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CO4 Train Crew Roster Clerk (010408)

Job Description

The delivery of efficient pre planned and real time rosters to train crew depots ensuring all employees are efficiently and effectively rostered to meet our train service commitment.

Deliver all training commitments through cost effective efficient rosters.

Manage and resource all release of train crew in line with National, Company and Local agreements whilst delivering an economical and productive roster.

Manage and collate accurate data on availability and utilisation in order that effective resource management can be applied.



  • Compile accurately and economically the pre-planned and real time delivery of rostering of approximately1,900 train crew across the SWR Traincrew locations, complying with all agreements (DRA and GRA), including national,  company and local.
  • Processing all associated correspondence including leave and release from duty requests, including staff rep release, medicals, interviews etc ensuring all release is within the laid down quotas.
  • Compile accurate data records for Activity and Utilisation (A&U) reports.
  • Ensure that all rostering of staff is compliant with the HSE guidelines on Fatigue and Risk Index.
  • Create and run random samples of F&RI reports on employees, paying particular attention to swops, rest day working and high overtime working employees


Decision Making

  • The role requires the individual to work with key stakeholders to continually ensure the most efficient and effective utilisation of train crew

Special Features

  • Collaboration and cross functional working is an essential part of the role.  The post holder will be expected to work closely with Drivers Managers, Guards Managers and Operation Resource Managers amongst others to ensure effective delivery and planning of rostering across the business.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven track record in the understanding and delivery of train crew rostering is desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of train crew terms and conditions and fatigue & risk index parameters within a railway environment is desirable
  • I.T. Skills: - Knowledge of Crewplan, CMS, Lotus Notes, Word, Excel, Genius, and internal Intranet systems.
  • Understanding of IT systems - Voyager Plan , TRUST, Sheila
  • Good knowledge of South West Trains' railway geography
  • Meet competencies and behavioural indicators as described in CO4 Clerical Officer Profile.


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London Waterloo
Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8SW
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    London Waterloo
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    6 months
  • Closing Date:
    21 June 2019
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