Depot Manager – Normanton Depot

Jobs-April 22, 2024

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Normanton

Working hours:  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm.

Job Function: Overall responsibility for the smooth, efficient, and cost-effective running of the depot. To ensure a consistent high quality of service and products.

Reporting to: Operations Manager.

Liaising with: Customers, Depot Managers, Hire Desk, Service Desk, Field Service Engineers, Drivers and all other Head Office Staff.

The ideal candidate must have a previous experience in a similar role, strong communication skills and confidence managing a large team. You will need to be well organised and motivated to work to your highest standard and demonstrate leadership capability.


  • Effective management of all staff within the depot.
  • Assume responsibility and protect all company assets.
  • Ensure optimum availability of all products, including units under repair.
  • Manage working hours, verify and sign off weekly timesheets.
  • Order all spares and ancillaries as per the preferred suppliers and maintain optimum stock level.
  • Complete weekly fleet audits.
  • Ensure adequate staff cover at all times by authorising holiday requests.
  • Ensure compliance with driving hours including downloading tachograph cards on a weekly basis. Tacho heads every Month and Tacho machine calibrations every 2 years.
  • Maintain and ensure cleanliness & tidiness of offices, workshop and yard areas.
  • Organise the collection of waste and file all waste transfer notes.
  • Key holder and custodian of the depot.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all depot operations.
  • Attend H&S committee meetings as a worker’s representative, bringing forward Staff concerns or ideas.
  • Review and establish training needs and where appropriate, provide one to one coaching or alternatively in conjunction with the Operations Manager and EHS Manager consider external training.
  • Liaise with the EHS Manager on all health and safety matters including depot checks, training, accident and incidents, equipment maintenance and new starter induction process.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager.
  • Annual stock checks
  • PDI final inspections and sign off
  • Ensure Driver’s are adhering to WTD
  • Monitoring and managing drivers performance and infringements
  • Tool Box Talks
  • Recruitment; selection, interviewing, inductions
  • Performance reviews and 1-2-1s
  • Accident reporting and investigation
  • Monitoring on site breakdowns and addressing any depot related issues
  • Process creation, review and improvement (i.e. SOP’s etc.)
  • Managing depot H&S management system
  • Ensuring all depot equipment is safe and suitably maintained and serviced
  • Return to Work interviews
  • Participating in Company projects, i.e. Red Jam and ISO
  • Liaising with supporting departments i.e. HR, IT, Hire Desk, Services, Support, Technical
  • Attending Company meetings, on-site, off-site, via Teams
  • Managing investigatory and disciplinary hearings
  • Managing grievances
  • Safety Observations
  • Daily review of all jobs assigned on syrinx to ensure satisfactory completion


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft OfficeTM programs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Supervisory Management qualifications preferred.
  • Be capable of working under pressure exacting deadlines.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV