Heritage Operations Processing System

KWVR Background

The 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 Description

The 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 Responsibilities

You will be responsible for protecting the revenue of the KWVR by selling and checking tickets as appropriate.

This role is not safety critical.


There are no budget responsibilities

Number of Positions Available


Term Length

Temporary and permanent positions available


Any offer of help would be greatly received.


Oxenhope Railway Station
BD22 9LB

Volunteer / Employed

This 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*


This is not a managerial position.


This is not a safety critical position.


Basic mathematical skills
Basic literacy skills


Proven customer service experience
PREFERRED:  Cash handling experience


PREFERRED:  5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*-C including English and Maths

Closing Date

Open-ended / No specific closing date.


Chris Cordner (Volunteer Liaison Officer) volunteer@kwvr.co.uk

Vacancy Ref: 104.