Commercial Scheme Sponsor

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence

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 real team effort; One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture - because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Brief Description

The aim of the newly created Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence is to continuously improve the way Network Rail plans and delivers investment projects and provide confidence that benefits and outcomes will be delivered for passengers and freight.

The role will work within the newly formed Network Rail Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence, reporting into Head of Sponsorship as part of the Network Rail's Sponsorship Support team who lead the national companywide profession (matrix management) and external organisations in the development and implementation of consistent good practice standards and methodology.

This role is key part of the Sponsorship profession support for the development, implementation and ongoing management of a Network Rail governance and assurance framework. It entails stakeholder engagement across a number of functions and with senior management, as well as requiring extensive organisational skills.

About the role (External)

Job Purpose

    Manage elements of the sponsorship capability development programme and be accountable for influencing key stakeholders across Network Rail.

      Support sponsorship assurance to support providing confidence to the Network Rail Executive

        Champion the interests of profession to clients, customers and partners acting as the focal point of contact within the professional centre of excellence.

          Build effective relationships, (internally & externally) to balance the needs of the profession, client, deliverer and the industry as a whole.

            Monitor and report on the development, governance and assurance of Network Rail's sponsorship

              Manage communications plan and activities for the profession.

              Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                Qualified to degree level

                  Commercially astute, persuasive, and customer focused

                    Negotiating skills

                      Knowledge / understanding of the railway industry

                        Experience of dealing with industrial client portfolios and negotiating contracts to finalisation and able to demonstrate commercial success


                          Member of sponsorship profession in Railway industry or transport sector

                            Experience of supporting and championing a Profession to clients, customers and partners acting as the focal point within the professional centre of excellence

                              Proven influencing and negotiating skills

                                Experience of dealing with client portfolios and liaising with people at all levels

                                  Ability to articulate complex business problems into manageable work packages

                                    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

                                    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 factors. 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 £3,333 (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.

                                    Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £42,971 - £48,342

                                    As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                    Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                    §Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                    §Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                    §Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                    For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                    Closing date:10th August 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                                    It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant, Milton Keynes.