Workforce Development Specialist

Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

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 world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key 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.

Network Rail Training is committed to 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 our customer's objectives and priorities for 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 designed and developed to enable continuous improvement of safety and business performance across the business. Everything we do is to support Network Rail's safety culture of getting everyone home safe every day.

This is why we've set up our own state of the art training and development centres with the majority of the training being delivered by former maintenance and operations staff. 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

Electrification & Plant Training course delivery for Network Rail offers unique opportunities, firstly by the extent of the geographical spread of our infrastructure, secondly the use of different technology used across our network.

New equipment is regularly being introduced, which provides excellent exposure for our training team, to create the right training solution and to be involved at the very front end of these large projects.

Our Workforce Development Specialists/Technical trainers are integral to developing our people and improving and maintaining the competency of our staff.

Measurably improve the proficiency and focus of Network Rail's workforce through inspirational, value for money delivery of technical, safety & vocational training interventions, when & where needed, in accordance with the annual training plan, adjusted for the needs of the relevant business function. Support the design and development of NR training programmes. Assess the proficiency and capability of employees and the impact on the business of the delivered training in order to improve safety, performance, engagement, and esteem.

A great opportunity to work with front line teams developing their skills in the maintenance of signalling and telecommunications systems. Not only this, but there are steps to be made towards your own personal development by being involved in supporting the development of new initiatives and technologies to support our business needs.

Looking for someone with experience of working with Distribution and Power or High Voltage Electrification and Plant on the railway infrastructure.


About the role

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:

Essential

  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)

  • Thorough knowledge of the technical, safety or vocational capability relevant to the discipline of the role.

  • Ability to affect a culture change

  • Ability to motivate and inspire

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

Desirable

  • 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

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

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107-£45,120 plus 5k supplement

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.

Closing date: 03-Dec-2019. Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.