Project Management Assistant

Network Rail

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

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • £26k - 29k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

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

Project Management Assistant


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Human Resources

About Network Rail

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!

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.

Brief Description

What I’m responsible for…

The role will support the project managers within the team with various tasks to ensure the successful planning and execution of our projects. Our projects are based around team and individual leadership and behavioural development.

About the role (External)

What does the average day look like?

The team works with customers to develop their leadership capability.We market our core leadership programmes, as well designing bespoke programmes to develop talent, and support succession planning.With many exciting leadership and behavioural development projects being delivered to over 4000 delegates, a typical day could involve supporting the team by creating supporting media for our catalogue, training materials, presentations and producing management information.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

In this dynamic role, we're on the lookout for a candidate with a diverse skill set that includes a demonstrable experience in designing, developing and publishing effective training and development materials, using a variety of design software packages, such as (but not limited to) Sharepoint, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator. Excellent attention to detail and quality driven approach to working. Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. . We encourage individuals who have attained an HND/HNC or a similar educational standard to apply, recognizing the importance of a well-rounded academic background. We believe in fostering an inclusive workplace where these skills contribute to our collaborative success, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join us on this exciting journey.

For a full list of the key accountabilities and criteria’s, please refer to the Network Rail job description attached to the vacancy.

How to apply (External)

Key Vacancy Information

Duration: Permanent

This role is a full-time opportunity, but flexible working patterns will be considered.

Location: The Quadrant:MK

For roles based at The Quadrant you must live withing 75 mins.

Closing date: 18th March 2024 On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted. Interviews will be held W/C TBC, depending on business requirements.

Band & Salary: Band 5 £24,000 - £29,486. Depending on experience.

We're an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Karen Harris at, [email protected] or if you have an HR related questions or require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact Dominic Jeffs at [email protected]

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

🌞 Generous annual leave (28 days plus statutory days), with the option to buy/sell days.

Defined benefit pension scheme

🚂 75% subsidy on train tickets.

🎟️ Interest-free travel loan for train and car park season tickets.

🎁 Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass.

🌍 Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

🕊️ Volunteer leave to make a positive impact.

Plus more….

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.

We're an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone.

If you have any questions about this role or if you have an HR related questions or require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact IREC Support ([email protected] ). You must have the vacancy/IREC number ready as you will be asked for this.


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
  • Thu
  • 🏖️

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

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
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project Management
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to Detail

View more Human Resources jobs

Share this job:

Report incorrect data

Let us know if the job has expired