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People Partner

People Partner, competitive salary, flexible working options and excellent benefits, London – 12 month fixed term.


Our client is a member led business representing organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sector. Under the direction of the Chief Executive, the business is embarking on the delivery of a 5-year business plan, which will be transformational and will underpin ambitious growth targets. The People Partner will play a key role in ensuring that the business has an HR Strategy which delivers a highly motivated, engaged and skilled workforce, fit for the future and which supports the delivery of the business objectives.
The role is primarily to deliver the People and Culture Agenda and build organisation and people capability, to shape and implement effective people policies and activities within the organisation and to provide HR generalist expertise across all people areas with a full range of operational activity such as dealing with employee relations or policy issues. Including the delivery of the People and Culture Agenda and build organisation and people capability, to shape and implement effective people policies and activities within the organisation
Specifically covering the following areas -
Provide guidance on people practices, effective and customer focussed HR advice and guidance on people policies and procedures, employment law and employee relations issues
Coach management teams to help drive business efficiency
Lead on proactive absence, performance and ER management; delivery of management skill-booster training including case, recruitment absence and performance management
Lead on driving wellbeing, health and safety and employee engagement initiatives
Lead on organisational change processes in collaboration with business leads
Produce People & Culture metrics / KPIs reporting and data management
Support development of talent management and succession planning activities
Lead on sourcing and delivering effective talent acquisition solutions for hiring managers; creating fit for purpose toolkits, interview guides, job descriptions; whilst support process to effectively source talented, high-calibre people
Promote values and culture through management of careers page, reinforcing positive employer brand and employee value proposition
Monitor and review the effectiveness of recruitment PSL; ensuring appropriate representation of employer brand; make recommendations to improve business and candidate experience

We are looking for someone with;
Proven experience as an HR Generalist with knowledge and practical application of employment law; demonstrable experience in employee relations and positive people interventions.
Experience in using HR Information systems, data management, reporting; using data, metrics to evidence and inform decision making essential
Experience of drafting HR policy & procedures; creating and delivering skills booster sessions for management teams
Previous experience of undertaking strategic talent resourcing activities, creating effective toolkits and solutions including designing and running assessment centres.
A creative and analytical thinking style, applying tenacity in the face of obstacles
A relentless drive to improve performance and deliver outstanding results through more effective ways of working.
Excellent communication approach with engaging written skills, works effectively within a team, understands the impact of own actions on colleagues.
A CIPD qualification / equivalent qualification ideally with Level A&B Occupational Psychometric Testing

The role will support the delivery of the HR Strategy and will ensure that the initiatives deliver high quality, measurable results. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a business with a fantastic track record of growth in the last 3 years and which truly values the role their people play in delivering business success.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years HR experience, be CIPD qualified and is likely to come from a membership led organisation, financial services or customer focused business.  Individuals who have experience working in a small but high-profile organisation are of particular interest. They will be able to demonstrate high levels of commercial acumen, coupled with a resilience personality and be results driven. The role will be carried out from the offices in Central London but there is flexibility for working from home working for some of the week, please note that due to current restrictions during Covid-19 working from home until December 2020 end is anticipated.
This 12 month fixed term role offers an excellent salary, stimulating work environment and a host of large company benefits
To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is essential that candidates supply all of this information in order for us to fully assess their application.

Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager – Long Marston – 2 year fixed term commencing January 2021

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail and is taking an active lead in the industry in terms of innovation. The business will be taking over Long Marston (Warwickshire/Stratford Upon Avon), which is a large rail facility and test track in June 2021. This will move the business into new markets and further confirm Porterbrook as a leader and innovator within the Rail Industry.
The overall objective of the Procurement Manager is to support with the development, organisational buy-in and implementation of all aspects of procurement for the mobilisation and operational running of Long Marston. Responsible for maintaining the strategies and ensuring that the best value for money is obtained, while adhering to the highest level of quality and supplier performance. Acting as the interface between the engineering/project management function and rest of the team, ensuring that all service levels are achieved, and issues escalated in a timely manner. Responsibility will also extend to managing the commercial negotiations with the current and future tenants.


It is expected that you have around 8 years procurement experience as either a Category Manager or Senior Buyer, gained within an engineering environment; knowledge of railway industry rolling stock, depot operations and components is an absolute prerequisite.

You will be educated to degree or further education standard (or equivalent), ideally in either Engineering, Law, or Business Management.
An MCIPS or superior qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement would be preferred (or you should be working towards this).
Legal or commercial experience would be advantageous as would experience of working with Oracle-based systems.

There is flexibility in location but you must be able to travel to the Derby office and the Long Marston site, which is located about 10 miles south of Stratford Upon Avon.

