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Carriage and Wagon Joiner

Due to retirement in March 2020 of the current Carriage & Wagon Joiner. We have vacancy within the Carriage & Wagon team to replace our outgoing Joiner. Initially the new candidate will work with the existing joiner to learn all aspects of the role.

Further details on the vacancy are given below in Job Description.

A. PURPOSE OF JOB
To assist the Carriage & Wagon Manager with repair and restoration of the Company’s coaching stock assets and wagons. The role will also encompass general Joinery and other work around the railway as and when required.

B. OTHER INFORMATION
This post is Safety Critical. Access to operational parts of the railway will be necessary in execution of the respective duties.
Ability to work to tight timescales and the flexibility to ensure completion of tasks that may require work-time extending beyond contracted finishing times.

The post-holder must be capable of working to instructions and must at all times remain flexible and accommodating to the needs of the business, this may include some weekend working if required.

C. EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Minimum of 10-years’ experience in Joinery work, Coach building skills would be advantageous.

The Candidate must be able to re-create new parts from drawings or templates to suit the requirements.

The candidate should have experience of using general wood working machinery, Rip Saws, Band Saws, Planners and Sanders etc., however there will be a cross over period between new Joiner starting and existing joiner leaving, so training on the machines can be provided.

Plumbing and general fitting skills would be also advantageous.

D. LIST OF DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

To carry woodwork renewals on the railway’s coaching stock fleet and wagons, this includes fabrication of new parts and mouldings, panelling, staining and varnishing or painting of wood work.

To act as supervisor for the wood work shop, ensuring all the machinery is safe and fit for purpose as per the PUWER regulations. Ensuring persons operating the machinery are trained and competent to do so and that the facility is kept clean and tidy at all times.

To order in materials as required for tasks and vehicles specific to Joinery area by the most cost effective means.

To Carry out Odd Job tasks around the railway as and when required, this could be joinery, plumbing or painting etc.

Act on own initiative in the absence of the Carriage & Wagon Manager and in accordance with the laid down requirements and prevailing workload.

Apply: To apply email lee.kenny@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Marketing Manager

Based in the heart of Bury, the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) is a lovingly restored heritage railway which journeys for twelve miles through picturesque scenery from Heywood in the East to Rawtenstall in the North.

As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Greater Manchester, the railway welcomes over 200,000 visitors a year with well-equipped stations complete with cafés, pubs, gift shops and a Transport Museum and plenty of things to see and do around the line.

The business has achieved a turnover of £4.5 million in 2018 but there is potential to achieve much more, and as a non-profit making company any surplus is reinvested straight back into the restoration of our heritage traction and rolling stock.

What will this role of Marketing Manager entail?

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, as the Marketing Manager you will be responsible for working with key departmental heads to devise and implement marketing and sales strategies in line with key organisational objectives. Your duties will include;

  • Developing and leading the implementation of the marketing strategy, incorporating audience development initiatives for key target markets
  • Supporting organisation-wide long-term strategic planning efforts
  • Planning and implementing effective multi-channel campaigns to include display and press advertisement, print, affiliate marketing, digital, social, SEO, PPC and Google Adwords
  • Overseeing and managing the implementation of creative and effective marketing campaigns across the Railway’s visitor product portfolio, whilst exploring and identifying cross-promoting commercial opportunities within the organisation
  • Managing, delivering and evaluating the eCRM action plan
  • Working with external partners to produce printed material ensuring efficient and effective distribution to the target market
  • Managing agency contracts and relationships, including PR and Media Buying
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all marketing and audience development activity against set KPIs through sales and customer data analysis
  • Devising, implementing and analysing audience and market research to identify market trends and gaps, and customer satisfaction

What will I need to be considered for this Marketing Manager vacancy?

  • Proven relevant marketing experience, ideally gained within the leisure and tourism industry
  • Previous experience of devising and executing marketing strategies
  • Extensive analytical skills, with the ability to use Google Analytics and social media insights
  • Extensive experience of social media, SEO and PPC
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Excellent communication skills with strong attention to detail

What will I receive in return?

As the Marketing Manager, you will be part of a passionate and close-knit team where you’ll have the opportunity to really make your mark and demonstrate your skills.

You’ll receive an attractive salary plus a range of additional benefits including plenty of social activities and railway-based perks such as a company pension scheme and free travel on East Lancashire Light Railway services.

