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Infrastructure Director

We are currently looking to fill this important volunteer ELR Board vacancy.
The maintenance of the heritage railway’s infrastructure is a safety critical function ensuring all operational aspects of running trains is safe at all times.

The Infrastructure Director working with Signalling and Permanent Way managers/supervisors are responsible for this crucial infrastructure. Whilst effective oversight in the role will be key to delivering on the ELR’s business objectives the post holder will be required to maintain a relationship with Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promotes autonomy and entrustment of authority sufficient to successfully deliver the day-to-day management of the department.

Have you the skill, experience and time to represent and support our front-line P Way and Signalling departments? If you have and would like to know more please contact Mike Kelly, Chair of ELLRCo.

Call 0161 764 6955 or by e mail to

Carriage and Wagon Fitter – Traction & Rolling Stock

Due to an increase in service demands a vacancy has arisen within the Traction & Rolling Stock Department for a Carriage & Wagon Fitter. We are seeking applications from candidates who have at least five years’ experience of Mark 1 Carriage maintenance and repair. It is essential that the candidate is an enthusiastic team player who can work under their own initiative.

Required Experience & Knowledge

  • Good general knowledge of loco hauled coaching stock and freight vehicles
  • Able to diagnose faults/failures and maintenance testing of brake systems
  • Knowledge of bogie construction and maintenance, as well as overhaul on Commonwealth and B1/B4 type bogies
  • Must be able to read drawings and can work from workshop Sketches
  • Strip and overhaul brake components to relevant BR procedure
  • Be willing to work in other areas of the Traction & Rolling Stock Department as and when required
  • Able to work unsupervised to the required standards
  • Be willing to work weekends if and when required

Desirable Experience & Knowledge

  • Able to manufacture parts beyond use of lathes and milling equipment
  • Welding and fabrication skills

The closing date for applications for the Carriage & Wagon Fitter position is Friday 1 September.

To apply, please send a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter and a completed Application Form and email to Lee Kenny, Traction and Rolling Stock Production & Planning Manager, at

Alternatively post your application to:

Traction & Rolling Stock Production & Planning Manager, East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street, Bury, Bl9 0EY

Kitchen Supervisor - The Trackside

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Kitchen Supervisor at ‘The Trackside’, an award-winning pub based in the centre of Bury, to oversee the successful running of our kitchen.

We are looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic person who is passionate about creating delicious menus for a great customer experience and is able to work to the highest standards to ensure we are compliant with all relevant legislation around food hygiene and safety.

A blank canvas awaits the successful applicant who will be able to introduce creativity and flair to a traditional environment. The post allows for further scope depending on the successful growth of The Trackside’s food offering which the candidate will be instrumental in delivering.

If you think you have the skills and want to be involved in a thriving part of the local community please send your CV and covering letter to

Bar Staff - The Trackside

The award-winning Trackside, based at Bury Station, is looking to expand their team and is seeking Bar Staff to work weekday and weekend shifts on both afternoons and evenings.

If you have a friendly and welcoming manner, enjoy working in a customer service role and you're over 18 years of age, you could be an ideal candidate.

There is more than one position available. Experience is preferred.

To apply to be a member of Bar Staff, please send an up-to-date CV to Nick Hewitt at

Bar Staff - Buffer Stops Bar

The award-winning Buffer Stops Bar, based at Rawtenstall Station, is looking to expand their team and is seeking Bar Staff to work weekday and weekend shifts on both afternoons and evenings.

If you have a friendly and welcoming manner, enjoy working in a customer service role and you're over 18 years of age, you could be an ideal candidate.

To apply to be a member of Bar Staff, please send an up-to-date CV to Nick Hewitt at

Kitchen Assistant - The Trackside

Part time role, weekends compulsory.

The Role: To assist the Trackside Chef in delivering an attractive, effective and excellent food service as the business requires.


  • Ensure food safety and cleanliness is maintained at all times
  • Deliver a quality food service with the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Ensure all performance measures are adhered too
  • Delivery of efficient food service with emphasis on promptness, efficiency and quality
  • Is comfortable adhering to a pre-set menu and standards outlined by the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Play an active part in the operation of the food side of the business including the delivery and clearing away food
  • Prepare food alongside the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Preparing, cooking and serving meals for pupils, staff and visitors
  • Keeping the working area, kitchen and canteen clean and tidy
  • Applying hygiene and safety regulation • Maintaining the kitchen equipment, utensils and machinery
  • Completing cleaning rotas and other administrative daily records
  • Working on the till, taking cash from the ‘staff’ serving area
  • Report any maintenance or hygiene issues to the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Assisting in stock control, portion control and quality control
  • Supervising the provision of all crockery, cutlery, detergents and kitchenware
  • Ensuring that the dining areas, kitchen, storage facilities and other work areas are kept clean and conform to sanitary regulations
  • Undertake any other reasonable requests

Education, skills and qualifications:

Good basic level of education at GCSE level. Valid food hygiene certificate.

Proven experience in operating a busy commercial kitchen. Able to work as part of a team Knowledge of food hygiene regulations.
Good understanding of the principles of customer service and the measures that are used to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. Strong organisational skills.

Effective communicator, oral and written Team player Good interpersonal skills. Demonstrates initiative and drive. Influencing & negotiating skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Smart professional appearance. Attention to detail. Clear and logical thinker. Ability to recognise potential opportunities. Articulate and enjoy working with people.

Commitment to working unsocial hours as required by the demands of the job.

Send CV and covering letter to

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