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Job Vacancies

We have a very small team of paid staff, as well as many local (and some not-so local!) volunteers who provide the backbone of our operation here at Moors Valley Railway.

They fulfil many roles and come from different backgrounds and ages. We provide equal opportunities for everyone and provide training applicable to each role.

Staff vacancies

Part Time: Cafe & Retail Staff

Our Cafe & Retail Staff ensure our passengers have an enjoyable experience at the railway. You will sell tickets, food and drink, and a range of souvenirs, as well as being responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the cafe and gift shop areas.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate and with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Have the ability to work as a team
  • Have good interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality and a customer service attitude
  • Are available to work weekends and school holidays

Previous experience will be considered but full training will be provided. Applicants must be aged 16 or over.

To apply, or for more information, please email or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Meet new friends, learn new skills, and help make the railway even better! We always need helping hands and volunteers can get involved a number of areas based on experience or interest:

  • Locomotive Department: volunteers start as cleaners, progress to being a guard, and subject to passing the relevant exams, can work their way to up an engine driver
  • Workshop: volunteers perform a number of skilled roles 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, signalling and telecommunications, general maintenance and gardening

Volunteer vacancies

Coach & 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.

Gardening Department

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

As a volunteer, all we ask is a commitment for an agreed number of days per year, and in return you can become part of the family here at Moors Valley Railway.

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over.

If you’d like to volunteer, or for more information, please email or use the contact form below.

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