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The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is starting delivery of a major national lottery funded project that will provide interpretation across the railway; develop skills; conserve historic buildings at Boston Lodge. This is an exciting time with the recent World Heritage Site announcement with which the project has close links and shared ambitions to make a positive impact in the area.

To deliver this ambitious program will be the Heritage Project Manager (already in post) along with an Interpretation Officer, a Training and Events Supervisor, an Engineering Volunteer Supervisor, a Work Placement Officer and a Construction Project Manager.  There will also be three trainee posts covering Interpretation, Works Administration and Project Management. All posts will be advertised on this website.

Training and Events Supervisor

A key post for the project is the Training and Events supervisor who will help to organise and then deliver skills training and subsequent record-keeping for engineering volunteers. The successful applicant will also help to facilitate workshops for schools and interested members of the public.

Work Placement Officer

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is looking for an enthusiastic Work Placement Officer to support the skills strand of a major National Lottery funded project that will provide interpretation across the railway, develop skills, and conserve buildings. This is an exciting time with the recent World Heritage Site announcement with which the project has close links and shared ambitions to make a positive impact in the area.

Construction Project Manager

The FFWHR is looking for a part-time Construction Project Manager with experience of construction, including conservation to support the delivery of the construction phase of a major project by providing day to day contact with the contractor on site and liaising with Boston Lodge Staff to keep the site operational.

Trainees

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway has three trainee posts available as part of the Interpretation and Boston Lodge Project funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

Two of the posts, in interpretation and project management, will suit graduates who are looking for experience in the heritage sector and one further post will suit someone looking for experience of administration in an engineering environment.

The project has three key strands:  interpretation across the railway, developing skills, and conserving buildings. This is a particularly exciting time with the recent World Heritage Site announcement for the Slate Landscapes of North Wales with which the project has close links and shared ambitions to make a positive impact in the area.

The 2 year full-time traineeships, starting in September and attracting the living wage, are part of the skills strand of the project and this is an excellent opportunity for the right individuals to develop skills in a heritage environment where there are few formal courses. 

Applications should be sent to nlhfapplications@ffwhr.com

Interpretation Trainee – Applications closed
Project Management Trainee – Applications closed
Works Administration Trainee – Readvertised, new closing date 11th August

Whilst we would welcome applications from anyone with the right to live and work in the UK we are keen to promote the use of the Welsh language within the workplace, and the development of heritage skills within Wales therefore we would encourage applications from those who speak or are learning the language, and those who come from Wales and / or trained in Wales and are looking for opportunities to use and develop their skills within the heritage sector in Wales.

Works Administration Trainee

This will suit a highly organised candidate with qualifications at A-level or NVQ 3 who already has good organisational and IT skills but who would like to work in an engineering environment and gain experience in what is required behind the scenes to keep a large engineering works running smoothly. They will work with the Boston Lodge Works Administrator.

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are two of the UK’s most popular heritage railways, located in the heart of picturesque Snowdonia. Our offer, aimed firmly at the tourism market place, stands out as being best in class. A major employer in the local area, we provide employment for civil engineers, mechanical engineers, woodworkers and joiners, as well as jobs in hospitality and tourism. We are a family here at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, where staff members feel valued.

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