Vacancy for Administrative Support – Train Planning

Job Reference: GTR/1810
Job Title: Administrative Support – Train Planning
Training Salary: N/A
Salary: Competitive + Great Benefits including free travel on our services
Location: Kings Cross, London
Hours of Work: Office Hours + Flexibility when required
Job Expires: 20 Feb 2018 at 11:45PM

About Govia Thameslink Railway

Now recruiting an organised and efficient administrator at Kings Cross

Our Administrative Support will be responsible for proactively booking rail replacement buses and incentifying alternative services for planned track closures. The role will track spend internally alongside compensation received from external bodies. You’ll provide administrative support for our busy train planning team in keeping our services running to plan. You’ll already be an experienced administrator with excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

To succeed in this role, first and foremost, you’ll need fantastic written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with internal managers and those who we share the access to our network with. High levels of proactivity and attention to detail will have been a part of the way that you work for many years. You’ll be an integral part of our Train Planning Team, assisting with keeping our service resilient during planned changes.   Knowledge or experience of the UK passenger rail industry is also highly beneficial but not essential.

 Key roles and responsibilities

  • Organising replacement bus services for planned track closures
  • Tracking company spend on replacement services
  • Working proactively to ensure that requirements are met and information is accurate
  • Tracking compensation received from external bodies relating to replacement services
  • Reconciling spend and compensation to provide accurate cost reporting
  • Creating, updating and managing documents via Word, Excel, PowerPoint and bespoke systems.

In return, you’ll be rewarded with an interesting and varied work schedule, in an environment where learning and progression is actively encouraged. You’ll enjoy great company and industry benefits, including travel on our services (Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express) as well as the support of a passionate team. You’ll get a market leading pension, and medical cover, as well as discounts with many retailers. You’ll be fulfilling a role that is integral to our continued success across the almost a quarter of all UK rail journeys.

This role will be based at Kings Cross East Side Offices, within Kings Cross mainline station.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is a dynamic and progressive company, powered by a great team of dedicated and professional people. We employ approximately 6,800 staff based at over 100 locations over the UK’s busiest rail network.

We operate trains on the Thameslink Route, Great Northern route, Southern Route and the Gatwick Express. We are the largest train operating company in the UK (22% of all passenger rail journeys in the UK); managing 239 stations and delivering 273 million passenger journeys per year.

GTR is part of Govia - a partnership between two world-class transport operators – the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.

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