Job Vacancies

The Bluebell Railway is offering the following exciting opportunities for Crafts persons

Machinist

This is a unique opportunity for a machinist to produce high quality parts and fittings as part of our dedicated team carrying out maintenance and repair of the railway’s historic collection of carriages and wagons.

Applicants will ideally have either completed an engineering apprenticeship or other equivalent qualification, or have appropriate experience in relevant engineering work. Skills essential for this post include machining and fitting mechanical parts, with competence in the use of lathes and milling machines.

This is a full-time post.

Pullman Car Restoration Fitter

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the restoration of Pullman Carriage “Car 54” focussing on the overhaul and manufacture of mechanical parts of the carriage bodywork, 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, fabricating and pipework.

This is a full-time post for a 3 year fixed period.

Pullman Car Restoration Coachbuilder

This is a rare opportunity to work as part of the team involved in the restoration of Pullman Carriage “Car 54” focussing on the body restoration.
Applicants will ideally either have completed an apprenticeship appropriate to the job requirement, or have suitable experience in woodworking which is relevant to railway carriages.

This is a full-time post for a 3 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2017.

COMPETENCE STANDARDS MANAGERS

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With the growing impact of legislation and a continuously developing Safety Management System (SMS), there is a requirement for two persons, one to be responsible for the routine management of the Safety Critical Work training and associated competence management systems applicable to locomotive operations staff and the second for signalmen, guards, shunters and station staff.

 

The successful applicants 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 SMS 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 SMS and the railway safety critical work (RSCW) regulations.

 

These posts could suit retired or partially retired trainers, assessors or indeed existing qualified applicants willinspectors who will probably already hold trainer, assessor or similar qualifications 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  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 then please contact lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk

EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS

The education department of the Bluebell Railway is expanding and needs you!

 

AS AN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER YOU MIGHT….

  • Be part of our exciting new exhibition as an explainer (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 at education@bluebell-railway.co.uk or call

01825 720800 to register your interest and find out more.

HALLOWEEN EVENT VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks including;

  • building / painting / decorating
  • coming along in costume
  • setting up / dismantling

Contact Charlotte at charlotte.archer@bluebell-railway.co.uk or call

01825 720800 to register your interest and find out more.