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Are you a strategic thinker with experience in managing resource across the rail sector?

Ford & Stanley are currently recruiting for a  Strategic Resourcing Manager to assist management level in forecasting needs across the business as part of a wider strategic piece.


The Opportunity

You will be looking longer term to identify what the business needs, and understand turnover of resource in the business.

The role is working on behalf of a train operating company based in London who are going through a significant transformation across the business . This is a great opportunity to play a part and really make a mark on this period of change.


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Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a customer-focused, strategic resourcing function that balances efficiency with an exceptional customer experience. 
  • Lead in the consultation delivery of base rosters for traincrew ensuring alignment with LTP, STP, the national network timetable, engineering works, and employee service conditions. 
  • Manage the construction and delivery of station roster production, ensuring cost-effective resource utilisation and compliance with budgetary constraints and business instructions. 
  • Act as the main point of accountability for resourcing costs, reporting directly to the Head of Service Delivery and other departmental heads. 
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to integrate ad hoc route and traction knowledge into roster requirements, ensuring a diverse range of resource availability. 

The Candidate

  • Proficiency in people management is essential 
  • Proven experience in a strategic resourcing or rostering role within the rail industry or similar complex operational environments. 
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and planning skills, with a strong focus on efficiency and customer experience. 
  • Strong leadership abilities, with experience overseeing roster construction and delivery in alignment with business and operational requirements



Likely Job Titles: Head of Resource Planning, Resource Planning Manager, Strategic Resource Manager, Director of Resource Management, Head of Operations Planning, Senior Resource Manager, Rail Operations Resource Manager, Strategic Operations Manager, Resource and Planning Director, Workforce Planning Manager, Resource Optimisation Manager, Operational Resource Director, Strategic Workforce Manager


About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.


Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and 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: London
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£52000 - £57000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Sarah Pugh

    Senior Recruitment Consultant