BTP Authority seek new Chair

We are looking to appoint a new Chair who can provide clear and visible leadership within the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) and beyond to all stakeholders. You will be responsible for agreeing strategic direction, promoting the highest standards of service delivery and ensuring train operators, their staff and passengers get best value from the British Transport Police (BTP). You will also lead the BTPA through the implementation of the Smith Commission outcomes as they relate to policing on the railways in Scotland.

The BTP is the police force for the railways, providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. As a public body, the BTPA provides support and democratic accountability for the delivery of this vital police service.

You should have a credible track record in either an executive or non-executive capacity, in the private, public or third sector that will enable you to drive forward change and help create continuous improvement. You should be a confident communicator who will quickly establish credibility to work with a complex range of stakeholders, including the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the rail industry, local police forces, passenger interest groups, national crime agencies, local and regional agencies (such as Transport for London) and the media.

Closing Date: Wednesday 05 Aug 2015

£32,000 for circa 60 days over a year – London

Preferred starting date: 1 December 2015

Interviews are expected to be held during October 2015.

The BTPA values equality and diversity in employment and a socially inclusive transport system. We want the organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their race, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, marital status, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation or working pattern.

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