Could you help us grow as part of our staff team? We’re looking for an experienced administrator to join us for 18 hours per week between now and the end of September 2019. We can offer a busy team environment, flexibility with your hours, and 4 weeks’ holiday. See ad below for more details:


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This is our vision for the Machine Shop…turning it into the ‘engine room’ of our project.

Our theory is that the skills training we can facilitate in the back of the building can make the whole site work better: we can improve access, help the narrow gauge railway come to life, build some of the smaller new buildings we need (like vehicle garages for maintenance work on our Land Rovers), and so on. Meanwhile, the front will be available for us to try out loads of different things – a pop up restaurant one weekend, an indoor gig venue the next, and during the week a great space for school children to learn about our proud history in.

It’s a theory that we put to the BIG Lottery in September 2017, and in February this year we got the magic phone call to say we’d been awarded £1.1m to make this part of the overall project happen. It’ll be starting this Summer and open (with a new roof, new windows and toilets, kitchen and classroom) Spring 2019.


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