Assistant Operations Manager - Burton

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Reporting to: Operations Manager

Location: Burton-On-Trent

Position Type: Full Time

Salary: From £37,440 per annum


Full Job Description

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the role of a Senior Assistant Operations Manager will be to help manage a team of drivers, aswell as the Traffic Office / Allocations. You will support the Operations Manager to lead and manage all bus operations, and through efficient management of the operation to grow profitability and provide a consistent quality of service to our customers.

You will support the delivery of depot performance in respect of drivers and bus operational staff and managing the customer experience, dealing with any customer service issues that arise.

To ensure a safe, punctual, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of services through robust and fair management of the team.

Support the Operations Manager to deliver a highly skilled and trained workforce through driver engagement and compliance with operational policies and procedures.

Due to the nature and importance of this role, you will need to be a Team player and you will need to work closely with other members of your team to ensure that daily targets are met. You must lead, promote structure and discipline within the workplace, behave in a professional manner and lead by example. You must treat other employees and staff with dignity and respect as you would expect to be treated yourself.


  • Drive engagement with driving team and customers
  • To carry out driver appraisals and direct report appraisals and improve staff skills and identify any training needs.
  • To conduct any disciplinary, grievance or absence management reviews in accordance with Company policy.
  • To carry out return to work interviews
  • To ensure all drivers are inducted effectively.
  • To ensure that staff welfare issues are dealt with effectively.
  • To manage your direct reports in accordance with Rotala policies, standard operating procedures, and all relevant legislation
  • To support the Operations Manager in delivering agreed plans and budgets, including established level of service and service quality
  • Ensure that the Operator’s Licence undertakings are adhered to. 
  • Support the Operations Manager to ensure staff planning at the depot meets the operating requirements of the business
  • Ensure an effective working relationship with recognised trade union representatives and officials
  • To support the Operations Manager to manage and plan collision reduction and staff/passenger injury reduction
  • vo ensure the effective management of Incident Prevention.
  • To manage and deliver agreed key performance indicators
  • To ensure positive working relationships are maintained between operations, commercial and engineering functions
  • Ensure you liaise with external bodies to improve performance of lost miles and punctuality.
  • To support the Operations Manager ensuring all cash handling procedures are followed. 


  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of British Domestic Hours Rules (as defined within the) Transport Act 1968 and the Working Time Regulations 1998.
  • Ideally to have a basic level of competence in the use of Omni-das and Ticketer systems.
  • Transport Manager CPC.


  • Reliable, conscientious with the ability to take ownership of issues.
  • Self-motivated with a positive “can do” attitude to all tasks.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to analyse reports and identify issues.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team. Ability to demonstrate a flexible and co-operative approach towards changing business need


  • Free travel for you and your family
  • Free uniform
  • Workplace pension
  • 28 days holiday


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