Job Vacancies

H&S Compliance Officer

The successful applicant will be responsible for working with the management team to ensure core Health and Safety elements of the railway’s Safety Management System are in place, are current and are achieving high levels of compliance throughout the organisation.

This post does not necessarily require a background in safety management (although this would be an advantage) but an aptitude to grasp, understand and interpret Health & Safety legislation is essential in order to advise and guide the management team.

Essentially this position is about making sure compliance is being achieved for both the record keeping and delivery aspects of legislation.

Good inter-personal skills are an essential quality with a strong and determined approach to achieving robust and compliant core safety requirements.

Salary, hours and conditions to be discussed at the interview stage.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job please send your CV to lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk or contact 01825 724884.

Applications must be received by 4th October 2019.

Bluebell Railway is an equal opportunity employer.

Competence Standards Manager

VOLUNTEER JOB OPPORTUNITY

The successful applicant will be responsible for the routine management of the Safety Critical Work training and associated competence management systems applicable to Signalmen, Guards, Shunters and Station staff.

The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of modern training and competence assessment systems and be committed to developing a strong culture of compliance to ensure the requirements of the Safety Management System are met. It will be essential to develop effective working relationships with functional Inspectors and other key operating department players who are embraced by the Safety Management System and the Railway Safety Critical Work (RSCW) regulations.

This post would be suitable for a trainer, assessor or indeed existing qualified Inspectors who hold a similar qualification and have experience of the skill sets in the disciplines concerned.

A keen desire to influence this important area of compliance using interpersonal skills appropriate to departments that consist completely of volunteers is essential.

These are also volunteer posts that carry no remuneration or specific hours of duty although the successful applicants will require sufficient time and flexibility to be present at the railway to effectively undertake these roles.

If you would like to know more about these opportunities informally in the first instance, please contact lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk

Finance Director

VOLUNTEER JOB OPPORTUNITY

As a PLC Board member, the Finance Director has the professional responsibility for the management of the company’s trading and to oversee the work of the Finance Manager and to assist the other departments where financial advice is required. This involves the management of the budgets together with provision of the year- end financial statements, to liaise with the auditors and to produce the annual cashflow budget for Board approval.

You would be required to attend Board meetings and to provide monthly board reports incorporating comparisons with budgets and recommend actions required to ensure the company’s cashflow remains on budget; profit and loss accounts on special events and products; and oversee the company’s insurance and banking relationships.

The applicant would be expected to have a current knowledge of UKGAAP and VAT legislation and will be required to correspond with outside governing bodies.

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 accounting competences to meet the professional requirements of the position.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job please send your CV to lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk or contact 01825 724884.

Applications must be received by 4th October 2019.

Safety Assurance Clerical Assistant

VOLUNTEER JOB OPPORTUNITY

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.

Applicants must have their own transport.

To register your interest please call 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.

Locomotive Works department volunteers

The locomotive workshop is open 7 days per week and is seeking skilled machinists to join the team to carry out the maintenance, overhaul and repair of the railway’s historic collection of steam locomotives.

Volunteers must have either completed an engineering apprenticeship or have other equivalent qualifications. Skills essential for this post include machining and fitting mechanical parts with demonstrable competence in the use of manual operated lathes and milling machines.

Please contact Chris Shepherd by email on chris.shepherd@bluebell-railway.co.uk

Volunteering Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer at Bluebell Railway but are unsure about which department you would like to join, come along to one of out Find Out More Days.

Find Out More Days are held on the second Sunday of every month from February until November. Meet in the Bessemer Arms for 10:30am, for a tour behind the scenes of various parts of the railway.

Please note that you will need to be a BRPS member to volunteer at the Railway.

For further information please email: volunteering@bluebell-railway.co.uk.