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The successful applicant will lead the restoration team in all aspects of coach work restoration, including managing the people, understanding budgets and the business needs. They will work and motivate the team to deliver restoration projects within timescale and budget.

Their overall duties will include leading the restoration team to deliver rolling stock restoration and repair programs to the agreed timescales and budgets. To ensure the maintenance of high standards of safety, and the motivations of all employees and volunteers. They will also aid with planning restoration requirement as dictated by needs of the business up to five years in advance.

The successful applicant must be able to manage and lead a small team of motivated and skilled individuals in the restoration of mark 1 Locomotive Hauled Coaching Stock and be able to carry out work to specific timescales and budgets.

The applicant must be fully conversant with design, construction and repair of Mark 1 Carriages and be able to assess and produce repair requirements for each carriage as they are brought in for light, intermediate or heavy overhauls.

Applicants must have experience in coach bodywork preparation, painting and varnishing. They must have a strong approach to health and safety, safe working practices and efficient production methods.

The applicant must be able to take on overall day to day responsibility in the absence of their immediate line manager. They will be required to motivate and train new skills to existing and new volunteers in aspects of carriage restoration and repair.

The applicant is required to manage procurement of materials for restoration projects as agreed with the line manager.

The ideal applicant will require welding and fabrication skills, mig and stick welding, good knowledge of Mark 1 coach door locks and correct fitment of such items and a knowledge of coaching stock brake systems.

If you feel you have the right experience and qualities to for fill this role, please send a letter of intent and current CV to

Closing date for vacancy 18th May 2018

Footplate Experience Administrator (Maternity Cover) – part-time

Our Footplate Experience Administrator will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of our Footplate Experience products, from liaising with customers over their specific requirements through to our operations team to ensure resourcing requirements are in place.

You will be an organised and self-motivated person who can hit the ground running within our dynamic team. You will have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and ideally, you will have had previous experience of using back office booking systems, however training can be provided.

This is a fixed-term role to cover maternity leave for a period of 52 weeks and will cease (subject to notice) when the employee returns.

This role will commence on Wednesday 23rd May.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 4th May.
Interviews will take place on: Monday 14th May.

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Commercial Assistant

As a Commercial Assistant you will be part of our front of house team ensuring that high levels of customer service are maintained whilst working as part of, but not limited to, the Catering Team, Events, Functions and on-board trains as a Steward for Cream- Tea’s or even our Dining Train.

You will be an all-rounder, willing to go that extra mile and always have a smile on your face.

All applicants need to note that this role is on a Casual Basis and will be Zero Hours. You will also be required to work a mixture of weekends and weekdays as per the needs of the business.

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There is no closing date for this role and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis

Office Manager

The East Lancashire Railway are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and well organised person to join our team. Our office manager will be the person that helps our office run like clockwork and ensures our people are happy and have everything they need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We need someone who will hit the ground running and will be able to act confidently as the “go-to” person for both HR and office related issues. From recording holidays to meeting minutes, preparing papers and getting everyone organised.

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Applications to be made by CV and covering letter to the General Manager by Thursday 12 April. Salary is dependent upon experience. For further information please call 0161 763 6955.

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. No experience is necessary as full training will be given to the right candidate.
To apply please send an up-to-date CV to and

General Cleaner

The Trackside, based at Bury Station, is looking to expand their team and is seeking an experienced general cleaner to work 6 – 10 hours per week including weekends.

Responsibilities include cleaning designated areas (including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, restroom cleaning etc.). The ideal candidate will have proven working experience as a cleaner, be able to handle moderately heavy cleaning equipment and have knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies.

To apply please send an up-to-date CV to and

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

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