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Movements Manager - Farnham TCD

Main Purpose

The holder of this post is responsible to support the Fleet Depot Manager to ensure that the fleet allocated to Farnham Depot and associated sidings, meets all safety, performance, maintenance, quality and train planning requirements. To ensure allocation of rolling stock to appropriate diagrams for the train plan.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Plan, organise, monitor and control all aspects of shift production to ensure all targets are met in terms of performance, availability and reliability of the train service.
  • Rolling stock requiring attention is identified and reported to the WICC to maintain the allocated fleet in good condition.
  • Control the use of materials and levels of manning to ensure that whilst there is adequate of both to progress work, that actual expenditure does not exceed budget.
  • The Movements Manager has the delegated authority to make decisions which will influence the operation of Farnham Traincare Depot, Barton Mill, Guildford and Woking on a shift basis – specifically;

              a) Authority to release units with work outstanding (not safety critical)
              b) Authority to call in staff at short notice to cover roster shortfalls (sickness, etc)
              c) Altering the normal method of operation within the depot to enable continued operation at times of disruption (within the constraints of Rules/Regulations)

  • The work is controlled to ensure effective performance and compliance to standards, giving technical guidance to staff as necessary.
  • Develop teams and plan for their training, competence assessments to A1 standard, carry out team briefings and be the focal point for communication.
  • The quality of workmanship is maintained at a high level and quality checks/competency assessments are carried out as required.
  • Assistance is given as necessary to engineering, technical and contracted support staff.
  • Use IT systems as necessary to record compliance checks and produce documents relating to safety and environmental briefs.
  • Booking/recording of work is effectively controlled and reported in required time scales using the systems and methods in place.
  • Ensure all work is completed or deferred and recorded before units are allocated to service.
  • Ensure that staffs work to appropriate safety regulations, safety instructions and depot operating instructions.
  • Prepare and allocate trains in time for traincrew to take them for service, giving clear instruction to crews as to unit and siding train is in.
  • Ensure that all staff involved in service departures are deployed to minimise the risk to delays to outgoing services.
  • Plan and conduct interviews as necessary for staff selection, discipline, poor performance, Attendance Management, welfare, investigations, etc. 

Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure your personal safety and that of others at all times.
  • Comply with all safety systems and responsibilities at all times.
  • Develop a pro-active approach to safety issues.
  • Report any accidents, assaults or near miss occurrences in accordance with local reporting procedures.
  • Report any safety irregularities, faults or unusual occurrences in the prescribed manner.
  • Ensure all relevant PPE for tasks/activities is worn at all times and in accordance with local safety instructions / risk assessments.
  • Participate in all staff briefings to ensure you are informed of all relevant information.
  • Examine all safety procedures, notices, publications and instructions.
  • Appointed Person for fire and evacuation purposes.

Shift Pattern

Average of 37 hours per week.

Permanent nights 5 on 4 off, may be required to work some days.

Shift range 19:30-05:45 nights and 08:00-16:00 on days when required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven management experience.
  • A good general education.
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of operations and a background that demonstrates the ability to use rules and regulations.
  • Experience of IT systems, preferably including TRUST, Genius
  • Thorough knowledge of Depot Operating Procedures and safety requirements.
  • Full UK driving licence is required.

Applicants requiring a visa, must have at least 6 months remaining at the start of employment.

At SWR we believe our people are our greatest asset.

Our vision is to recruit and retain the best talent from most diverse pool of candidates across our regions.

We are committed to establishing a sense of inclusion for all and to value each person for the unique contribution they bring.

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Farnham Station
Station Hill, Farnham, Surrey, England, GU9 8AD
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Farnham Station
  • Closing Date:
    25 June 2021
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