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A Scheduler with a difference!

c.£30k depending on experience and skills

As one of Reading’s largest employers with 520 employees, our 170 buses deliver 54,600 passenger journeys each day. Reading has recently risen to be the third highest bus using population in the country outside of London and has a strong and mature economy with hi-tech industries and the creative sector contributing significantly to its success.

With Reading’s brand new railway station, electrification, Crossrail, new Park & Rides and our ongoing investment in the latest buses and technology, the region is on the cusp of a transport revolution and we’re looking for a Scheduler to be an integral part of it!

This is more than your average schedules role. Working as a key part of our network planning and commercial team, you’ll harness the latest planning and customer technologies and work in partnership with our stakeholders to deliver efficient and innovative operations to ensure that our resources are deployed to meet the growing customer and economic needs of Reading and beyond.

Previous experience of compiling schedules is essential, ideally using the Omnibus systems range as well as excel for further analysis and reporting. The role also has the potential to assist with wider commercial developments and progress into our management team.

For further information or to submit an application (CV and covering letter) please email

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th July 2015.

Amazing Customer Service Assistant (part time)

We are looking for someone amazing to join our customer service team.  If you have got first class communication skills, you believe in looking after the customer and you can bring a bit of sparkle to your job then this could be your next move.

We currently have a vacancy for a part time Customer Service Assistant helping customers with all their travel enquiries and comments.  The role includes responding to telephone, email and social media (currently facebook & twitter).  The successful candidate will have a clear speaking voice and good telephone manner, excellent literacy skills and be comfortable using social media.

The normal basic hours are Monday to Friday 12.00 to 17.30 (27.5 hours per week).  There will be a requirement to work some additional hours to provide holiday cover for colleagues including the Bus Shop etc so flexibility is a must.  As the Bus Shop is open on a Saturday there may be the occasional requirement to cover a Saturday shift.

Annual salary for a 27.5 hour week is £13,570 (£9.49 per hour).
Apply by sending a CV with a covering letter to Caroline Anscombe, HR Director, Reading Buses, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HH or by email to with the subject “Application Customer Service Assistant”

Closing date for applications is 26 June.

Reading Buses is an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds.



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Practical Driver Assessments

Driving Assessment (up to 2 hours) from £35.00 + VAT

  • Target "at risk" drivers
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Assessments carried out by NVQ Qualified assessors.

Drivers CPC Course

Safe and Efficient driving 7 hours. Includes:

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Course costs 1 - 5 drivers £85.00 + VAT per driver per day.

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