Volunteer vacancies on the West Somerset Railway

WSRA vacancies

Database Adviser

The WSRA has a need for someone with database knowledge and skills.  As a fundraising membership organisation we need to store a lot of information in a safe, secure and easily accessible format - in other words a database.  We do have some databases, but they are old and need some TLC.  It may be that someone with the right skills could simply tidy them up, write a few new queries for us and all would be well.  OR perhaps it would be simpler to start afresh.

Do you have the skills to help?  Would you be able to look at our old access databases and advise on the best way forward?

Please contact the WSRA General Manager to discuss how you can help.


Steam Rally Volunteers

The annual Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally is our major fundraising event.  This year it will be held on 5th and 6th August. It is a major event in the Steam Rally Calendar and we could not run it without an army of enthusiastic volunteers.

We need  help before, during and after the event with a range of tasks from Marshall and Safety Officer to Barmaid and Programme Seller.  For more information and to download an application form please visit  the dedicated website.

Other WSR vacancies

Quantock Belle Dining Train volunteers

The WSRA owned Quantock Belle dining train is operated and run by the WSR plc. They are now recruiting for new volunteers for the 2017 season.  Bar, Kitchen and Stewarding staff are all needed.  The work is varied, fun and rewarding and previous catering experience is not essential as full training will be given.

For more information, please contact the Train Manager.

WSR PLC  paid vacancies

Head of Commercial Services

We are seeking a senior manager to manage, develop and promote the business of West Somerset Railway plc. .

We are a premier UK Heritage Railway, currently carrying some 200,000 passengers a year through 20 miles of delightful Somerset scenery. We have 50 employees and 1100 volunteer staff and a turnover of over £3 million.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will provide inspiration and leadership to raise the public profile of the Railway and manage and develop the Commercial Department, covering marketing, events and retail & catering activities.

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with a 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 a full-time permanent post. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme. If you believe you can meet this challenge contact us on www.hr@wsrail.net for an application form and information pack. Completed applications should be sent under confidential cover [marked HOC] to HR Department at Minehead Station by not later than Friday 30 June 2017.