Seasonal Railway Positions - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Various locations across the Isle of Man

Job Reference: DOI-013571

Closing Date: 03/01/2022

Salary: Detailed below in advert

Department: Department of Infrastructure

Hours Per week: Various

About the Role

We are looking for motivated individuals to provide a professional service to customers using the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway over the 2022 summer season, which begins early 2022. You will need to possess excellent customer service skills, and be flexible in approach to working.

The positions available are:

Seasonal Horse Tram Driver

(Skill Zone 2/Pay Band 5) - £21,423 - £26,039 pro rata per annum

Within this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Driving the horse tram
  • Stopping at tram stops to pick up and drop off passengers, checking they are safely on board before resuming the journey
  • Keeping to a strict timetable, arriving at each stop on schedule
  • Looking after the welfare and safety of each tram horse when driving

Seasonal Horse Tram Conductor

(Skill Zone 1/Pay Band 2) - £20,402 - £22,393 pro rata per annum

Within this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Working in the passenger section of the tram, single or double-decker
  • Using an electronic ticket machine when issuing tickets and collecting fares
  • Preparing and checking of trams prior to them going into service each day
  • Answering queries about the route, fares and timetables

Seasonal Stable Hand

(Skill Zone 1/Pay Band 2) - £20,402 - £22,393 pro rata per annum

Within this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Grooming and feeding horses
  • Accompanying the tram horses from the stables to the trams at change times
  • Cleaning, feeding and attending to the general welfare of the tram horses
  • Mucking out, moving hay and sweeping of the yard
  • Give Guide Tours of the stables as and when required

The nature of the work means that you will need to be flexible in approach. Overtime, weekend work and unsociable hours and the necessity to work on Public Holidays are a requirement with the post for which enhanced rates of pay are applicable.

More details of the duties of the posts can be obtained from Mark Edwards on Tel No: 01624 697478 or email:

A uniform will be provided.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

About the Department of Infrastructure

To find out more about what life is like working for the Department of Infrastructure, watch our video starring our wonderful employees talking about their careers within the Department.

Your Benefits

​​​​​​​We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us. 

​​​​​​​Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to Apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.

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