Training and Competency Manager

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • £55,000 per annum

Training and Competency Manager – Midlands – Salary TBD on conversation

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Training and Competency Manager to take over management of the training team within a very respected training and assessment company in the Midlands area.

The business has a great reputation in the industry and are utilised by a range of clients within the Rail market as their go to Training company for Permanent Way training and assessment requirements.

This is a great opportunity for someone to take the reins on Training and Competency within a very well established and respected business whilst having a key influencing position on the future success of the company.

The industry needs more competent rail engineers – you will be playing your part in the development of them!

In this position the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties;

  • Management of all training and competence delivery for the business ensuring that company personnel comply with industry and legislative requirements.
  • Management of trainers and assessors to ensure successful day-to-day training and assessment delivery, including Track Safety Trainer(s) and administrators
  • Assessing and identifying all internal training and development needs
  • Selecting and managing resources, including working with employees and training associates to develop and deliver training
  • Maintaining existing and developing new client relationships
  • Identifying training needs by consulting with the clients
  • Effective coordination of training and development programmes for our clients.
  • Creation, implementation, and improvement of all training and assessment materials including company practical sites in collaboration with the trainers and assessors
  • Maintaining the company On-line Learning portal and course information on the website
  • Monitor, support and develop all trainers and assessors
  • Undertake the role of Sentinel Scheme Manager
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager to maintain registration of the company on the ROATP

You will also be accountable for the following;

  • Ensuring course material is compliant with client requirements and legislation
  • Liaise with the Health and Safety representative to ensure Health and Safety compliance with industry and legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with the RTAS rules
  • Sentinel Scheme Management in accordance with Sentinel Scheme Rules:
  • Manage the sponsorship of all Sentinel cardholders to ensure compliance with Sentinel Scheme Rules.
  • Support the Quality Manager in maintaining RISQS accreditation
  • Undertake training and assessment delivery when emergency cover is required


  • Management Qualification
  • Training qualification Level 4
  • Assessor Qualification Level 3
  • Internal Verifier or Internal Quality Assurance
  • Managing Safely
  • Full clean UK driving licence


  • NEBOSH Diploma


  • A minimum of ten years permanent way experience in Plain Line and S&C
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in training and assessment
  • Experience in developing training courses covering different learning styles/needs and development programmes
  • Experience in carrying out formal assessments to national standards
  • Knowledge of learning and development best practices
  • Knowledge of training methodology and a proven track record of training management
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent written, communication, and “people” skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Budget and report writing skills

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