Driver Manager

Southeastern Railway
Ramsgate, Kent
19 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Driver Manager Role

About us:

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,000 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

- We make the difference together
- We aim to be the best
- We care passionately about our people and our passengers

Your role:

As a Driver Manager you will ensure safe reliable train operation in compliance with Railway Group and Company Standards. You will be required to line manage drivers to ensure a safe, reliable, punctual train service that customers will buy, at a cost to allow profit.

Principal Accountabilities:

- Assess and certificate the competence of persons involved in driving and working with trains.
- Monitor and enforce the compliance of standards regarding persons engaged in ‘safety critical work,’ so far as driving and train operation is concerned, taking special cognisance of the requirements of the Network Rail Rule Book, Railway Group Standards, Safety Requirements for Train Drivers, and Train Working: Competency and Fitness.
- Undertake training of staff in those competencies and standards defined above.
- Organise and perform routine supervisory visits to locations, in accordance with company standards, where ‘safety critical work’ activities are being preformed.
- Attend at the site and investigate the circumstances of accidents and incidents concerning train working.
- Undertake On Call and TOLO responsibilities as required.
- Manage communication, recruitment, training, development and welfare of staff, in compliance with company procedures (including attendance, capability and conduct).
- Deliver or exceed agreed performance indicators.
- Responsible for the health and safety of customers, visitors, contractors and staff at depots for which responsible.
- Participate in or lead projects as required.
- Deliver agreed actions and activities to support the delivery of the Units Performance Improvement Plans

About you

To Excel in this role, you will need:

- A minimum of 5 years train driving experience
- Licence to drive trains
- Previous line management experience
- Thorough knowledge of train driving techniques, rules, instructions and Railway Group and Company Standards.
- Able to achieve competence in Personal Track Safety (PTS).
- Able to investigate accidents and incidents with the objective of identifying basic underlying and root causes, and able to make meaningful recommendations to prevent re-occurrence.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to achieve Vocational Qualification in assessing to required level.
- Thorough knowledge of conditions of service applicable to train crew.
- Ability to obtain Vocational Qualification in management.

Working here:

Based from our Ramsgate Depot you will be required to work 37 hours per week.

We Offer:

An impressive benefits package which includes a Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme and free travel on Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink, London Midland and Gatwick Express rail services. After a qualifying period, you can also look forward to reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services – benefits which extend to family members

Next steps:

If you like what you’ve read here and think you are the person we’re looking for then we’d like to hear from you.

As part of our recruitment process you will complete a series of aptitude tests, and undergo a medical and drugs/alcohol screening, prior to employment.

Southeastern welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Note: Southeastern has a zero tolerance policy on the misuse of drugs and alcohol by employees, therefore you will be required to attend a medical assessment and undergo a Drugs and Alcohol Screening prior to joining Southeastern. If you fail the drugs and alcohol screening or refuse to take the test, your offer of employment will be withdrawn