Who we are
Railway Paths was established in 1998 in the wake of the privatisation of British Rail. Twenty-five years on, they now have an estate that encompasses nearly 300km of public paths on 950 hectares of ex-railway land and circa 750 structures. They lease land to partners who manage the paths and public access and fund the maintenance of structures from the commercial management of the estate and ad hoc grants.
Their goal is to have the estate funded and managed as a public asset, either through permanent public sector funding, or by returning it to public sector ownership.
Railway Paths is looking for three new trustees to help them achieve their goals, not only the strategic engagement with the Department for Transport, but also the ongoing objectives of bringing ex-railway assets back into public use and conserving the heritage.
Railways Path’s board is collegiate, working in a spirit of mutual trust with the employed staff. They are looking for new trustees to join them, who bring competencies in:
- Conservation, inspection, and maintenance of ex-railway bridges and structures;
- Estates management, land surveying and development
- Acquisitions, disposals, project and charity management
Additionally, to achieve its strategic goal, the charity needs to develop knowledge and skills in working with the Department for Transport at a strategic level (director general &/ ministerial).
For further information about Railway Paths and the role of trustee, please download the Candidate Information.
How to Apply
If you are interested in becoming a trustee at Railway Paths, please provide the following:
-An up to date CV or link to your LinkedIn profile
-A short supporting statement outlining your motivations for applying
For an informal discussion, please contact Melissa Baxter on 07789 985229 / [email protected]
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2023
Interview with Railway Paths: Week commencing 25th September 2023
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