Director Vacancies

Operations Director (voluntary)

Purpose of this role
Ensure that the Board is effective in its task of setting and implementing the direction and strategy of the Avon Valley Railway’s Operations department.

One Board meeting per month plus the equivalent of approx 1 day or two evenings per week to support the Operations team.

Main areas of responsibility
We’re looking for someone to have oversight of our railway operations. You’ll ensure that the requirements of the railway’s safety governance, through our Safety Management System, are discharged at all times. You’ll provide the structural framework to allow the safe and efficient operation of trains and, through the Head of Operations, ensure that staff are, and always remain, Competent to undertake their duties. You’ll also hold overall responsibility for regulatory compliance.

You’ll work closely with other Directorates, especially Engineering, Infrastructure, and Visitor Services & Volunteering, to foster a spirit of collaboration, ensure volunteering remains at the heart of the organisation, and work activities are prioritised and delivered on time and budget.

Key skills
Knowledge of railway operations, either on the mainline or in a similar heritage environment.
Strong leadership skills with ability to manage, motivate and influence staff and volunteer teams
Be used to working in, and leading, a compliance-based environment
Demonstrate a proactive approach to risk management

This document should be read in conjunction with AVR-SMS-050-02 ‘Roles and Responsibilities of Directors & Trustees’ which outlines more general standards to be adhered to as a Director of the Avon Valley Railway Company Ltd.

Application process
Please apply via our Indeed job page, searching for Avon Valley Railway, by 18 March 2023. Applications will then be reviewed by the Board, with selected candidates invited for formal interview and background checks completed.

Role Profile – Operations Director

Apply for Operations Director here (opens Indeed)

AVR-SMS-050-02 Roles and Responsibilities of Directors and Trustees

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