Volunteer vacancies on the West Somerset Railway

WSRA Vacancies

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.


Volunteer Nurse Advisor

We are seeking to appoint a Nurse Advisor as a key member of the medical
function of West Somerset Railway. Somerset GP, Dr Andrew Tressider, joined as Medical Officer earlier in the year and would welcome a colleague to support the WSR to help carry out the ongoing medical programme to assess the medical fitness of paid and volunteer staff for safety critical duties.

This is an important volunteer role with a commitment of half a day / a day per
month. Actual hours of working may be flexible to accommodate the post
holder`s other commitments.

Applicants should be a qualified nurse or nurse practitioner, ideally with
experience of occupational health or practice nursing.

If you would like to discuss this initially please contact Paul Conibeare, General
Manager [telephone 01643 700388].

Further details, including job description are provided in the application pack
available from hr@wsrail.net.

Completed applications should be returned under
confidential cover to the HR Department, West Somerset Railway PLC, The Railway
Station, Minehead TA24 5BG by no later than 24 August 2018.

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway