Leadership & Professional Development Manager

Network Rail
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  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2141791

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.

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.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public.

To manage the design, development and delivery of management development and business specific programmes in support of Network Rail's strategic business requirement.

Key Accountabilities

2. Manage the training and development provision within the defined budget for Leaders, Managers and professional staff ensuring that the focus for delivery is on the strategic business need for Network Rail.

3. Manage the provision of training services by external suppliers and support Contracts & Procurement activities (in conjunction with Business Support Manager). Additionally manage external suppliers to improve service levels, reduce cost and increase alignment with PD&T strategic objectives.

4. Develop where appropriate, with Functional Heads, qualifications that meet the requirements of the business and the regulator.

5. Establish, monitor and manage the governance of the frontline leadership programme.

6. Provide professional input in relation to the development of training and development policy and strategy initiatives, both internally within Network Rail and also externally, within the railway industry as a whole.

7. Apply best practice principles in relation to the design, development, delivery and evaluation of all management and professional learning and training solutions. Undertake analysis to produce initiatives for ongoing efficiencies and enhanced competitiveness.

8. Lead the development and delivery of bespoke specialist business solutions, including supporting the identification of preferred suppliers.

9. Lead a team responsible for the planning and delivery of frontline management and leadership programmes.

Support the National Training Manager (Leadership, Management & Safety) to develop productive relationships within business units to secure accurate training demand aligned to customer targets and objectives.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

' Expertise and experience of successfully designing and delivering corporate level leadership and management training.

' Leadership and hands-on management skills developed in a change orientated business environment.

' Dynamic, challenging, characteristics with strong customer responsive attitude.

' High level commercial awareness

' Tangible demonstration of the NR behaviours

Desirable

' Multi sector management development experience especially in private and customer focused organisations.

' Project management and Planning skills

' Railway experience beneficial but not essential

' Financial management experience

' Appreciation of competence management systems

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: '42336 - '47628

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: 25.02.19. 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 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

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