Team Leader [Works Delivery Off Track] - Northampton Brackmills Estate

Job Type:Full Time


Northampton, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail operates and maintains the railway infrastructure 24/7 365 days a year.

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with the Putting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

Delivered through devolution into five regional businesses empowering locally led decision making.

You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Works Delivery Off-Track team who are pivotal in providing a safe and dependable railway whilst protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Let there be no doubt that maintaining the rail network is a huge job. Our Works Delivery Team is up to the challenge and we do it with pride.Across everything from Vegetation Management, Fencing installation to Level Crossing renewals, we keep the network and its assets working safely and reliably.

We are a newly established team with a passion for innovation within our own specialist sector whilst driving Networks Rails vision for a safer working environment.

About the role (External)

You will be providing critical support to the Works Delivery team by assisting the supervisor in the delivery of all our projects across the range. Our team is made up of arborists, fencing experts and safety critical staff that will often require your guidance.You will be trained to a high level in all aspects to ensure we continue to deliver excellence and maintain compliance with the huge range of standards we adhere to.

The role comprises a mix of office based and hands-on, checking the quality of work, both internal and contractor whilst actively promoting safety. We will also look to you to prioritise work, assist in planning projects, prepare staff and allocate resources.You will also be responsible for keeping a range of systems, databases and records up to date.Crucially, as well as furthering your own skills, you will actively help others with their own development.The team leader position requires you to inspire the trust and respect of the team and stimulate production on the ground.

If you are an organised, motivated individual with a dedication to innovation, strong leadership skills and experience to help drive the department forward, this may the job for you.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of organising and controlling the safe and efficient delivery of work

  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

  • Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques

  • Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions

  • A clear
and inspirational leader with a strong sense of direction


    A knowledge of utility arboriculture in a railway environment.

      Experience of planning and delivering projects in line with CDM Regulations

        Able to demonstrate and promote safer working behaviours with a genuine drive to motivate and direct your team.

          COSS and experience of being PIC (019)

            SSMTS Qualification or equivalent

              Knowledge of the following standards:




              How to apply (External)

              Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting.

              BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

              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 benefitsincluding 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.

              Salary: £37,018 per annum

              Closing date:Monday 1st June 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.