Latest Employment Opportunities

Education Officer - 30 hours per week flexible - permanent.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Education Officer based at our Visitor and Education Centre at Highley in Shropshire. The position will be for 30 hours per week on a flexible basis. There will be a need to work 40 hours during some of the main SVR education season which runs from May to September.

The main role involves the responsibility for the design, development, delivery and evaluation of curriculum packages by the SVR and to supervise large groups of children undertaking education visits.

The applicant must hold a teaching qualification and ideally be familiar with railway practices.

It is likely the new applicant will be required to commence the role on or near 1st April. Interviews will be held during February.

Applications by:Application form and curriculum vitae.
Salary:Salary will be discussed on application
Closing date:06 February 2015

Please apply to:

Ms Sharon Harvey
Severn Valley Railway
Number One
Comberton Place
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1QR

Telephone:01746 862387
Email:education@svrlive.com

Catering Assistants - seasonal/weekends - The Engine House

The Severn Valley Railway wishes to appoint suitable people, on a casual basis, to help with the day to day running of catering operations at its Visitor & Education Centre at Highley in Shropshire.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, ideally with catering experience but more importantly a passion for customer service to work in our restaurant the ‘Flag & Whistle’.

We require flexible working as weekends, bank holidays and some occasional evening shifts all form a part of our catering operations.

Positions are available to start from February 2015.

Applications by:Application form and letter
Salary:National minimum wage
Closing date:31 January 2015

Please apply to:

Ms Nicky Vale
The Engine House
Station Road

Highley
Shropshire
WV16 6NZ

Telephone:01746 862387
Email:sue.horsley@svrlive.com

Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Severn Valley Railway runs a Heritage Skills Training Academy offering Traineeships and Apprenticeships in heritage railway engineering. Several opportunities are available each year for school-leavers and others with a passion for engineering, and ideally a demonstrable interest in preserved railways or other heritage engineering.  

The full programme lasts four years, embracing nationally-recognised Level 2 and Level 3 engineering qualifications. Applicants with suitable qualifications and/or experience can be fast-tracked and start at the appropriate  point in the programme. Those able and wishing to do so can continue beyond the apprenticeship, with SVR support to do higher qualifications, including a degree.

Salary: £4,000 p/a for two days work each week (other three at college) in the first two years, rising to £8,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the third year and £14,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the fourth year.

To help with the costs of independent living, for those who relocate to the Severn Valley to join the Academy, the salary structure can be flexed, to pay more ‘up-front’ and less later on. So, instead of progression being £4K, £4K, £8K and £14K, it could, for example, be £6K, £6K, £10K and £12K. And all salaries quoted are, where appropriate, adjusted to comply with the age-related National Minimum Wage.

Closing date:  Applications accepted all year round for the next intake.

Applications by:Emailed curriculum vitae
Salary:Further information is provided above.
Closing date:28 February 2015

Please apply to:

Mr Richard Thurlow
Severn Valley Railway
Number One
Comberton Place
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1QR

Telephone:07866 553 743 for a chat.
Email:richard.thurlow@svrlive.com