Jobs and Opportunities

New Jobs and Opportunities at Wensleydale Railways will be posted on this page, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook. 

Evaluation Consultant.

Job Specification 

Wensleydale Railway is looking to appoint an experienced freelance evaluation consultant to lead the evaluation of the Stage 2 delivery phase of the Leeming Bar Station House restoration as funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund culminating into a final summative report. For more information about the position please see the linked document below. 

Evaluation Consultant (144 downloads)


£5,000. We expect the contract to take approximately 25 days over the course of the project. Travel and subsistence expenses to be agreed. 

Deadline for submissions

Please submit your tender including the information outlined above by email to by 5pm on 02/11/2020.


Further Contact 

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the project, please contact Will Burnham (Community Engagement Officer) :

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Volunteer Coordinator.

We are looking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive and innovative volunteering programme on behalf of the Wensleydale Railway. To include the promotion of a diverse range of volunteering opportunities and the recruitment, induction, and support of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: working from Leeming Bar Station House, from home and from other station sites.

Days: Two days per week with flexible working times, 7.5 hours per day.

There could be a potential for this to increase in the future depending on circumstances.

Salary:  £24,000 FTE per annum pro rat

Benefits:   Annual leave plus bank holidays; NEST pension; travel expenses 45p per mile for journeys made from Station House.

Closing Date:    Friday 6th November 2020

Interview Date: Week beginning 16th November 2020 at Station House, Leeming Bar.

The Role.

To develop systems of volunteer engagement, recruitment, training, and support based on best practice and compliant with all current guidelines, and to deliver an effective marketing campaign to engage volunteers, including the use of social media.

For further details plus Job Spec and Job Description please contact:

Will Burnham at

Railway Volunteer Coordinator (137 downloads)

Catering Co-Ordinator

People Management: Volunteers as required on the railway

Reports to: Commercial Director

Key relationships: General Manager, Platform One Bedale, Leyburn Café, On Train Co-Ordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Finance Manager, Trustees, PLC Board, external partners.

Purpose: To manage the Leeming Bar static catering activity

Principal Responsibilities: 

To develop and implement the Catering plan for Leeming Bar, including:

Developing a 2-year catering and events strategy and present and agree with PLC Board

Developing and implementing a detailed catering plan including:

  • Refreshment offer
  • Digital communications (e.g. website, social media presence and campaigns);
  • Printed materials 

Working in collaboration with the Commercial Director, General Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to develop the annual events plan and to oversee its implementation

For further details plus Job Spec and Job Description please contact:

Richard Holt at

Catering Co-Ordinator (28 downloads)

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