West Somerset Railway

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Signalling Inspector

Closing Date: 7th May 2017

West Somerset Railway is a premier UK Heritage Railway, currently carrying over 200,000 passengers a year along England`s longest heritage line We have some 50 employees and 1200 volunteer staff.

We are seeking a suitably experienced person [or persons –see below] to ensure effective staffing of `signalmen`, both in numbers and registered competence for WSR railway operations. You will need a passion and enthusiasm for mechanical railway signalling, backed by with a good knowledge of the rules and regulations and interest in developing them.

Responsible to the Head of Operating, you will ensure the satisfactory rostering of staff and their competence training, including rules and regulations examinations. You will ensure the selection, training and examination of new staff.

You will be expected to investigate departures from Rules and Regulations and/or good practice and take appropriate steps to learn from incidents and make recommendations for improvements / remedial action. It would be helpful to have heritage railway experience.

You will have overall line management responsibility for 50-60 staff and their development, maintaining records of duties worked, training and competence. You will be a good manager of people and keen to lead and work in a team to achieve the best outcomes for the Railway.

This is full-time permanent role but we are prepared to consider applications for possible job-share working. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme.

If you feel you can meet this challenge contact us on [email protected] for an application form and information pack. Completed applications should be returned to HR Department under confidential cover by not later than 7 May. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Email: [email protected]

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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.