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Learning & Development HR Business Partner

Network Rail is revitalising Britain’s railway. We are developing some of the most ambitious and diverse feats of civil engineering the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

The Anglia route comprises over 1,700 miles of track from London Liverpool street station to Norwich in the east and Cambridge in the west. Our route also covers large portions of the North London line and Crossrail when operational in 2019. As we enter a five-year term of investment, our people will be vital in creating and delivering the railway improvement for millions of passengers every single day.

Our 2000+ staff are key to transforming our railway and we continually invest in their future and their careers. We are growing our HR team with a dedicated L&D specialist to properly meet these needs. If you are passionate about facilitating people development, join us. You’ll be instrumental in implementing our people strategy and will make an immediate difference.

When you join you’ll become responsible for executing the architecture and development of innovative blended learning and development projects for all types of career at Network Rail. Over the past few years we have developed L&D projects that have included:

  • The formulation of an induction programme for our joiners
  • Dare2Lead a management upskilling programme
  • The development of a junior leadership programme to succession plan

But there is still more than we want to do to invest in our staff. No two days will be the same, gibing you the chance to push yourself and develop as well as creatively find solutions to our people challenges. Our Head of Human Resources will mentor you, giving you one on one coaching to ensure you are being invested in as much as the staff.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need a demonstrable track record of successfully leading projects, a highly collaborative approach, and flair for building professional relationships. Your previous experience of designing, developing and learning development solutions and their delivery will ensure you thrive and initiate a real difference.

What will your days consist of?

  • You’ll analyse our training, assessment, and assurance requirements and recommend creative, cost effective blended solutions that meet our staff’s needs
  • Project managing the end-to-end process of design and development, including course authoring, communications and implementation, of learning and assurance solutions
  • Form collaborative, working relationships between internal Network Rail colleagues (such as Business Critical Rules framework owners, professional heads, workforce delivery colleagues, customers) and external development suppliers
  • Lead working groups and project teams, and engage with internal or external subject matter experts, to agree design specifications, technical requirements, and deliverables
  • Communicate project progress to customer account managers, peers, managers, customers
  • Ensure our branding, design and guidelines are applied to all our training materials, keeping am audit trail, before publication
  • Continuously strive to find opportunities to improve our effectiveness and efficiency, incorporating lessons learned into future projects

If you can answer “yes” to these questions, join us today to make a difference to thousands but most importantly, your career. We will reward you with a competitive benefits package and a job you will be proud of.

  • Will you use your previous experience of designing, developing and creating L&D programmes to inspire your work here?
  • Does your passion for progressing projects from start to fruition drive you?
  • Can you influence others to embrace your vision?
  • Are relationships and collaborative working second nature to you?

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 dedication 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 follow a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £50,400 – 56,700.

Network Rail follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the this, in accordance with the UK Government we need to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract.