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SHE Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role sits in Route Services, a business area that has been created to supply services to the routes in the safest, most cost-efficient and effective way, enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

The Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) team provide subject matter advice, assurance, direction and support to Route Services business areas, delivering on the SHEQ strategy, on high-risk areas of improvement and Occupational Health and Wellbeing.  The team takes a lead role on all areas of SHEQ by providing support to Route Services functional teams and working with them to deliver strategic SHEQ objectives to support the business with a Railway Fit for the Future, Everyone Home Safe Everyday and Everyone Fit for the Future.

Your role will make a difference in enhancing occupational health in the Route Services function, focusing on a specific project that will improve health around risk identification, supporting occupational health risk assessments on worksites and data collection for the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager.  You will also do some inspections around occupational health to better understand the risks on site, to help support the site staff with applying appropriate health controls.

Main Responsibility

1.To provide advice and guidance to staff regarding health and safety, and assurance matters.

2.To manage and evaluate documentation requirements for health and safety to RS business teams in compliance with the Health, Safety and Environment Management system and legal requirements.

3.To carry out risk-based inspections of the function’s worksites and locations – specifically on occupational health matters.

4.To support Line Management in compliance with the Company Accident & Investigation process and assist where required in the collation of evidence.

5.To support Line Management in undertaking risk assessments and health and safety monitoring activities.

6.To support the delivery of the functional audit plan in main around occupational health matters.

7.To provide support to the functional SHE and performance teams in the collation of workforce health and safety data within the corporate management systems processes.

8.To manage the assessment and development of the health and safety aspects of supplier contract documentation where relevant.

9.Provide a project management service for health and safety OPEX work in accordance with Network Rail’s company standards and guidelines.

10.Provide health support to identified meetings on health matters with contracting organisations to share and promulgate best practice and lessons learnt.


Sound interested? This is what you will need to have:

  • Knowledge of health and safety management system and compliance management processes
  • National Examinations Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Understanding of British Health and Safety legal requirements
  • Excellent risk assessment skills / knowledge
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills in data management and presentations
  • Logical thinker
  • Ideally Internal auditor qualified
  • Good experience working around occupational health matters
  • Experience reviewing occupational health hygiene data and using it to support risk assessments and developing health controls

The Ideal Candidate

Who we are looking for?

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive. We recognise that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

At Network Rail, we have a number of employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy, led by our central Diversity & Inclusion team. We have Diversity & Inclusion Champions who take part and lead on many activities, to drive through more initiatives to support an inclusive environment for all its people and promote a professional and positive working environment. For more information on Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail, please follow this link 

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full-time but flexible working patterns will be considered.

Duration: 9-month secondment

Location: The Quadrant: MK

Closing date: 25 July 2022                

Band & Salary: Band 4B (£32,749 - £36,832)

At Network Rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more. 

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the Resourcing Team please contact Georgina.Brookes@networkrail.co.uk

For further information of the role please contact Caroline.Meek@networkrail.co.uk

About the Company


We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions. 


Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority.  

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users. 

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information

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