Community Rail Recruitment

Partnership Officer
Community Rail Cumbria

Salary: £25,951 – £26,822

Closing date: 04/05/17

Community Rail Cumbria brings together the three Cumbrian Community Rail Partnerships for the Cumbrian Coast Line, the Furness Line and the Lakes Line.

Each Partnership brings together a range of local authorities, train operating companies and other stakeholders in order to develop rail services for the economic and social well-being of the county.

This is an opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a genuine commitment to community development and skilled in areas such as communication, negotiation and presentation to join a small successful team. Candidates must be outward-looking, flexible in approach and possess the ability to initiate and develop community-based projects within a complex industry. Ensuring financial viability through differing funding sources is integral to the role.

Primary focus will be on developing the Furness and Lakes lines with a keen eye to supporting the wider local rail network and an appreciation of regional rail activities. Working closely with public, private and voluntary sector partners this post offers a unique blend of variety, creative challenge and the opportunity to make a real difference. Appointment to this post is subject to advanced vetting checks.

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Development Officer
Community Rail Norfolk

Salary: circa £28,000

Closing date: 25/04/17

Community Rail Norfolk exists to help successfully develop local rail services for the benefit of local communities, by fostering and championing a partnership approach between the railway operator and all stakeholders who benefit from a thriving train service. The essence of the role is to liaise with all partners, and the community, to develop and implement initiatives that increase use of the railways, and indirectly support local tourism and economic growth.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within a similar partnership arrangement and will be able to demonstrate methods employed to achieve the stated goals. As well as working positively and proactively with partners, you will also possess the ability to attract and retain a team of volunteers to assist with the meeting Community Rail Norfolk’s objectives.

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