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DfT Vacancies - Finance Manager - 6183/10594
Written by Lee on Thursday, 6th March 2008
Dont all rush at once....
[quote="Job Description"]Reporting to the Head of Finance - Rail Service Delivery, key responsibilities include:
Proactively monitoring the financial performance of a portfolio of Train Operating Companies (TOCs) whilst cultivating strong relationships
Entering into high level commercial negotiations and discussions directly impacting on the partnership with the TOCs
Influencing decision making and providing robust financial support within a regional franchise team
Providing first-class, clear financial information to senior management
The successful applicants will be fully qualified accountants who can demonstrate successful commercial careers where they have instigated change and innovation. In person, they will be proactive, self motivated, assertive, diplomatic and candid. Excellent communication skills are a must.[/quote]
They are also looking for a Business Process Manager (link below.)
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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.
Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.
The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021
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