Analytical Assurance Specialist

Network Rail

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Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain's rail infrastructure (tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations), with our rail network being the fastest growing and safest in Europe.

A wide range of numerical analysis is undertaken, as evidence to inform significant business decisions and strategic planning. Analysis which defines our understanding of economics, engineering, operations, asset management, safety, performance and finance in the railway. It is of vital importance that our analysis and assurance processes are fit for purpose, transparent, and robust to challenge. Network Rail is establishing an analytical assurance framework and are looking for a new member to join its Analytical Assurance team.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with an awareness of the risks and challenges faced by analysts and the decisions makers who rely on complex analysis. Someone who is naturally curious and keen to learn. Someone who can clearly communicate practical expert advice appropriate to the risks being addressed. Someone who can influence and offer constructive challenge to experienced analysts.

About the role

Working with teams who are contracting or undertaking analysis themselves, in this role you will become a subject expert in analytical assurance. And the work you will support is vital to understanding how well the analytical assurance policy is being discharged, to provide assurance to the Network Rail Board.

You will have the opportunity to influence the development of process and to help establish a strong culture of quality around our analysis. You will gain invaluable experience working with a wide range of analytical teams, stakeholders and decision makers. And will provide you with a great opportunity for development.

Key accountabilities

What skills and experiences are we looking for?

We would also like you to have but not essential

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '32,256 - '36,288


We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme ' a type of defined benefit arrangement.

After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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Employment Checks

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

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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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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.

Closing date: 16th 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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