Artisan (B&C) - Stockport Heaton Mersey

Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

North West & Central (NW&C) is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

NW&C's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a £5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.

Network Rail is building a better railway for a better Britain. We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

About the role

Duties and Responsibilities

    Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors.

      Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions with minimum disruption to customers and stakeholders.

        Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent.

          Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

            Prepare site specific risk assessment in conjunction with risk control manuals. Review safe system of work documentation where required.

              Deliver and maintain an effective service to customers and key stakeholders.

                Control and check the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards.

                  Check that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies.

                    Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly.

                      Accurately report all work completed/not completed and produce/maintain records as required.

                        Contribute to your own development and that of others.

                          Adhere to company policies and procedures.

                          Experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications


                            Trained and where appropriate, qualified in the relevant trade.

                              Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work.

                                Experience of organising and controlling the safe and efficient delivery of work.

                                  Able to demonstrate and promote safe working behaviours.

                                    Able to lead, motivate and direct a team.

                                      Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

                                        Experience in the servicing and repair of either building fabric or building plant and equipment.

                                          Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions.

                                            Hold and retain competencies relevant to this post, required by business need.

                                              Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need.


                                                Membership of CITB Construction Skill Certification Scheme.

                                                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.

                                                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 £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

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

                                                As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                                Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                                §Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                                §Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                                §Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                                For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                                Salary: £26,963 per annum

                                                Closing date: 18th November 2019, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes