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Job Opportunity: Chief Executive, Oxfordshire

Friday 14th December 2018

Great Western Society Limited are looking for an experienced, innovative and commercially aware Chief Executive at its Didcot Railway Centre.

This newly created role reporting to the Board of Trustees and leading a senior team of paid staff and volunteers will be responsible for the commercial development of Didcot Railway Centre; whilst delivering good financial management, governance and stewardship of its resources. The postholder will also direct the management of our exhibition strategy to successfully engage existing and new audiences.  

This is an incredibly exciting time for the organisation. The new Chief Executive will lead the change.  They wish to achieve their vision to be a nationally accredited independent organisation, while operating as a working museum dedicated to the Great Western Railway, providing suitable facilities to demonstrate the restoration and the maintenance of their Collection, and be open to the public for the enjoyment, benefit and education of the community.  

Their ideal candidate would have proven senior leadership and management experience and be able to inspire and motivate a diverse team of individuals including staff, members and volunteers. An applicant pack with the full job description and person specification is available here. In return Great Western Society is offering an attractive salary package.

Applications can be submitted by sending a full CV and two-page covering statement explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why the role is of interest to you. Applications should be sent to The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14th December 2018.