Job Vacancies

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 at education@bluebell-railway.co.uk or telephone 01825 720800 to register your interest and find out more.

The Locomotive Works department of the Bluebell Railway is looking for volunteers.

The locomotive workshop is open 7 days per week, and is seeking skilled engineers and 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.In addition the Locomotive Works require non-skilled personnel for general duties who are as important to the department.

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

Front of house Team Leader

To assist the Front of House Supervisors in overseeing the daily running of the Bluebell Railways catering outlets. 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 flexible mid-week and weekend working 40hrs per week.

Applicants must have their own transport.

Contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk  or 01825 724884 for an application form or for further information.  The closing date for applications is 5th February 2018.

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 40hrs per week.

Applicants must have their own transport.

Contact Lisa Boyle on lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk or 01825 724884 for an application form or for further information.  The closing date for applications is 5th February 2018.

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:

lisa.boyle@bluebell-railway.co.uk  or telephone 01825 724884 to find out more about this exciting opportunity.