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Vacancy for a Passenger Services Director

We are looking to recruit a Director to manage and develop the Passenger Services Department and to provide support to the Board of Directors and Trustees.

Note: The Passenger Services Department covers customer facing volunteers such those who act as train stewards, ticket inspectors, shop staff, Booking Office clerks, catering staff etc.

Start Date 

To be agreed

Time commitment 

Typically about 10-20 hours per week, exact hours are flexible, see location.


Some home based - attendance at Board and Management meetings at Chinnor and provide a presence on the trains on some operating days.

Main tasks

  • To lead the strategic planning and development of all services provided by the Passenger Services Department. These include on-train services such as catering, bar sales and stewards activities; also station ticket office, Cambrian catering, and shop.
  • To lead and support / represent the Passenger Services Department at Management and Board meetings.
  • To arrange mentoring, training and assessment of Passenger Services volunteers.
  • To ensure a list of current Passenger Services Department volunteers is maintained, including within the list their capabilities and qualifications.
  • To ensure that a roster is distributed in a timely manner by the Roster Clerk for each operating day covering all of the duties required.
  • To promote efficient use of resources.

  • Proven management experience and a keenness for providing good customer experience.
  • Tact, diplomacy and good interpersonal skills and a pleasant telephone manner are essential.
  • Home access to electronic (internet) communications.
  • Experience with using Microsoft Office especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work as a team leader and a team player.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.

What we can offer you

Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to:

  • Have the satisfaction of helping to preserve some of the region's heritage
  • Learn or try new things and develop new skills
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give back to the community 

Additional Information

An interest in heritage railways would be an asset but is by no means essential.

Get in touch

If you think you think this opportunity could be for you, please contact:

Email:   marketing@chinnorrailway.co.uk

Company Secretary
Email:   cosec@chinnorrailway.co.uk


For further details, please email cosec@chinnorrailway.co.uk or call 07979 055366 for an ‘informal chat’.

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