Due to the review of the Senior Management Team, a vacancy has arisen for the post of:

Head of Infrastructure

Salary negotiable dependent on experience

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates trains over 18 miles of its own line and an additional 6 miles on the mainline to the seaside town of Whitby. It is one of the busiest visitor attractions in Yorkshire and with 300,000 passengers each year it carries more people than any other heritage steam railway. It is a charity and its purpose it to educate the public about the history of the line and to manage, maintain and develop its historic objects (such as heritage locomotives, carriages, archives). Over 1000 volunteers support the continued delivery of the aims and objectives of the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust working with an establishment of over 100 paid employees.

The successful applicant will take charge of the day to day management and delivery of NYMR’s infrastructure and fixed assets. Key responsibilities include directing the maintenance and renewal of 18 miles of railway, including formation, bridges and other structures, track, signalling and buildings.

Extensive in-depth experience within the railway industry is essential, preferably gained within either a civil or signal engineering environment. Membership of an appropriate professional body - i.e. chartered engineer - would be an advantage, but not essential. You must be familiar with managing safety critical activities with a good understanding of the statutory framework covering safety on the railways, general building and maintenance regulations. You will also have the support of The Infrastructure Capital Project Manager who will work alongside you. 

The person appointed will be a “leader” with good interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and motivate teams which include volunteers as well as paid employees. The ability to operate on a strategic level is a prerequisite. You must also be financially literate and capable of managing within tight budgetary constraints.

Reporting to the General Manager this is a senior position and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. You will also be required to cover the role of either Duty Operational Manager or Duty Manager on a rotational basis with other managers.

Please refer to the Job Profile relating to this position to see the exhaustive list of tasks required of the post holder, and the criteria outlined as essential for the role.

The position is a permanent contract based on 36.5 hours per week. A flexible approach to working hours is required as some weekend/general on-call work will be necessary. You will also need a full driving licence as although based in Pickering you may also be required to work at other locations on our railway

How to apply

Download the Application Form (pdf), Monitoring Form (pdf) and Job Profile (pdf) and return to:

NYMR, 12 Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ / Email: [email protected] / Tel: 01751 473799 ext *261

If you would like to discuss these positions further, please contact Chris Price on 01751 473799 ext. 221, or email [email protected] 

Closing date: Friday 28th February