Business Development Assistant

Network Rail
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  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2151068

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

London North Western (LNW), the largest of Network Rail's route businesses, is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

LNW's vision for the five years to 2024 is 'One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers.' We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a '5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations

The purpose of this role is provide comprehensive administrative, technical and analytical support to the Business Development team supporting long term rail and economic growth.

This is a wide-ranging and interesting role, involving rail projects and contact with external organisations. It is an excellent introduction to Network Rail and projects to enhance the railway. The previous occupant of the role third has been promoted to join a development team working on a critically important rail project.

Key Accountabilities

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: '20,000 - '25,000 per annum.

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.

Closing date: 24th of May 2019, Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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