Job vacancy – General Manager at Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Co. Ltd. is a registered charity. An eight-mile long 2ft 6in gauge railway running through beautiful Welsh Marches countryside, it provides a steam hauled tourist service and heritage display.

Run predominantly by volunteers, the railway carried more than 24,000 passengers in 2019 with an annual turnover of half a million pounds. We are the custodian of a significant portfolio of historic assets.

Your role:
Your challenge will be to give direction and leadership to all staff, both paid and voluntary, and to members. Reporting to the board of trustees, you will be expected to implement the strategy they set, providing appropriate advice and information on railway operation, engineering and commercial initiatives.

The role is permanent and full time. The salary is in the region of £39,000.

About you:
You have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of motivating and managing. You are positive, energetic and enthusiastic. You will preferably have experience in the leisure, tourism, heritage or voluntary sector.

If you think you have the personal qualities to carry out this role and want to work with people who are passionate about preserving our heritage and educating the public, we want to hear from you.

For an application pack please contact:
Steve Clews, W&LLR Chairman at clewssg@btinternet. com
Closing date for applications 1 November 2020

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