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Driver Standards Manager

Who we are:

GWR is the proud custodian of one of the most prestigious railway networks in the world.

We aim to transform the way people think about rail travel by setting a new standard – a better experience for our customers. Together we will restore the railways as a very special way to travel – relaxing, fast, efficient, friendly and fun.

If you share our passion for the Railway, then we would love to hear from you.

What you'll be doing

  • Your main responsibilities will be:
  • The delivery of GWR's competence management systems for safety critical operational staff, focusing primarily on Drivers.
  • Line management of Drivers: welfare, conduct, attendance
  • Assessing and developing operational competence, particularly train driving performance to deliver improvements in line with company and industry requirements
  • Incident/accident investigations and due diligence checks
  • Safety briefing of Drivers
  • Involvement in Operational Training of Drivers
  • On call commitment

Who we're looking for

You'll need to be:

  • Able to supply subject matter expertise relating to the development of company standards and working practices.
  • Work flexibly and efficiently
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to learn / adapt to change are also essential. Must be self-motivated, committed to delivering results with minimum supervision and able to use initiative appropriately
  • Able to work methodically and create / maintain accurate records
  • Some traction knowledge would be desirable

As a minimum, you'll need to have:

  • Excellent knowledge of GWR operations and standards
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • D31/D32 or A1 certification would be an advantage, although training in this area can be provided
  • Previous line management experience
  • Mainline Train Driver competence

The Reward:

As well as a great team environment and comprehensive training, all GWR colleagues enjoy a range of benefits including GWR pension scheme, free rail travel across the GWR network for you and your family, company-sponsored health care plan, childcare vouchers and an Employee assistance programme.

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our organisation. And the broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

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Exeter St David's
Bonhay Road, Exeter, Devon, England, EX4 4NT
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Exeter St David's
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    12 months
  • Closing Date:
    24 February 2020
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