Section Planner, Administrator- Swanley WDU

Job Type:Full Time


Swanley, GB

Department Name

Southern Region

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Brief Description

Undertake the development of detailed, fully resourced and optimised work plans for approval and provide an accurate and effective administrative support to the line manager and his team.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities-

1.Plan and optimise all agreed work activities for the section.

2.Accurately update systems, databases and records as required.

3.Produce Safe System of Work plans.

4.Submit green zone access and isolation requests.

5.Produce draft quarterly plans.

6.Manage weekly Plan-Do-Review meetings.

7.Represent Section Managers at planning meetings.

8.Collate and maintain infrastructure maintenance records.

9.Administration of rosters and timesheets.

10.Support the administration of the Assessment in The Line process.

11.Set up and maintain efficient filing systems for the Section(s) paying particular attention to confidentiality where necessary and also those documents deemed to be safety critical.

12. Undertake general office administration duties for the Section Manager using a range of knowledge and skills to provide effective support.


    Work Plan production and resource optimisation skills

      Scheduling profile in work planning/scheduling system

        Core Planning Skills Level 2

          Knowledge of access and possession processes and systems

            Safe System of Work Planning Process and System

              Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

                Experience of clerical support and office management

                  Excellent time manager

                    Knowledge of relevant IT systems

                      Ability to work on own initiative


                      Knowledge of operational railway environment

                      How to apply (External)

                      Salary: £25,000

                      Closing date: 27th May 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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