Assurance and Reporting Officer

Job reference: SYS-10947

Location Head Office
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Commercial
Salary & Benefits Up to £45,000 per annum depending experience
Closing Date 30/07/2024
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Assurance and Reporting Officer

Job reference: SYS-10947

As part of the Transport UK Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment we are looking to recruit a Assurance and Reporting Officer on a full time, permanent basis, based in Birmingham. 


What does the job involve?

  • Supporting PMO with periodic reporting internally and to stakeholders, including the DfT, to provide transparency of performance and progress to the Programme(s)
  • Ensure that contractual compliance is being undertaken across the projects, and support the PMO function in implementing key governance controls and processes
  • Manage the Change Control process across Capital Works projects
  • Identify, assess, report and contain compliance through the implementation and execution of stage gates and health checks
  • Assist in the development, review and implementation of Assurance Processes, ensuring that the programme controls achieve best practise
  • Develop and Implement project control tools, techniques and principles
  • Champion the development of Project Controls within the business and to ensure the application of Project Controls processes are consistently applied
  • Administer governance to ensure robust cost and schedule performance for the agreed Scope of Work across programmes is managed
  • Building reports and dashboards from functional specifications
  • Detailed documentation of report testing approvals and quality assurance
  • Ensure preparation of business-critical reports, regular and ad hoc reports for use by the senior management team


What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Implement and oversee compliance reviews
  • Write reports which include presentation of results, the rationale for findings, risks posed, and action required to address the risks
  • Project management experience
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrate and knowledge of financial implications on projects, as well as wider financial concerns including risk and contingency requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and tenacity to be able to achieve project objectives and overcome barriers to progress
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel


What are the salary and benefits?

  • Salary - Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hybrid working (2-3 days based in Head Office)
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Annual cycle to work scheme
  • Discount, savings and cashback scheme from top retailers
  • Health and wellbeing schemes and discounts
  • Career development opportunities


Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience in current role and a full check of absence and disciplinary records. 

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any time due to high volumes of applications (please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment). 

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ensure no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, belief and sexual orientation.