the successful outcomes of our Board Diversity Succession Plan.


The positions are non-remunerated although reasonable expenses, consistent with SPTs Elected Member Expenses Policy will be paid.


If you would like an informal discussion about these roles please feel free to contact Valerie Davidson, Assistant Chief Executive and Partnership Secretary on 0141 333 3298 in the first instance.  An informal chat with the Chair or Vice Chair can also be arranged.


If you have the drive and commitment to shape the transport plans for the future, we would be delighted if you submitted your CV and a personal statement of the proposed contribution you feel you could make. A full applicant’s information pack is attached for your consideration.


For further information and to apply, please see the SPT's website: http://www.spt.co.uk/corporate/about/our-team/careers/current-vacancies 


Shortlisting will take place on 31 March 2020. If you are successful you will be contacted thereafter. Interviews will be conducted on 30 April (am) and 1 May (pm).


SPT is an Equal Opportunities company welcoming applications from a diverse background. For applicants with special requirements, please email recruitment@spt.co.uk quoting the above reference.

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*Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact the Board directly*

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