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Vacancy reference: GC1609

Position: Procurement & Contracts Manager

Location: York

Salary: up to £35k, dependent on experience

Grand Central is an open-access train operator linking the North East and West Yorkshire with London. We are part of Arriva which has a diverse portfolio of train and bus operating companies in the UK and Europe.

Grand Central runs 18 trains per day and is one of the UK’s leading train operators, as per the industry-wide National Rail Passenger Survey. We have yet again topped Which Magazine’s customer survey with an overall score of 79%, the highest score achieved by a train company in the last five years.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the main purpose of the role is to:-

Coordinate the company’s operational and strategic procurement activity both locally and as part of a wider group. To manage all company contracts from end to end and to manage a convergence with group framework agreements where appropriate. To represent the company on all procurement projects and initiatives and support the division team as and when required.

Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Training

  • Working towards or already CIPS accredited;
  • Supplier relationship, commercial risk, contract and project management;
  • Proven negotiation skills;
  • Experience working for a small company as part of a much larger group desirable;
  • Strong Excel skills and proficient with other applications of Microsoft Office;
  • Strong all round communication skills (reports, emails, telephone, presentations);
  • Friendly, approachable person comfortable working up, down and across a business;
  • Ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Capable of balancing a diverse workload and flexible to react to the business needs.

The role offers a competitive salary, and holiday entitlement, along with other benefits including optional health insurance; a defined contribution pension; and free travel on Grand Central and other Arriva UK rail services for staff and their family. 

The role will involve regular UK and occasional international travel.

If you would like to take your career in a new and challenging direction please complete one of our application forms and email to Recruitment at recruitment@grandcentralrail.com or print and post to Grand Central Railway Company Limited Recruitment, 3rd Floor, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York, Y01 6HZ.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview week commencing 8th June.

Closing date – 3rd June 2016


Vacancy Reference: GC1612

Position: Senior Conductor

Location: Bradford

Salary: £28,037 (subject to annual pay review)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified train guard to join our on-board team in Bradford.  We are looking for someone who is energetic, who can take control of difficult situations, and who will enhance our already amazing on-board team.  Grand Central prides itself on its excellent customer service, and if you think you have got what it takes to keep us ahead of the game, then we would love to hear from you.

Do you have experience of providing a high level of customer service? Are you an experienced train guard with that something extra?  Can you ensure the personal safety of yourself and others at all times? Are you an excellent communicator who is confident in dealing with difficult situations? Can you  meet and greet customers, provide assistance at station platforms, and make on-board announcements with confidence and flair?

As an employee of Grand central you will receive benefits which include: a generous holiday entitlement, free uniform, a defined contribution pension; and free travel on Grand Central and other Arriva UK rail services for you and your family.  In addition, there are optional benefits of childcare vouchers, a cycle-to-work scheme, and health insurance.

If you would like to take your career in a new and challenging direction please download and complete an application form from our web-site and email to Recruitment at recruitment@grandcentralrail.com .

Alternatively, you can print and post your application to Grand Central Railway Company Limited Recruitment, 3rd Floor, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York, Y01 6HZ.

Please note that this role is safety critical, and as such it is subject to satisfactory completion of a medical assessment, which includes drugs/alcohol screening, and satisfactory completion of the railway standard colour vision test. The safety of our passengers is crucial and we operate a strict policy on drugs and alcohol.  Employees can be tested for drugs and alcohol at any time

Closing date – Friday 30th June 2016. We reserve the right to bring this forward if we receive a large number of applications.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview week commencing 4th July 2016


If you would like to submit an application speculatively, please complete the below form and e-mail to recruitment@grandcentralrail.com. No agencies or CVs please.