Start Date: Subject to negotiation.
Term: Permanent (following a trial period)
Reports to: Chairman of Kent and East Sussex Railway Board of Trustees
A full time General Manager is sought to lead and manage all aspects of the day to day operation of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, ensuring it is safe to operate and commercially successful. This job requires a natural leader who has commercial acumen and a can-do attitude, who takes responsibility for getting tasks done, and who can build and inspire a team of paid and volunteer staff to deliver the railways challenging objectives.
The successful applicant will be based at the railway’s offices at Tenterden, and will hold a current driving licence and have their own transport as it is important that they are visible across all 5 of the station sites. A flexible approach to hours will be required, which may include weekend and bank holiday working, school holidays, evenings and the period up to the Christmas celebrations.
Hours: Nominally 37.5 hours per week. As this is a 7 day a week operation, there will be a requirement for some weekend and Bank Holiday working.
Remuneration: Up to £60,000 per annum – dependent on experience and qualifications.
Applicants for this position must have the right to work in the UK.
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is operated by the Kent & East Sussex Railway Co Ltd, a charitable company, limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE. Registered charity No. 262481.