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At 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.

About RDG

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The Rail Delivery Group brings together the companies that run our railway - passenger and freight operators, together with Network Rail and HS2 - providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering a better railway for their customers.

RDG’s values, known as ASPIRE, are Accountability, Support, Partnership, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence. Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

We’re passionate about providing an amazing employee experience and take the wellbeing of our team seriously. To support this, we offer a fantastic range of benefits to all permanent employees, which includes:

  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays, Christmas shopping leave, Moving House day)
  • 75% reduction on UK rail travel (for work and leisure)
  • Reduced international rail travel
  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised private medical care
  • 50% gym discount
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 30 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Personal Development Days
  • Free fruit for everyone on Mondays
  • And much more!

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

On 20 May 2021, the government published its long awaited white paper on rail. RDG welcomed the white paper as a transformational moment for the industry; we had called for many of the key recommendations it contains. Its publication however means there is currently a degree of uncertainty about where RDG’s work will be done in the longer term and what this work may look like. We are working to get clarity and certainty as quickly as possible, and to be fair to the people we are recruiting and our existing employees, we will continue to update you as and when we have more information.

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Current Vacancies

Team Administrator (4-5 days)

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in customer and freight.  The Rail Delivery Group brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for customers.

We are looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic team administrator with great communication skills to support the effective running of RDG’s Operations team.

Within RDG, the Operations team plays an important role in interfacing with the wider industry on activities which support our members in providing a safe and reliable railway.  We do this through the promotion of collaborative working, developing and sharing good practice and representing our members’ needs in key industry groups.

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

  • Diary management support to include; arranging meetings and agendas, liaising with internal and external contacts, greeting guests, organising room bookings/conference calls and catering.
  • Coordinating workshops, meetings and events to include liaising with internal and external contacts, room bookings and ensuring agendas and papers are prepared in good time and circulated where necessary.
  • Arranging travel arrangements both local and overseas, to include booking hotels, train tickets and flights.
  • Taking notes of meetings ensuring key action points are identified and followed up.

The ideal person will be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of working in an administrative role
  • Previous experience of diary management
  • Good keyboard skills and working knowledge of MS Office
  • A proactive approach working independently and using initiative to resolve problems
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive or confidential information

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for application is 30th June 2021

Team Assistant (3 days per week)

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in customer and freight.  The Rail Delivery Group brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for customers.

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

RDG’s values, known as ASPIRE, are Accountability, Support, Partnership, Inclusive, Respect and Excellence.  Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic team administrator with great communication skills to support the effective running of RDG’s Railway Strategy team.

The Railway Strategy team is responsible for a wide range of activities including long term railway planning, promoting technology and innovation, developing rail engineering standards, supporting the roll-out of new digital signalling technology and improving the reliability of trains.  We are a busy team holding numerous meetings, workshops and events to share information and best practice with our members and other industry stakeholders including government, suppliers and regional transport bodies.

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

  • Diary management support to include; arranging meetings and agendas, liaising with internal and external contacts, greeting guests, organising room bookings/conference calls and catering.
  • Coordinating workshops, meetings and events to include liaising with internal and external contacts, room bookings and ensuring agendas and papers are prepared in good time and circulated where necessary.
  • Arranging travel arrangements both local and overseas, to include booking hotels, train tickets and flights.
  • Taking notes of meetings ensuring key action points are identified and followed up.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applocations is 30th June 2021

Programme Manager – People Strategy Board (6 month FTC)

Rail Delivery Group, Flexible Location

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

We are currently seeking a Programme Manager to initiative the cross industry people strategy..  The role will be fixed term for 6 months.

You will be the key person in identifying the strategy, working with key industry stakeholders.

Technically capable and with a depth of experience in delivering programmes of a diverse nature.  You will be the kind of person that enjoys the challenge of problem solving, relishes working with lots of different people and can find the solution where others only see the obstacle. Personal resilience will also be key in delivery of this role.

We are looking for a qualified, experienced, methodical and pragmatic programme manager. You need a proven track record in delivering simultaneous multiple inter-dependent projects in a dynamic and complex customer, stakeholder and partner environment. Being able to set and drive strategic conversations and take the content into deliverable outputs is essential. Knowledge of the rail industry, train operating companies would be advantageous but not essential.

The ideal person will be:

Highly qualified with a great track record in forming, obtaining agreement to and delivering complex programmes of inter-dependent projects.  Competent at setting frameworks for strategic discussion. A methodical and logical mindset will be balanced by the pragmatic ability to take the risks and make the decisions needed to get the job done.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for application is 29th June 2021

Operations Manager 

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

About RDG

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in customer and freight.  The Rail Delivery Group brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for customers.

