Heritage Railway Association


HRA Senior Executive - the hunt is on for our new full-time person

Senior Executive - the hunt is on ......

We’re looking for a full-time Senior Executive, to help us handle our increasingly busy role, supporting railways and members across the UK.
We are not only the voice of Britain’s heritage rail industry. These days, we provide support across every possible aspect of heritage rail ownership, management and operation. Every day, we see a steady stream of enquiries. We carry out vital work in concert with the ORR. In addition, we stage events for training, development, knowledge-sharing and entertainment.

And we supervise the work of numerous specialist committees, and manage a vast and constantly-growing library of guidance notes, technical documents and information papers.

Until now, all that work has been shared across a core group of volunteers, from answering the telephone and handling emails, to keeping tabs on subscriptions and accounts, with a vast amount of associated administration. But the workload continues to increase.

To ensure we continually improve our service to the heritage rail sector, we need a dedicated full-time pair of hands. The role of Senior Executive will include making sure all our day-to-day operations run smoothly, supervising our programme of events, liaising with members, and managing our public presence.

The right candidate will also be able to help us develop new systems, processes and policies, improve our communications, and help us navigate towards a more efficient and effective HRA, even better suited to the growing and changing needs of its members.

The decision to make this appointment has been welcomed, indeed encouraged, by members, and has been agreed by the Board of Directors.

We’ll be pleased to receive applications from within, and outside, the heritage rail and tourism sectors. We’re looking for someone with proven business management experience. The job is full-time, but, home-based, anywhere in the UK. I believe that this is both a great job and a unique one, with real immersion in heritage rail on a daily basis; and it represents another step up in the way the HRA is changing, to meet the growing demands of our sector.

Readers who are interested in finding out more should contact Ms Sally Lanji of Berry Recruitment, with an initial email to Sally.Lanji@berryrecruitment.co.uk

Brian Simpson - HRA Chairman

Richard Barnes