KWVR BackgroundThe KWVR is well known for "The Railway Children" in which the Railway (particularly Oakworth Station) featured heavily. Since the release of the film in the 70s the Railway has seen growing passenger figures and press interest alike.
The KWVR runs a number of special events throughout the year including two steam galas, one diesel gala and an enormously popular Beer and Music Festival.
In its short 5 miles, the Railway has over 30 bridges, 2 tunnels, 2 level crossings and 4 signal boxes. The KWVR own a collection of over 30 locomotives, have 6 beautifully restored stations and a very small number of paid staff.
All this infrastructure takes a lot of maintaining. There are currently over 500 volunteers on the books. We are always looking for any help anyone can give. Whether it's 1 day a year or 1 day a week (or anything in between!) we'd love to hear from you.
Role DescriptionThe Role of the TTC is essential to the future of the Railway. Revenue collection is a must if the Railway is to survive.
With the KWVR running many special events throughout the year it is vital that passengers are given the opportunity to pay as efficiently as possible. Our TTCs ensure that revenue is collected when passengers board from unmanned stations or from stations where ticket facilities can not be provided.
Role ResponsibilitiesYou will be responsible for protecting the revenue of the KWVR by selling and checking tickets as appropriate.
This role is not safety critical.
BudgetThere are no budget responsibilities
Number of Positions AvailableUnlimited
Term LengthTemporary and permanent positions available
CommitmentAny offer of help would be greatly received.
LocationOxenhope Railway Station
Volunteer / EmployedThis is a volunteer position.
Volunteers will be entitled to free travel on all normal KWVR services. Discounts are available on all specials (except Santa). Discounts in shops and buffets are available. Discounts on other heritage railways are available*
ManagerialThis is not a managerial position.
SafetyThis is not a safety critical position.
|REQUIRED:||Basic mathematical skills |
Basic literacy skills
|REQUIRED:||Proven customer service experience |
|PREFERRED:||Cash handling experience|
|PREFERRED:||5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*-C including English and Maths|
Closing DateOpen-ended / No specific closing date.
ContactChris Cordner (Volunteer Liaison Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy Ref: 104.