General Manager

System One Travel (Greater Manchester Travelcards Limited – GMTL) was created in 1994 in response to local customer demand for multi operator, multi modal transport ticketing options. GMTL is co-owned by Greater Manchester’s bus, rail and tram operators and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). Current turnover is c£30m (Covid affected). The Board are looking to work with TfGM to ensure that the scheme continues and adapts as the various stages of franchising are introduced over the next few years.

GMTL has been a fast moving, ever developing, customer lead and focused organisation and is now looking for dynamic and enterprising administration, management, and development of its travelcard business, objectives, and strategies under the direction of the Board.

The role will involve working closely with the GMTL Chair, Board, shareholders, and members, coordinating and delivering the day to day operational and business requirements including control of banking, suppliers (including legal, financial, and marketing) and contractors, reviewing business practice and commercial arrangements and performance whilst analysing commercial data to ensure the customer remains the central focus of the business.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals from any background (transport knowledge not essential but desirable) who can engage with multi organisations and partners developing customer focused products and expanding a multimillion-pound business.

This role could be on a self-employed basis or through contract to a business organisation and will require a flexible approach to deliver the necessary guidance and control with ongoing commitment being based on the various tasks encountered and involved.

Working from home or attending Company and associated meetings (mainly in central Manchester), the role averages 25 hours of working time per week, with some variability particularly at period end. A good degree of flexibility will be expected of the successful candidate. Contract payments are negotiable but expected to be circa £40k p/a renewable on a six-monthly basis.

If you are interested in the role but would be looking for more, or less, hours per week (with consequent adjustment to contract payments), we would be interested to hear from you to discuss a work configuration that suits all parties.

For a more detailed job specification or to explore the role further prior to application please contact:

T G Roberts FCILT Consultant Director TGRL
On behalf of Greater Manchester Travelcards Limited

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Closing date 27th June 2022

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