Job Vacancies

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

 

LOCOMOTIVE WORKSHOP MANAGER

The locomotive workshop is open 7 days per week and is responsible for the overhaul and maintenance of the railways motive power fleet.

The purpose of the role is to plan, manage and undertake the overhaul and intermediate overhaul of all locomotives and associated equipment safely and to a high quality within budget and time constraints set by the Chief Engineer and in accordance with appropriate legislation and standards. Manage, train, motivate and develop paid and volunteer staff when undertaking this work, including the department’s apprentices. To ensure all necessary tools and equipment are available and maintained to a high standard and to ensure sufficient workshop supplies, PPE and materials are available in good time to meet the locomotive overhaul programme.

This is a full-time post, and the successful applicant will need to be flexible as weekend working will be required.

Close liaison with the Operations Managers and other railway departments is required, including the locomotive operations department which is staffed primarily by volunteers.

The successful applicant will possess engineering qualifications and have experience ideally from a medium/heavy engineering workshop operation along with good managerial skills with the ability to plan, organise and keep records of work carried out and will possess a good working knowledge and understanding of all types of locomotives, managing both paid and volunteer staff.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job and would like to discuss the opportunity, then please contact or send your CV to Ceri Clift at ceri.clift@bluebell-railway.com

CUSTOMER SERVICES AND SALES MANAGER

Have you an excellent customer service aptitude, to manage an efficient and effective small customer service and reservations booking team?

You would be responsible for the sales of the railway’s products and services, ticketing, and monitoring and providing support to the booking offices across the railway.

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

Experience working with an EPOS and ticketing system preferred.

The role will be based at the offices at Sheffield Park station.

The role will require flexible mid-week and some weekends working for 40 hrs per week.

Please contact Ceri Clift on ceri.clift@bluebell-railway.co.uk for further information.

KITCHEN PORTER

The post will entail working in a busy kitchen to assist the Chef’s 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.

Contact Megan Laughlin on megan.laughlin@bluebell-railway.co.uk for an application form or for further information.

LOCOMOTIVE WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR

The locomotive workshop is open 7 days per week and is responsible for the overhaul and maintenance of the railways motive power fleet.

The purpose of the role is to plan, manage and undertake the overhaul and intermediate overhaul of all locomotives and associated equipment safely and to a high quality within budget and time constraints set by the Works Manager and in accordance with appropriate legislation and standards. Supervise, train, motivate and develop paid and volunteer staff when undertaking this work, including the departments apprentices. To ensure all necessary tools and equipment are available and maintained to a high standard and to ensure sufficient workshop supplies, PPE and materials are available in good time to meet the locomotive overhaul programme. This is a full-time post, and the successful applicant will need to be flexible as weekend working will be required.

Close liaison with the Operations Managers and other railway departments is required, including the locomotive operations department which is staffed primarily by volunteers.

The successful applicant will have good supervisory skills with the ability to plan, organise and keep good records of work carried out and will possess a good working knowledge and understanding of all types of locomotives, supervising both paid and volunteer staff.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job and would like to discuss the opportunity, then please contact or send your CV to Ceri Clift at ceri.clift@bluebell-railway.com

CASUAL ON TRAIN GOLDEN ARROW WAITRESS/WAITER

The Bluebell Railway is looking for a new member to join our dedicated service team on our Golden Arrow dining trains for the Christmas season and beyond.
 
Knowledge of silver service would be beneficial and front-of-house duties will also be required with this role within the catering department.

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

The applicant 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, and a strong team player that can adapt and work in ever-changing conditions. . The role will require flexible mid-week, weekend and evening work.

Applicants must have their own transport.

Contact Megan Laughlin on megan.laughlin@bluebell-railway.com

On Board Train Supervisor

The Bluebell Railway has a vacancy for an On Board Train Supervisor.

The role is to supervise the responsibilities and management of the Golden Arrow and Lounge Car train service. Other duties will include front of house duties within the Catering department.

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, leading other staff and contributing to the provision of quality service in line with Bluebell procedures and standards.

The applicants 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 weekend working.

The job is 24 hrs per week in total.

Applicants applying must have their own transport.

If you believe you have the right qualifications and experience for this job, please send your CV to ceri.clift@bluebell-railway.com

 

COMPETENCE STANDARDS MANAGER

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 is a volunteer post that carries no remuneration or specific hours of duty although the successful applicant will require sufficient time and flexibility to be present at the railway to effectively undertake this role.

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

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 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.