Senior Scotland Project Manager (BTPA)

BTPA HQ, The Forum, 74-80 Camden Street, NW1 0EG
Full Time
Fixed Term
9 - Months
£48,178 to £57,404
Only areas within Greater London are entitled to this allowance.

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is seeking a Senior Scotland Project Manager for a 9 month fixed term contract, with the potential for extension.

This appointment would provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work on a discreet project with full ownership reporting directly to the Chief Executive of the BTPA. As the project enters a new phase, the post holder would be responsible for building on the existing work completed and reshaping requirements responding to decisions made by Scottish Government. This would suit someone who thrives in ever-changing, political and high-profile environment.

The primary collective purpose of the BTPA Executive is to support the Authority Members in their role to ensure the efficient and effective policing of the railways. This is delivered through the fulfilment of the Authority’s statutory duties. These, however, form only a part of the work that is required to be completed by the Authority and Executive. The independence and calibre of this team in providing independent scrutiny, a second line of assurance, transparency and openness is critical to ensuring public confidence and accountability.

The BTPA Executive is seeking an individual who has acute political awareness and with the ability to adapt, drive changing demands and implement new procedures.

This is a 9 month fixed term contract based in London but will include the requirement to travel to Scotland on occasion. Secondments would be considered.

Principal Accountabilities:

To work closely with key stakeholders to ensure that decisions on options to devolve railways policing in Scotland act in the BTP/A’s best interests.

2. To establish and run any new enhanced governance and accountability arrangements with Scottish partners as required by the wider programme including the development of related written documentation such as the Authority Code of Governance and Committee terms of reference.

3. To proactively monitor progress and report to Authority Members, convening stakeholders to resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action, and escalating issues to relevant decision makers where required.

4. Lead re-planning of work streams and co-ordinate each work-stream and its interdependencies, working closely with the BTP and BTPA leads.

5. Manage documents and processes to allow the Authority and BTP to successfully manage their input to the project.

6. Continuously assess and update the risk and issue log for the Authority and BTP with respect to UK devolution, identifying implications and recommending mitigating actions.

7. Monitor and report on spend forecasts in line with agreed project budgets.

8. Support communication and engagement with project stakeholders, developing and maintaining key relationships and working in partnership to resolve problems.

9. Providing ad hoc policy advice, support and assistance to the Chief Executive

The full-time salary for the post is based on a seven-point scale from £48,178 to £57,404 per annum, dependent on experience. In addition you will receive London allowance £2,520.


How to apply

You are asked to submit your application by way of a CV and supporting statement providing clear examples of similar work that you have done under each of the main headings in the accountabilities section. The evidence provided must be specific and focused on your personal involvement, experience and actions. Your supporting statement should demonstrate you have the key qualities and attributes outlined in the knowledge, skills and experience section outlined above.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ellie Hartup on 0207 388 2643 or who will make arrangements for you to speak Ian Pigden-Bennett, Interim Chief Executive.  

Applications should be sent as follows:

By email to:

The closing date for applications is 10am on 20 January 2019.


This opportunity is closed to applications.