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

RDG’s values, known as ASPIRE, are Accountability, Support, Partnership, Inclusive, Respect and Excellence.  Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with demanding customers with varying needs and meeting or better, exceeding their wishes.  Running safe, punctual train services is core to our members’ businesses and the RDG Operations Manager has a central role in coordinating, aligning, shaping and representing members’ views to important stakeholders across the rail industry.  The work is varied, the job is busier than you will think and it is intellectually challenging, always interesting and tests both your operations knowledge and your wider leadership, facilitation and diplomatic skills. 

An understanding of railway operations, industry structures and roles is essential as you will formally represent members on cross-industry bodies that seek to improve overall railway performance cost-effectively and ensure that the standards to which we operate the railway are fit for purpose and cost-effective.  You also support TOC Directors leading in running RDG groups which exist to identify good practices, share problems and knowledge and elicit and then align members’ views.  You need to be self-starting, well organised, have excellent written and oral skills and be passionate about customers.

Within RDG, the Operations team plays an important role in interfacing with the wider industry on activities which support our members in providing a safe and reliable railway.  We do this through the promotion of collaborative working, developing and sharing good practice and representing our members’ needs in key industry groups.

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

  • identifying, coordinating and, where necessary, shaping members’ wishes in operations standards, performance and railway operations activities
  • being a source of expertise for member company managers seeking guidance on relevant standards, guidance and matters pertaining to railway operations
  • project work relating to traincrew, the Rule Book and standards
  • developing, commissioning and helping to embed the outputs of operations R&D to improve safety and performance outcomes.

The ideal person will be able to demonstrate:

  • A very good understanding of organisations’ roles, responsibilities and relationships, formal and informal, throughout the rail industry;
  • An understanding of railway operations and strategic safety management;
  • Knowledge of relevant national codes, e.g. the Railway Operations Code, Railway Group Standards and be able to navigate the standards landscape;
  • Knowledge of the performance, current operations and traincrew topic areas.

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 25th June 2021

At 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.

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

Legal Counsel (FTC - 14 months)

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

About RDG

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in customer and freight.  The Rail Delivery Group brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for customers.

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

RDG’s values, known as ASPIRE, are Accountability, Support, Partnership, Inclusive, Respect and Excellence.  Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

We are currently seeking a legal counsel, reporting into the General Counsel, to assist with advice on all legal matters across the business, covering a variety of commercial and contractual matters, IT contracts, other engagements with suppliers and partners, and internal issues such as marketing and Data Protection. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to join a busy, challenging environment to ensure the right commercial deals are agreed, and to help create robust processes to ensure effective governance.

We are looking for an experienced, hands on, pragmatic, creative, flexible and dynamic legal counsel with in-house experience who can manage their own time, and be a key business partner to the various stakeholders in the business.

The ideal person will:

  • Be PQE+5 or above. The PQE level is purely a guide; we are happy to consider applications from any candidate who is able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
  • Have commercial law experience gained in-house or on secondment, having trained at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice.
  • Not be required to have experience in rail.

It is essential they are able to demonstrate:

  • Strong drafting skills, with experience of advising on a range of commercial contracts, privacy matters and advertising work
  • Commercial awareness – understands business implications and sensitivities based on potential impacts of contract language
  • Financial awareness – understands the financial impacts of risks, issues, payment terms and revenue
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated, with a pragmatic and commercial approach
  • Ability to report upwards accurately and concisely
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth environment where handling pressure and achieving deadlines are normal

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 25th June 2021

At 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.

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

Planning and Content Lead - 6 Month FTC

Rail is fundamental to the country’s future prosperity. Post-pandemic, Britain’s railway will be vital to connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are currently seeking a Planning and Content Lead to help drive forward the work of the Communications Directorate.

Who we are looking for

You will have extensive experience of devising and delivering integrated communications campaigns and content, preferably in the public policy sphere. With an eye for detail and leadership experience, you will use your creativity and your exceptional judgement to support the recently appointed Director of Campaigns and Director of External Communications in enhancing the capacity of the organisation to utilise communications to achieve its objectives.

You will be a real team player capable of working across teams and able to influence at senior levels internally and externally. Experience of working in the rail sector or in a similar membership organisation would be advantageous.

