Regional Development Lead (North West & Central region)

As Regional Development Lead for the North West & Central region, you’ll make a huge difference to the lives of those that work and use the railways in the region. You’ll support Samaritans in their life saving suicide prevention work.

As Regional Development Lead, you’ll be an expert advisory support link for the rail industries and local community partners. You’ll have experience of stakeholder engagement and partnership working. Warm, personable and friendly, you’ll be able to build and maintain relationships with many different groups of people.

£32,850 per annum 

Fixed term contract until September 2024  

Full time (35 hours per week)

Home-based but requires extensive travel 

We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your preferences 

What makes this role unique?

You’ll be working for Samaritans, delivering their aims, whilst also working on the frontline and supporting an industry in their efforts to reduce suicide. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge on suicide prevention in the sector, specially to the rail sector and more generally.

Samaritans is proud of winning many awards for their partnership and campaigns within the industry. This is a unique chance to build on this success and make a real difference to people’s lives. 

Emotional Resilience 

Please note, this role will involve being regularly exposed to detailed information on the specifics of rail fatalities which may be upsetting. We will discuss this with you at interview stage however this role does require high levels of emotional resilience. Samaritans supports employees by clinical supervisions from trauma specialists. The programme team is very close and supportive of each other. 

Job Description is found here

Employee Benefits:

We offer some brilliant benefits including flexible working, family-friendly policies, and training to support your development. You'll have 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and we match your pension contribution up to 5%. You can claim money back via a Health Cash Plan and wellbeing options including a free subscription to Headspace and a Perk Box account.


Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and a 2 page cover letter outlining what attracted to this role, your transferable skills and experience. 

This role will close for applications at 9 am on Friday 1 December. Video interviews are scheduled for 7, 8 and 11 December.