About Network Rail
Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.
North West & Central (NW&C) is the Backbone of Britain - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
NW&Cs vision for the five years to 2024 is One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers. We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. Were working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.
As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a 5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.
Network Rail is building a better railway for a better Britain. 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
The administrative support you bring will make all kinds of important work progress smoothly. From maintenance to improvement work, youll keep the systems, rosters and databases accurate.
Please note; this vacancy is for potential future opportunities within a Section Administrator role. The locations will vary across North West & Central https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-regions/north-west-and-central
The application process for this role will involve a video interview
About the role (External)
Youll be accountable for providing accurate, efficient and effective administrative support. Its a core role with a range of responsibilities from administering rosters and timesheets, to updating databases and records, and setting up filing systems. Well also look to you for general office administration, to keep everything running smoothly. Whether youre working on instruction from your line manager, or using your own initiative, youll be conscientious and supportive of others.
Experience of clerical support and office management
Highly organised, and an excellent manager of your own time
Good knowledge of IT systems, including Microsoft Office
Confident working on your own initiative
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of operational railway environment 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 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 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.
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
Salary: 19,000 - 22,000 per annum
Closing date: 2nd January 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes Currency GBP Amount of Travel Work At Home