The Engineering Volunteers Leader is Iain Wilkinson, known to all at the railway having been involved for nearly three decades, most latterly as the Director of Volunteering (a role he has now relinquished). Iain will be doing a staggered start as he withdraws from current roles over the next few months. Iain will be based in the project office at Boston Lodge, reporting to Edwina Bell as the Heritage Project Manager.
Iain brings the combination of engineering skills and experience of working with and developing volunteers that will benefit the wider volunteer management across the organisation.
Iain comments ‘The railway has been a huge part of my life for nearly all of it! The NLHF draws together so many of my passions: enthusiastic people, new volunteers, heritage and training. This is a huge opportunity for the organisation to develop and grow its crucial volunteer base. I thought, therefore, this was the right time to apply for a role and to be able to dedicate more time to this amazing work.’