Senior vacancies available at Transport for Edinburgh Group

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The operator is looking to fill three senior roles
The operator is looking to fill three senior roles

Transport for Edinburgh Group is seeking candidates for CEO, MD and General Manager roles

Three senior positions are currently being advertised by the Transport for Edinburgh group. The vacancies advertised this week are Chief Executive for Transport for Edinburgh, Managing Director of Lothian Buses and General Manager for Edinburgh Trams.

Regarded as three of the most senior positions in the Scottish transport sector, the group is looking to build on the performance of its existing award-winning services and to raise its customer satisfaction ratings – which currently sit at 95%.

Candidates are also expected to contribute to the city’s ambition to have one of the greenest, healthiest and most accessible transport systems in northern Europe by 2030.

Lesley Hinds, Chairman of Transport for Edinburgh and Transport Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Transport for Edinburgh is central to the exciting developments that are taking place in and around the city.

“As we look to its future we are considering a long-term plan, in partnership with businesses and other key stakeholders that will continue to satisfy and service residents and visitors, improve transport links to the city centre and boost the local economy.

“To achieve this we require outstanding leaders who will take public transport in Edinburgh to the next level, and I’m very confident that these positions will attract the exceptional candidates that the city merits.”

Jim McFarlane, Chairman of Lothian Buses and Transport for Edinburgh Board Member, said: “Lothian Buses move hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors around the city every day, helping to grow Edinburgh’s economy. We can confidently say that we are operating at the highest levels of performance as the UK’s most successful publicly-owned bus company.

“We’re very proud of this success, which is thanks to the passion, professionalism and determination of our talented team. We also know that we need an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation, and we are looking for a leader who can drive us to further success.”

Charles Monheim, Chairman of Edinburgh Trams and Transport for Edinburgh Board Member, said: “We’re looking for a General Manager with lots of energy who can build on a successful first year at Edinburgh Trams.

“The company is establishing itself as a valued part of city life and we’re playing a central role in the delivery of the Council’s transport vison.

“Alongside sister company Lothian Buses, we provide a high quality integrated transport network that allows everyone to take full advantage of what this great city has to offer. The successful candidate will lead and inspire our team to even more success and ensure that our customers get the best possible service.”