Board Members

London Travel Watch
Hackney

We are independent from transport operators, and are sponsored and funded by the London Assembly, part of the Greater London Authority, who also appoint our Board members. In addition to our important policy, research, and campaigning work, we are also the appeals body for complaints made about Transport for London, Eurostar, and some rail companies. If you live or work in London, you will know that transport in London is essential to your quality of life. It’s one of the things you talk about with your friends and family and can make the difference for you between a good day and a bad day. In London TravelWatch our mission is to ensure that London’s transport offer meets the needs of everyone who depends on it. That includes responding to the changing landscape – from new forms of transport, climate change, lifestyle changes such as hybrid working, or wider pressures on the cost of living.

THE ROLE

Our three new Board Members will play a vital role in helping us achieve our goals. We are looking for three people who can help us continue our important work and steer our organisation forward with even greater impact. Could that be you? Are you someone who lives in or around London and regularly uses its transport system? Can you bring lived experience of how transport shapes quality of life in and around London? Are you comfortable operating in a complex political environment? Do you have direct expertise in using analysis and campaigning to achieve positive change?

We will welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and career histories. We are looking for a broad range of skills in our new Board Members, including those with experience of transport accessibility issues and barriers to travelling in and around London. We are also keen to encourage candidates with experience on other Boards or comparable bodies, and/or who have professional expertise in the transport sector itself.

As a Board we are committed to working collaboratively, with a focus on the key issues we can have real impact on to shape our future. With outstanding interpersonal skills, unimpeachable integrity, and maturity of judgement, you will have a low ego style and be part of a positive dynamic around the Board table that inspires, supports, and challenges. Above all, you will have a personal commitment to ensuring fairness, accessibility, and safety for London’s travelling public.

INFORMATION

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

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How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:
Your CV (no more than three sides).
A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the criteria.

Closing date:
Friday 15th March 2024

Preliminary interviews:
w/c Monday 1st April and Monday 8th April 2024

Final Panel interviews:
w/c Monday 15th April 2024

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