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Are you looking for the opportunity to manage your own depot, working for one of the biggest freight operating companies in the UK?


Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Depot Manager for a Maintenance Depot.


The Opportunity

Managing a relatively small, but busy, depot will give the successful candidate exposure to the full gamut of challenges and responsibilities that come with management including resource deployment, recruitment, HR and finance.


Location (s):

Shepton Mallet


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that inspections and maintenance work are carried out on a planned basis for all Rolling Stock equipment,
  • Provide dynamic leadership skills to all staff and to develop the workforce,
  • Ensure investigation into all reported incidents mishaps and near misses identifying trends and ensuring that all appropriate action is taken to remove risk of recurrence.


The Candidate

This role would suit a Depot Manager or a Production Manager looking to make the leap into Depot Management. Whilst this person will be responsible for things such as HR issues and finance issues within the depot, support will be available from managers within the company.




  • Team leadership skills,
  • Capacity/resource planning
  • Engineering qualification, preferably to HND standard in electrical or mechanical engineering




  • Experience within Rolling Stock/Rail
  • Personal Track Safety Certificate


Closing Date: 19 August 2022


Likely Job Titles: Depot Manager, Production Manager



Ford & Stanley Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Shepton Mallet
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£45000 - £52000