Operative [Off-Track] x4- Brighton

Location:Brighton and Hove
Job Type:Full Time


Brighton, GB

Department Name

ME SM(OT) Brighton Direct (870216) G1

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Brief Description

To work as part of a team within network rail off track managing the large network rail line side estate in the Brighton area. Tasks include: tree planting, vegetation control /management, tree felling, scrub clearance, but not exclusively it will also involve working on fence lines and drainage.

About the role (External)

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

  • 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
  • Familiarity with a range of hand tools including competence in NPTC or equivalent in chainsaw use, and / or in chemical application
  • Working or experience in a forestry role and or have qualification such as Forestry and Arboriculture level 1/2 or be currently training towards a qualification.

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 (External)

Salary: £24,141

Closing date: 3rd April 2020, 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 there are 4 positions available.

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

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