Network Rail Jobs 2023 – Contract Assistant

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Job Introduction

We’re looking for a Contracts Assistant, on a secondment basis, to support the management of the supply chain to help achieve the most cost effective, compliant delivery and recycling of material. You’ll record and analyse data to facilitate the provision of management information.

We partner with our Network Rail routes and regions, delivering critical services and essential equipment to help get passengers and good to where they need to be. To find out more watch our video above.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.
  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

  • Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.
  • Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

Every year:

  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.
  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Main Responsibility

We are recruiting for a Contracts Assistant to work on new projects within L&E (this is a 6-month secondment).

You will be responsible for compliance quality audits, root cause analysis, delivery of outputs. This is a varied role where no two days are the same. You will be interacting with internal stakeholders and suppliers giving you a chance to make your mark and become an expert in this field.

If you have an eye for detail and enjoy variety to your working day this could be the role for you.

If this sounds of interest, apply today.

The Ideal Candidate

Will have experience in the following:

  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and mandated processes with a high level of accuracy.
  • Good administration and analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • A customer focused approach.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise.

Package Description


This is a 6-month fixed-term contract / secondment position based at The Quadrant: Milton Keynes.

This role is being advertised internally and externally.

Salary range: £23,000 – £27,000 p/a, depending upon experience.

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, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more.

Closing date: 24 October 2023.

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Sarah Palmer ( [email protected] ).

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

We’re an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone ( Click here for more information ). Visit Evenbreak’s Career Hive should you need accessibility support to apply. Should you require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact [email protected] .

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