Job Vacancies

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

 

Events Co-ordinator – Full Time (1 year Maternity Cover)

The Bluebell Railway has the following full-time vacancy (For maternity cover for one year)
In the Commercial Department  

 This position will be responsible for organising our special events that are held at the railway as well as supporting the Wedding and Events Coordinator. 

You will be responsible for delivering events on time and on budget, coordinating with suppliers and all event logistics and ensuring they are compliant with all the necessary health and safety and legal requirements.  

 Applicants should be highly motivated, organised, enthusiastic and a strong team player.  

 The role will require flexible mid-week and weekend working 40 hrs per week. 

Please contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com for further information or to submit your CV.  Closing date 30th June 2022 

 

LOCOMOTIVE WORKS APPRENTICE

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 required.
Educational standard must be 7,8,9 in Maths, English and Science.

This is initially a two-year funded placement starting from September 2022

The Locomotive Works operates 7 days a week and some weekend working may be required.
Applicants must have their own transport due to the location.

Please email Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com for further information.
Closing date 30th June 2022

 

2nd Chef

Full time (40 hours per week)

Do you thrive while working in a fast-paced kitchen environment? Are you a strong team player and would like to work at one of Britain’s busiest steam heritage railways?

If yes, this could be the perfect job for you!

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.

The railway also has a busy restaurant that caters for our passengers on running days.

The successful applicant will assist managing the kitchen team and provide a first-class customer experience via the preparation of high-quality food on our dining trains.

The earliest start time is 7.30am, and the latest finish time is usually 10.00pm on the evening Golden Arrow services.

The role will require and weekend working, and hours are 40 hours per week. Due to the location, applicants must have their own transport.

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

Offers of a competitive salary

 

Catering Supervisor

To supervise the responsibilities and management of the on train and front of house duties
within the Catering department.

To work as part of a team, leading other staff and contributing in the provision of quality service in line with Bluebell procedures and standards.

Must have a good understanding of food hygiene requirements and the laws applicable to the sale and provision of alcohol.

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

The role will require and weekend working.

40hrs per week.

Applicants must have their own transport.

Contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.com for an application form or for further information

 

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.