Job Vacancies

The Bluebell Railway is offering the following exciting opportunities for Crafts persons

Machinist

This is a unique opportunity for a machinist to produce high quality parts and fittings as part of our dedicated team carrying out maintenance and repair of the railway’s historic collection of carriages and wagons.

Applicants will ideally have either completed an engineering apprenticeship or other equivalent qualification, or have appropriate experience in relevant engineering work. Skills essential for this post include machining and fitting mechanical parts, with competence in the use of lathes and milling machines.

This is a full-time post.

Pullman Car Restoration Fitter

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the restoration of Pullman Carriage “Car 54” focussing on the overhaul and manufacture of mechanical parts of the carriage bodywork, pipework and fittings.

The applicant will ideally have either completed an engineering apprenticeship, although on-the-job training will be provided to otherwise suitable applicants. Skills advantageous for this post include machining and fitting mechanical parts, welding, fabricating and pipework.

This is a full-time post for a 3 year fixed period.

Pullman Car Restoration Coachbuilder

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the restoration of Pullman Carriage “Car 54” focussing on the body restoration.
Applicants will ideally either have completed an apprenticeship appropriate to the job requirement, or have suitable experience in woodworking which is relevant to railway carriages.

This is a full-time post for a 3 year fixed period.

All applicants should be self-motivated and self-managing but also team players, and happy to work with both paid and volunteer staff alike.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk or 01825 724884 for an application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2017.

Customer Services Assistant

Part time temporary

The successful applicant will work in either our East Grinstead or Sheffield Park office, to sell and book our products at the Bluebell Railway, including our dining trains and travel services.

  • Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, have an excellent educational standard.
  • Previous customer service experience is desirable.
  • Applications must be a car driver.

The role will require flexible mid-week and weekend working. Hours to be discussed.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk or 01825 724884 for an application form or for further information.

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2017.

Casual Silver Service Waiting Staff

We are currently recruiting for Silver Service Waiting Staff to work on our Golden Arrow Pullman Dining Train.

With Pullman Cars Christine and Fingall the train recreates the fabulous “Golden Arrow” which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world.

Ideally you will have silver service or waiting experience but full training will be provided. Excellent attention to detail, exceptional customer service and ensuring high standards are consistently maintained are essential.

The train runs most Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, with the occasional Friday Lunch and Friday evening. The train is also chartered out at other times for weddings and corporate events. Subject to availability there is the ability to pick and choose the number of hours worked each week. This position is ideal for those seeking additional income on a flexible basis, or students.

  • Due to service of alcohol we are looking for people a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Own transport is essential as we are in a rural location.
  • Excellent rates of pay.

For further information or to apply please email Megan Laughlin Megan.Laughlin@bluebell-railway.co.uk or phone 01825 720821.