Current voluntary vacancies

Twyford Waterworks Trust is a Registered Charity set up in 1985 to conserve and interpret Twyford Waterworks, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, as a museum for the water industry.  The Trust has no paid employees and is run entirely by volunteers. 


The Trust seeks to recruit a Chairman


This is an unpaid post involving leadership of the Board of Trustees and the provision of guidance to ensure that the aims of the Trust are upheld.  Ideally, candidates will have management experience in the heritage and/or museum environment.  Interpersonal skills at all levels are essential.


The responsibilities of the Chairman include:

           Leadership of the Board of Trustees, Site Management Team and other Trust activities

           Oversight of the work of the Officers of the Trust and others with responsibilities, to ensure all aspects of running the Trust is in order

           Liaison with the Trust’s landlord, Southern Water Services and their representatives

           To be an ambassador for the Trust by working with other Museums and Heritage bodies

           Management of the volunteers through the Volunteer and Events Manager

We welcome applications from both men and women.


For further information and to register your interest in this post, please email:

March 2014


The Trust seeks to recruit a Resources Manager


This is a new unpaid post for a volunteer to provide support to the Chairman, Trustees, Management Team and volunteers.


The responsibilities of the Resources Manager will include:

           Maintain and carry out a schedule of essential actions eg: reviews and renewals of agreements, affiliations and statutory requirements

           Review, develop and maintain role profiles for all volunteer positions, and maintain a record of volunteers’ training

           Compile and issue written reports for the Trust’s Annual Report and for affiliate Associations

           Work with the Chairman and Management Team to ensure that all Actions agreed at meetings are carried out and fully documented

           Liaise with external organisations

We welcome applications from both men and women.


For further information and to register your interest in this post, please email: 

March 2014



Health & Safety is of paramount importance to our operation, and we have taken the opportunity of reviewing this position as part of our Return to Steam Project. This position reports directly to the Hon. Chairman and the Board of Trustees.

Overall Purpose

Ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the health and safety of everyone working and/or visiting the Twyford Waterworks site


1        Review, monitor and amend as necessary, the Twyford Waterworks Trust’s (the Trust) Health and Safety (H & S) policy and procedures

2        Ensure that all personnel working at the site are aware of the Trust’s H & S policy, procedures and risk assessments

3        Ensure that the site complies with the relevant safety legislation as far as is reasonably practicable.

4        Carry out relevant training for personnel, to ensure safe practices are understood and adhered to

5        Carry out risk assessments for work activities, and ensure procedures are in place for personnel to be aware of them as appropriate Encourage lead volunteers to carry out the assessments for their projects.

6        Carry out inspections from time to time to check that H & S procedures are being followed, including an annual inspection to be undertaken jointly with Southern Water

7        Investigate any accident or H & S concern and report findings to the Trustees, and make amendments to procedures if appropriate

8        Keep appropriate records relating to H & S issues, and ensure that all equipment certification is up to date

9        Keep up to date with new legislation and changes affecting the role

10      Advise on a range of areas affecting H & S, such as signage, noise levels, protective equipment, safe use of machinery, and others relevant to the site

Please contact the Trust Chairman Graham Feldwick for further details


Steam Team (new positions due to Return to Steam Project)

We are currently putting together a team to operate and maintain the Babcock boiler and Hathorn Davey engine once they have been restored. Although steam experience will be welcomed we will be providing full training as part of the return to steam project and there are opportunities at all levels to get involved.


Other opportunities to join us

Steam or diesel engineering; boilers; carpentry; site or building maintenance; office administration; customer service; painting & decorating; grass cutting; track laying; running machinery; help with selling admission tickets; preparing and serving food in the tea room – we have room for you in any of these and many other capacities.



Please contact the Chairman Graham Feldwick on 01929 552973 or email







Last Updated: Wednesday 26th March 2014