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Volunteering & Job Vacancies


Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers provide the backbone of our operation here at Moors Valley Railway.

They fulfil many roles around the railway and we have a wide variety of staff and volunteers from different backgrounds and ages. We provide equal opportunities for everyone and provide training applicable to the role.

All we ask is a commitment for an agreed number of days per year and in return you can become part of our family here at Moors Valley Railway. You can meet new friends, learn new skills and help make our railway even better.

Our volunteer roles* include:

Locomotive Department – our volunteers start as cleaners, progress to being a guard and then subject to passing the relevant exams can work their way up to a passed driver.

Workshop – our regular volunteers perform a number of skilled roles in our workshop, and we have a number of retired engineers who attend on a regular basis.

General – we have many roles including locomotive, coach and track maintenance, S&T, general maintenance and gardening.

*Most roles require our volunteers to be aged 18 or above. Minimum age is 13 and they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

Job Vacancies

We have a very small team of paid staff, both part and full time and any vacancies will be posted here when they become available.

Cafe & Retail Staff – Part Time

  • Passionate candidate with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • The ability to work as a team
  • Good interpersonal skills with outgoing personality and customer service attitude
  • Previous experience considered, but full training will be given
  • Available to work weekend and school holidays
  • Must be 16 yrs +

To apply please email or use the Contact Us button below

We have the following volunteer vacancies currently.

Garden Department

We are looking for someone with green fingers to maintain and improve our stations and G scale railway, and add a splash of colourful blooms to the area.

Carriage & Wagon Department

Our unique wagon fleet consists of over 50 vehicles, many of which feature special hand painted private owner liveries. We are looking for someone to help maintain and repair the fleet including replacing wooden bodies and repainting.

To apply please email or use the Contact Us button below


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