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VACANCY - Chief Executive

We are seeking a candidate with a proven track record and demonstrable enthusiasm for heritage

Didcot Railway Centre (Great Western Society Ltd)
Chief Executive

Full time (35 hours per week)

c.£45,000 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Didcot Railway Centre, the Living Museum of the Great Western Railway, in this vital leadership role. 

The Chief Executive will lead the growth and development necessary to ensure Didcot Railway Centre engages and inspires wider and more diverse audiences than ever before. Through effective management across all areas of the organisation, the Chief Executive will work closely with the Board of Directors and lead the Senior Management Team, staff and volunteers to ensure the organisation effectively achieves its ambitious aims.

The Great Western Society is looking for an individual who is ready to use their leadership and business development skills to continue the transformation of Didcot Railway Centre into a vibrant and sustainable heritage venue. With diversity and excellence at its heart, the Railway Centre provides audiences with a world-class experience. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of effective management and results-driven leadership.

The new post holder will join a small, dedicated and focused staff team, and the large highly experienced and committed community of volunteers. All are passionate about ensuring many more individuals, of all ages and from all backgrounds, can access and enjoy the heritage and history of the Great Western Railway.

We are particularly keen to hear from professionals with senior management experience in a business or non-profit organisation and with the drive and energy to create and deliver an inspirational vision and plan. An interest in history, heritage, and the story of the Great Western Railway, is desirable.


Applications close at midday on Friday 15 January 2021

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