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Driver Manager - Salisbury

Main Purpose

The role is required to manage, train, and develop the welfare of your team, by implementing and maintaining the day to day line management, standards and performance criteria for a nominated team of Train Drivers.  You will ensure you meet the business objectives and needs, this includes all safety, performance and operating aspects inclusive of all driver assessments programmed or otherwise.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Effectively monitor and manage the CMS database for your allocated team of drivers, ensuring that all scheduled tasks are undertaken within the scheduled timescales.
  • Ensure all Accidents, Incidents and Safety of the line incidents are investigated effectively and within the set timescales. Following the conclusion of investigations, any recommendations that manage the risk and reduce re-occurrences must be initiated.
  • Provide effective leadership of the drivers team, working to the highest standards and display the companies Values and Behaviours.
  • Undertake regular staff welfare meetings for the allocated team of drivers ensuring these are undertaken when scheduled. During the meeting, the post holder is required to focus on personal and company objectives which will enhance engagement with driver team and the business needs.

The Driver Manager is responsible for ensuring the driving competencies and standards are maintained to a professional and high standard for their team of drivers. There is a responsibility for the Driver Manager to make decisions for the assessment type and any subsequent actions for their allocated team of drivers.

The role requires interface with other functions to ensure good communication links are maintained.  Typically regular interface through meetings need to be held with the local Network Rail Team. The Driver Managers' team of Drivers and the LOM's (Network Rail), team of Signallers are intrinsically linked in their respective duties.  Therefore, these meetings would normally concern safety communications between drivers and signallers.

Additional responsibilities specific to the Driver Manager, designated or otherwise: 

  • Attend and represent the depot at the local ‘Right Time Railway' group.
  • Undertake Safety Communications assessments with Network Rail.
  • When required, attend Health and Safety meetings/inspections every three months.
  • Process ad hoc leave applications for drivers. 
  • Must hold a train driving competence (minimum of 3 years train driving experience).
  • The Driver Manager is required to have a good knowledge of:
  • Operations Standards Manual
  • Safety and Health Manual
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Drivers Terms and Conditions
  • A1 Assessor
  • TOLO
  • OTMR Downloads
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to analyse reports and information.
  • Excellent leadership qualities, being able to motivate and inspire Drivers.
  • Be able to coach and support staff so that they meet and exceed the requirements of their role.
  • Ability to produce accurate reports to tight timescales.

Average of 37 hours per week, generally across Monday to Friday plus on call duties.

Close map
South Western Road, Salisbury, England, SP2 7RS
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Salisbury Station, Salisbury Train Care Depot
  • Closing Date:
    17 July 2020
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