Technical Clerk, Cardiff & Shrewsbury - six month assignment

Network Rail
12 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We're all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we're also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Keeping Britain moving on the railway is a huge and complex challenge; With 20,000 miles of track, Signalling assets, Electrification initiatives; Maintenance, inspection and renewal. This movement is made possible by dedicated administrative, technical and analytical support. With such strong support in place, we're ready for even the toughest challenges.

Brief Description

You'll provide a diverse team with vital technical and administrative support. It's a varied role spanning everything from data collection and analysis through to vehicle management.

This job is intended to be Shrewsbury based, however if we cannot find a suitable candidate there then it can be Cardiff based but will require travel to work in Shrewsbury at least two days a week.

About the role (External)

You'll be responsible for providing a range of important technical and administrative support to a Lead Network Operations Manager and their diverse team. Working closely with senior members of staff, you will take a proactive approach to providing a high quality service.

We'll expect you to locate and collate all kinds of data, records and other important information. Carrying out useful analysis, you will present data in support of recommended actions. You'll also maintain and review publications and logs. Your wide range of administrative duties will include everything from minute taking through to managing technical plans. You'll even play a role in vehicle management.

Essential Criteria
• Good analytical and administrative skills
• IT literate
• Knowledge of the relevant technical function and its activities
• Good communication and organisation skills

Desirable Criteria
• Knowledge of operational railway environment

Please note: this role will involve working three days a week in Cardiff (classed as your main base) and two days a week in Shrewsbury.

How To Apply- External

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.
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 GBP3000 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Salary: circa GBP22,000.
Closing date: 24th July 2017 , late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
This is a fixed term opportunity for six months. This contract has the potential to become permanent.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home
Salary: . Date posted: 11/07/2017