Operative [Off Track] - Banbury Station Office

Location:Oxfordshire
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Here at Network Rail, maintaining the rail network is a full-time job. It calls for determination, dedication and flexibility. Because there's no room for compromise. Our customers demand and deserve outstanding reliability from the network. And we are passionate about operational and engineering excellence - from signalling and track to electrification, the possibilities are huge in Infrastructure Maintenance.

You would join the North West & Central region, 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.

Brief Description

Operatives are our entry level engineering members of staff who are paramount to helping us deliver safe and efficient railway for our customers.

Out in all weathers, you'll play a highly practical role in keeping Britain moving. Across a wide range of manual maintenance tasks, the efficiency and safety of the railway is in your hands.

You don't need any previous experience to be an engineer, you just need to have the right attitude, be willing capable of undertaking work as allocated safely and efficiently. If you've got what it takes, we'll provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.

We have a number of roles to join our Maintenance team in Banbury and one of them could be yours!

You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.

About the role

The role of the off-track function is extremely diverse and interesting, no two days are the same. You will be responsible for the inspection, maintenance and renewal of level crossings, ensuring that the public interface with our railway infrastructure is safe for everyone. You'll inspect and maintain fencing alongside our 20,000 miles of track to ensure that people and animals are kept a safe distance away from the infrastructure.

1.Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other instructions.

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

3.Undertake work activities as directed, in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

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

5.Contribute to your own development.

6.Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

1.Able to work as part of team.

2.Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

4.Ideally hold (or be working towards) an NVQ 1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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

How to apply

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). Discover more at www.networkrailcareers.com/benefits .

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.

Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your CV to recruitmentsupport@networkrail.co.uk quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

Salary - £26,548 Per Annum.

Closing date: 21/11/2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Please note: interviews will take place from the week commencing 09/12/2019 & 16/12/2019.

If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing.The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form.Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received.

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 adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting.BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.