Vacancy: Training and Events Supervisor at FWHR

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.

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Core skills

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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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