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Workforce Development Specialist

Posted: 8 Jan 2021 Closes: 20 Jan 2021
Romford, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 - 45,120.00 per year;GBP 5,000.00
Permanent & Full-time 1600968427

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public.

Network Rail Training is committed to this goal. We aim to create an environment where every individual is able to succeed and is encouraged to reach their full potential, helping the company to become a natural choice for talented people to join.

Brief Description

This position is a Track and Track Safety Workforce Development Specialist/Trainer role and we are seeking applicants that should have a proven history of track engineering / geometry in Plain line, track safety and S&C track components.

Measurably improve the proficiency and focus of Network Rail's workforce through inspirational, value for money delivery of technical, safety & vocational training interventions, when & where needed, in accordance with the annual training plan, adjusted for the needs of the relevant business function. Support the design and development of NR training programmes. Assess the proficiency and capability of employees and the impact on the business of the delivered training in order to improve safety, performance, engagement, and esteem.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

• Develop the proficiency of employees by inspirational delivery of technical, safety and vocational training interventions, using blended delivery skills (paced for the learner) and stimulating, high quality material in accordance with Network Rail standards, regulations & working instructions.

• Provide an exemplary level of learner-focused customer service to delegates, enhancing their enjoyment, motivation to learn, and value gained from the whole training experience.

• Actively foster a safety-first, "No-Unsafe-Acts" culture within employees and actively promote the Network Rail Values at every touch point. As an exemplar of best practice and professional attitude, drive Network Rail corporate messages & behavioural communications into the consciousness of employees. Without exception, always act safely; always promote safety awareness and always demonstrate clear compliance and belief in safety procedures.

• Continuously develop one's own technical proficiency (including relevant in-date regulated competencies), knowledge and adult education capability. Confidently and actively demonstrate that capability in order to earn justified and obvious credibility amongst the delegate population.

• Continuously develop and improve the training material, assessment material, aids and equipment. Positively contribute to Content Review Groups and Skills Forums. Maintain the currency of all local training documentation and visual aids.

• Fairly assess the capability of delegates and provide them the facilitated opportunity to learn. Support the assessment and evaluation of training impact at course end and at appropriate post training intervals.

• Support the Workforce Development Manager with Training-Needs-Analysis, programme design, evaluation, team dynamics, centre performance and reputation. Demonstrating a flexible approach to the achievement of the objectives of Competence & Training (and Network Rail).

• Positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Training Centres' internal quality procedures and work instructions, demonstrating a personal commitment to continuous improvement.

• As a Network Rail Manager, always actively support, promote and enforce company processes, initiatives, messages, policies, whilst actively demonstrating managerial behaviours and values.

Job skills, experience and qualifications:

Essential

• Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)

• Thorough knowledge of the technical, safety or vocational capability relevant to the discipline of the role (Track Maintenance Functions/Track renewals)

• Ability to affect a culture change

• Ability to motivate and inspire

• Ability to demonstrate the management capabilities of developing, thinking, achieving and inspiring

Desirable

• An understanding of different learning styles

• Knowledge and experience in track competencies including Plain Line/S&C maintenance, Stress Restoration, Track Geometry, Inspection & Patrolling, Engineering supervisor, COSS, PICOP, Lookout and Protection Controller

• Sound knowledge of rules, regulations and working instructions

• Displays attributes of a team player

• A background, experience or qualification in adult learning

How to apply (External)

Salary: £40,107-£45,120 plus Inner London allowance and up to £5000 market supplement

Closing date: 20-Jan-2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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