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Author Topic: Wanted - someone who majors in politics - to help revitalise railways  (Read 728 times)
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« on: November 19, 2018, 02:21:06 pm »

From my Twitter feed ... Network Rail Western @networkrailwest

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Do you have an interest in politics and want to work in our fast-paced industry, where we are at the heart of revitalising Britainís railway? If so, we're recruiting a new public affairs manager, based in Bristol.


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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 02:25:41 pm »

Spills coffee... Shocked

Fast-paced industry..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 07:24:39 pm »

Key accountabilities:

"Devise, develop, implement and report on activities which support the delivery of the objectives contained in Network Railís corporate communications strategy." - Say No in a clear and concise manner.

"Develop a programme of proactive engagement with Members of Parliaments or relevant legislative or other assemblies on behalf of Network Rail and seeking to highlight the companyís plans, activities and strategies." - Lobby those with influence to say No on your behalf.

"Manage designated public affairs activities, including meetings, receptions and tours within agreed financial budgets." - Wine and dine those you are about to say No to.

"Identify activities and key messages that support Network Railís business objectives and key operational imperatives.  Maintain an awareness ofevents and programmed company activities that may require planned public affairs activities." - Come up with new and exciting ways of saying No.

"Develop and implement public affairs activities which are fully co-ordinated and consistent with other communications strategies and activities." - Join forces with your colleagues to say a great big No right across Network Rail.

"Establish an effective network of internal and external contacts as appropriate to carry out the public affairs function." - Encourage your staff and stakeholders alike to spread the word No far and wide.

"Implement the major incident communications plan as required." - In an emergency, just say No.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 08:09:27 pm »

Key accountabilities:

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Clever - but not very positive there, are you  Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 08:36:11 pm »

Key accountabilities:

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Clever - but not very positive there, are you  Grin Grin

Yes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 09:21:14 am »

That's a good job for someone.   Should get a lot of applicants.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 01:44:11 am »

Thank you, RichardB, for your comments - adding some gravitas to this discussion.  Wink

Yes, it will be a great job for the successful candidate - based in Bristol, where there is so much happening on the railway infrastructure.  Smiley



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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 07:02:47 am »

From RailwayWorld.net, a rejection letter that shows how badly Network Rail need someone to help them look after their image

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Like everyone else in the UK I am a stakeholder in Network Rail, and, despite its much discussed challenges, would expect this major nationalised industry to conduct its recruitment in a professional manner.

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 08:22:34 am »

Key accountabilities:

"Implement the major incident communications plan as required." - In an emergency, just say No.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 09:25:59 pm »

Never mind  - they probably have a recorded message on the phone system that apologises for the delay in your call being answered, tells you how important your call is to them and then rings off after you have held on for 5 minutes and heard it several times.......
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