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Network Rail
Location: Warrington
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Management Jobs
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railways. Over the next five years, we intend to invest £34.6 billion on improving and developing the rail network. From multi-million pound schemes, such as the rejuvenation of King’s Cross to Europe’s largest civil engineering project - Crossrail, we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen.

Working with us you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art training and a second to none support network, all in a company with an annual turnover that equals those within the top 5 of the FTSE 100.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is vital to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public.

About us

Network Rail Training is committed to furthering this goal. We aim to create an environment where every individual is able to succeed and is encouraged to reach their full potential, helping the company to become a natural choice for talented people to join.

Network Rail Training provides a full training and development service that is aligned to the objectives of our customers to enable the successful development of their team’s capabilities and competences.

We deliver a wide range of learning solutions from technical and vocational skills, through to professional development, safety, leadership, new entrant programmes and higher education, all of which are designed and developed to enable continuous improvement of safety and business performance across the business. Everything we do is aligned to our safety vision of everyone home safe every day.

This is why we’ve set up our own state-of-the-art training and development centres with experienced trainers who have a background working in maintenance and operational roles. This means they truly understand the technical aspects of a task with the vital safety behaviours needed to get our people home safe every day.

Brief Description

About the role

Based in Warrington, you will be responsible for providing day to day operational management of Workforce Development Centres by supporting Workforce Delivery Manager in co-ordinating the implementation of the training delivery plan. This will involve provision of advice to resolve queries on Workforce Development Centre operating processes, policies and systems and coordination of Continuous Improvement activity. Where appropriate, you will be acting as Deputy for the Workforce Delivery Manager as required.

This is a 12 month fixed term / secondment opportunity starting in November 2018 and ending in November 2019.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

What will you be doing?

Managing the administration processes and procedures supporting the delivery of training interventions, which incorporates prioritising and allocation of training administration activities for team of administrators.

Leading of Training Competence data collection, accuracy, and reporting of management information.

Supporting the annual training statement of requirement process, manage reactive changes to the training plan and coordinate the candidate feedback process, and act as routine focal point for Training Planning and Scheduling Team.

Undertaking Quality Control and Continuous Improvement champion for processes and procedures associated with training delivery and the operation of training centres.

Acting as the Customer Service Champion within the Workforce Development Centre environment.

Managing of all transactional financial activity, assurance procedures and period reporting associated in support of the Cost Centre Manager.

Owning of the Asset management Inventory for all resources within Workforce Development Centre and satellite facilities (including Pool vehicles).

Deputising for Workforce Development Manager on duties relating to the operational running of the Workforce Development Centre, with exception of direct people management activity.

Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Do you meet the following criteria?

Essential

Budget management and cost control skills
Understanding of systems and processes to support continuous improvement initiatives
Knowledge of the competence management system
Excellent organisation skills
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Experience in audit procedures
Attention to detail and high levels of accuracy

Desirable

Procurement experience
Commercial awareness
Customer Management
Rail Industry experience

How To Apply- External

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Click ‘apply’ and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV. If you do not have an Oracle account, quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay. For more information refer to your pay [optional for band 1-4 role clarity only]

This is a Band 4B vacancy and is paying the following salary

Salary: £32,256 - £36,288

Closing date: 26th October 2018, this vacancy is also being advertised externally, late applications will not be accepted.

Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

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