Network Rail Built Environment Accessibility Panel Recruitment
We are looking for people with accessibility expertise to join our Built Environment Accessibility Panel (BEAP).
What is the BEAP?
The purpose of our Built Environment Accessibility Panel is to make sure that our major building works, station designs and other amenities across Britain are accessible and as inclusive as possible for all. The BEAP will offer technical advice on the design and management of Network Rail built environment proposals and plans.
You can view our Terms of Reference here for further information on what is involved:
Membership of the panel is voluntary and the panel meets every month at venues across the country (usually London).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for new volunteers to join the panel. You must have an interest in or knowledge of the transport infrastructure, particularly in relation to accessibility of the railway built environment. Knowledge of the built environment planning processes and projects would also be advantageous.
Ideally you will have personal experience in relation to one or more of the nine protected characteristics, as defined in the Equality Act 2010, (in particular Disability) and understand the requirements under the Act in relation to the railway built environment.
NRAC qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.
Panel members are expected to be able to attend at least eight meetings per year, and may also be required to attend special BEAPs on large complex projects at their request.
What's in it for me?
Members will receive an £80 attendance allowance per meeting as well as travel, accommodation (as necessary) and other expenses.
Members will have the chance to be involved in developing new solutions for inclusive access on the railway.
Quotes from current panel members
"Being part of the BEAP and seeing our input come to fruition in completed projects gives me a huge sense of pride in being able to play a part in making our stations and railways more inclusive for all." - Sue Groves
"I have found the BEAP an interesting group. Working with and meeting people with different life experiences and understanding of disability is an education. As an experienced access consultant this has helped me. It is also good to give advice to projects about improving access which will benefit many travellers." - Ian Streets
"Both personally and professionally I have enjoyed every minute of my time on the NR BEAP. You feel totally valued for your insight and expertise and it is great to be able to contribute both individually and collectively to increasing the accessibility of the UK rail infrastructure. It is also very enjoyable." - Nick Goss
How do I apply?
Please send your CV and covering letter to by 27 September 2019.