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Volunteer Assistant Stationmaster Vacancies at Bridgnorth


Vacancies presently exist for two Assistant Stationmasters at Bridgnorth, and applications are invited for these posts.


The successful applicants will be expected to take an active part in the operation of the station. This includes:

  • Maintaining a safe, attractive and clean environment for staff and visitors alike.
  • Supervising the arrival and departure of trains and attending to the needs of our visitors.
  • Managing the use of, and shunting, carriages.
  • Participation in the maintenance and improvements of the station and its environment.
  • Taking charge of the station on a rostered basis.
  • Management of the station and supervision of volunteers in the absence of the Stationmaster.


You will need to be able to communicate clearly, accurately and politely with members of the public, whether or not they are passengers, as well as with all members of SVR staff.


The ideal candidate will have previous station supervision experience or as signalman and/or guard, with a firm commitment to excellent customer service. The ability to manage staff is essential.

Some of the duties performed by the SM/ASM are safety critical and subject to qualification and periodic requalification, in accordance with the SVR Rules and Regulations. The successful applicants will be expected to maintain a high standard of adherence to the Rules and Regulations, and to assist other staff in achieving the same.

The successful candidate will be expected to ensure that station works are complete and staff in place for the prompt and efficient departure of trains. Running on time is an important feature of our offering to our visitors, and attention to this is required.


Hours are variable but often long, pay is non-existent, but the company is good and the after-works facilities are popular.

Applications to be sent to Chris Thomas at

Deadline for applications: 9th September 2015.


Chris Thomas

Acting Stationmaster Bridgnorth

Trust Fundraiser Extraordinaire – Contract


Salary: Negotiable

Location: Worcestershire, home based option

Job Type: Contract, initially 7-10 hours a week

Category: Fundraising , Trusts

Sector: Heritage / Tourism

Reference : SVRCT/0815 - Trust


The Severn Valley Railway

The SVR is a leading volunteer-run heritage Railway, attracting up to ¼ million visitors a year and employing 80 staff. It is supported by a 1,500 strong group of volunteers who give their time to run historic steam and diesel trains, providing visitors with a memorable experience of the Golden Age of travel.

In 2012 the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) launched the Charitable Trust to help future proof this much loved major tourist attraction, and three years on we have raised £1.5 million to help safeguard this historic West Midlands asset.


We now seek a dynamic fundraiser with grant fundraising experience to expand on the success we have received from local and national grant giving bodies.


The key skills required are: -

A minimum of 5 years proven experience in successfully securing and managing grants.

Highly effective written communication skills, including the case for support and the impacts for each project.

High level of research skills, capable of creating a pipeline of grant funders.

Creative thinker who can develop innovative ways to meet and draw in funders.

Able to utilise statistics, numbers and research in compelling and exciting arguments.

Strong numeracy and IT skills, able to understand budgets and how to cost out projects/bids accordingly.

Be a committed, self-starter with a can-do attitude.


This role is currently available as a fixed-term professional opportunity for 12 months, with a six month review in March 2016.

Please email your CV to and outline what experience you would bring to the role, or for a confidential conversation, please call Shelagh Paterson on 01562 757941