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Annual Leave Cover Manager - Romford - ML402

Annual Leave Cover Manager - Romford - ML402

Posted 15 October by Royal Mail Plc
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Job reference number 97693

Annual Leave Cover Manager - Romford - ML402

Starting salary of £32,043, plus an on target bonus of 10%. 22.5 days Annual Leave and Pension

Full time

Permanent

Romford Delivery Office, Freshwater Road, DAGENHAM,RM8 1RX

Do you enjoy leading a team? Our Cover Manager position within Operations could be the role for you. If you have some prior people management experience and the ability to motivate and inspire a team then we’d love to hear from you.

About the role
At Royal Mail we have 1400 operational units around the country, all making sure that the mail is collected, sorted and delivered six days a week. Our delivery managers are integral to making sure our units run as smoothly as possible. But, given that our operation is across six days and all managers only work five days what happens on their day off or when they are on annual leave? Well, that’s where our Cover Managers come in. Dedicated to supporting a cluster of delivery offices, you’ll stand in for the delivery manager in their absence.

This is a hands-on role where you will be accountable for a team of postwomen and men, supporting your team as they prepare to deliver mail, by ensuring resources are in place. You will oversee key people, customer, efficiency and financial measures and making sure the unit remains as effective and efficient as possible.

The Cover Manager role is all about leading and managing a team of delivery post people, and you will be responsible for undertaking the tasks of the manager who you are covering for. Working within a unionised environment, you will ensure your team understand the commercial and competitive market we are in and be customer focussed, open to new technology and flexible to change.

Your day will be split in to two parts. For the first part of the day you will be on the shop floor of the Delivery Office, leading the team whilst they prepare the mail. For the second part of the day the team will go out on delivery whilst you complete planning and management activity in the office. It’s a challenge, but we’ll provide you with thorough training and support to ensure that you have all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Shift patterns

Five days per week, Monday-Saturday (with a rotating day off). Typical hours are Monday to Friday 0630-1442 and Saturday 0600-14:12 dependent on office requirements and days of the week.

About you
First things first, we’re looking for a great manager. Maybe you’re working in retail, hospitality, FMCG or somewhere else entirely, what matters is your ability to motivate, inspire and lead a team.

Hands-on, enthusiastic and resilient, you’re the perfect person to keep an operation running smoothly. You will have an eye for detail and be confident in efficiently managing resources – all with a view to ensuring your team is performing to its very best. 

You will have the ability to engage with your frontline team and lead changes within the offices. You will be flexible and be able to hit the ground running as you will cover a different role each day.

About us
At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 30 million addresses. As a FTSE 100 Company, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.

Closing Date: Monday 29th October 2018. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.

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Manager, Management

Reference: 36365218

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