The Society is always looking for volunteers
who can help run and develop the NGRS, and we currently have several
vacancies. If you can help, we would be delighted – please get in touch
with the Secretary, Steve Barber at
or 246 Hillbury Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9TP.
We are looking for a Membership Assistant. At the moment
this will be a ‘shadowing’ role so that you can learn the processes involved
in maintaining our membership data and the renewal process. Eventually you
will be expected to take over the bulk of the work.
We would also like to recruit a Publicity Officer to
progress the Society’s image and presence. Ideally you would be involved
in running and manning our stand at the Statfold open days, and this might
be extended to other appropriate venues. Beyond that, we have no fixed
ideas as to how the task might be approached, although the use of social
media and PR would be beneficial. Experience is not essential.
Members’ visits to lines otherwise difficult-to-access
have become very popular and we would like to have on board two volunteers
to develop this activity both in the north and the south of the UK – the
latter from the end of the 2020 season. Duties would involve identifying
potential lines, negotiating access, and organising the visits themselves.
Publicity / Exhibition
The Publicity Officer would be
required to attend Various Railways with the Society Stand and organises
publicity to raise the profile of the Society in addition to encouraging new
members. Some liaison with the general railway press will also be required.
This role could be divided North and South and the Committee are prepared to
split this role further to suit applicant’s circumstances. The Society would
be happy to have many members acting as Publicity Assistants, undertaking
this role on a local level or with an individual Railway
Northern Visits Assistant
This role is required to
identify and arrange visits to private lines and private areas of public
lines in the Northern half of the UK, to liaise with the Visits Officer
The Committee is always pleased
to be offered assistance with administering the Society. It should be noted
that several of the committee members are fulfilling more than one role and
it would be prudent to reduce their commitments.
Assistance in organising visits
and AGMs etc. is also gratefully accepted and is usually required on a
If you believe you are able to
help in any of the forgoing areas or you are prepared to give general
assistance including assisting in cataloguing our library (books, images,
moving images/ other) please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary or any
other Committee member for further information.