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Roster Clerk - 6 weeks cover


Salary Package: £12 - £15 per hour
Location: York, England
Consultant: Brite Aning-Amoah
Posted: 11/03/2019


Berry Recruitment - Rail Division at Kings Cross is part of the fast growing Berry Recruitment Group and specialises in providing bespoke recruitment to the Railway Industry. Operating from 36 UK locations and with a strong emphasis placed on staff safety, performance and customer service ethics, each office is run and managed by industry professionals who have many years' experience in Operational and Commercial recruitment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the rostering team based in York. Our client is looking for a committed and enthusiastic professional to work as Roster Clerk and take overall accountability for rostering and management across railway business.

  • Main purpose of this role is responsibility for roster management of Drivers, Senior Conductors and Customer Service Assistants.

  • Production of daily / weekly rosters in line with agreed timescales, safety requirements, rostering principles and conditions of service.

  • Work to cover available turns using all available avenues, up to 1600 the day previous, and support Managers in organising cover for annual leave, sickness and other ad-hoc shifts due to short-notice absence as required.

  • Ensure effective liaison and communication between all relevant parties (e.g. Management Team, Operations Control, Staff Representatives etc.).

  • Assist the Management in implementing contingency arrangements and highlight any critical resource shortfalls as appropriate.

  • Keep and maintain absence and annual leave records of all employees.

  • Assist Payroll Team in clarifying any payroll queries.

  • Book hotel accommodation for employees for undertaking ad-hoc requirements (e.g. route refreshing, lodges training, etc.).

  • Organise route training programmes for pre-planned and ad-hoc diversionary routes, manage training, meetings and other requirements, and communicate details of such releases to the Assistant Roster Manager and ensure records are accurately maintained.

  • Provide support and guidance in regards forthcoming engineering works and its impacts on working pattern.

  • Responsible for resourcing of candidates with relevant diversionary route knowledge for pre-planned programmes of diversions during engineering work.

  • Communicate data regarding both planned and unplanned disruption to the wider business, and relevant external stakeholders.

  • Provide support in regards improvement of train service contingency and recovery plans.

  • Communicate with other areas of the business (e.g. Fleet) for the arrangement of ad-hoc VSTP movements in regards unit recovery / maintenance, including resourcing and other relevant arrangements.

Essential skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of rail structures and rostering arrangements applicable to railway.

  • Understanding of rail diagramming principles and restrictions, including base train plan and route/traction knowledge requirements.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with staff at all levels of the business.

  • Work well under pressure, be able to prioritise effectively and great decision making skills.

  • High level of IT skills (MS Office).

  • Ability to learn to work with a range of role-specific systems (CrewPlan, Linx, MPT etc.).

Desirable skills:

  • Geographical knowledge of the route

  • Knowledge of the UK rail industry

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Brite at our Kings Cross Branch.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate