January 28, 2014 | Mark Paradies

Four Job Openings at the UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Rail Accident Investigators and Business Managers

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is currently seeking to strengthen both its front-line and support teams by recruiting new professional staff to fill the following posts:

Rail Accident Investigator

Two posts – in Derby or Farnborough
Grade: DfT Pay Band 6A&N
Pay range is £68,666 – £76,583

As a Rail Accident Investigator, whenever there is a significant accident or incident on the UK’s railways, you may be among the first to respond. You will then carry out a detailed and professional investigation, report upon the factors that led to an accident and make recommendations for improvements in the safety of the railways.

Ideally, your career to date will include proven experience and expertise in railway signalling, rolling stock, infrastructure or operations. However, we are open to all railway disciplines, or to investigation experience gained from another field.

To be eligible to act as a front-line investigator you must be prepared to undergo security and health checks. Investigations can involve work in demanding conditions; so we also require that you are physically fit.

We will provide comprehensive expert training in the skills and knowledge required.

Business and Strategy Manager

Two posts – one in Derby and one in Farnborough
Grade: DfT Pay Band 6 (Civil Service Grade 7)
Pay range is £45,688 – £52,796

As a Business and Strategy Manager, you will be a member of the RAIB’s Technical Support team. In this role you will manage staff whose main area of responsibility is to support the efficient operation of the front-line investigators and to assist the Senior Management Team in planning, developing, optimising and maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the Branch’s general operations and investigation capability.

You will need a broad understanding of the railway industry and of policy work, as well as a general awareness of railway safety issues, or a proven ability to learn quickly. You will also have proven experience of managing a small team and communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing. You must have good interpersonal, organisational, policy and problem solving skills; and be results focused.

To find out more information about this post, read guidance and to apply online, please visit http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/index.aspx and search for Department for Transport jobs vacancy reference numbers DFT/18/14 and DFT/19/14.

Closing date 5.00pm, Friday 28th February 2014.

The Department for Transport is an equal opportunities employer.

The UK RAIB values diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve.

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