West Somerset Railway

Current Vacancies

Advertised Vacancies

Head of Commercial

Closing Date: 30th Jun 2017

We are seeking a senior manager to manage, develop and promote the business of West Somerset Railway plc. .

We are a premier UK Heritage Railway, currently carrying some 200,000 passengers a year through 20 miles of delightful Somerset scenery. We have 50 employees and 1100 volunteer staff and a turnover of over £3 million.


Reporting to the General Manager, you will provide inspiration and leadership to raise the public profile of the Railway and manage and develop the Commercial Department, covering marketing, events and retail & catering activities.


You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with a marketing or PR related qualification. You will help develop the WSR business profitably, using financial planning to drive decision-making, performance management and business analysis. You should demonstrate a pro-active and imaginative approach.


This is a full-time permanent post. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme. If you believe you can meet this challenge contact us on [email protected] for an application form and information pack. Completed applications should be sent under confidential cover [marked HOC] to HR Department at Minehead Station by not later than Friday 30 June 2017.

HR Department

The West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station
TA24 5BG

Email: [email protected]

Volunteer Director Vacancies in the West Somerset Railway PLC

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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.
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.