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Based at Kidderminster and reporting to the General Manager, the Accountant is a key position in the senior management team and plays an important role in the handling of management accounts, budgeting, forecasting and business planning. The role is also Company Secretary and necessitates a close working relationship with members of the SVR Holdings Company Board who play an active role in the governance of the railway.
The work is very varied and requires a pragmatic individual able to think outside the box and add value. There is a small reporting team looking after all aspects of the finance function including payroll, but inevitably, this role is very hands-on.
We seek a qualified accountant who is highly motivated and commercially focused with proven track record in financial and management accounting, supported by excellent communication and IT skills.
The successful candidate will participate in effective business decision-making by providing sound relevant advice and guidance on all the commercial aspects of a profitable heritage railway.
A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate who we hope will be passionate and keen to influence the organisation in a positive way, respecting our heritage whilst recognising the commercial opportunities within it.
Duties and responsibilities
Please apply to:
Miss Jane Preece
Severn Valley Railway
No. 1 Comberton Place
This vacancy for a full time, permanent position has arisen in the Engineering Services Carriage and Wagon Mechanical Department following the current postholder’s decision to retire later this year.
We are looking for someone who is both enthusiastic and keen to become part of the team responsible for the mechanical maintenance and overhaul of our railway carriage fleet. You will lead part of that team of paid staff, volunteers and apprentices, reporting directly to the Carriage & Wagon Mechanical Supervisor.
You will have a full range of skills and knowledge regarding bench fitting and machining, including turning, milling and drilling, electric and gas welding together with basic computer skills such as Word and Excel.
It would be an advantage if you had experience of mechanical repairs relating to heritage railway coaching stock fitted with vacuum and air brakes.
The position is 40 Hours per week, worked 5 days out of 7, between 08:00 -17:00 at the Carriage Works and Carriage Shed at Kidderminster.
Severn Valley Railway
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