Workforce Development Specialist (Tech & Vocational Progs)

Location:Shropshire
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Shrewsbury, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the rejuvenation of King's Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe's largest civil engineering project - Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

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.

We provide training, learning opportunities and support to facilitate people development to help Network Rail deliver its business objectives and meet its performance targets. We work in partnership with our customers to ensure that our provision is business-led, supports the implementation of the People Strategy and aligns with the Board's Control Period outcomes.

Brief Description

As a Workforce Development Specialist, you will 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.

This role is based in North Wales.


About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Training Centres' internal quality procedures and work instructions, demonstrating a personal commitment to continuous improvement.
  9. 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 in one or more of the following disciplines:
  • On Track plant
  • Portable plant
  • Track Safety
  • Track Engineering
  • Ability to affect a culture change
  • Ability to motivate and inspire
  • Ability to demonstrate the management capabilities of developing, thinking, achieving and inspiring
  • Willingness to Travel is required for this role

Desirable

  • An understanding of different learning styles
  • Sound knowledge of rules, regulations and working instructions
  • Knowledge and experience of Track Safety/Small Plant/First Aid
  • Knowledge and experience in relevant discipline competencies
  • Displays attributes of a team player
  • A background, experience or qualification in adult learning


How to apply (External)

Salary: £40,107-£45,120 plus £5000 market supplement

Closing date:
30-Mar-2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Click 'apply now' to apply.

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.

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