Team Leader (Skills)

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 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.

Brief Description

Lead a team of Workforce Development Specialists in order to measurably improve the proficiency and focus of Network Rail's workforce. Support thedesign 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

About the role

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide leadership to direct reports to inspire and motivate staff on a continuous basis. Allocate and measure objectives for all those within span of responsibility in order to meet all relevant NR standards and business objectives.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide an exemplary level of learner-focused customer service to delegates, enhancing their enjoyment, motivation to learn, and value gained from the whole trainingexperience.
  4. Actively foster a safety-first, "No-Unsafe-Acts" culture within employees and actively promote the Network Rail Values at every touch point. Asan exemplar of bestpractice 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Continuously develop and improve the training material, assessment material, aids and equipment. Positively contribute to Competence Development Groupsand Skills Forums. Maintain the currency of all local training documentation and visual aids.
  7. Fairly assess the capability of delegates and provide them the facilitatedopportunity to learn. Support the assessment and evaluation of training impact at course end and at appropriate post training intervals.
  8. Support the Workforce Development Manager with Training-Needs-Analysis, programme design, evaluation, team dynamics, centre performance and reputation.Demonstrate a flexible approach to the achievement of the objectives of Competence & Training (and Network Rail).
  9. Positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Training Centres' internal quality procedures and work instructions, demonstrating a personalcommitment to continuous improvement.
  10. 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)
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Demonstrate a strong commercialapproach and understanding of business needs
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical, safety or vocational capability relevant to thediscipline 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

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

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: 21-Jan-2020.Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.