Current Vacancies

The East Lancashire Railway is constantly on the lookout for talented people to help keep this vital spark of British Heritage alight.

Do you have what it takes to be a part of our family?

Cafe Supervisor

The East Lancashire Railway are recruiting a Supervisor to oversee the busy refreshment operation covering the station cafe and on-board buffet. Previous experience of a catering operation and qualification in food hygiene to level 2 is preferred.

To express an interest, please send your CV and covering letter to andy.mcnamara@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Director of External Funding & Social Enterprise (Volunteer)

The East Lancs Railway is one of the North West’s most popular leisure and heritage rail destinations attracting around 200,000 visitors annually.

A key element to the sustainability and future of the railway lies with developing long term partnerships, sourcing external funds for capital programmes and the ELR engaging in local social enterprise initiatives.

The Director of External Funding and Social Enterprise will work with supporting staff within the Management/Administration Department and will be responsible for this crucial area of the railway’s activity. Whilst effective oversight in the role will be key to delivering on the ELR’s overall business objectives, the post holder will be required to maintain a relationship with Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promote employee/volunteer skills development and welfare/safeguarding, sufficient to successfully deliver the day-to-day management of services.

Can you successfully represent and champion the key objects of:

  • Sourcing and securing external funding to support ELR capital programmes.
  • Sustain existing and development of new long-term complementary partnerships.
  • Engaging and promoting opportunities with local authority partners and social enterprise sector.

Have you the skill, experience, time and desire to be part of an awarding ‘not for profit’ award winning heritage railway. If you have and would like to know more, and receive a copy of the job description please contact Nicola Rooney, Business Support Manager

For details of the role please contact to Nicola.Rooney@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Deadline for receipt of applications is Noon: 23rd May 2022

 

Shop Assistant (Volunteer)

The East Lancashire Railway is looking for a friendly, helpful individual to help us to run our busy Gift Shop in Bury Bolton Street Station. Duties will include working the till and handling customer enquiries, keeping the display area stocked up with products, keeping the area neat and tidy and cashing up and closing at the end of the working day.

The position is voluntary. The volunteer will ideally need to be available to work midweek during the summer months and Sunday, either all day or just for the morning/afternoon time slots. Full training and support will be given.

If you are a people person who enjoys working off your own initiative and are interested in registering your interest in this role, please contact lorna.massey@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

 

The Trackside Bury – Assistant Manager

Have you got supervisory or management experience in a busy pub, bar or restaurant?

The Trackside is a Unique real ale pub located on Platform 2 of The East Lancs Railway, in the centre of Bury.

These are exciting times at Trackside as we are undertaking a major refurbishment and introducing a quality food offer, as a result we are recruiting a new team of staff to join our existing, committed and passionate core team.

ELR PUBS aim to aim to provide a warm, friendly and inviting environment, where our staff are committed to providing a personalised guest experience embracing excellence, integrity and teamwork. The success of ELR pubs is key to supporting the ongoing operation of the railway.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to support the Pub Manager, and existing supervisory team, in the day-to-day management of the bar and food operation. Have you the skills to train lead and motivate a team of staff to consistently deliver excellent customer service? Supervisory experience in hospitality is essential plus working knowledge of real ale and food service would be an advantage. You must be available to work evenings and weekends, and able to open and / or close the pub at night. This is a hands-on customer facing role.

Responsibilities include

  • Be friendly, smiley, sociable and welcoming to our guests creating a great atmosphere
  • Both bar and food service
  • Leading a team of staff to deliver excellent guest service to the high standards required
  • Cashing up and daily administration
  •  Maintain good standards of cleanliness throughout the pub
  • Work within the required hygiene and health and safety guidelines

Requirements

  • Experience in a supervisory role in a bar, pub or restaurant
  • Be trustworthy, respectful and reliable
  • Be a good team player, helping and supporting your colleagues
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good food and drinks knowledge, preferably of real ale
  • Able to work unsupervised, prioritise workload and manage under pressure

£10.50 per hour plus tips

ELR membership

28 days holiday

Staff discounts

To apply please email your CV to: Daniel.Prince@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

The Bufferstops, Rawtenstall – Bar and Waiting Staff

The Bufferstops is a unique real ale pub located on the Platform of the East Lancs Railway, in the centre of Rawtenstall. A cosy little bar with great regular customers, we have 8 real ales, craft beers, craft gins and rums. When the sun shines the platform is the biggest and best outside drinking area in town. The only beer garden visited daily by steam trains and vintage diesel trains!

We have a new management team at Bufferstops and as a result we are recruiting a new team of staff to join our existing, committed and passionate core team.

ELR PUBS aim to provide a warm, friendly and inviting environment, where our staff are committed to providing a personalised guest experience embracing excellence, integrity and teamwork. The success of ELR pubs is key to supporting the ongoing operation of the railway.

We are looking to recruit professional and outgoing people to help run our bar and food operation. Great people skills and a passion for delivering excellent customer service is essential, a knowledge of real ale and food service would be an advantage. You must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include

  • Be friendly, smiley, sociable and welcoming to our guests creating a great atmosphere
  • Both bar and food service
  • Delivering excellent guest service to the high standards required
  • Maintaining good standards of cleanliness throughout the pub
  • Work within the required hygiene and health and safety guidelines

Requirements

  • Experience working in a bar, pub or restaurant, preferable but not essential
  • Be trustworthy, respectful and reliable
  • Be a good team player, helping and supporting your colleagues
  • Willingness to learn
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Good food and drinks knowledge, preferably of real ale

Salary: £9.50 per hour.

To apply, email your C.V to: Daniel.Prince@eastlancsrailway.co.uk