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    Driver Manager


    Location:  Kettering
    Contract Type:  Permanent
    Closing Date:  Tuesday 12 November 2019
    Reference:  2019-257

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join EMR as a Driver Manager at our new depot at Kettering due to open in May 2020. The Driver Manager will lead the Driver resource to achieve timetable delivery, safely and within budget guidelines. The Driver Manager will also establish and maintain East Midlands Railway performance through the direction of the Drivers, to ensure the highest possible safety and operating standards are achieved at all times.

    The Driver Manager will:

    • Establish a leadership style to promote East Midlands Railway's vision and values in order to build a culture that integrates Driver activities and focuses on delivery

    • Ensure that Company/Local agreements are observed and implemented correctly and negotiate amendments in working practices to improve efficiency and productivity

    •Carry out investigations and interviews into operational incidents involving Drivers and develop and implement action plans as appropriate

    • Lead and direct Traction and Operations Training Programmes and Manuals to ensure course contents and instructions meet performance standards

    • Ensure that the training resources available are utilised to maximise effect through the establishment of future requirements for Drivers.

    • Take an active role in Driver recruitment, appointment, training assessments, examination and medical fitness

    • Ensure that all records detailing Driver Performance Monitoring system and incident points/corrective actions are properly documented

    You will be an excellent leader with wide technical knowledge and experience in rail operations, train crew procedures, systems, rules and regulations. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to think clearly and make important judgments in a disciplined and safety focused environment. Driver competency will be required for this role, applicants must hold a valid EUTDL licence and a minimum of 5 years mainline driving experience  Please note this role carries an on-call responsibility.

    The successful candidate may be required to obtain necessary competencies and support the Derby Driver Manager team with assessments prior to the opening of the Kettering depot.

    The successful candidate will enjoy a wide range of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme and free travel on the East Midlands Railway network. You will also receive subsidised travel across the rail network with other train operation companies. To apply please complete the online application form and upload your CV. As we operate a blind screening process please remove all personal information including your name from your CV.

    The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

    We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, we promote equal opportunities for all.  East Midlands Railway is a non-discriminatory employer committed to the recruitment and promotion of all on the basis of ability and merit irrespective of disability, race, gender, health, social class, sexual preference, marital status, nationality, religion, employment status or age. We’ll treat your application fairly and assess you for the job based on merit and skills. 



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