Crossing Keeper

Job Type:Full Time


Long Eaton, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We're all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we're also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Across over 20,000 miles of track, Crossing Keepers and Signallers work to keep Britain's railways moving. It's vital work with an impact on everyone who uses the network. Put simply, it's about ensuring passengers and freight get to where they need to go, safely and on time, every time.

Brief Description

Controlling and maintaining crossing barriers, you'll keep Britain's railways moving and the public safe. Put simply, you'll make sure passengers and freight get to where they need to go, safely and on time, every time.

About the role (External)

You'll be responsible for controlling the movement of crossing barriers that keep trains on the right track at the right time. You'll raise the barriers to let road users and pedestrians cross the tracks only when it's safe for them to do so. What's more, you'll play a part in maintaining barriers, so they work in a consistent and reliable way.

Safety is one of our very highest priorities. Taking a conscientious approach, you'll always put safety first. We'll look to you to respond proactively to any faults and safety risks - recording them clearly, and reporting them promptly. With our national scheme for safer crossings making an impact nationwide, there has never been a more important time to take on this key role. Trains run throughout the day, so we'll expect you to work a shift pattern that can include early starts, late finishes, some nights and weekends.

Essential Criteria

    Keen attention to detail

      The ability to concentrate for long periods of time

        A great communicator, both in person and by phone

          Good hearing and eyesight, with normal colour perception

            A full, clean UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle

              Willing and able to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends

                Must meet required online testing benchmark

                Desirable Criteria

                  Used to dealing with members of the public in a professional capacity

                  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)

                  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: £23645

                  Closing date:11th 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.

                  If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please ensure you fully understand what the role involves by visiting the Signaller page on Connect and completing the Assessment Practice Booklet.

                  If you are successful at application you will receive an invitation within 72hrs via email to complete an online situational judgment test. You will then have a maximum of 5 days to complete this on-line test. If you do not complete the test within the timescales set then your application will not be progressed this (unless you have completed this online test within the last twelve months, in which case your scores from that test will be used).

                  If successful at the online testing stage, the manager will review your CV against other applicants' CVs and draw up a shortlist for interview. We will notify you if you have been successful or otherwise at this stage.

                  If following an interview you are successful in being offered a position, and do not already hold medical certificates for a safety critical role, we will arrange for you to attend a pre-appointment medical check and alcohol & drug test.