We are proud to be One Team at East Midlands Railway (EMR). We are passionate about keeping people safe, delighting our customers, doing the right thing and putting customers at the heart of our sustainable railway for the East Midlands. With over 2,400 employees, our people are the reason we are so successful and the Driver team make a crucial contribution to this. Seven times accredited as a Top Employer, we value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work.
We have an exciting opportunity to join a our Talent Pool for Driver Managers based at Derby and Nottingham! As a Driver Manager, you will establish and maintain East Midlands Railways performance ensuring the highest possible safety and operating standards are achieved at all times.
As a Driver Manager you will:Live and breathe the East Midlands Railways vision and values to build a culture that integrates Driver activities and focuses on delivery Line manage and support a team of Drivers, supporting welfare and ensuring employee relations matters are handled in a timely manner and carried out with appropriate levels of contact, investigation and in accordance with Company policies and procedures and supporting employment legislation.Negotiate amendments in working practices to improve efficiency and productivity, ensuring that Company and Local agreements are observed and implemented correctly.Carry out investigations into operational incidents involving Drivers and develop and implement action plans as appropriate.Guide Traction & Operations Training programmes and manuals to ensure course contents and instructions meet performance standardsTake active role in Driver recruitment, appointment, training assessments, examination and medical fitnessEnsure that all records detailing Driver Performance Monitoring system and incident points/corrective actions are properly documented.Carry on-call responsibility when required.
Find out about being a Driver Manager from Shayne:
You will be an aspiring leader with wide technical knowledge and experience in rail operations and train crew procedures, systems, rules and regulations. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to think clearly and make important judgements in a disciplined and safety focused environment. Driver competency is required for this role, applicants must hold a valid European Train Driving Licence and have a minimum of 5 years mainline driving experience.
An assessing qualification such as A1 or equivalent is desirable but training would be provided for the right candidate if needed.
At EMR we want to proactively embrace diversity across our workforce and recognise that we are under-represented in terms of females and ethnic minority groups. We’re therefore taking positive steps to promote a positive and inclusive culture; we welcome applications from those that identify with these groups to better represent our communities.
If successfully talent pooled, your details will be held for up to 12 months so when a vacancy comes up, we can pick up the phone and make you an offer.
As well as a competitive salary, we’ll also offer you:Excellent Railway Pension schemeFree travel on East Midlands Railway and Train Operating Companies under Abellio 1ST Class Duty Travel on the EMR NetworkFriends and Family discounted Tickets on the EMR NetworkUp to 34 Days paid leave75% discount on National Travel (inc partner and dependants)Various training opportunities…and many more!
Ready to take on this exciting opportunity? Submit your 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.
** Please submit your safety record as part of your application**
Closing Date: 17 Feb 2023
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Railway Pension and Free Train Travel