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Assistant Operations Manager – Lead our Newbury depot and contribute to our company-wide success

We are about to expand with the award of 7 additional buses work on a mix of contracted and commercial local bus services from our Newbury depot, alongside a renewal of our Vodafone corporate shuttle operation in the town and the trunk Newbury – Reading JetBlack service. 
Due to this expansion we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Operations Manager to join the company to head up our Newbury depot and provide support to the wider operations team at Reading.

Reporting to the Operations Manager based in Reading, you will lead our Newbury depot, including service delivery, driver management and assist with its commercial development, including ensuring strong management of the contracts, developing extra revenues and owning the site P&L. You’ll lead and inspire our people and take advantage of the latest technology to deliver the best possible services to our customers with the 21 bus operation at Newbury, as well as supporting the operation in Reading when required and taking the lead in arranging additional work such as ad-hoc special event and rail replacement operations.

This role will provide a fantastic opportunity to join a growing forward thinking bus operator and take your operational and commercial expertise to the next level. It is envisaged that this will be a developmental position for someone in a similar role and looking to progress with a wider range of responsibilities and experience.

For further information on this exciting opportunity or to submit an application (CV and covering letter) please email The closing date for application is Monday 19th September 2016

Trainee Bus Drivers

Reading Buses is a great place to work so why not think about a career with us – it’s all about people!  We are looking for some friendly, caring and confident people who are passionate about customer service to join our team as trainee bus drivers.  

All you need is a can-do, customer focused attitude and a car licence.  Our Academy will train you to help you get your PCV licence and your professional development will continue throughout your employment.

Average basic pay starts at over £23,000 rising to £26,500+.  Other benefits include a performance bonus, a pension scheme, generous holiday, free travel on Reading Buses and a smart uniform.

Reading Buses is an equal opportunity employer and we would love to hear from you.  Call us on 0118 959 4000 for an application form or email for more information.

Come and be a star at Reading Buses!


Already got a PCV licence but want to improve your driving skills? Do you have staff who need a driving 

assessment or CPC hours?


Here are the courses we have available for drivers with a full PCV licence.

Drivers CPC Course

Safe and Efficient driving 7 hours. Includes:

  • Eco-friendly driving
  • Accident damage/repair costs

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

For more details call Mick Hughes, RTL Academy Team Leader on 0118 959 4000
or e-mail