The Weardale Railway is an exciting opportunity in bringing back train travel to the dale, a 16-mile-long heritage line which requires regular maintenance and inspection.
This is a physical role which will involve heavy lifting and carrying, working outdoors in all weathers, sometimes four seasons in an hour!
Working as part of a team undertaking maintenance of the line including, re-sleepering, ballast tipping, vegetation clearing and fish plate greasing.
Liaising with other members of the Track team
Is over 18
Is a punctual time keeper
Is physically fit
Willing to undertake training and attend briefings
Is able to follow instructions
Is Health & Safety Conscious
Can be good team player
Can be a good communicator
Has the ability to be non-judgemental and acknowledge an individual's right to space
Ideally is First aid trained (but this is desirable not a requirement)
Weardale Railway Wolsingham Depot and then out on the track
You will be asked to provide and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, role/activity dependent. We will train you in Personal Track Safety and provide a High Visibility Vest. The Auckland Project is unable to reimburse travel expenses.
t’s an exciting time! Your volunteering will be directly contributing to the regeneration of Bishop Auckland.
In joining our community of custodians, you should find that every time you volunteer, you will be setting off on an adventure, where you can achieve a sense of wellbeing, which may well include: --feeling good, smiling lots, finding or enhancing skills, meeting new people, achieving a sense of purpose and having fun. It may well be an opportunity to rediscover/discover you
What’s in it for me?
The chance to do something different
Experience, challenge, a development and ‘CV-building’ opportunity – ‘a chance to grow’
Learn new skills which are transferable
Work outdoors and as part of a team
What’s in it for the Auckland Project?
Enthusiastic, informed, kind, responsible people – ‘The Right Stuff’! – representing The Auckland Project