West Somerset Railway

Current Vacancies

Technical Assistant (Infrastructure)

We are seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic individual for a new post within the Infrastructure Engineering Department of a premier heritage steam railway.

Reporting directly to the Head of Infrastructure Engineering, you will provide technical and administrative support, from routine maintenance to large projects, putting health and safety central to work activities.

You should be technically qualified and demonstrate organisational ability with good communication skills to work with staff at all levels. Experience of working with volunteers would be beneficial but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for career development. You will enter a professional field to develop office and technical skills and contribute to the maintenance and projects on our Railway.  

This is a full-time permanent post, based at Bishops Lydeard Station, near Taunton. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme.


If you would like to informally discuss the role, please contact Andrew Young, Head of Infrastructure Engineering on 07872 839109 after Monday 3rd April, during normal office hours.


For further details contact us via [email protected] for an application form and information pack. Completed applications should be returned to HR Department under confidential cover no later than Sunday 16th April 2017.   



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Volunteer Administrative Staff Vacancies (Full or Part time)

A number of volunteers are required at Minehead to undertake a variety of interesting and varied administrative duties. These include providing assistance to Directors and Managers within the Company of the 

Some of the positions are for part-time staff and job holders may work days and hours which suit their availability.

The positions will suit those with clerical experience in a busy environment. Applicants should be familiar with the use of PC's and spreadsheets.

If you, or anybody that you know, are interested, please submit brief details to [email protected] and somebody will contact you.