Volunteer vacancies on the West Somerset Railway

WSRA Vacancies

Retail Assistant - PAID ROLE

We are recruiting for an experienced Retail Assistant to assist our Retail Manager, working in the shop and cafe on Bishops Lydeard station for up to 4 days (32 hours) a week, including weekends and to deputise in the manager's absence.

We are ideally looking for someone from a retail/catering backgrouond with cash handling experience, an excellent customer service record and volunteer management experience, with a definite 'hands-on' approach.

This is a seasonal role to start in May and finish in October 2018.

To apply please enquire in the shop and ask for Kate or give her a call on 01823 432125 or email shop@wsra.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 27th April.

Steam Rally Volunteers

The annual Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally is our major fundraising event.  In 2018 it will be held on 4th and 5th August. It is a major event in the Steam Rally Calendar and we could not run it without an army of enthusiastic volunteers.

The Planning started in November 2017.  We need  help before, during and after the event with a range of tasks from Marshalls and Safety Officer to Barmaid and Programme Seller.

For more information and to download an application form please visit  the dedicated website.


WSRA Land Steward

The Trustees are seeking a steward to advise on the maintenance and upkeep of the 33 acres the charity owns at Norton Fitzwarren.

The right applicant should have farming and general land management knowledge and experience. The land is designated agricultural land and there are arrangements in place for use by a local farmer.

Anyone interested in the role should contact the WSRA general manager in the first instance manager@wsra.org.uk 

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 recruiting for new volunteers for the bar, the kitchen and stewarding roles.   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  Mark Hill, Head of Commercial Services.

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