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Updated 1st April 2014

Mechanical Major Repair Chargehand

(c. £16,000 - £23,000 Permanent position)

We are looking for somebody who is both enthusiastic and skilled in mechanical maintenance and restoration including experience of leadership within the Heritage Railway industry. You will act as a deputy for Mechanical Foreman, and have a full range of skills, knowledge and experience applicable to maintaining and building Steam Locomotive Chassis. You wll be responsible for the upkeep of paper work in line with SVR S.M.S procedures while deputising for the Mechanical Foreman.

Working 39 Hours per week, 5 days out of 7, between 08.00-16.45, (15.45 on a Friday)

Motive Power Depot, The Railway Station, Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 5DT

For an application pack, please write in with a stamped addressed envelope:

Angela Hall

Administration, Severn Valley Railway,

Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 5DT

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 25th April 2014

Skilled Carriage & Wagon Bodywork Fitter

(c. £15,000-£22,000, dependent on experience and skills)
We are looking for somebody who is both enthusiastic and skilled in all aspects of carriage bodywork restoration. Experience in carriage restoration projects would be advantageous, although training will be given. The successful candidate will be required to pass a railway medical and trained to be a first aider. You will be working alongside a group of dedicated volunteers in producing carriage restorations to very high standards. It is also a requirement of the position to occasionally work at heights with appropriate safety equipment.

To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have proven skills in at least seven of the following positions:- Woodwork, Metalwork, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical, Glazing, Upholstery, Coach Painting, Signwriting and General Fitting.

Full time position Working 40 hours per week, including occasional weekend work.

Location: Carriage & Wagon Dept, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1BG.

Benefits Include: 31 days annual leave (inc. Bank Holidays)

A contributory pension scheme (available after 6 months)

Concessionary rail pass for use on the national network (available after 6 months)

When applying please enclose a covering letter demonstrating your experience and skills necessary to be considered for this post.

For an application pack, please write in with a stamped addressed envelope:

Colin Astbury - Bewdley Paintshop Foreman,

Severn Valley Railway,



DY12 1BG.

Closing date for receipt of application is:16/05/14 Application is strictly by post only

Severn Valley Railway is an Equal Opportunities Employer