2024 Season

We do not generally recruit at this time of year but please do check back to this page regularly for updates.


Take a look at our jobs leaflet via the link below which will provide a little more detail on the types of positions we have available from time to time.

Jobs Leaflet

Marine Operational Roles

We are not currently recruiting for marine roles. Please check back to this page for updates as and when we have them.

Railway Operational Roles

Permanent Way Operative/Track Labourer

The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company Permanent Way Dept. are looking for a new team member to contribute to the repair and maintenance of the track and to learn about the aspects of Permanent Way operations with the objective of building and retaining an appropriate skills base for the sector.

Job Description: Due to the nature of the work, the majority of the time will be spent working outside in all (except extreme) weather conditions and can be physically demanding. The trainee will be involved in, but not limited to, the following tasks: -

  • Lifting and packing of rail joints.
  • Sleeper replacement.
  • Rail replacement.
  • Oiling of switches.
  • Maintenance and loading of rail lubricators.
  • Assisting in the control of vegetation to ensure adequate sight lines; reduce the risk of fire; to enhance the appearance of the track bed and surrounding areas.
  • Assisting as required with minor building, painting, drainage works, and related on-going maintenance of off-track assets.
  • You will be required to comply with the Railway rules and regulations and adhere to all safety requirements as set out by the Railway. The standard railway industry drink and drug policies will apply to this safety critical post.

Knowledge & Skill: None required. On the job training will be given.

Experience & Qualifications: No experience is necessary but mechanical/engineering experience is preferred.

Personal Qualities:

  • Willing to learn Work Requirements.
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Have no mobility limitations.
  • Be a good team member.
  • Be computer literate.

You may be asked to work additional hours as and when required.


  • A thoroughly enjoyable day out - I was very impressed with the organisation, it was always very clear where we were supposed to go and what time we were supposed to be somewhere - would happily do it again.
  • Nostalgic day out - Had a great day on the steam railway and paddleboat with my family. Fantastic views during the railway trip and equally excellent views, and commentary, during the river cruise. Well worth the cost, friendly and helpful staff.
  • Lovely trip - The steam railway train is brilliant, the iconic click-clacking of the train was enjoyable to listen to and and the train ride had stunning views. The short ferry was also lovely (only about a minute or two).

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