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Workforce Development Specialist

Posted: 9 Jan 2021 Closes: 21 Jan 2021
York, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 - 45,120.00 per year;GBP 5,000.00
Permanent & Full-time -1745954748

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Brief Description

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.

To be successful in this role, experience of undertaking level crossing inspection, faulting/maintenance and accurately reporting all work completed/not completed. You must have the ability to undertake, review quantitative and qualitative risk assessments in accordance with relevant level crossings standards determining and implementing appropriate risk mitigation supported by cost benefit analysis. You will be carrying out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions, adhering to company policies and procedures

Level crossing experience is essential to be successful in this role.

About the role (External)

Job skills, experience and qualifications required:


  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical, safety or vocational capability relevant to the discipline of the role.
  • Ability to affect a culture change
  • Ability to motivate and inspire
  • Ability to demonstrate the management capabilities of developing, thinking, achieving and inspiring Good knowledge of ORR Principles and Guidance relating to level crossings


  • An understanding of different learning styles
  • 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 up to £5000 market supplement

Closing date: 21-Jan-2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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