Organisation: RSSB
Location: London, UK
Deadline: 13 July 2022


Due to in-team progression, an opportunity to recruit a Risk and Safety Intelligence Analyst role has arisen within RSSB’s Risk and Safety Intelligence team.  The Risk and Safety Intelligence team provides our members with the information, tools and support they need to help them understand health and safety risk, take effective health and safety related decisions, and learn from accidents and incidents. The role particularly centres around maximising member benefits from and providing assurance on the data contained within the industry’s Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS).


You will generate and assure intelligence on health and safety risk through:

  • Data analytics, using information the industry’s Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS) as well as other potential data sources.
  • Identifying trends, evaluating and drawing conclusions from SMIS, control logs, accident investigations and other reports.

Specifically, you will:

  • Carry out regular monitoring and undertake checks to assure health and safety data quality.
  • Undertake exploratory investigations to identify and improve the understanding of data quality issues to inform the data quality programme activities and future strategies.
  • Support the delivery of the SMIS data quality programme.
  • Respond to member organisations’ ad-hoc requests and organise developments in SMIS user ability (such as training and guidance) in providing, accessing and using SMIS data.
  • Undertake activities to improve efficiencies in monitoring (eg automation) data quality.

You will engage with people from across the rail industry by:

  • Presenting conclusions from your analysis and facilitating discussion and consensus at industry risk groups.
  • Supporting the organisation and facilitation of RSSB’s safety system and tool industry groups.
  • Evaluating member contributions to SMIS through data quality assessment health checks.
  • Producing guidance, definitions, reports and dashboards for online publication.
  • Interacting and building relationships with customers from our member companies.
  • Eliciting feedback from members to understand where improvements can be made and where value has been added.



  • An analyst’s toolset such as that gained on a STEM degree course and/or developed through practical career application, which includes:
    • Experience of handling data sets
    • Experience of building reports that inform management decisions
    • Experience of coding and SQL
    • Ability to pick-up easily and apply knowledge to new coding approaches, software applications and automating processes.
  • Proven experience in the ability to identify trends and draw conclusions from data analysis.
  • An inquisitive mind to interpret data and a proactive approach to work.
  • Numeracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate data at different audiences including industry groups which aims to build consensus with stakeholders.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to:
    • Identify and communicate technical information clearly, succinctly and in an engaging way to different audiences.
    • Communicate data trends to industry groups and stakeholders which aims to build industry wide consensus.
    • Ability to build relationships with different internal and external stakeholders.


  • Familiarity with SMIS (including Jaspersoft/Coruson applications) and measuring safety performance/dashboards (eg business intelligence/PowerBI).
  • Knowledge of railway operations and/or health and safety management would be an advantage but is not essential for fast learners, who will be given opportunities to develop in the role.
  • Knowledge/awareness of health and safety requirements, standards and legislation (eg RIDDOR).

Early applications are encouraged, as we may close this vacancy before the advertised deadline if sufficient numbers of applications are received.