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Arriva in Kent and Surrey

Assistant Operations Manager




An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Operations Manager to join our team in our Gillingham depot. Supporting the Operations 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 competitive salary,
  • Continuous personal development,
  • Great career prospects,
  • Company pension scheme,
  • Free bus travel for yourself, partner and eligible children.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered at

Closing Date: Fri 31 August, 2018

Reference Number: JH/AOMGI

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