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 DescriptionOur 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 ResponsibilitiesOur 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
BudgetYou will not have any budget responsibilities.
Number of Positions Available4
Term LengthTemporary and permenant positions available
CommitmentAny offers of help will be greatly received
LocationOakworth Railway Station/Damems Railway Station
Volunteer / EmployedThis 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*
ManagerialThis is not a managerial position.
SafetyThis is a safety critical position or a position that carries safety responsibilities.
|REQUIRED:||Basic Maths and English |
|PREFERRED:||Customer service skills|
|REQUIRED:||Customer service experience |
|PREFERRED:||Previous railway experience preferred but not essential|
|REQUIRED:||Must be a qualified KWVR Booking Clerk|
|PREFERRED:||GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at grade C or above|
Closing DateOpen-ended / No specific closing date.
The Railway Station
Vacancy Ref: 110.