West Somerset Railway

Current Vacancies

Advertised Vacancies

Managing Director/General Manager

Closing Date: 31st Dec 2019

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) operates preserved Steam and Diesel locomotives, hauling heritage rolling stock between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. It operates a timetabled service and special gala events between April and October, plus specials during the Christmas period. The WSR railway has over 1000 volunteers and a small paid staff. We are looking for a Managing Director/General Manager who will be responsible for the day to day operations of the railway and for leading the organisational and cultural change needed to deliver a safe and sustainable railway for the long-term. The role reports to the PLC Chairman. The prospective job holder will need to show previous experience in a managerial role, including leading and managing change and while railway experience is preferable, this is not a requirement.

Prospective candidates should submit their CV (on no more than 2 pages) with a short covering note to the following address:

Jonathan Jones-Pratt

The Railway Station,
TA24 5BG.

Email: [email protected]

Phone enquiries : 01643 700408

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.