Assurance and Reporting Officer

Job reference: SYS-5416

Location 134 Edmund Street
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Franchise & Programmes
Salary & Benefits Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing Date 29/09/2019
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Assurance and Reporting Officer

Job reference: SYS-5416

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Assurance and Reporting Officer

Birmingham, B3 2ES

Competitive package and benefits

This is a fantastic time to join West Midlands Trains as we embark on your new franchise to improve our passenger’s journeys. As part of the wider Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains Ltd, operates as a joint venture - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, delivering over 1,300 safe and reliable services per day for more than a 60 million passengers per year.  Since the start of our franchise in 2017 we have been committed to improving our services, investing a whopping £1 billion into the region’s network, £18million in the development of all our workforce.

West Midlands Trains has an exciting opportunity for an Assurance and Reporting Officer, you will be responsible for reviewing all project management artefacts before they are finalized and agreed. The Assurance & Reporting Officer will ensure that WMT project processes are adhered to throughout the life of the project. The successful candidate will support the Head of PMO by developing and producing reports to inform the Programme Board, Business Review Group and WMTL Board. 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in project management. They will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and have the ability to write reports which include presentation of results, the rationale for findings, risks posed, and action required to address the risks.

In addition you will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of implementing and overseeing compliance reviews
  • Ability to write reports which include presentation of results, the rationale for findings, risks posed, and action required to address the risks.
  • Significant project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and tenacity to be able to achieve project objectives and overcome barriers to progress
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

In addition to a competitive salary West Midlands Trains offers a wealth of benefits including free travel on Abellio trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help further your career with West Midlands Trains, and a contributory defined salary pension. 

For more information please see the job description attached.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.