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Driver Standards Manager (10073)

Who we are:

GWR is the proud custodian of one of the most prestigious railway networks in the world. Our services call at over 275 stations, stretching across the South West of England.

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.

About the team

The Drivers team in the East region is an exciting place to be, with our new fleet of trains now in service it's a time of transition and optimism for the future. Paddington and Reading are the two largest Depots in the region and you will work as part of an experienced and high performing team in a challenging environment. In late 2018 we welcomed Heathrow Express in to our operation. We are also looking for applicants to work in this small but unique team delivering service of the highest quality. Working together we will achieve our goals and deliver a fantastic service.

About the job

Driver Standards Manager is a key operational role at the forefront of our business. You will ensure our Drivers are equipped with all the tools and knowledge to allow them to deliver a first-class service. Managing your own team, as part of the wider Depot you will deal with both competence and people management to offer the best possible support for your Drivers.

What you'll be doing

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Supply subject matter expertise relating to the development of company standards and working practices.
  • Using your skills and knowledge to deliver a safe, reliable railway.
  • Committed to delivering results with minimum supervision.

About you

You'll need to be:

  • Able to work flexibly and efficiently.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Able to learn/adapt to change.
  • Able to work methodically and create/maintain accurate records.
  • Able to undertake on call duties on early and late shifts. 

As a minimum you'll need to have:

  • Mainline train driving competence.
  • A positive attitude to learning.Additionally the following are desirable:
  • Good Microsoft office skills.
  • D31/D32 or A1 assessor certification.
  • Previous line management experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of operational rules and standards.

The Reward:

As well as a great team environment and comprehensive training, all GWR colleagues enjoy a range of benefits including defined benefit salary 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.

About the location:

Oxford and Worcester Traincrew Depots

Working Pattern:

On call hours and as required to suit the needs of the business

Additional Information:

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.

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

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Park End Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX1 1HS
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  • Company:
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Oxford, Worcester Shrub Hill Station
  • Closing Date:
    20 May 2019
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