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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.

At Network Rail, our CFO Directorate is key to our success. Our diverse and high-achieving team is responsible for ensuring we secure appropriate funding and get the best possible value for the money we spend, driving forward our continuing mission to transform the UKs rail network into a world-class infrastructure. Brief Description
As Portfolio Analyst, you will be involved in assessing and developing portfolio management approaches across Network Rail. Engaging across devolved regions and business units to support implementation of portfolio management capability to enable delivery strategic business outcomes. Whilst also helping to provide an enterprise view of the network portfolio delivery progress and risk management to senior management. About the role (External)
Key accountabilities include:

As part of a small group portfolio team, support the collation of core strategic data, providing analysis & planning insights.
Define and manage communication activity, consolidating material from all meetings and providing a consistent message to internal and external stakeholders. Provide insight into the delivery of change programmes using recognised change management tools, operating in a virtual team environment as required.
Manage the internal stakeholder engagement process, ensuring effective communication across the change community.
Manage the consolidated reporting of projects progress, risks and benefits tracking, providing information to the design authority.
Support the design, implementation and management an effective risk management process for the network change portfolio, aligning programme risks and mitigating actions to the corporate risk register and coordinating a workbank of activity.
Co-ordinate the collation of all business-wide change benefits and develop a portfolio level view, working with network change initiatives and route CMOs.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential
Demonstrable knowledge of programme and project management approaches and tools.
Ability to identify portfolio level issues and prioritise critical issues and create plans to deal with them.
Experience in managing and/or supporting business change programmes.
Strong analytical skills and knowledge of process mapping tools and techniques.
Good presentation and facilitation skills.
Good people management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desirable
Ability to communicate complex issues to a diverse audience clearly.
Experience of navigating internal sub-cultures to successfully achieve sustainable change.
Portfolio Management knowledge, preferably in practice.
Business Change qualification (e.g. MOP, MSP, PCI, MOB).
Railway industry knowledge. 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 benefits including 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: 32,740 - 36,832

As an arms 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: 10 th January 2019, 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. Currency GBP Amount of Travel Work At Home
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Business Analyst
City/Town
Milton Keynes
Address
Milton Keynes, UK Show on map
Location
Milton Keynes
Post date
Closing date

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