The SDR is mainly operated by volunteers but does have a small number of paid staff.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team.

We currently have a vacancy for a paid Finance Administrator, please see below for details.

Finance Administrator

This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team of paid employees at the South Devon Railway as the Finance Administrator, reporting to the General Manager. Primarily based within the Company’s administrative offices at Buckfastleigh Station, you will manage and take direct responsibility for South Devon Railway’s (SDR) group of companies bookkeeping and accounting functions utilising relevant accounting software including Sage and Xero. You will also manage the SDR’s payroll using Iris Pay-Master software.

The South Devon Railway provides a varied workplace, operating a 7 mile steam railway, a model shop and a major engineering business that caries out contract work for other heritage railways along with mainline operators. The SDR has a small team of paid staff along with a large base of dedicated volunteers, and is currently looking to expand business following a successful season in 2021 after the opening up post-COVID-19 restrictions easing.

The successful applicant will also benefit from enrolment onto the company pension scheme, free travel on SDR train services, quarter price travel on National Rail services and free on-site parking.

For full details and how to apply please click here for the Job Description.

Applications are open until Friday 15th September, although may close earlier.