Contract: Permanent, working 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Flexibility is required to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays in accordance with business demands.

Location: Bury (Lancashire)

Apply: To apply for the position of Marketing Manager please visit JVP Jobs and click "Apply now" at the bottom of the listing. All applications must be submitted via this link.

Permanent Way Team Leader

Based in the heart of Bury, the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) is a lovingly restored heritage railway which journeys for twelve miles through picturesque scenery from Heywood in the East to Rawtenstall in the North.

As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Greater Manchester, the railway welcomes over 200,000 visitors a year with well-equipped stations complete with cafés, pubs, gift shops, a Transport Museum and plenty of things to see and do around the line.

We’re looking to recruit an experienced Permanent Way Team leader to be hands-on, managing and leading the team of engineers, ensuring safe standards of operation.

What will this role of Permanent Way Team Leader entail?

You will be responsible for delivering goals set by the ELR through effective management and clear work planning. The communication of safety practices and procedures is paramount as well as the motivation of the team which consists of employees and volunteers. The role will also support the Infrastructure Manager, keeping them updated on team performance, communicating concerns, promoting policies and good working practices, and deputising in their absence. 

What will I receive in return?

As the Permanent Way Team Leader, you will be part of a passionate and close-knit railway team where you’ll have the opportunity to really make your mark and demonstrate your skills.

You’ll receive a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to partake with social activities, and receive railway-based perks such as a company pension scheme and free travel on East Lancashire Light Railway services.

Contract: Permanent, full time hours within Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week. Due to the nature of the role, flexibility towards working hours is essential.

Your application must be accompanied by a covering letter and state your salary expectations.  Click here to apply

 

Person in Charge (Volunteer)

ELRs P-Way Supervisor is looking for a PERSON IN CHARGE to support the team. Support will involve planning, scheduling, rostering and supervising. The role is specifically required on Saturday’s but mid-week support would also be helpful.

Person Specification

Ideally, the Person In Charge will have proven organisational and interpersonal skills with experience of working with volunteers and managing relationships. An Engineering/Mechanical background is advantageous but not essential as the main requirement for this role is project management. Safety critical information regarding projects will be provided to the Person In Charge by the P-Way Supervisor.

The post holder is required to have a valid UK driving license, a trailer license is preferable but training will be provided if necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Working with the P-Way Supervisor to plan and schedule work for the coming Saturday
  • Rostering Saturday volunteers
  • Being present on Saturdays to:
    • Assign tasks/morning team briefing
    • Ensure equipment available
    • Ensure clear written instruction available
    • Follow up with team on progress throughout the day
    • Monitor team and ensure tasks are undertaken safely at all times
    • Respond to team requests/requirements as necessary
    • Ensure equipment is locked away at the end of the day
    • Prepare written updates for handover to the P-Way Supervisor on Monday

These responsibilities may evolve if the successful candidate wishes to grow the role. The post holder can take on some tasks themselves should they wish to do so. ELR will fully support any training that the post holder and ELR may identify as necessary.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to StaffLiaisonOfficer@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Director of Customer Services (Volunteer)

The successful promotion and development of customer care facilities and customer experiences has been an important aspect of making the East Lancashire Railway one of the North West’s most popular leisure and heritage destinations, attracting around 200,000 visitors annually. To keep a sharp focus on improving the customer experience the ELR Board have created this post to champion customer services.

The Director of Customer Services, working alongside the Passenger Services and Commercial Department, is responsible for this crucial area of activity. Whilst effective oversight in the role will be key to delivering on the ELR’s business objectives, the post holder will also be required to maintain a relationship with Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promote customer care to ensure that they can successfully deliver the day-to-day management of this new department.

If you have he skill, experience and time to represent and champion customer services and would like to know more, and receive a copy of the job description, please contact Mike Kelly, Chair of ELLRCo.

E-mail to chair@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Buffet Department (Volunteer)

The East Lancashire Railway is looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers to assist in staffing our Buffets, both on the Platform and on the trains themselves. Duties will include serving the public in the buffets alone or as part of a team, keeping the buffets well stocked and tidy and generally assisting the buffet manager in the completion of their duties.

This position is voluntary and the railway is grateful for any time you can dedicate to the role. Training can be provided and no experience is necessary.

If you are interested in becoming part of the buffet team please contact us on juliegrayson1958@outlook.com for more information.

This position is ongoing.

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