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Job Vacancies: Paid Employment | Volunteer opportunities | Volunteer Positions

 
Paid Employment:
We currently have the following vacancies:

Vacancies in the Carriage & Wagon Department:

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.

Applicants will ideally have 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 by e-mail or 01825 724884 for an application form. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2017.

Catering Staff

Casual Silver Service Waiting Staff

We are currently recruiting for Silver Service Waiting Staff to work on our Golden Arrow Pullman Dining Train. With Pullman Cars Christine and Fingall the train recreates the fabulous "Golden Arrow" which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world.

Ideally you will have silver service or waiting experience but full training will be provided. Excellent attention to detail, exceptional customer service and ensuring high standards are consistently maintained are essential.

The train runs most Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, with the occasional Friday Lunch and Friday evening. The train is also chartered out at other times for weddings and corporate events. Subject to availability there is the ability to pick and choose number of hours worked each week. This position is ideal for those seeking additional income on a flexible basis or students.

Due to service of alcohol we are looking for people a minimum of 18 years old.
Own transport is essential as we are in a rural location.
Excellent rates of pay.

For further information or to apply please
email Megan Laughlin or phone 01825 720821.


Casual Catering Assistants

We are currently recruiting for Catering Assistants to work in our many Catering Outlets at the Bluebell Railway. With catering facilities at all of our stations and special event weekends throughout the year there is plenty of variety. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn as one day you could be working as part of a team serving meals in our Bessemer Arms Restaurant and the next day working alone serving Cream Teas on a Steam Train!

Qualities we are looking for are friendly and helpful with excellent customer service skills. You will also need to be able to work well under pressure.

Although the main Catering Outlets are open every day except Christmas day, shifts will mainly be available during our busiest times, which are weekends and during school holidays. The number of hours per week can vary to suit your needs. Ideal for students and those seeking additional income on a flexible basis.

Due to service of alcohol we are looking for people a minimum of 18 years old.
Own transport is essential as we are in a rural location.
Full training will be provided.

For further information or to apply please
email Megan Laughlin or phone 01825 720821.


Casual Kitchen Porters

We are currently recruiting for Kitchen Porters to work predominantly at our Sheffield Park Station. You will be responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and tidy working environment in the kitchen. Main duties are collecting and washing pots and pans, cleaning food preparation areas and equipment as well as crockery and cutlery.

This role can be physically demanding and will require you to lift and carry stock and equipment across platforms and on and off trains.

A very high standard of hygiene and ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team are essential.

Although we are open every day except Christmas day, shifts will mainly be available during our busiest times, which are weekends and during school holidays. You will need to be prepared to work Friday and Saturday evenings when required.

This position is ideal for those seeking additional income on a flexible basis or students.
Own transport is essential as we are in a rural location.
Full training and meals whilst on duty will be provided.

For further information or to apply please
email Megan Laughlin or phone 01825 720821.

Bluebell Railway is an equal opportunity employer.

Bluebell Railway PLC, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL

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Job Vacancies: Paid Employment | Volunteer Positions | Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Positions:

We are looking for two
Competence Standards Managers

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 inspectors 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 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 then please contact Lisa Boyle.

Bluebell Railway plc

Bluebell Railway PLC
invites applications for the post of

FUNDING DIRECTOR

As a result of the retirement of Roger Kelly from the PLC Board in August 2017, Bluebell Railway is seeking applicants for the role of Funding Director.

As a PLC Board member, the Funding Director has responsibility for raising funds from any source (other than commercial lenders), for the preservation, restoration and further development of the heritage assets and activities of the Bluebell Railway.

Whilst previous experience in fundraising will be an advantage, applicants who have work experience in putting forward business cases for support will also be very welcome. Training on specific fundraising processes and procedures can be provided.

Few heritage organisations can survive on day to day revenue alone and this is an important, challenging and very satisfying role. It is a volunteer post that carries no remuneration or specific hours of duty, but the successful applicant will have sufficient time to undertake the role, with exciting future projects to support and the Bluebell Railway's Diamond Jubilee Appeal to be organised.

If you are interested in this position and you believe have the right skills or experience for the job, please send your CV to Lisa Boyle or phone 01825 724884.
Applications must be received by 30 June 2017.

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Job Vacancies: Paid Employment | Volunteer opportunities | Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Opportunities:

With trains running on three-quarters of the days of the year, recruitment of new volunteers in all departments is an ongoing project, and there are details here of how you could help us as a volunteer.

The Commercial Department is looking for volunteer help.

We are seeking a volunteer Sales and Information office assistant, to work in either our East Grinstead or Sheffield Park office, to assist visitors and sell and book our products at the Bluebell Railway, including our dining trains and travel services. Previous customer service experience is desirable and you must be computer literate. Previous applicants need not apply.
Contact Caroline Collins for further information on 01825 720800 or Internal phone 611.
Volunteers needed for events

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