Vacancy – Administration Assistant

  • Running the admin office: Including arranging bookings, answering the telephone, responding to emails, sorting post and in person enquiries as required in a customer focused manner.
  • Carry out any other general administrative tasks as required.
  • Work alongside the Marketing Officer and Operations Officer to deliver excellent customer service
  • You will be required to work 40 hours a week, 09.00 – 17.30 which includes one weekend in three

Applications for information or further details contact the railway by telephone, 01535 645214 or by email, ross.graham@kwvr.co.uk. Applicants should submit their CV with covering letter, which, as a minimum, outlines their suitability for the role and principle reasons for applying.

Operations Officer Vacancy

Operations Officer

Reporting to the Operations Director and KWVLR (OpCo) Board, the post holder will be based in Haworth, West Yorkshire. They will be responsible for ensuring the Railway is staffed sufficiently to be able to run to the timetable.

Key functions will be:

  • Oversee the rostering and ensure there are sufficient volunteers to cover rosters
  • Monitor any amendments to train formations and organise the relevant shunting
  • Manage bookings of all Special Trains, volunteer recruitment and casual employees
  • Undertake the role of Responsible Officer as and when required
  • The post holder will be expected to have a sound railway operating mindset and proven history of understanding railway procedures including SMS. An understanding of Heritage Operating Processing System (HOPS) is desirable.

Click HERE for a more comprehensive job description or email admin@kwvr.co.uk for a complete job specification and full details or call 01535 645214 to request a copy to be sent by post.

Your CV should be submitted by email to ross.graham@kwvr.co.uk or by post, marked confidential, to the following address:

Ross Graham
Chairman
Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Ltd.
Haworth Station
Keighley
BD22 8NJ

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017.

PLEASE NOTE:   If you submit an application form and have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Summer Employment Opportunities 2016

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will once again be operating intensively in Spring and Summer, starting from Monday 30th May until Friday 9th September. This operation requires a significant amount of staff and consequently, there will be a number of opportunities for Temporary Summer Employment during this period.

Ideally, applicants should be available for all or most of that period, but in any case for at least 6 continuous weeks. A core team will be required until 10th July when the Peak Service commences, with additional employees required on and after that date.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, Stations (Booking Office, Foreman, and Crossing Keepers), Buffets (including bar work), Sales, Steam Raisers and Track Walkers. (One would hope in warmer conditions than these taken in January)

For more details and application form, click HERE to visit our main website.

Job Vacancies

Due to a restructure and retirement, two vacancies now exist for full time staff to work at our Head Office at Haworth Station and a new crucial voluntary role on the Board of Directors.

Marketing Officer

The role is vital for our Railway. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to develop and deliver an effective marketing and publicity plan for all aspects of the Railway, including a comprehensive marketing strategy, the creation and distribution of press releases, take overall responsibility for publicity materials, coordinate marketing volunteers and have involvement in their recruitment. Whilst the appointee will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development of what the Railway offers its customers and how it does this, most of all, their success will be judged by how much traffic on and income to the Railway increases, for which there is considerable scope.

Operations & Customer Service Assistant

The successful candidate will be the Railway’s main representative for customers, volunteers and other stakeholders in our Administration Office at Haworth acting as the main point of contact for enquiries from and solutions for all these audiences. It is essential that applicants are able to show that they understand what the Railway has to offer to these groups and be able to appreciate how this might be achieved. They need to show a high level of ability to interact with internal and external customers, their varied requirements and expectations in a very positive way. The role will involve a range of customer service, administrative, staff rostering, coordinating and railway operating duties.

Volunteer Director (Voluntary)

The KWVR has now been operating for nearly fifty years and as time moves on the challenge of recruiting, training and retaining our volunteer workforce is increasing. Recent changes to the structure and governance of its owning Charity, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society Limited are now cascading into the Operating Company, which in turn is undergoing a structural review to bring it into line with modern requirements and those of its business.

For further details and information visit the main website ⇒⇒⇒

Summer Employment 2015 – Locomotive Department

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will once again be operating intensively from Saturday 23rd May until Sunday 13th September. The Railway is operating a revised mid-week timetable, responding to demand for an earlier steam train service than we currently offer.

Therefore the Railway, as part of its Summer Employment programme, has a paid vacancy for a suitably qualified person to act as Yard Foreman / Fireman for the summer running period.

The duties will include:

  • Lighting up the steam locomotive(s) for service
  • Cleaning and tidying the loco preparation area
  • Preparing lighting up materials for the next day
  • Relieving the crew (for their break) on the steam engine at Oxenhope platform
  • Fireman for up to 2 round trips (if required)
  • Other Yard duties as time permits.

Hours of duty : 05:30 to 13:30 (1/2 hr break after 09:30).
Period of Employment : Nominally 26th May to 11th September 2015.
Qualifications : Fireman or Passed Fireman or Driver.
Remuneration : TBA.
A 50/50 job share may be considered.

For further details please apply to Nicholas Hellewell (Operations Director), Haworth Station, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ or call 01535 640464 during office hours 11.00 – 16.00.

Summer Employment Opportunities 2015

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will once again be operating intensively from Saturday 23rd May until Sunday 13th September. This operation requires a significant amount of staff and consequently, there will be a number of opportunities for Temporary Summer Employment during this period.

Ideally, applicants should be available for all or most of that period, but in any case for at least 6 continuous weeks. A core team will be required until 13th July when the Peak Service commences, with additional employees required on and after that date.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, Stations (Booking Office, Foreman, and Crossing Keepers), Buffets, Sales and Track Walkers. (One would hope in warmer conditions than these taken in January)

For more details and application form, click HERE to visit our main website.

Temporary Summer Employment

The Railway are still looking to recruit  for the Summer and applications remain open for Temporary Summer Employment.

The Railway will once again be operating intensively from Monday 26th May until Sunday 7th September. This operation requires a significant amount of staff and consequently, there will be a number of opportunities for Temporary Summer Employment during this period.

Click here for further details and how to apply.

Temporary Summer Employment 2014

We are recruiting! Applications are now open for Temporary Summer Employment.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will once again be operating intensively from Monday 26th May until Sunday 7th September. This operation requires a significant amount of staff and consequently, there will be a number of opportunities for Temporary Summer Employment during this period.

Ideally, applicants should be available for all or most of that period, but in any case for at least 6 continuous weeks. A core team will be required until 21 July when the Peak Service commences, with additional employees required on and after that date.

Click here for further details ad how to apply.