Work Area Manager - Night Shift - Aberdeen

Royal Mail Group

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Job reference number 48811

Work Area Manager - Night Shift - Aberdeen

From £27,477 (dependent on experience), plus a potential 10% bonus and 22.5 days annual leave

Full time


Aberdeen Mail Centre

In this key role at the frontline of our business, you’ll manage a team of processing staff, with overall responsibility of circa 12 people, ensuring the operation, delivering mail to over 29 million addresses in the UK, is running as efficiently as possible.


About the role

As a Work Area Manager, assuming accountability for operations across the specified work area on the Night Shift at the Aberdeen Mail Centre, you’ll lead the automation team, supporting them through our exciting transformation journey. Working closely alongside trade union representatives, you’ll ensure your team understands the commercial and competitive market we are in. They’ll need to be customer focussed, open to new technology and flexible to change.


Utilising your first-rate change management experience, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the performance of your team and for effectively maintaining the quality of service for our customers (productivity, automation and employee targets), along with guaranteeing the overall safety of the people you manage.  

Furthermore, you will support the Night Shift Manager, and have a strong track record of delivering performance through your personal leadership of large teams in a changing operational environment. Through conducting regular one-to-one and team meetings, alongside analysing your area’s performance data and plans on a daily basis, you will imbed your stakeholder management skills and delivery process knowledge.


About you

It takes more than organisational skills to be a manager. We’re looking for individuals with a passion for people. You’ll provide coaching and advice, while keeping the whole operation running smoothly. Your experience might be within retail, FMCG or logistics, but your ability to motivate, inspire and lead is what we’re looking for. You’ll have an eye for detail and be confident in efficiently managing resources and budgets – all with a view to ensuring your sector is working at its very best.


And who knows, this could just be the start of your career in Royal Mail…


Shift patterns: You will be required to cover the Night Shift from Monday to Friday.



As part of the application process you will be required to complete a Numerical and Verbal Online test, you will receive an email to the email address you have provided which will contain a link to the tests.  You will have 48 hours to complete the test from the date you receive the email and failure to do so will mean we will not be able to progress your application any further.


For a full copy of the job description, please contact Frances Hudson at


About Us

Five centuries in business has made Royal Mail more than a household name. We connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.


Our market is changing, but as a FTSE 100 organisation we are focused on achieving our vision of being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. We want to be more commercial, flexible and efficient and are employing our strong brand and a range of new products and services to achieve this.


We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values.  We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.




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Closing Date: 22nd November 2016

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