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Chief of Staff

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are seeking a Chief of Staff to join our team at our Head Office in London Bridge.

Reporting to the Managing Director, this role will work closely with other members of the leadership team helping to deliver Southeastern’s strategic priorities.

This will be a pivotal role working across all elements of the business, building strong and trusted relationships with the Executive and Senior Leadership teams.

You will act as a central point of co-ordination, ensuring that all functions of the business are aligned and working collaboratively to deliver with transparent, effective and efficient governance.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered you will need to demonstrate the below in your application;

  • Experience managing cross-functional projects from inception to execution to close-out
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise with changes in scale, scope, and project deadlines
  • Smart, empathetic communicator, skilled in written communication, social media, building presentations (Powerpoint) and analysing data (Excel)
  • Comfortable interacting with executives and senior-level stakeholders, building effective relationships across the business and working within highly technical, specialised disciplines
  • Ability to work in a confidential and discrete manner
  • Highly organised with a strong attention for detail
  • Knowledge on the effective operation of corporate Governance to drive business success
  • Preferably, previous rail industry or Government experience

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,700 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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