IS Programme Manager

Location: York/Manchester/Leeds
Salary: £51,750 per annum to £76,000 per annum

At Northern, we’re creating a brand-new future not just for our organisation, but one that will transform the way we all think about rail travel and if you’re forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.

We recently launched our £500m fleet of new, state-of-the-art trains and we’re investing millions more in our existing fleet of trains and on station improvements all so we can continue to connect thousands of people across the North to work, leisure, education and more every day.

Our vision is all about taking them in an exciting new direction, delivering a different kind of travel experience, and introducing new ways of working.

We’re also investing in our people too, and we’re committed to building a business that’s just as diverse as the communities we serve.

So whatever your background, and whatever you have in mind for your own future, we think you’ll fit right in here.


About the Job:

As IS Programme Manager you will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of multiple projects in Northern’s wide-ranging IT transformation programme. You will be instrumental in all project phases from point of concept to completion and will also maintain full visibility of, and influence, the work pipeline. You will ensure that the projects program is completed to consistently high industry standards, within budget and that objectives are met on time in line with Northern’s business plans.

Northern is in the process of carrying out a major upgrade to its technical infrastructure along with a raft of application changes and developments over the next 2 years.

A review has been conducted into Northern’s Data Strategy which will result in a programme to improve and better exploit data feeds, data sets and associated tools and we are in the process of implementing a new analytics platform. You will play a significant role within this project.

About you:

To meet the requirements of the role, you will need to have:-

Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills;
the ability to work as part of a team;
the ability to exercise attention to detail;
superior organisational, planning and analysis skills;
good knowledge of Human Resources practices;
leadership, people, financial literacy, multi-tasking and creativity skills;
good knowledge of MS Office software and Web;
the ability to work under pressure to achieve deadlines;

You will have a Bachelor's Degree in Business or a Topic Relevant to the Industry


Benefits and Rewards:

By working as part of the Northern team, you will receive the following benefits:

• Free Travel on Northern services – for you and your family*
• 75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services*
• Pension Scheme
• A generous holiday entitlement
• Maternity and Paternity Benefits – above the statutory minimum
• Full uniform for frontline facing roles
• Employee Assistance Programme – operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees
• And many more!

*Terms and conditions apply

In return, you’ll discover brilliant opportunities to grow and progress within Northern not to mention amazing perks and benefits like free or discounted travel, employee assistance, generous policies, regular pay reviews and a great pension. We look forward to receiving your application.