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Job vacancies at Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

The RAILWAY relies on volunteers to help run this World famous tourist attraction.

Voluntary roles include staffing 'Gladys' the Bar Car, Gardening, Fire-Lighting and a host of other roles across all departments.
For more information about Volunteering please see our Voluteering page.

Paid vacancies for full time and part time roles will be posted here for all departments including Catering, Retail, Operations, Signal and Telecoms, Permanent Way and more.


Duty Controller

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway as the Duty Controller. Your duties whilst being the duty controller, will be to manage the operation of the daily train service and ensuring the running of a safe and punctual railway. You will have a responsibility to safety, dealing with customer complaints, working to produce effective rosters for both paid and volunteer staff. You will also be required to become a competent Signaller and Diesel driver on the railway. As we are a seven-day-a-week railway, you need to be comfortable working varied hours and shifts including weekends and Bank holidays. This role will be a customer-facing role which no matter what you are doing within the Operations department will always be required to deliver excellent customer service. If you think you have the qualities to fulfill this role please email Ian.Botting@rhdr.org forwarding a current CV and application letter the closing date for applications will be Friday 8th December 2023 with interviews for successful applicants taking place between Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th January.

Full Time

Working Hours

40+ hours per week

Working Days


Signalling Technician

A rare and exciting job opportunity has arisen within the Signalling and Telecommunication (S&T) Department, of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, for a full-time Signalling Technician. The S&T department looks after all the fixed signalling assets which range from mechanically interlocked lever frames, electro-pneumatic signals and points, through to our 13 level crossings controlled by a mix of relay and PLC based control systems. We also have a digital block control system working over the 4G network. In addition to maintaining and repairing the existing signalling equipment. We are also developing a fibre optic-based communications system, remote asset monitoring and are planning to build at least one new signal box in the near future. Whilst we do embrace modern technologies, we also keep in mind the need to keep the period look of the visible equipment. Additionally, the S&T Department look after the electrical and radio systems on our fleet of steam and diesel locomotives. Our ideal candidate would be someone with significant practical and theoretical experience of electrical principles and control systems, but not necessarily in a railway environment. A sound working knowledge of mechanical principles, pneumatics and workshop equipment would also be beneficial. A good level of computer literacy is required and an understanding of modern IP-based communication systems would also be advantageous. An imaginative but realistic approach to problem-solving is highly desirable as often we are presented with a blank piece of paper and a problem which needs to be solved using technology. Of equal importance is finding someone who, has a thirst for knowledge, is flexible in terms of working hours and days as some weekend and callout working will be required, committed to the job and can independently approach tasks in a safe, methodical and structured manner. Whilst a significant part of the job will be workshop-based there is a considerable amount of site work so the successful candidate will need to be happy working outside in all weathers. A full UK driving license is a necessity and ideally, the successful candidate would live within 20 miles of the railway. The closing date for applications is January 5th with interviews taking place in mid to late January.

Full Time

Working Hours

40 hours

Working Days


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