Leadership & Management Development Consultant

Network Rail

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • £46k - 52k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK ⚠️

Leadership & Management Development Consultant

Location

Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Human Resources

About Network Rail

* Join Our Team at Network Rail! *

Are you ready to make a difference in people's lives? At Network Rail, we connect passengers and freight customers, ensuring safe and efficient transportation across the country. We're an organisation where people truly matter, and when you join us, you matter to us and millions of others. Click here to watch our inspiring video to learn more about us!

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we're committed to becoming an open, diverse, and inclusive workplace, leveraging the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we strive to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone. Discover more about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail by clicking here..

Investing in our people is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our railway system. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, then this opportunity is for you!

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

About the function…

The Leadership and Personal Development team is a small team committed to providing development opportunities to the organisation and the wider rail industry to develop their leadership and professional behaviours.With a focus on safety, organisational values and inclusion, our programmes have a significant impact on individuals and their performance.

https://leadership.networkrail-training.co.uk/index.htmland then Click on ‘Leadership Development’

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Leadership & Management Development Consultant to fill a Permanent opportunity based in Milton Keynes to assist with the design and development of leadership and management programmes in support of Network Rail’s strategic business requirement for a cohort of skilled managers with high leadership capability. To deliver leadership and personal development training to a range of target groups as specified by the annual training plan.

About the role (External)

What does the average day look like?

The role of Leadership & Management Development Consultant is a multifaceted role in that you will undertake various duties including (but not limited to):

·Deliver and facilitate high-quality leadership and personal development programmes and events.

·Manage available resources effectively in order that delegates are motivated to learn and given every opportunity to achieve the learning objectives.

·Develop training materials for new leadership and personal development programmes, amend and update existing materials, as required.

·Assess the impact of leadership and personal development programmes through end-of-course evaluation questionnaires and feedback into the design process.

·Working with the Development Co-ordinator, establish and maintain processes and systems for course scheduling, delegate call-up, place booking, issue of joining instructions and other administration requirements.

·Assist the Leadership Development Manager in training needs analysis, programme design and evaluation, as necessary.

Contribute delivery and facilitation expertise as part of other scheduled learning programmes

What essential skills and experiences are required?

The successful candidate for this role will be required to be/have: -

1.Experience of successfully delivering corporate level leadership and behavioural development.

2.An engaging delivery style.

3.Organisational skills and sound planning ability.

4.Excellent team working skills.

For a full list of the key accountabilities and essential/desirable criteria, please click apply and you will be taken to the network rail external site where you can see the attached Network Rail Job Description.

How to apply (External)

A message from our Chief Executive, Andrew Haines:

‘Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We're an organisation where people matter.  Watch our video to find out more!

We're continuing to build a diverse organisation which is representative of the people we serve. We want to harness the skills and expertise of our people and attract the best talent, to enable a safe and accessible railway for everyone. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role is based will be based at the successful candidates nearest Network Rail offices.The successful candidate will be required to travel to various locations to deliver face to face sessions and to attend monthly team meetings..

Closing date: 16th November 2023. On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held W/C TBC

**Band & Salary:**Band 4C - £43,588 - £49,036

What can we offer you in return?

We have a range of benefits including:

·28 days annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays and five volunteer days

·My Benefits – our discounted online shopping site

·Flexible and family friendly policies and practices

·A range of discounted offers including, Healthcare offers, cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits

·Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets

·A range of pension schemes

·Two weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community

·Training, development and employee assistance programme available

·To learn about the benefits we offer please here.

What does our recruitment process look like?

  1. Once you have applied, our Recruitment Specialist will look at your CV.

2.If your experience matches what we're looking for, you'll be invited to an interview /or complete a first interview using xxx a video interviewing platform, you can complete your interview anytime that works for you. /or complete an assessment.

3.If you ace your video interview/or assessment, you'll be invited to face to face interview with the hiring manager.

About our people and the recruitment process…

We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.’

Visit and have your IRC number ready as this will be required.

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.

• Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

• Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

• Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check for more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

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 another factor.

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

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our Safety Vision

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We’re delighted to have been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023 .

Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

Our Drugs and Alcohol Standard is changing as of 16.01.2023. All prospective candidates who have not been offered a conditional role by 16.01.2023 will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.

Network Railnetworkrail.co.uk

We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom
    24679

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
    3534
  • business development
    1018
  • information technology
    971
  • operations
    943
  • finance
    748
  • support
    706
  • education
    400
  • human resources
    395
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Leadership Development
  • Management Development
  • Organisational Skills
  • Team Working Skills

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