Hand Signaller

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2145367

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

We are transforming the network with a huge range of ambitious and ground-breaking projects. We're harnessing the latest technology and innovative thinking to create and maintain the railway of the future ' safe, reliable, efficient and impressive. We keep commuters and freight moving in the right direction. Forwards, and that means we help keep the economy moving, too.

To provide possession protection and support as directed by the possession management staff within the area, for given weeks of any programme year, under the jurisdiction of the Senior PICOP/PICOP.

In this key post you will Undertake Possession Support and Hand Signaller activities as directed by the operations delivery manager. You will be responsible for operating Level Crossing Barriers as directed and for Checking that certificates are in date for validation, reporting on expiry dates to line management. Full training in all aspects of the job including extensive safety training will be provided but you will need to be a quick learner, who can follow instructions. You will ensure that you and your staff and sub-contractors under your management or control work safely and comply with all current and relevant health, safety and environmental legislation including Railway Group and Line Standards.

Essential Criteria

' Able to drive road vehicles with full, clean license preferred

Desirable Criteria

' Previous rail maintenance experience is advantageous

' Holding the following competencies PTS, COSS/IWA, Hand Signaller and PS

Safety Responsibilities

' Ensure that you and your staff and sub-contractors under your management or control assess and control risks and plan and implement safe methods of working and are competent to carry out the task.

' Ensure the safety of passengers, the general public and the environment is not affected by the activities of you, your staff and contractors under your control.

' Ensure that accidents, incidents or near misses to you or staff under your control are reported to Infrastructure Control, the Regional Safety Section and to your Supervisor/Manager, and that the Accident Book is filled in promptly.

' Ensure you and your staff participates in the Company cascade safety briefings. Be aware of the relevance and importance of activities which you, or those working under your direction are required to undertake and how these contribute to achievement of quality policy and business objectives.

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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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 '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 'xx,xxx - 'xx,xxx

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Salary: '31,839

Closing date: 28th March. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 75/90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes. [remove if not applicable]

This vacancy is for a fixed term opportunity ending on the DD-MM-YYYY. [remove if not applicable]

This contract has the potential to become permanent. [remove if not applicable]

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