About Network Rail
The South East route is the busiest and most congested in the country, connecting the capital and its southern and south eastern suburbs with Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Europe. Around 5,000 passenger trains run everyday over almost 2,000 miles of track.
This is both an exciting and unique prospect to work at a key London depot where you will have the opportunity to help develop and shape the workplace and how it is run.
Please be aware that this advertisement is for both current and future opportunities. Brief Description
Working in all weathers on the frontline, youll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. Whats more, youll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader About the role (External)
In this key post, youll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. Well look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. Youll personally carry out all kinds of work from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.
Whats more, youll act as Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. Its a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, youll maintain the same high standards at all times of day, in even the toughest weather conditions.
Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work
Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work
Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing
Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques
Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers
Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions
Must meet required online testing benchmark
Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience
Able to lead, motivate and direct a team
Willing and able to drive vehicles
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.
At London Bridge, your contractual agreement will offer you personal security with a variety of benefits. In addition to your baseline salary this location attracts substantial location driven allowances which relate to the Delivery Unit that you will be working with.
Salary: 24,858 (entry level)
Inner London locations (within the M25)- Inner London Allowance 2325, Central London Supplement 900, Direct Labour Allowance 800, Maintenance Allowance 200 (Total- 4225)
Recognising that travel into London is an expense, Network Rail employees are entitled to a generous annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to 3000 (to a maximum amount of 2,250) to support your financial needs.
Your annual leave entitlement after 12 months continuous service will be 25 working days, in addition to the standard 8 bank and other public UK holidays (subject to non-requirement to work).
Network Rail offers a choice of fantastic contributory pension schemes to support you and your family later in life. The options can be found at www.myNRpension.co.uk ( subject to eligibility).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career where we look to promote and transfer internally, offering the required training to ensure you have the right tools to succeed. For our high performing employees, we also offer, where applicable, employees the opportunity to further their development through sponsored formal Higher Education as part of their career development plan.
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
We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes