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At the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.

RDG supports Smart Working arrangements - which simply means you can choose the most suitable location to work, at the most appropriate times, as long as you respect the needs of the task, the customer, the individual and the team.

Find out more about: Rail Delivery Group, our values, and the benefits available to our staff.

The RDG has for several years been advocating for structural reform of the rail industry. Earlier in 2021, we welcomed the white paper as a transformational moment for the industry. We are actively supporting and engaging in the reform of the industry and are clear that there will be some changes as to where in the long term, some functions of the important work we do is carried out. This is a once in a generational moment for the industry and the roles listed below are opportunities which will play an important part in delivering for customers and against the Government’s long term vision for the sector. It is an exciting time to help shape and evolve a sector which is vital to support the long term prosperity of the nation as we look to recovery.
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Our current vacancies

Automation and Compliance Test Engineer - 12 Month FTC

Salary - £40,000 - £45,000

Closing Date - 30th November 2021

What is the purpose of this job?

The Automation and Compliance Test Engineer will report to the CBO Test and Environments Manager within a team of technical, delivery and testing professionals, and will liaise with cross-functional internal teams as well as technical teams from suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders.

  • Responsible for the development implementation of risk-based compliance testing to ensure compliant solutions with all RDG Policies and Standards, identifying non-compliance, risks and providing solution-based alternatives.
  • To provide an enduring automation tool, and scripted delivery, as well as ongoing test and system compliance testing programmes, and provide appropriate SME advice, input for all relevant technical elements of a new initiative/deployment, and system enhancement.
  • To manage, as directed, implementation of automated test tool(s) and execution of scripted solutions on multiple Smart Ticketing CBO projects/enhancements/upgrades and support related activities.
  • To provide support to:
  • delivery teams implementing major new initiatives or enhancements as part of the testing of new delivered solutions; and
  • to relevant internal CBO and RDG standards and policies governance bodies, groups, and forums.

What can I expect to do in this job?

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but things you can expect to be involved with include:

  • Identify manage and implement a range of automation test scripts utilising identified tool(s) to ensure high quality and enduring testing output and reporting.
  • Providing detailed technical input and opportunities for automation across the test spectrum and portfolio.
  • Develop implement and execute continuous risk-based compliance testing to ensure effectiveness of RDG’s policies and standards.
  • Implement and maintain a Non-Compliance Risk Register and develop recommendation on corrective measures as well as enhancements to RDGs policies and standards.
  • Provide additional UAT testing support where required.
  • Where required representing the CBO service at relevant Boards and forums
  • Building strong relationships with peers internally and from suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders
  • Day to day management of own activities and prioritise accordingly
  • Aptitude for complex IT systems and messaging.
  • Keen understanding of system analysis.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve project deliverables & timescales.

What experience, skills and knowledge do I need?

  • Proven experience of automation implementation and executions as well large complex solution standards compliance.
  • Proven experience of technical problem solving, risk identification and related ITIL processes.
  • Must establish trusted status with colleagues and external stakeholders, providing technically competent contributions to peer groups, Boards and other forums.
  • Strong detailed analysis and problem-solving skills must be complemented by time critical delivery experience.
  • A detailed understanding of ITIL processes will also be beneficial alongside industry standard experience of the technical and practical elements and skills of the role.
  • A detailed understanding of the development processes and associated technical configuration design, test and deployment procedures.
  • This role will require a disciplined approach to both automation testing elements of the role as well as the Compliance aspects and will require close attention to detail and recording of outputs, findings, risks and recommendations.

A full job description is available on request.

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Business Change Manager - 12 Month Secondment / FTC

Closing Date - 25th November 2021

About the role itself

This role is a 12-month fixed term secondment position to join the Body Worn Video (BWV) Industry Adoption Project Team. This is a jointly delivered project between the RDG, British Transport Police and several train operating companies (TOCs). The role will focus on the people elements of the project; developing and delivering strategies to encourage and increase the adoption of body worn video by customer facing train staff.

Who you are looking for (the type of candidate):

Looking for a change manager who is a self-starter that can work effectively in a multi-agency /disciplinary project team.

With a wide range of skills and understanding of change management methodology and how to apply it in practice. Outstanding relationship skills and able to work with and influence a diverse stakeholder group to encourage change.

Requirements of the role (please state “desirable” and “essential”):

  • ESSENTIAL - Experience in change management
  • ESSENTIAL - Experience working on projects
  • ESSENTIAL - Experience working across organisations
  • ESSENTIAL - Experience managing stakeholders
  • DESIRABLE - Experience in a rail customer facing role
  • DESIRABLE – Qualification in change management (e.g. APMG)

A full job description is available on request.

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Digital Content Editor


Salary: £45k - £50k

Closing date: 14th December 2021

About the role itself:

The purpose of this role is the creation, planning and implementation of engaging and clear content across National Rail brand and products with a strong focus on digital. The role will cover websites NRE, Railcards, Days out guide, Interrail. It will have a dotted line between Brand and Digital team.

Who you are looking for (the type of candidate): 

  • Team spirit
  • Creative
  • High attention to detail
  • Self motivated
Requirements of the role (please state “desirable” and “essential”):
  • ESSENTIAL – Experience of working as a content editor, demonstrating a strong aptitude for the role.
  • ESSENTIAL - Experience with Content Management Systems
  • ESSENTIAL – BSc in Marketing, Communications or related field
  • ESSENTIAL – Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • DESIRABLE - Experience in brand management
  • DESIRABLE – Experience in Contentful
  • DESIRABLE - Experience in web design and using google analytics

How to apply

A CV will not be required at this stage. If you believe you have the qualities we are seeking for any of our vacancies, please submit a short summary of your key skills and experience using the form below, detailing why you feel you would be a great fit.

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Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 20 days of the advert closing, I am afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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