Watercress Line

Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Watercress Line Mid Hants Railway is temporarily closed to the public. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our most important consideration. You will know that the Watercress Line relies on ticket revenue to cover its operational costs, which currently work out more than £75,000 a month. Without money coming in from running services, the railway is eating into its financial reserves to survive. If you can help, please click on the Virgin Money Giving link below which allows you to donate a single amount or pay monthly if you're able to. You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10, texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message. Thank you for continuing to support us during this unprecedented situation. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Watercress Line soon.

Events and Visitor Experience Manager - JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Mid Hants Railway is a ten mile stretch of preserved steam railway, affectionately known as the ‘Watercress Line’. The Railway is a voluntary organisation, supported by a core team of paid staff, which aims to preserve, maintain, and operate a heritage railway for the enjoyment and education of the general public.

We have an exciting opportunity to help us drive our heritage attraction forward by increasing visitor numbers and enhancing the visitor journey. We are recruiting an experienced Events and Visitor Experience Manager with responsibility for the planning and coordination of our wide range of special events.

Responsibilities will include:

  • The development, planning, delivery and review of existing and new events held at the Railway
  • Identification and implementation of continuous improvements to our visitor experience for events and standard travel
  • Working with our volunteers to enhance the recruitment, organisation and management of all events

Please click here for the full job spec

The successful applicant will be pro-active, highly organised and have experience of working on and managing multiple and large events. Good verbal, communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the post along with an ability to work well under pressure and to fixed deadlines.

This is a part time role, c.24 hours per week, flexible options possible. There will be a requirement to work some weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applications by email to recruitment@watercressline.co.uk, attaching a CV and covering letter, closing date 29th March 2019