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Lead all aspects of the day to day resource management of South Western Railway Drivers, Guards and Commercial Guards. Ensuring delivery of a safe, punctual train service within budgetary guidelines.
Proactive management of train crew resources to minimise train service delays.
Co-ordinate drivers, guards and commercial guards on a day to day basis ensuring efficient use of resources.
Ensure fitness of duty of traincrew when booking on and off duty.
Responsible for accurate recording of traincrew sickness, including timely reporting to line managers.
Responsible for the management for the display of safety critical information.
Responsible for the timely submission of traincrew reports.
Conduct first line chain of care when required.
Contribute towards the efficient structure of traincrew diagrams and links through liaison with appropriate line managers.
Through proactive resourcing arrangements contribute to the continued improvement in SWRs train performance.
Establish a leadership style to consistently promote SWTs vision and values with a strong focus on professional business delivery.
Responsible for certification and authorisation of traincrew overtime.
Ensure all diagram changes are communicated to traincrew.
Responsible for the dissemination of traincrew diagrams and amended diagrams within terms and conditions
Use of IT software packages such as Genius, Crewplan, Trust, P2, etc to improve dissemination of information and improve productivity.
Retain a detailed knowledge of train crew conditions of service and local depot codifications
Knowledge of rostering, FR&I, GRI, DRI and the national and business conditions of service
Detailed understanding of performance regimes
Knowledge of route geography and traction essential.
Experience in the Railway industry is not essential but could be an advantage
Leadership qualities together with general management, interpersonal skills, clear thinking, judgment and organisation ability.
Have an appreciation of Health and Safety legislation
Experience in a strongly unionised environment desirable.
Educated to a good academic standard with a professional certificate in management desirable
Proven ability to manage a busy workload and prioritise.
Proven excellent communication skills.
Average of 42 hours per week working early, late, night and cover shifts.
Must be flexible to work various shift patterns as per business needs.
At SWR we believe our people are our greatest asset.
Our vision is to recruit and retain the best talent from the 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.