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Latest Job Opportunities

Carriage Cleaners - four days a week - seasonal

We are looking for an individual with a methodical approach to cleaning. A person who is self-motivated and who can work to the high standards of presentation.

Place of Work: Kidderminster Carriage Shed.

The position is available ASAP, with the contract running until Friday 30th September 2016.

Hours of work: Four hours per day (usually 7am - 11am), four days per week (every Saturday and Sunday, plus two mid-week days).

Applications by:Application form & CV
Salary:On application
Closing date:06 August 2016

Please apply to:

Mr Richard Davies
Severn Valley Railway
No. 1 Comberton Place
DY10 1QR

Telephone:01562 757900 (Option 1)

HR/Heritage Skills Training Academy Officer

The Severn Valley Railway is seeking to recruit a HR/Training Academy Officer capable of providing HR officer administration and service to the company, along with developing, delivering and sustaining the Severn Valley Railway training academy (Heritage Skills Training Academy).

The ideal candidate will have previous HR experience, which includes providing a HR service to a management team, maintaining and developing HR polices, training, recruitment and involvement with apprentices. Experience of working with volunteer teams is also desirable. The role requires a person with enthusiasm, self-motivation and confidence.     

Locations: Kidderminster based, but required to travel to all SVR locations regularly.

Duration: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week, over 5 days out of 7, variable

Applications by:Emailed curriculum vitae & covering letter
Closing date:05 August 2016

Please apply to:

Tammy Ferris
Severn Valley Railway
Number One Comberton Place

DY10 1QR

Telephone:01562 757900 (Option 1)

Carriage & Wagon Train Repairer / Painter

We are looking for someone who is both enthusiastic and keen to become part of the team responsible for repair, overhaul and painting of our railway carriage fleet.

You will have a full range of skills and knowledge regarding some or all of the following: Woodwork, sheet metalwork, painting and DC electrics.

It would be an advantage, although not essential, if you had some experience of mechanical repairs relating heritage railway coaching stock.

Training will be provided to increase the skill base where appropriate including forklift driving and railway operating roles.

N.B The company has a strict Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

Location: Kidderminster Carriage Works & Carriage Shed and/or Bewdley Carriage Works
Hours: 40 hours per week, 5 days over 7 days if required
Positions: Two Full Time Posts

For an application pack, please write in with a stamped addressed envelope to the address below.

Applications by:Covering letter & CV
Salary:£19,500 dependent on skills
Closing date:12 August 2016

Please apply to:

Mr David Mead
Engineering Services C&W Manager
Severn Valley Railway
Carriage Works
Comberton Hill
DY10 1QX

Telephone:01562 757900 (Option 1)

Help us to run the Severn Valley Railway

We are always in need of more help, from operating the service including on-train personnel, station and maintenance staff through to support activities such as marketing, telephone answering, assisting in shops and gardening.

You must be a member and be prepared to spare us some of your time, whether it be for just a few days each year or on a more regular basis. Full training will be given where required.

Vacancies exist now.

Retired, or just want a new leisure interest? Give our Volunteer Liaison Office call now. You won't regret it!

Applications by:Personal contact
Salary:This is a volunteer opportunity
Closing date:31 December 2016

Please apply to:

Barry Moreton
Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station
DY12 1DP

Telephone:01299 401776
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