Our people

To successfully achieve our priorities, Our employees are highly skilled people who are passionate about promoting safety and value in Britain's railways.

Our people 

We have strong values about the way we work together and we are committed to promoting equality and diversity. We are proud to be an Investor in People employer and you can find out more about what it's like to work for ORR through the results of our People Survey.

We offer challenging careers at ORR in a variety of areas such as railway engineering, safety inspection, policy development, economics, competition, communications, information management, legal services, administration, facilities, human resources, finance and business management.

We do hope that you decide to apply for a vacancy with us and look forward to hearing from you.

How we work together

We have strong values about the way we work together, by:

  • communicating openly
  • valuing others
  • acting professionally
  • thinking strategically
  • empowering our people

We are also committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Our LEAD framework highlights the behaviours that enable us to work as a proactive, professional, best-in-class regulator:

Live in the real world

We're smart, urgent, clear and relevant in our thinking and communication.
Commercially savvy, we understand the sector and work on the problems that matter.
We don't hide behind bureaucracy; we understand what makes a difference and we do it.

Engage in a collaborative way

We invest in positive relationships inside and outside ORR, but still maintain a firm line.
We've mastered the art of debate; we're open, we listen, we challenge.
We look for opportunities to contribute, particularly when it's beneficial to ORR.

Ambition is central to everything we do

We set the bar high and strive for 'best-in-class' whatever it takes.
We're innovative in our activities, swapping the status quo for cutting-edge thinking.
We create the time and space to empower people and help them perform at their best.

Deliver at every step, for ourselves & our stakeholders

We draw out the very best performance from our partners by being demanding and honest.
We apply real rigour in using all the evidence available before any negotiations.
We hold each other to account on the commitments made to our people and the public.