Part-time Cover Manager - Basildon, Benfleet and Southend

Posted 9 April by Royal Mail Plc Featured

Job reference number 82057

Part-time Cover Manager - Basildon, Benfleet and Southend

Salary from £28,700 p/a dependent on experience (pro-rata to circa £14,000 for a 20 hour week), plus a potential 10% performance related bonus and 22.5 days annual leave

Part time


Basildon, Benfleet and Southend

Looking to step up? Want more exposure to management experience? Our Cover Manager position in the Basildon, Benfleet and Southend area could be the role for you. If you have 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 our managers only work five days, what happens on their day off or during 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 Office Manager during periods of annual leave. 

You’ll be accountable for a team of postwomen and men, overseeing key safety, people, customer, performance and financial measures, and making sure the unit remains as effective and efficient as possible. 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.

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, flexible and resilient, you’re the perfect person to keep an operation running smoothly. You’ll 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 need to be flexible and have the ability to travel between offices where public transport may not be available.

Shift Patterns: 20 hours per week, five days across Monday-Saturday (with a rotating day off), working hours can be anytime between 05:30 and 13:00 dependent on individual office requirements, so flexibility is required.

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 29 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, 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, 23rd April 2018

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Manager, Part Time, Management

Reference: 34033407

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