Vacancies in rail

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Combined vacancies list
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of each train operator's vacancies. For more positions, you will need to visit their individual websites (links in this document).

Senior External Affairs Manager/Head of Public Affairs – 12 month FTC

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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.
 
Main responsibilities

  • Lead the organisation’s political engagement and government relations, working with the chief executive and executive team to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders to shape government policy
  • Lead on generating and maintaining third party advocacy from a range of organisations and bodies, in the regions in support of business objectives and initiatives
  • Work with colleagues and member organisations to develop and deliver the strategic communications strategy with particular reference to the political and stakeholder engagement
  • Facilitate policy formulation across the organisation to support the delivery of key business objectives and effective engagement with stakeholders
  • Work with and engage owning group members to bring together relevant policy information which is strategically significant to them.

     
    Key skills and experience required

  • Extensive experience of working in a political, public affairs or campaigning capacity; and educated to degree level
  • Evidence of success in developing and implementing strategies and campaigns to achieve lobbying and communications objectives, and of mobilising mixed teams in support
  • Experience of line management
  • Deep understanding of the parliamentary and political process, including Whitehall and the main political parties
  • Excellent political acumen and sensitivity; an understanding of the factors that motivate and influence political parties and corporate players in the transport sector.

    This is a 12-month contract, to start by mid-May 2018 at the latest. 

  • Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2018.

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Technical Analyst

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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 Technical Analyst to join our growing our Architecture team. The role will be key in supporting the definition, development and delivery of projects that will deliver large scale technical developments that will be used by customers and train operating companies across the UK. 

The ideal person will be:

A professional person ideally with a degree qualification and some experience in areas of software analysis and design and who has successfully worked across a number of technical deliveries. They will be keen to learn, and committed to upskilling in relevant architectural areas to successfully deliver sizeable technical projects.

You will be Degree qualified in technology, plus formal training, and adequate experience in similar roles or have a year or more of vocational experience, demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding roles, and the acquisition of appropriate specialist technological knowledge.

You will also have

  • A year or more experience in technical and data analysis, and authoring architecture artefacts
  • Ability to present challenging or unfamiliar information in a clear, confident manner and draw out technical issues using architecture methods
  • The ability to clearly communicate complex technical information to a broad range of staff / customers / stakeholders
  • The ability to use own initiative to determine how to approach and resolve technical issues
  • Knowledge and experience using multiple of the following: UML, Archimate, systems diagrams, interface diagrams, infrastructure diagrams, network diagrams
  • Experience with the Sparx EA architecture tool
  • Hands on experience in API development and service architecture
  • Technical understanding of the systems used by RDG
  • A knowledge of service management processes

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 27th April 2018

 

Interim Corporate Communications Manager – Communications Directorate - 12 month FTC

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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 an Interim Corporate Communications Manager who will be deeply involved in defining and executing the One Local Plan and One Team projects. This is core to two of the four key Commitments from the industry strategy outlined in the One Plan “In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity” - https://www.britainrunsonrail.co.uk/files/docs/one-plan.pdf

The ideal person will:

  • Take a significant role in implementing the communications strategy that supports the One Plan
  • Lead on delivery, planning and content creation of two high-profile campaigns
    • One Team; an initiative to improve employee engagement across the industry, working with member HR, communications and leadership teams to re-set the relationships between employers and employees and drive support for the One Plan
    • One Local Plan; which articulates the message of  One Plan at a local level, winning stakeholder support
  • Support the Head of Strategic Communications in delivering the overall campaign objectives, including internal and external engagement initiatives and media relations activity where appropriate

This challenging role will generally involve interpreting or assessing a diverse range of needs, working with several stakeholders, generating original ideas and finding innovative solutions.

The post holder will be required to work with senior colleagues in member organisations to help deliver organisational and sector communication objectives, while balancing the organisation’s strategic objectives with tactical necessities.

The post holder will be expected to show initiative while planning, organising and prioritising their own work and that of the communications directorate to deliver key outcomes.

The post does not carry any budgetary responsibilities. Where requests/challenges/problems are of a highly complex nature, guidance and advice can be sought from the Head of Strategic Communications and the Director of Communications.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • 7 plus years’ experience as a corporate communications professional, ideally a mix of agency and in-house
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Be a strong writer able to produce high quality content
  • Be well organised, excellent at relationship building and able to adapt their influencing style for different stakeholders and senior colleagues (RDG staff and members)
  • A team player, with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to prioritise work in a pressurised environment and work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines
  • Have broad experience across different corporate affairs disciplines e.g. media relations, internal communications and public affairs
  • Have proven experience planning and executing successful communications projects

Core competencies:

  • Leadership / Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Impact and Influence
  • Creative and Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
  • Communication
  • Change & Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Building Partnerships & Customer/Stakeholder Focus
  • Planning and Organising
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Teamwork

     

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 27th April 2018

 

PMO Analyst x2 – Customer Experience Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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 PMO Analyst who will be deeply involved in providing Governance and support for the wide variety of projects being undertaken within the Customer Portfolio.  We are looking for an experienced PMO professional. 

The ideal person will be:

Experienced in all PMO activities within Project/Programme Governance, including; Planning, Change Control, Risk and Issue management, Dependencies, Readiness Assurance, Budget, etc.  Have a good working knowledge of the Project lifecycle and key methodologies. 

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Previous experience of working in a Project Support type role
  • Previous experience in a commercial, project/programme environment
  • Strong verbal and numeracy skills
  • Strong quality and delivery focus
  • Good influencing and persuasion skills
  • Data/Analytics experience
  • Proven ability to analyse a broad range of management information and identify recommendation actions
  • Excellent understanding of Office products, particularly Excel with an ability to create and manage medium complexity spreadsheet solutions
  • Some knowledge of Project & Programme Management industry best practice and methodology
  • "Customer service" focus with emphasis on support and delivery
  • Strong operational and commercial mindset,
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth environment where handling pressure and achieving deadlines are normal

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 29th April 2018.

 

Procurement Analyst – Finance Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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 Procurement Analyst who will be acting as support advisor for RDG end to end procurement activities, protecting RDG interests and reducing risks through contracts.

They will lead contract negotiation for HQ functions working closely with the Procurement Manager and Commercial Finance Director. They will identify and manage risks that may arise through procurement and contracting activity and implement robust financial and operational controls within an ethical environment, managing reputational and regulatory risk and ensuring on-going competitiveness through innovative terms and adaptive processes.

They will be accountable for procurement process development and management.

Therefore, we are looking for an experienced professional, disciplined and passionate analyst with proven experience in process development and implementation in supply chain. The role requires a smart, creative and highly organised individual that has demonstrated that they can work with others at every level of the organisation to get things done.

The ideal person will be:

  • Professionally experienced with a relevant degree/postgraduate qualification, and/or working toward achieving MCIPS qualification plus experience in similar roles.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Development and management of procurement processes, policies and procedures,
  • Management and design of Vendor database’s tool to simplify ongoing maintenance,
  • Commercial risk evaluation for projects and enhancement ensuring continuous improvement and value for money,
  • Stakeholder engagement and strong relationship building,
  • Work Legal team to agree updates to contract and procurement documentation and to agree the implementation of regulation/legal changes.
  • Work with Risk Management team to coordinate risk register for Commercial’s team.
  • Work with Finance team to ensure adherence to broader finance and risk requirements such as revenue recognition, pricing and discounting policies etc.
  • Contract management governance for Rail Delivery Group ensuring that the organisation works within the legal, regulatory and policy constraints associated with being a not-for-profit trade association.
  • Manage relationship with suppliers through formal and informal processes and communications.

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 4th May 2018

 

Process Architect – Customer Portfolio Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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.

The Customer Portfolio Directorate is responsible for the customer lifecycle from definition of customer strategy, development of proposition, marketing of products with the sole aim to bridge the experience gap and enable the delivery of quality products and services for our members. In addition, CPD manage core Industry systems enabling over £10bn revenue settlement, reservation management, and back office capability. These are critical systems requiring a clear strategy. In recent months RDG have started to develop a systems architecture however its digital ambition is not well understood and requires a capable individual to develop, build & deploy.

We are currently seeking a Process Architect who works to develop an integrated view of RDG and the Customer Portfolio Directorate (CPD) by architecting the process architecture to support business functions aligning with technology functions to deliver propositions that are valuable, on-time and on budget to RDG members and stakeholders.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Experience with process modelling tools such as value chain, functional flow block diagram and control flow diagram
  • A business specialist or IT generalist with a strong understanding of business functional issues, interdependencies and processes
  • An in-depth understanding of process architecture and the interdependencies between functions, teams and capabilities
  • Exceptional communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate appropriately across all levels of RDG
  • The ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and data constraints of the business
  • Experience in ISO and Six Sigma standards and Design

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 27th April 2018

 

Programme Manager – Customer Portfolio Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

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 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 Programme Manager who will be responsible for the successful delivery of programmes and projects that deliver excellence to the Rail Industry’s customers, to lead and direct the project teams of assigned programmes, throughout the project lifecycle from project ideation, design, build, test and implementation to operational excellence and benefits realisation. To ensure projects are successfully delivered using recognised project methodologies and RDG project standards and governance, on time, to quality and budget, with risks and dependencies recognised and harmonised. The customer is truly at the heart of what we do, therefore, role holder must be passionate about Customer Experience and delivery. The types of programmes that will fall within this remit will be large scale, high profile programmes, with budget values of up to £20m.

Therefore, we are looking for a seasoned professionally qualified, disciplined and passionate programme manager with proven experience in successfully delivering programs and projects, maintaining customer centricity throughout that delivery. The role requires a results driven, highly organised, influential, energetic and tenacious individual that has demonstrated that they can lead, inspire, and empower highly-talented and highly committed individuals, yet can be hands-on if/when necessary to get things done.

The ideal person will be:

  • Professionally qualified with a relevant qualification in Programme/Project delivery plus broad demonstrable experience in similar roles.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Project and programme planning, control and delivery
  • Experience in and effective leadership and management of people and teams
  • Highly experienced in managing risks, issues and change in complex project environments
  • Effective and influential stakeholder management in multi-stakeholder environment
  • Analytical and creative problem solving
  • Customer Experience delivery
  • Experienced and highly effective supplier management
  • Able to negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers
  • Financial planning, budgeting, resource management and benefits realisation
  • Good understanding of delivery methodologies – Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Prince 2, MSP
  • Great interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at senior management level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate to all levels of organisations
  • Exceptional presentation skills for presenting and reporting to project boards and other governance groups

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation 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 applications is 27th April 2018

 

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