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

Our Crossing Keepers run our two Stations with level crossings - Damems and Oakworth.

You will be required to undertake (and pass) a medical.
You will be required to undertake (and pass) a Personal Track Safety course.

This role involves practical and theoretical rules assessments. Full training will be provided.

Role Responsibilities

Our Crossing Keepers are responsible for:
- the safe working of the station at which they are on duty
- operating the level crossing and respective signalling equipment
- train despatch
- keeping the station at which they are on duty clean and tidy
- selling tickets and railcards to our passengers
- cash handling


You will not have any budget responsibilities.

Number of Positions Available


Term Length

Temporary and permenant positions available


Any offers of help will be greatly received


Oakworth Railway Station/Damems Railway Station

Volunteer / Employed

This is a volunteer position.

Volunteers are entitled to free travel on all normal KWVR services. Discounts are available for special events (excluding Santa). Discounts are available in our shops and buffets. Discounts on other heritage railways are available*


This is not a managerial position.


This is a safety critical position or a position that carries safety responsibilities.


Basic Maths and English
PREFERRED:  Customer service skills


Customer service experience

PREFERRED:  Previous railway experience preferred but not essential


Must be a qualified KWVR Booking Clerk
PREFERRED:  GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at grade C or above

Closing Date

Open-ended / No specific closing date.


Noel Hartley
Operations Officer
The Railway Station
West Yorkshire
BD22 8NJ


Vacancy Ref: 110.