In order to fulfil this role

The following is not exhaustive but summarises the key aspects of the role.  You will be required to:

  • Set clear direction for the team and deliver high standards in on and offline strategy and delivery, and content creation to increase audience and influence and help the industry achieve its public policy objectives and enable rail to play its full role in

Britain’s economic recovery

  • Demonstrate strong leadership with the ability to inspire and guide the team to be proactive, opportunistic and creative, including upskilling staff in digital tools/techniques, content creation and campaign delivery through the use of influencers where relevant
  • Lead project teams including others in the Communications Directorate and the wider organisation to ensure that robust plans are devised and delivered to execute key proactive communications initiatives
  • Drive a collaborative mindset across the department and the organisation, overseeing the running of key communications planning tools including the fortnightly grid
  • Have an attuned political radar and ability to grasp complex policy and translate it in to a compelling external narrative, engaging with colleagues in RDG’s policy teams to ensure that communications strategies and executions are aligned to policy positions
  • Provide a working environment that both engages and motivates the Senior Communications Manager and Senior Marketing Manager to enable them to deliver their best performance
  • Act as a member of the communications leadership group, building a high performing directorate, developing its capabilities and ensuring it is a great place to work.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the RDG’s media relations function to play an active role in identifying proactive opportunities to deliver great coverage and participate in the Communications on-call rota (approximately once every four weeks)

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 21st June 2021

At 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.

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

Solution Architect 

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

About RDG

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in customer and freight.  The Rail Delivery Group brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for customers.

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

RDG’s values, known as ASPIRE, are Accountability, Support, Partnership, Inclusive, Respect and Excellence.  Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

About the role:

RDG has recently implemented a new Rail Availability & Reservation Service (RARS) and manages this Service for the rail industry. This is an ongoing programme of work and this Solution Architect position will play a significant ‘solution owner’ role in managing and developing this Service. RARS includes a core SaaS capability and an API layer through which technology partners across the industry will integrate to utilise RARS.

This role will report directly into RDG’s Lead Architect.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for documenting the “as-is” and “to-be” solution, technical and data architecture
  • Responsible for ensuring that solutions proposed by a project meet the strategic objectives of the product or service
  • Documenting the non-functional requirements across the different solutions
  • Accountable for ensuring the correct technical solutions and products are chosen 
  • Accountable for ensuring chosen solutions meet the business, functional and non-functional requirements
  • Ensuring the technical transition approach meets the business requirements
  • Responsible for documenting the technology landscape, interfaces and data flows 
  • Responsible, as the ‘solution owner’, for ensuring the application, solution and technical architecture of the end to end solution
  • Ensuring that any project delivery meets the architecture strategy and policies
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a clear roadmap for the adoption of new features within any SaaS software used
  • Responsible for managing the technical risks across any project, product or service
  • Responsible for ensuring that the strategies and architecture policies are followed

Accountability:

  • Translating business requirements into technology and solution requirements; 
  • Accountable for making sure that technology decisions deliver the desired business outcomes and requirements
  • Accountable for the delivery of key solution/application and technical documentation
  • Stakeholder and supplier management; 
  • Managing technical risk, understanding the risk context and demonstrating a range of risk techniques;  
  • Managing ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution; 
  • Accountable as the solution architecture representative on the enterprise technical design authority

We are looking for someone who has previous demonstrable experience in the following: 

  • Large-scale, complex digital projects and programmes (both front and back end) 
  • Accountability for the solution for ecommerce solutions
  • Content management and customer relationship management systems 
  • ESB/API gateways
  • Cloud technologies, e.g. Amazon Web Services
  • Defining data models, mapping and flows 
  • Supplier management 
  • Multi-supplier delivery
  • Continuous improvement programmes

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 21st June 2021

At 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.

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

Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme (PDF Scheme) Research Manager  - 12 Month FTC

About the role itself:

Initially for a 12 month period the role will lead in managing research conducted to develop and maintain the rail industry’s demand forecasting framework for the passenger rail industry and provide dedicated support to the PDF Scheme.

It will contribute to the development of the industry’s understanding of rail demand drivers and demand forecasting techniques through the application of specialist / technical transport economics expertise in study working groups and otherwise.

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

  • Looking for a highly organised and punctual research professional customed in achieving deadlines through effective prioritising of work and in a fast paced working environment
  • The successful candidate must be capable of managing a broad and diverse portfolio of research responsibilities, constantly assessing priorities and ensuring that key issues are dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • The candidate will have experience in exercising technical expertise to help stakeholders make sounds research decisions.

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

  • ESSENTIAL - Detailed knowledge of rail industry and public transportation
  • ESSENTIAL – Experience in research or demand forecasting
  • ESSENTIAL – Proven experience of building and establishing strong working relationships across all levels of an organisation
  • DESIRABLE - Experience in project management
  • DESIRABLE – Knowledge of econometrics

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here . Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 11th June 2021

At 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.

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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