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An ambitious journey you will be proud of.

Build a career to be proud of at SRH

Scottish Rail Holdings Limited (SRH) is a company wholly owned and controlled by the Scottish Government. It has been set up with the express purpose of overseeing the governance of train operating companies in Scotland.

What we are about

At SRH our People matter SRH is a great place to work, filled with great people, who are ambitious , caring and deliver great work

As well as providing the everyday work expectations, here are some of the additional benefits:

  • Annual leave 25 days increases to 30 days after 4 years. Plus 11 1/2 public & privilege holidays per year
  • Final salary pension
  • Rail Staff Duty and Leisure travel benefits
  • Employee Discount and Cashback Happi shopping portal
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous Heath Plan for all employee

Current Opportunities

Scottish Rail Holdings - Chief Executive

Chief Executive
Scottish Rail Holdings
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £140,000 – £160,000

Our new Chief Executive will provide inspirational leadership and strategic direction for SRH and its subsidiaries. Working closely with the Chair and the SRH Board, the Chief Executive will ensure that all strategic and annual business plans are aligned to the Grant Agreement and the Framework Agreement, with a clear set of KPIs that subsidiaries will be accountable to deliver.

As Accountable Officer, personally answerable to Scottish Ministers, you will ensure that appropriate financial decisions are taken, and group risks and issues managed in line with the Scottish Public Finance Manual. You will also have various governance responsibilities for Scottish Rail Holdings, ScotRail Trains Limited, and Caledonian Sleeper Limited.

Crucial to the role will be collaboration within SRH and its subsidiaries, maintaining and securing partnerships across the industry to ensure best value for money on behalf of the Scottish Government, while delivering high-quality services.

We are looking for an exceptional leader for this role. A railway background is not essential, but you do need a proven track record in managing meaningful organisational transformation, leading teams, and achieving results. Senior level management experience in a large public sector or commercial organisation is essential.

The ideal candidate should possess the integrity, skills, and judgement to be a proactive member of the Board. You must be able to demonstrate a history of influencing and instigating positive change, emphasising a commitment to delivering high quality outcomes, and serving as a creative change agent. We are seeking an empathetic and understanding forward thinking strategist. You should also be a key team player who can cultivate strong relationships both internally and externally.

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