Watercress Line

Mid Hants Railway seeks General Manager

The Mid-Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ is one of the country’s leading heritage steam railways running through the heart of the Hampshire countryside. As a result of a planned retirement the Mid-Hants Railway seeks an energetic, and engaging General Manager. 

The General Manager will have the opportunity to significantly develop our operations and infrastructure for future generations. They will lead the railway in developing and improving the core services as well as maintaining the already very successful special events on our calendar. 

This is a challenging and rewarding role and the successful candidate will have an appreciation of the joys and challenges of managing a heritage attraction. Whilst a railway background is desirable it is not essential. Experience in engineering or event management would be an advantage. We are looking for someone with proven people management and business skills, as well as the character and personality to actively promote and develop the railway.

The jobholder will need to be able to drive through change whilst protecting and preserving the railway’s heritage and also respecting and valuing the vital role of our volunteers. A key aspect of future success for the railway is fully harnessing the potential of our volunteers and this will be a key part of the General Manager role.  

Whilst this role is nominally a 40 hour week, during the peak times the railway is a 7 day operation. The GM will be ‘hands on’ and therefore a positive attitude and flexibility will be essential.  

For more information visit: www.watercressline.co.uk  To apply send a full CV and covering letter preferably by email in confidence to: The Chairman, Mid Hants Railway, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hants, SO24 9JG. Email mhr.safety@btconnect.com  Closing Dates for applications is: 30th November 2017