Event Planning Specialist

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Network Services

About Network Rail

Our plans for rail in Britain are far-reaching and ambitious. To deliver our vision of a better railway for a better Britain, we need talented and passionate people who will embrace our innovative way of working - across all disciplines.

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

In this role you will prepare disruptive event plans to enable effective management of events. This involves developing and updating plans to support the delivery of operational requirements. You will also develop and update event plans and champion continuous improvement processes to achieve effective delivery of agreed plans and KPIs.

We are looking for someone with exceptional organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. You'll need to be able to collaborate with stakeholders and engage with customers and have the ability to influence decision making. We also want someone who can demonstrate incident planning skills.

About the role (External)

What will you be doing on a day to day basis?

You'll be developing a plan for the co-ordination of significant disruptive events across all routes reducing risk to customers update in the joint event plans. You will lead cross route co-ordination and mitigation of planned events and will attend Route and National Assurance Panels on significant events that impact customers and stakeholders. You can also expect to deliver outputs within recognised and appropriate continuous improvement andvisualisation frameworks.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

What essential skills and experiences are required?

    Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience

      Ability to attain membership of Institute of Railway Operators Associate level

        Proven organisational skills, including the ability to collate multiple sources of data into a single coherent plan

          Able to demonstrate real time incident planning skills

            Demonstrable excellent interpersonal and communications skills

              Proven ability to influence decision making

                Proven ability to engage with customers and build collaborative relationships with stakeholders

                  Demonstrable knowledge of continuous improvement and visualisation tools and techniques

                    Understanding of railway engineering planning activities and processes

                    We would also like, but isn't essential

                      Previous experience of engineering or event planning activities

                      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 (to a maximum amount of £2,750).

                      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: £38,879 - £43,738

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

                            Interviews will take place week commencing 5th October 2020.

                            If you have any questions, please contact harry.baker@networkrail.co.uk.

                            Location of the role is flexible. If you are located at The Quadrant Milton Keynes it is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time.