The WSR Community Engagement Project is a 2 year funded project to enhance community cohesion and enable the railway to increase its engagement with local communities, individuals, organisations and agencies and to extend its reach to a wider, more diverse community base. A range of activities will be developed including volunteering opportunities, training and work experience all of which are designed to facilitate personal well-being, community cohesion and the training and upskilling of people to help the economic stability of West Somerset and the wider areas surrounding the HPC build.

Job Title: WSR Community Engagement Officer

Job Purpose: To enhance and increase the railway’s engagement and interaction with local communities

Hours: 25 hours per week, achieved flexibly across 7 days.

Location: Based on the West Somerset Railway.

This role is key to the effective delivery of the project and the person engaged must possess the skills and experience necessary to interact, negotiate and deliver at all levels.

The role is offered on a 2 year fixed term employment contract.  It is part-time, based on 25 hours per week, but will need to be flexible to operate across 7 days per week as the function and remit of the Project dictates. Therefore full flexibility and the ability to work unsocial hours on occasions will be necessary.  Remuneration will be about £12.82 per hour according to experience.

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Closing Date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 7th January 2019.