The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is starting delivery of a major national lottery funded project that will provide interpretation across the railway; develop skills; conserve historic buildings at Boston Lodge.
This is an exciting time with the recent World Heritage Site announcement with which the project has close links and shared ambitions to make a positive impact in the area.
A key post for the project is the Training and Events supervisor who will help to organise and then deliver skills training and subsequent record-keeping for engineering volunteers. The successful applicant will also help to facilitate workshops for schools and interested members of the public.
- Engineering skills relevant to a heritage railway supported by a relevant qualification
- Team Leadership skills and experience demonstrating the ability to facilitate multiple projects effectively.
- Training and mentoring experience
- Clear people centred focus and excellent relationship management skills demonstrating the ability to work with volunteers and staff at every level
- Ability to plan multiple work streams
- Good administrative skills to support activities & volunteer teams
- Demonstrable experience in effective communication
- The ability to speak Welsh would be a distinct advantage as would knowledge of the railways, and the local area
- A salary of £15,900 (pro rata of £26,500 per annum)
- A minimum of pro rata of 28 days paid holiday, inclusive of all bank and public holidays
- Enrolment into the company pension scheme after a qualifying period
- Company enhanced sick pay
- Travel benefits on the Ff&WHR and on national rail according to the Rail Staff Travel rules in place at the time of employment.
The contract is 0.6 FTE for 2 years, starting in Autumn 2022, based at Boston Lodge, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth.
Occasional weekend working will be required for this position. Candidates must be prepared to be flexible over working times / days to facilitate the volunteer-led working parties.
All applications should be through the project website (nlhfproject.festrail.co.uk/careers) where further information can be found. The closing date is mid-day on 26th August.
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