Operative [Off Track] - Tonbridge MSP

Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We're all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we're also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

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.

Brief Description

A great number of fences, drains and manholes run alongside our 20,000 miles of track. So many, in fact, that we've got whole teams dedicated to keeping them fit for purpose. What's more, Off Track personnel provide crucial maintenance of ditches, embankments and cutting slopes.

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.

About the role

You'll be on the frontline, working shifts to deliver a variety of manual maintenance tasks. Whether your focus is on track, signalling or electrification, you'll keep our assets in perfect working order. Which means you'll pay a key role in keeping commuters and freight safe, and making journeys smooth.

This is a hands-on role, working outdoors in all weathers. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to carrying out lookout duties for your team. You'll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in great working order - from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In everything you do, you'll work safely and efficiently. If you've got what it takes, we'll provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of working in an environment where safety is vital

      Willing and able to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends

        A team player

          Conscientious, reliable and hard working

            Keen to develop new skills

              Good communication skills, both in person and in writing

                Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

                  Must meet required online testing benchmark

                  Desirable Criteria

                    To hold or be working towards an NVQ 1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

                      Willing and able to drive vehicles

                      This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

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

                      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: £22,787 per annum

                      Closing date: Monday 9th December 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volume