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HM Inspector of Railways – Trainee
Location: London (other locations shall be considered)
£38,788 - £47,193 (London)
This role is primarily based within London however other locations shall be considered depending on the suitability of the candidate. (Manchester, Birmingham, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Bristol)
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is transforming the rail industry, ensuring it becomes safer, more efficient and offers high levels of passenger satisfaction. The railway industry is important economically and socially; it is growing sector with increasing passenger numbers and freight traffic. As a health and safety inspector, you will part of a strong team providing consistent health and safety regulation across the railway network, to improve health and safety for passengers, the workforce and the public. We are currently looking for three individuals to join us as trainee inspectors in our Network Rail and Railway Operations teams. We have vacancies in London and Glasgow, but would consider locating the right person in one of our other regional offices.
About the role
This is an interesting and varied role and an opportunity to make a difference to health and safety on the railway. The UK railway is one of the safest in Europe, but there is more to do to ensure current safety standards are sustained and improved. Inspectors ensure that the rail industry complies with health and safety law and strives to achieve zero industry caused fatalities to passengers, the workforce or the public. You will work in a team with a number of other inspectors carrying-out on-site inspections, audits and investigations, providing verbal and written advice to Network Rail and railway operators and where necessary taking formal enforcement action. You will represent ORR professionally with a range of stakeholders and you will have access to support from technical specialists and engineers in ORR.
We provide a comprehensive training programme which includes both academic study and practical hands-on experience working alongside more experienced Inspectors. As your skills and knowledge develop, you will start to work on your own, but with support and supervision close at hand.
This is a great opportunity and career for a talented individual with an engineering or science background, or experience of regulating health and safety. Experience of working in the rail sector or as a regulator would be helpful, but it is more important that you demonstrate the right aptitude and skills for the inspector role. You will be able to quickly grasp a wide range of new concepts, be objective, flexible and resilient when faced with challenge. You will have the confidence, credibility and communication skills to express yourself clearly and assertively and to represent ORR to a wide range of people. You will be self-motivated and have the determination to succeed. You will enjoy analysing complex situations and demonstrate good judgement and decision making.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, you must also demonstrate the capability to attain a post-graduate diploma in safety and health.
Please note that all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the job (as set out above) will be invited to interview. Please indicate in your application if you consider yourself disabled and please do not hesitate to let us know if you will require any adjustments to be made for your interview.
Closing date: 5pm, 18th July 2014