Can You Help? – HR & Secretarial

As you know without volunteers the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway would not exist. We are very fortunate that we have several hundred working members contributing their time and skills in many different areas, from loco maintenance to flower bed maintenance. Along with these, we equally need volunteers to help in the administration of the Railway, not as glamorous perhaps as driving steam locomotives but absolutely essential if the Railway is to survive and thrive.

Do  you have Human Resources or Secretarial experience? If you have only limited time to spare or prefer to volunteer mostly from home, consider if you can help the Railway by volunteering for one of the following posts.

Employment Officer

A Operating Company post ideally suited to a working or retired Human Resources consultant. It involves administering all of the HR aspects relating to our full time and permanent / seasonal part-time employees. Keeping the Operating Company up to date with current HR legislation is also an important part of this role.

Minutes Secretary (Operating Company)

Communication (or lack of it) is a constant source of criticism; in order to address this, the Operating Company intend to produce and circulate its meeting minutes to Directors and Committee Officers within 5 days. To make this work we need a volunteer to act a Minutes Secretary to the Operating Board. The Board meets one evening each month, (generally Wednesday) usually at the Old White Lion in Haworth. The post would require attendance at these meetings and the ability to produce a minutes document for approval within two or three days and subsequently arrange for its distribution.

Minutes Secretary (Society Company)

As with above this post plays an important part in the effort to improve communication within the Railway. The Society Company meets on the fourth Wednesday on alternate months (the first  in January), again usually at the Old White Lion, Haworth.

How Do I Apply?

If you can help in any of these posts, or know anyone who might be interested, please contact Mike Curtis (Chairman, Operating Company), Dr. Matthew Stroh (Chairman, Society Company) or Jackie Warburton (Director Society Company) or e-mail and mark the email “For the attention of …”.

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