Communications Executive (Media Relations) (FTC)

Network Rail


£25,000 to £28,000 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: IRC2214553
Communications Executive (Media Relations) (FTC)


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services.  We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Our colleagues are encouraged to work flexibly as we know that busy lives don’t always fit around a traditional working pattern, if you need flexibility to complete your role (e.g. home working, part time, job share, caring responsibilities, compressed hours work pattern etc.), just let us know and we will do our upmost to help you to invest in your career with us while balancing other aspects of your life.

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Brief Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Scotland’s Railway Media team as a Communications Executive (Media Relations).

In this role, you will be part of a busy press office environment with regular proactive and reactive media engagement across local, national, digital and broadcast media platforms using various systems such as Gorkana and/or PRGloo daily. You will be adept at pitching stories to media as part of an integrated communications team that delivers under pressure to internal and external stakeholders in response to the dynamic requirements of Scotland’s Railway.

***Please note this is a fixed term opportunity for 12 months***

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the delivery of communications programmes, working with colleagues and stakeholders across the route and wider business.

  • Support the delivery of appropriate communication channels for the target audience.

  • Research, draft and proofread communications content.

  • Build a good understanding of the business and its audiences to help inform communications support.

  • Understand relevant corporate communications guidelines and brand policies with a view to contributing to a consistent tone, style and design across Network Rail communications.

  • Work collaboratively with the team and broader Communications department to deliver joined-up internal and external communications, supporting corporate-led communications activity as required.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Experience in communications, either internal or external

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Experience writing for channels, either internal or external

  • Good attention to detail

  • Experience of working collaboratively to deliver

  • Evidence of pursuing career development in communications

How to apply (External)

Salary: Starting at £25,000 and rising to £28,000 per annum

Network Rail BenefitsTo find out about what benefits we offer, click here

Closing date: 28-09-2021

Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Click ‘apply now’ to apply.

This is a fixed term opportunity for 12 months.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information.


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All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information


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.  You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

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