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Arriva in Herts and Essex

Operations Manager - Southend



Arriva Southern Counties, which forms part of Arriva’s UK Bus division, and locally operates some 750 buses and employs over 2000 staff in an area stretching from Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Medway to the Surrey / Hampshire border.

Here at Arriva we expect all our staff to deliver outstanding customer service, putting people first, acting with trust and respect and working collaboratively to deliver successful results. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operations Manager to join our team at our Southend depot. Supporting the General Manager you will have line management responsibility for a team of Duty Managers and will be the main point of contact for all operational issues.


The ideal candidate will have experience within the industry and demonstrate the ability to lead and manage the operation in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. You will be responsible for ensuring that staffing levels are maintained, operating inefficiencies are addressed and lost mileage is minimised.

Your current role will involve direct management of front line staff, leading, developing and mentoring teams to achieve KPI’s with the ability to also manage through and develop front-line management teams.

With overall operational responsibility for the depot you will oversee maintenance of the depot, ensure that staff are trained within legal and company requirements and liaise with engineering and other managers to facilitate the smooth running of depot operations.

This is a fast-paced, hands on role and we are looking for an individual who is dedicated, has the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively with the commitment to drive operational excellence throughout the depot.


A range of benefits is available to the successful to candidate.

How to Apply

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or email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

Jane High, Arriva Southern Counties, Invicta House, Armstrong House, Maidstone, Kent. ME15 6TX

Closing Date: Fri 02 November, 2018

Reference Number: 29334

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