Job Vacancies

Carriage & Wagon Fitter

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the maintenance, repair and restoration of the railway’s historic collection of carriages & wagons.

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 fitting mechanical parts, welding and fabricating, pipework, and knowledge of electrical systems.

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

The Carriage and Wagon Works operates 7 days per week and weekend working is required.

The closing date for applications is 7th June 2019.

If you are interested please call Lisa on 01825 724884 or use the contact form below.

Safety Assurance Clerical Assistant


The Safety & Assurance team are looking for a volunteer to help collate accident & incidents information, produce reports, file information and provide general support across a whole range of day to day safety and assurance administration tasks.

As this is a volunteer role, availability and hours are subject to mutual agreement, however some weekly help would be useful
but not essential.

Applicants will need to be computer literate, organised and ideally have some knowledge of spreadsheets & metrics.

If you are interested please use the contact form below.

Volunteer Car park attendants

We are looking for volunteers to help during our busy events to oversee our visitor parking by directing and managing our customers to available spaces and helping answer relevant queries.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and a good communicator. The role would require duties for 3 to 4 hours at a time, usually morning or afternoon.  Refreshments will be provided!

Applicants must have their own transport.

To register your interest please call Lisa on 01825 724884 or use the contact form below.

Kitchen Porter

The Bluebell Railway has a vacancy for a Kitchen Porter.

The post will entail working in a busy kitchen to assist the Chefs in food preparation and undertake basic kitchen duties to maintain hygiene standards and assist in the efficient operation of the kitchen.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a strong team player. The role will require flexible mid-week and weekend working.

Applicants must have their own transport.

For an application form or further information please contact Lisa on 01825 724884 or use the contact form below:

Catering Department seeking volunteers

The Catering Department are seeking volunteer staff for our various outlets at Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and East Grinstead and our premier Golden Arrow dining train and Lounge car service providing a first class experience at weekends and during the evening.

Our Buffets open before the first train departs and closes after the last train arrive back at Sheffield Park.

Trains run every weekend and also run midweek from April through to December. If you have experience of retail that would be an advantage, but no experience is required. All training and uniform would be provided.

Volunteers would work on a regular rota depending on their availability.

The role in the buffets would include serving customers with snacks, drinks and may involve stocking shelves during the day to replenish stock and clearing tables.  It can be a busy environment during peak times.

The Golden Arrow dining train and Wealden Rambler require you to serve on a moving train.

In addition to the satisfaction gained from working in a heritage railway environment, there is an opportunity to enjoy staff discounts on a range of goods and services.

If you like working and meeting people then this could be the role for you.

You will need to become a working member of the railway to be a volunteer. Please look on our website for more details.

If you think this is something you could do then to join this fantastic team of volunteers please contact Simon or Megan on 01825 724881 or complete the Contact Form below

Education Volunteer

The education department of the Bluebell Railway is expanding and needs you!

Roles may include;

  • Be part of our exciting new exhibition as an interpreter (opening Summer 2018).
  • Conduct fun science experiments.
  • Assist with family event days.
  • Guide school parties around our exhibits.
  • Facilitate outdoor education.
  • Escort school parties on the steam trains.
  • Get creative.
  • Dress up and role-play in our ‘WW2’ evacuation experience.
  • Gain experience and build an attractive C.V.

We are looking for people with an interest in Heritage Learning. If you like working with people of all ages, are a good communicator, want to learn new skills and share some of your own, then this could be the volunteering opportunity for you.

Contact Ruth on 01825 720800 or use the Contact Form below to register your interest and find out more.

Buildings Manager

The successful applicant will be responsible for the inspection, repair and maintenance of the company’s buildings.

Building management, architectural, design, surveying, construction or similar qualifications/experience are necessary to effectively undertake this role.

This is a volunteer post that carries no remuneration or specific hours of duty. However, the successful applicant will require sufficient time and flexibility to effectively undertake this role and have the appropriate technical competencies to meet the professional requirements of the post.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job contact Lisa on 01825 724884, or use the Contact Form below.