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Safety Risk Specialist

GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Exciting opportunity to join our Safety team as a Safety Risk Specialist (Operations) based at Go Ahead House, near East Croydon station

You will be a qualified train driver and have a focus on operational safety, and will be deployed to support across the COO, CCO and central Safety functions as required.

As a Safety Risk Specialist, you will deliver a safety service to the business focusing on the day-to-day delivery of safety activities - incidents, accidents, audits, risk assessments and control measures - in response to planned and emerging safety challenges and in support of company safety processes. You will provide insight focused Safety and Health advice to colleagues and encourage the promotion of a positive Safety Culture throughout the business.

The job requires the following blend of experience/knowledge, skills, and behaviours (all are essential, unless otherwise shown):


  • Qualified train driver (out of PQ)
  • Experience in the delivery of Health and Safety support and advice, ideally within public sector and/or transportation, rail and other high-risk environments
  • Proven communications and engagement skills
  • Appreciation of relevant legislation, industry standards and railway rules and regulations and how the industry operates in relation to key stakeholders such as the DfT, ORR, Network Rail etc.
  • In depth knowledge of the UK and EU safety legislation and its application
  • In depth knowledge of Railway Group Standards, Rules, Instruction and Legislation, their governing and regulatory bodies, and roles in safety management
  • Trained in Root Cause Analysis and Accident Incident Investigation techniques, with the ability to investigate operating occurrences and submit clear detailed reports with recommendations.
  • Good understanding of operational and business management requirements in a safety critical environment
  • Experience of producing reports and correspondence and giving clear oral reports/presentations
  • Hold a NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent (or be prepared to work towards)


  • Strong ability to work in a highly pressurised environment to very tight time constraints and to high quality
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. IOSH, CIRO)

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