Job Vacancies

Bar Staff, Restaurant Staff, Silver Service Waiting Staff

The Bluebell Railway has vacancies for casual shift work mid-week and weekends and on seasonal contract with various hours to suit.

For more details or to apply contact Simon Barker, Catering Manager on or 01825 724881

Locomotive Works Apprentice

An exciting opportunity in the Bluebell Railway’s Locomotive Department.

The post holder will undertake a course study in mechanical engineering and will carry out supervised work and training in the Locomotive Works on the repair and maintenance of steam locomotives.

A level of competence in the operation of hand and machine tools and electric and gas welding is preferred.

Educational standard must be 4-9 in Maths, English and Science.

This is initially a two year funded placement.

The Locomotive Works operates 7 days a week and some weekend working may be required.

Contact Lisa Boyle on or 01825 724884 for an application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th June 2018.

Pullman Car Restoration Fitter

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the restoration to working order of the historic Pullman Carriage “Car 54” focussing on the overhaul and manufacture of mechanical parts & brake gear, 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 and fabricating, pipework, and electrical systems. This is a full-time post for a two 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.

The Carriage and Wagon Works operates 7 days per week, and some weekend working may be required.

Contact Lisa Boyle on or 01825 724884 for an application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th June 2018.

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 on 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 Rowatt on or 01825 720800 to register your interest and find out more.

Volunteer to support our Social Media activity

As the Bluebell Railway gears up for its 60th Anniversary celebrations over the next 3 years, starting with the commemoration of the closure of the British Railway operations in March 2018, it is looking for a volunteer to support the Commercial department in its Social Media activity around the planned events. The successful applicant will work closely with the Commercial team and the Delivery Group for the Diamond Jubilee to ensure all PR opportunities are exploited on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.

The applicant must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a flair for creative copy-writing and a proven track record of using a range of social media channels.

If you believe you have the right attributes for this post and can commit the time required to ensure all channels are updated on the latest news relevant to the event, please email your CV and contact details to:  or telephone 01825 724884 to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

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 competences to meet the professional requirements of the post.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job please send your CV to or contact 01825 724884.