Key Responsibilities:
Develop, Manage and Maintain Procurement categories strategies for the Long Marston site
⦁ Develop category strategies for the procurement of key items for the safe and effective running of the site
⦁ Ensure the category strategies account for the requirements of all key stakeholders, e.g. the commercial and engineering functions
⦁ Be seen as the Procurement subject matter expert on all the procurement activities
⦁ To lead the negotiations for all sub-leases for the site
⦁ Manage the end to end process for procurement from RFP through to end supplier management, including:
⦁ Identify opportunities for new services through the use of innovative products to customers
⦁ Track the effectiveness of the category strategy, ensuring that the defined benefits are delivered e.g. cost savings in line with projections
⦁ Manage supplier performance against the contractual service level agreements
⦁ To source effective suppliers for outsourced services, ensuring best value is obtained
⦁ To utilise local and small to medium enterprises as part of the supply chain wherever possible

Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills are required as the role holder will work with a wide range of external suppliers/customers along with the internal teams across the Porterbrook business.
We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. The role is offered on a 2 year fixed term basis. The location is Long Marston with travel to the Derby office also required.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 


To apply please upload your CV and a covering letter with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant Fiona Irvine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learning and Development Manager

Learning and Development Manager, Derby, 3 days a week

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail and is taking an active lead in the industry in terms of innovation.  People are at the heart of the business and having a well-developed team is essential for business success.

Reporting to the Head of HR, the Learning and Development Manager will lead the delivery of the learning and development strategy for Porterbrook to ensure that all staff are developed to reach their full potential. This is whilst ensuring that all the necessary frameworks are in place to support a high-performance culture and the organisational values. The role will support the business in its aspiration to become a Platinum accredited Investors in People organisation. Key elements of the role will include the creation of a competency framework, initiatives to embed the organisational values and behaviours, team building programmes and soft skills training. In addition, the role holder will design, develop and deliver training initiatives to meet the development needs arising from personal development plans. Measuring the success of training initiatives will also be an important part of the role.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree or equivalent in education, human resources or a related field with appropriate membership of an accredited body, ideally CIPD; and be accredited in the delivery and analysis of psychometric testing. Experience of using a HRIS such as PeopleHR would also be helpful.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a track record in building learning and development strategies along with designing and executing successful training programmes, including programmes for those with high potential, management and leadership development and soft skills, and be able to deliver a programme of blended learning.

Excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively is required. Along with excellent presentation and public speaking skills to complement your written presentation skills. A background in rail or engineering would be a distinct advantage.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with a competitive benefits package. This includes 25 days annual leave per year, a bonus, Health Shield cash plan and an attractive pension scheme, to name a few.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future, to grow and develop the business.  The role is part time, contracted to 3 days a week, based from Derby with some flexible home working.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with confirmation of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant Fiona Irvine at Rainbow HR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Porterbrook is an accredited disability confident and living wage employer.

Data Scientist

Data Scientist, Derby

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail and is taking an active lead in the industry in terms of innovation. The ability to maximise the advantages of digital services within the industry will be a game changer in terms of reliability and performance.

The overall objective of the role is to support Porterbrook in maintaining the value of company assets and to ensure that their customers are fully satisfied with the product they lease. This is a unique opportunity for a candidate with a strong background in data science and ideally engineering to develop innovative analytics solutions to improve fleets reliability and performance.

Digital Services utilises a variety of rolling stock and infrastructure data sources and have state-of-the-art capabilities to research and develop cutting edge products.

Working under the direction of the Principal Data Scientist, this role will support the delivery and development of the Porterbrook Digital Services Portfolio. Taking advantage of the Porterbrook unified data platform and work with the team to prototype and deploy analytics models to predict certain failures and estimate lifecycle of the assets. There will be close collaboration with research organisations and universities to develop innovative products contributing to digitalisation of the railway.  

It is essential for the candidate to have experience in:

  • Machine learning, Data Science, Statistics
  • Deploying and testing models in Python/Apache Spark
  • Cloud computing particularly Microsoft Azure
  • Condition monitoring and developing predictive analysis for engineering applications
  • Develop complex analytics for operational/engineering environments.
  • Developing high impact visualisations and presenting the analytics to technical and non-technical audiences using products such as Power BI
  • A relevant Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or relevant certificates such as Microsoft Azure certification, Azure AI Fundamentals, Azure Data Scientist Associate

Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills are required as the role holder will work with a wide range of external suppliers/customers along with the internal teams across the Porterbrook business.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. The role is offered on a 12 month fixed term basis although there may be the opportunity to be made permanent at the end of the contract.  The location is Derby but home working may also be an option.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.  

To apply please upload your CV and a covering letter with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant Fiona Irvine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porterbrook is a disability confident employer.

Data Engineer

Data Engineer, Derby

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail and is taking an active lead in the industry in terms of innovation. The ability to maximise the advantages of digital services within the industry will be a game changer in terms of reliability and performance.

The overall objective of the role is to support Porterbrook in maintaining the value of company assets and to ensure that their customers are fully satisfied with the product they lease. This role will support the delivery and development of the Porterbrook Digital Services Portfolio. This would include architecting and delivering high performance data ingestion and transformation platform and to offer solutions to improve the performance of the data platform to create a secure and stable solution for Porterbrook’s products.

It is essential for the candidate to have experience in:

  • Azure data components such as Azure SQL DB, Azure Data Lake, Azure Databricks, etc.
  • Databricks Delta Lake
  • Developing data models and have strong Python/Scala and SQL skills for manipulating data.
  • Data profiling, cataloguing, and mapping
  • Developing high impact visualisations and presenting the analytics to technical and non-technical audiences using products such as Power BI
  • Understanding the business objectives and actively contribute to the team and support data scientists
  • Working with big data ideally in engineering sector
  • A relevant degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or relevant certificates including Azure Data Fundamentals, Azure Data Engineer Associate etc.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. The role is offered as a fixed term contract for 12 months with the potential to go permanent.  Location is Derby but there may be the option for home working.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.  

To apply please upload your CV and a covering letter with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained recruitment consultant Fiona Irvine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porterbrook is a disability confident employer.

Fleet Strategy Manager

Fleet Strategy Manager, Derby


Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing and asset management of passenger and freight railway rolling stock and associated equipment. Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail and is taking an active lead in the industry in terms of innovation. The ability to respond to the changing needs of the rail industry is critical to the long-term success at Porterbrook and the Fleet Strategy Manager is a key role in being able to achieve this.
Working under the direction of the Re-leasing Manager, this role will be accountable for scanning the external environment to identify business opportunities for Porterbrook. The successful candidate will need to analyse the benefits for the train and freight operators of different strategies and any potential barriers to their implementation. This will include assessing the impact on performance, customer satisfaction, fleet and infrastructure utilisation, maintenance/depots and operating costs. Key responsibilities will be to provide the input and extensive research into commercial strategy and assist with the creation of compelling business cases. The role will ensure they become an embedded part of the rail industry by attending events, meeting with suppliers and operators and completing desk top search to identify new trends both within rail and from other sectors – with an aim to identify growth areas for the business.


Our preferred candidate will be a Chartered Engineer or working towards becoming Chartered Engineer status with appropriate Traction and Rolling Stock experience of 10+ years. Highly analytical, with a deeply probing mind and who has an established track record of identifying business opportunities which are commercially viable. They will have a deep understanding of the UK rail industry, and a good knowledge of engineering/fleet management.


Ideally with operational rail experience or a consultancy background, the individual will have a highly engaging personality and the ability to interact with senior stakeholders. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must, along with the ability to write strong business cases. Refranchising and bid experience would be a distinct advantage. Overall, the ability to think differently to add real strategic value to the business is the most critical skill.

Specifically, we are looking for someone with -
⦁ Extensive knowledge of railway industry rolling stock, organisations and players
⦁ Knowledge of the franchising process and bidder requirement
⦁ Knowledge of contractual obligations and operating lease agreements
⦁ Awareness of safety cases, certification issues, railway risks and group standards
⦁ The ability to understand and comment upon engineering instructions and drawings
⦁ Knowledge and understanding of vehicle maintenance and overhaul requirements

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. There is the opportunity to move your existing railway pension scheme to Porterbrook with this new role.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.

To apply please upload your CV and a covering note with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to our retained consultant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porterbrook is a disability confident employer.

Fleet Reliability Engineer

Fleet Reliability Engineer, flexible UK locations, competitive salary plus benefits.

Porterbrook is a leading provider of rolling stock leasing and asset management.  Working in close partnership with key suppliers and customers, they are embarking on an exciting and ambitious initiative to drive up the reliability of their assets and aim to deliver a step change in fleet reliability.

To support the delivery of this high-profile project we are looking to appoint a reliability driven engineer who is proactive and motivated to take accountability for leading projects in collaboration with a number of train operating companies (TOC’s). The position is initially fixed term to the end of 2021 with the potential to be extended or go permanent. The preferred candidate will reside within reasonable commuting distance to one of the following locations - 
Neville Hill (Leeds)
Aylesbury
Etches Park (Derby)
Eastcroft (Nottingham)
Salisbury
Tyseley (Birmingham)
 
The role will be the taskforce focal point for a specific fleet(s), accountable for delivering sustainable solutions to reliability problems. Taskforce projects will typically last 12-18 months with ambitious targets on specific subsystems. The ideal candidate will excel under pressure and being part of energetic, high profile projects.

Supported by the Fleet and Digital Services teams, the role will lead a dedicated, cross-organisation taskforce, to deliver and evidence performance improvements on their specific fleet(s). This person will plan, own, and execute performance improvements through the taskforce, ensuring the correct training, monitoring and BAU processes are in place to sustain the improvement after the taskforce end date.

The role will require a hands-on approach, being present on-site with the team, building strong team morale and expertise as the project progresses. The first project will focus on DMU engine reliability, but future projects will consider other fleet types and different subsystems.
Regular reporting of project status, with monthly updates to the senior leadership team.
Role will report to the Head of Maintenance Services with a line into the Head of Digital Services. 
Key skills and experience include:
Engineering background, ideally with an understanding of trains and depot environment.
DMAIC/Lean/Six sigma training highly desirable
Awareness of remote condition monitoring solutions
Core focus on reliability
Resilient
Able to recognise shortcomings and rapidly adapt methods and processes to deliver results

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. There is the opportunity to move your existing railway pension scheme to Porterbrook with this new role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 

To apply please upload your CV and a covering note with full details of why you would be a great fit with this role, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porterbrook is a disability confident employer.

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