Workforce Development Specialist (Tech & Vocational Progs)

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


Romford, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in extraordinary stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Network Rail Training sits within Route Services and as a team we provide training and learning opportunities to assist people with their development. We manage and deliver our rail-industry core leadership and management development portfolio and deliver training requested for new programmes on behalf of our customers, providing technical specialists to develop rail-specific training materials, reducing the skills competency gap and in doing so, developing a competent workforce for Network Rail.

Brief Description

Trainer Position

Do you have experience delivering training?

Are you a railway Signalling & Telecoms (S&T) specialist?

In this role you will be delivering various aspects of railway Signalling & Telecoms (S&T) technical skills training to the frontline maintenance workforce in the routes and functions.

As a Signalling & Telecoms trainer, you will be responsible for improving our workforce through delivering technical, safety & vocational training interventions in accordance with the annual training plan. You will play a key part in supporting the design and development of our training programmes and will review and assess the capability of our employees and ensure that the training has a positive impact on the business which contributes to improving safety, performance, engagement, and esteem.

It is essential for this role that applicants have experience delivering training and/or have extensive Railway Signalling & Telecoms knowledge and experience.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

    Develop the proficiency of employees by inspirational delivery of technical, safety and vocational training interventions, using blended delivery skills (paced for the learner) and stimulating, high quality material in accordance with Network Rail standards, regulations & working instructions.

      Provide an exemplary level of learner-focused customer service to delegates, enhancing their enjoyment, motivation to learn, and value gained from the whole training experience.

        Actively foster a safety-first, "No-Unsafe-Acts" culture within employees and actively promote the Network Rail Values at every touch point. As an exemplar of best practice and professional attitude, drive Network Rail corporate messages & behavioural communications into the consciousness of employees. Without exception, always act safely; always promote safety awareness and always demonstrate clear compliance and belief in safety procedures.

          Continuously develop one's own technical proficiency (including relevant in-date regulated competencies), knowledge and adult education capability. Confidently and actively demonstrate that capability in order to earn justified and obvious credibility amongst the delegate population

            Continuously develop and improve the training material, assessment material, aids and equipment. Positively contribute to Content Review Groups and Skills Forums. Maintain the currency of all local training documentation and visual aids

              Fairly assess the capability of delegates and provide them the facilitated opportunity to learn. Support the assessment and evaluation of training impact at course end and at appropriate post training intervals.

                Support the Workforce Development Manager with Training-Needs-Analysis, programme design, evaluation, team dynamics, centre performance and reputation. Demonstrating a flexible approach to the achievement of the objectives of Competence & Training (and Network Rail).

                  Positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Training Centres' internal quality procedures and work instructions, demonstrating a personal commitment to continuous improvement.

                    As a Network Rail Manager, always actively support, promote and enforce company processes, initiatives, messages, policies, whilst actively demonstrating managerial behaviours and values.

                    Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                      Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)

                        Thorough knowledge of the technical, safety or vocational capability relevant to the discipline of the role (Railway Signalling & Telecommunications systems)

                          Ability to affect a culture change

                            Ability to motivate and inspire

                              Ability to demonstrate the management capabilities of developing, thinking, achieving and inspiring




                                    IRSE License

                                      Thorough knowledge of Interlocking systems

                                        Thorough knowledge of Train Detection systems

                                          Thorough knowledge of Point Operating systems

                                            Thorough knowledge of Railway Signalling systems

                                              Thorough knowledge of Level Crossing systems

                                                An understanding of different learning styles

                                                  Sound knowledge of rules, regulations and working instructions

                                                    Displays attributes of a team player

                                                      A background, experience or qualification in adult learning

                                                      How to apply (External)

                                                      Salary Range: £40,107 - £45,120 + Inner London Allowance £3,200). Plus £5000 market supplement. Please note that if successful you will be offered within this range.

                                                      Closing date: 04-Jun-2020 Late Applications will not be accepted.

                                                      This is a permanent role, to be based in Romford.

                                                      How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply