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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

Heritage Support Manager


Job Title: Heritage Support Manager

Location: Kidderminster based but required to travel locally

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: 37 Hours per week, over 5 days

Duration: Permanent

The organisation is seeking a Heritage Support Manager capable of managing a variety of profit centres to deliver a consistent and increasing financial contribution in support of the Railway.

The ideal candidate will have commercial management experience at a senior management level. A track record of delivering budget, profit and efficiency targets, along with an ability to lead, influence and provide direction to a diverse team is required. The role requires a person with enthusiasm, self-motivation and confidence.

A full job description is available and can be requested by emailing .

If you are interested in the above position please send a CV and covering letter to Tammy Ferris at SVR, Number One, Comberton Place, Kidderminster, DY10 1QR or alternatively please email

Fundraising Co-ordinator


We are seeking a dynamic person to provide the administrative and fundraising support to the Charitable Trust. This is an extremely varied role to include data capturing, organising events, writing promotional materials and correspondence, and co-ordinating the back office along with support from our volunteers. Along with the relevant experience and skills, the successful candidate will be proactive, a completer finisher and a team player across the SVR family.

Please contact Shelagh Paterson for an informal chat. Tel: 07812 570942


Post: Fundraising Co-ordinator

Employer: Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust

Primary location: Number One Comberton Place, Kidderminster

Hours: 30 hours per week, some weekend and evening work will be required


Job Purpose

1. Manage the smooth running of the fundraising office

2. To provide general administration and support to the fundraising team.

3. Responsible for effective prospect/donor management and retention including the implementation of the SVR CT stewardship strategy.

4. Assist with donor, legator, corporate and trust financial support.

5. Secure income from donors, trusts and corporates.

6. Organise and assist with all fundraising events.

7. Compile newsletters and fundraising communications including website and social media.

8. To develop, input and oversee the fundraising database and reporting systems.