Permanent Way Supervisor 


Full time, 40 hours, permanent staff contract


The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust owns and operates East Anglia’s longest heritage railway which currently runs between Dereham and Wymondham Abbey, with plans to restore the line northwards to North Elmham and County School.


Due to the continued success of the railway, we are currently looking to employ a Permanent Way Supervisor. The ideal applicant will have come from either a heritage or railway industry background and to be able to demonstrate previous track maintenance experience, preferably also having had time working within a volunteer organisation. Qualifications in permanent way maintenance and machinery would also be considered an advantage.


The job will require both a hands-on approach and office time in order to maintain and develop the railway’s records and paperwork, along with developing the railway’s volunteer skill base and competencies. The ability to work unsupervised whilst delivering to agreed targets and being able to communicate to the railways management updates on progress and issues is a must.


This post is full time, based in Dereham, Norfolk, and includes weekend and unsociable hours working with a normal 40 hour working week including breaks.


It may suit someone approaching retirement who wishes a new challenge, but also someone earlier in their career who wants to expand their horizons. Remuneration will be based on experience.


For more information, please email


Written applications to by noon on Friday 19th November 2021, giving details of your relevant experience and a telephone number where you may be contacted.



We are always looking for volunteers, further information here.