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SVRCT Communications Manager


Post:                            Communications Manager, part-time

Reporting to:               Executive Director

Employer:                    Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust

Hours:                         Initially 3 days per week, 22.5 hours

Primary location:        Kidderminster / remote

Holiday:                       FTE 31 days (inclusive of Public holidays)

To apply, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to with email title 'Communications Manager'

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your communication skills to this vibrant and growing heritage charity. The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust is a separate entity to the SVR Holdings Company who operate and run this much-loved attraction.  The Trust’s focus is to help secure the future of the Severn Valley Railway through donations, grants, and sponsorship.  The position of Communications Manager is key to our future success, bringing to life the impact of the Trust’s work to our different audiences.

You will work closely with the Executive Director and the Fundraising Manager to create and deliver a communications strategy to dovetail with our fundraising plans.  You will be able to demonstrate your experience in achieving this at other not-for-profit organisations.

We are seeking a resourceful, proactive team player who demonstrates initiative and takes ownership and responsibility for completing and finishing tasks, including setting and achieving targets.  You will naturally identify opportunities and maximise these for the benefit of the Railway.

Salary:Available on request
Closing date:30 September 2021

Please apply to:

Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust
1 Comberton Place,
DY10 1QX


Casual contract Catering Assistants (variety of locations)

Severn Valley Railway are looking for Part Time or Casual Catering Assistants to help us deliver a high quality food and beverage operation across our railway. The railway runs 16 miles between Kidderminster, Worcestershire to Bridgnorth, Shropshire. We are looking for enthusiastic catering staff to join our work force in a fast paced, high demand visitor attraction. The role can be based at any destination along our line, which includes


  • The King and Castle Bar and Restaurant

  • The Valley Suite Refreshment Room


  • Highley Engine House Café


  • The Railwayman’s Arms

  • The Refreshment Room

As well as a variety of pop up and temporary catering facilities depending on seasonal demand.

Weekend working is essential for this role and there will be a requirement for evening work, please consider this before you apply.

 Duties will include

  • Friendly, personable, and professional attitude towards our customers
  • Impeccable appearance
  • A commitment to provide a quality service
  • Cash handling and contactless transactions and balancing of the till at the end of your shift
  • Maintain the appearance of front of house displays
  • Preparation and service of hot drinks through the barista machine (coffee machine)
  • Preparation and service of hot and cold sandwiches and light-bites
  • Maintain clean workstations and dining areas
  • Work in line with the Health and Safety at work Act 1974
  • Work in line with current Covid-19 legislation
  • To work as part of a team to ensure daily cleaning schedules and end of day cleaning procedures are adhered to

Training provided

  • Food handling training/qualification will be provided
  • Allergen training will be provided
  • Full training on Barista machine
  • Full training on Bar service
  • Full training on cleaning schedules
  • Full training on tills

Applications welcome by CV to – if you have a preferred location of work, please include this in your application

Closing date:31 December 2021

Please apply to:

Severn Valley Railway
Station Drive
DY10 1QX

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