Job Vacancies

This webpage lists job vacancies at Bluebell Railway. For volunteer vacancies, please visit our volunteering page.

 

Head Chef for the Golden Arrow and Dining Trains

Offers of a competitive salary  

If you are the type of person that wants and enjoys a challenge, If you like something a bit unusual and thrive working in a fast-paced kitchen environment where no two days are the same, how would you like to work at Britain’s best steam heritage railway?

This is a uniquely challenging opportunity in a place like no other.

Bluebell Railway is looking for a capable and creative Head Chef that will manage the day-to-day delivery of high-quality food products – from our busy restaurant, our satellite food outlets and temporary events and pop-ups, to our on-board catering services (yes, on the train!) this includes our prestigious Golden Arrow service.

Our Golden Arrow Silver Service Dining Train runs on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, with additional dining services and weddings during seasonal periods. Customers joining us on the Golden Arrow are often celebrating a special occasion or looking to dine out in style. It is a place to make a name for yourself.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we grow our catering team and develop the catering offerings across the railway, and you could be an integral part of that story, managing a new kitchen team and creating new menus.

The Head Chef will be a confident team leader and along with the other staff in catering and across the wider railway, they will ensure quality service in line with Bluebell procedures and standards. Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible with an organised and can-do attitude. The Head Chef would be expected to have an awareness of the commercial aspects involved in running a profitable catering service.

The role will require mid-week and weekend working, including bank holidays. The role is 40 hours per week. Due to the location, applicants must have their own transport (parking available on site)

Benefits:

  • 23 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Membership of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society
  • Discounts at Bluebell Railway food outlets
  • 75% reduced rate travel on the national rail network (railcard can be applied for after a successful probation period).

If you would like any further information, please contact Personnel and Administration Manager Lisa Boyle: lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com

 

Kitchen Assistant

Bluebell Railway is looking for a Kitchen Assistant for its catering department.

The post will entail working in a busy kitchen to assist the Chef’s in food preparation and undertake general kitchen duties to maintain hygiene standards.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a strong team player.

The role will require flexible mid-week and weekend working based on a five-day week. Due to the remote location, own transport is essential.

If you would like any further information, please contact Personnel and Administration Manager Lisa Boyle: lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com

 

Kitchen Porter (Weekends)

Bluebell Railway is looking for a Kitchen Porter for its catering department.

The post will entail working in a busy kitchen to assist the kitchen staff by undertaking general kitchen duties and maintaining hygiene standards.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a strong team player.

This role requires weekend working. Due to the remote location, own transport is essential.

If you would like any further information, please contact Personnel and Administration Manager Lisa Boyle: lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com

 

Golden Arrow Evening Waiting Staff  (Saturday Evenings)

Bluebell Railway is looking for waiting staff for our prestigious Golden Arrow Dining Train.

The post will entail serving a 3 course meal to our visitors, as well as general waiting/service duties and maintaining hygiene and quality standards.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a strong team player.

This role requires weekend working. Due to the remote location, own transport is essential.

If you would like any further information, please contact Personnel and Administration Manager Lisa Boyle: lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com

 

 

Chef de Partie

If you are the type of person that likes something a bit unusual, and thrives working in a fast-paced kitchen environment where no two days are the same, how would you like to work at one of Britain’s busiest steam heritage railways?

This is a uniquely challenging opportunity in a place like no other.

Bluebell Railway is looking for a Chef de Partie that will assist the Head Chef and team with the day-to-day delivery of high-quality food products – from our busy restaurant, our satellite food outlets and temporary events and pop-ups, to our on-board catering services (yes, on the train!) this includes our prestigious Golden Arrow service.

Our Golden Arrow Silver Service Dining Train runs on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, with additional dining services and weddings during seasonal periods. Customers joining us on the Golden Arrow are often celebrating a special occasion or looking to dine out in style.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we grow our catering team and develop the catering offerings across the railway, and you could be a part of that story.

The Chef-de-Partie will be a team player and along with the other staff in catering and across the wider railway, they will contribute to the provision of quality service in line with Bluebell procedures and standards. Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible with an organised and can-do attitude.

The role will require mid-week and weekend working, including bank holidays. The role is 40 hours per week. Due to the location, applicants must have their own transport (parking available on site)

Benefits:

• 21 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
• Membership of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society
• Discounts at Bluebell Railway food outlets and a free meal while on shift.
• 75% reduced rate travel on the national rail network (railcard can be applied for after a successful probation period).

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

 

Casual catering staff

We have immediate vacancies for catering staff at all grades.

This includes casual catering assistants and kitchen porters to assist in our catering outlets across our stations.

Hours are flexible to suit, weekend working essential. Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and a strong team player.

Own transport is essential.

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