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Head of Commercial Services Vacancy

We are seeking a person who can inspire and motivate the Commercial Department of the Railway and continue to develop our commercial activities.

West Somerset Railway is a premier UK Heritage Railway, currently carrying over 180,000 passengers a year through 20 miles of delightful Somerset scenery. We have 46 employees and 1200 volunteer staff.

You will be educated to degree level, ideally with a strong 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 full-time permanent post starting on the 15th January 2016. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme.

If you believe you can meet this challenge contact us on paul.gm@wsrail.co.uk for an application and information pack. The closing date is Friday 16th October 2015 and Interviews will be held in October/November.

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Person Specification

Permanent Way Trackman

The Infrastructure Engineering department are looking for two individuals to join the Permanent Way gang. Candidates do not need specific qualifications but experience in track maintenance or land management would be advantageous.

This practical and physical role involves working daily outdoors, in all conditions, servicing the track systems or maintaining the land and structures around the track. Training will be provided and work will be coordinated by the PW Chargeman or Land Management Chargeman.

Both positions are full-time (40 hours per week). One position is permanent and the other is a three month contract. Candidates should indicate a preference to permanent or temporary contracts when applying.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th October 2015. A job description is attached here.

To apply please write, enclosing your CV, to Andrew Young, The West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, TA24 5BG or email andrew.young@wsrail.net   

Blue Anchor Stationmaster Vacancy
The West Somerset Railway is seeking applications for the volunteer post of Blue Anchor Station Master. As one of Britain’s leading Heritage Railway’s the position will put the successful candidate at the forefront of customer care.
The Station Master is responsible for the functioning of the Station and Ticket Office, ensuring the Station is clean and tidy and presents a positive image of the railway to visitors and managing the station staff working there. The post also includes liaison between other station master and friends of groups.
To apply, please write enclosing CV and details of relevant experience to:-

Paul Conibeare
West Somerset Railway plc
The Railway Station

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