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Paid and Voluntary Opportunities

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is an organisation like no other. From its inception, we have encouraged volunteers to do for the Trust what they do for a living, instilling an air of professionalism across the charity. The Board of Trustees are all volunteers, dedicating their time to the smooth running of this multifaceted business, from fundraising to engineering and operating trains on the main line.

As the Trust's ambitions and scale continues to grow we require, on occassion, to hire paid staff to support the administrative and engineering functions. 

Current paid and voluntary opportunities are listed below. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to recruitment@a1steam.com.

Director – Human Resources and Facilities Management

Director – Human Resources and Facilities Management

Based on the Darlington Locomotive Works, the role leads Trust human resource (HR) and facilities’ management activities in its home town of Darlington. The incumbent will provide direct leadership to the Office Manager and admin team. They will also lead the HR work-stream, supported by the Trust’s HR consultants, ensuring the Trust’s companies’ policies and procedures, covering employees, volunteers and contractors are in place and enforced. 

The Director will be required to be a Trustee of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and will report to the Council of the Trust.  

Director - Finance

Director - Finance

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is seeking an experienced Finance Director. The Director will be required to be a Trustee of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and will report to the Council of the Trust. 

The post of Finance Director is responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s finance procedures are appropriate and are adhered to by both employees and volunteers and compliance with all finance legislation relevant to the Trust and its subsidiary companies. They are also responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules and regulations relating to the Charity Commission and Companies House. 

Railtours Manager

Railtours Manager

We are looking for detail oriented Railtours Manager, to ensure we deliver a special experience for all of our passengers.

Based at Darlington Locomotive Works, the role of Railtours Manager is to oversee the customer service and administrative process of each railtour from start to finish. It is an essential role in making passengers feel welcome from the first enquiry through to booking and travelling and after care.

If you have experience in administration, hospitality or customer service, and are looking for a varied and busy role, this could be the perfect next step!