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Movements Manager

South Western Railway is committed to equal opportunities employment, and your application will be reviewed by the hiring panel with personal information removed. In order to assist this process please ensure that any attachments such as CV's or covering letter have personal details removed (this includes your name, address and email address). Any other attachments such as professional qualifications can be left unedited. Applications not following this guidance may be rejected.

To be successful in this role you must have proven experience in leading and managing a team. 

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 control centre 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 critical decisions which will influence the operation of local depots and you must be prepared for this autonomy.
  • Develop teams and plan for their training, competence assessments to Level 3 standard, carry out team briefings and be the focal point for communication.
  • 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.
  • 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 all work is completed or deferred and recorded before units are allocated to service.
  • Team management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Planning and conducting interviews.
    • Ensuring high quality of timely workmanship without compromising on safety
    • Supporting, assessing, and enforcing full depot and safety regulation adherence of the whole team, inclusive of; engineering, technical and contracted support staff
    • Managing staff performance including investigations, attendance management, welfare, and disciplinary meetings

 Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure your personal safety and that of others at all times - enforcing correct use of equipment and PPE
  • Always comply with all safety systems and responsibilities.
  • Develop a pro-active approach to safety issues, including being an appointed Person for fire and evacuation purposes
  • 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.

Shift Pattern

Average of 37 hours per week working through a rotating shift pattern including days, nights & weekends.

Shifts include:

19:30 - 05:00, 20:30 - 05:30, 20:30 - 05:45, 07:30 - 16:45

In return we offer a competitive salary and a variety of valuable benefits including free duty and leisure travel on SWR services for employee, free leisure travel for spouse/partner and dependants (criteria dependant), 75% discount on many other train operating companies, a range of retail benefits and an excellent pension scheme.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven management experience is essential
  • Currently in a team leadership position
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience of working in an operational environment and a background that demonstrates the ability to use rules and regulations.
  • Experience of IT systems such as Microsoft Office
  • Full UK driving licence is required, driving vehicles up to 3.5t.
  • Level 3 Assessor Qualification preferred - training can be provided
  • IOSH Managing safely preferred - training can be provided
  • Legionella Responsible person preferred - training can be provided

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 Train Care Depot
Wrecclesham Road, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU9 8QG
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  • Company:
    South Western Railway
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    Farnham Train Care Depot
  • Closing Date:
    30 September 2023
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