Human Resources Project Leader (Employee Relations)

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2172933

Thisis an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with the PuttingPassengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible servicefor passengers and freight users,to deliver the promises we've made forControl Period Six (CP6), and to improvethe way we work together and with the industry.

This organisational change is one of the importantsteps to delivering a better experience for passengers and freight users. It isabout making sure that people andresponsibilities are in the right part of the organisation to drive upperformance

You will be part of the NW&C Region whichconsist of three routes:

We are looking fortalented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward byhaving a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in acaring environment. We value thecommitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible workingapplications. If we can make it work ' we will!

AsHR Project Leader (Employee Relations) for the NW&C Region, you willrequire a strong background in employee relations case work, with a particularfocus on long term sick and grievances. You will be required to provide professional, expert, face to face HumanResources advice, coaching and support when dealing with complex employeerelations cases across NW&C. The ideal candidate will be able to developand deliver targeted line manager up-skilling programmes whilst working closelywith the HR Business Partners and company wide initiatives. They will also beable to manage a large and diverse caseload whilst creating and maintainingstrong relationships and communication channels with managers and HR BusinessPartners.

Thisrole is for a 12 month secondment / FTC opportunity.

About the role



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.

We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

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.

A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hires and more. Discover more at

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '32,740 and increasing to '36,832

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.

This vacancy is Band 4B: Starting at '32,740 and increasing to '36,832

Closing date: 24th January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

This role is a 12 month FTC but may have the potential to go permanent.

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