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Please see below for details of any current vacancies at Whistlestop Valley.

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CLEANER (PERMANENT, 28HR/WK)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, thorough and hardworking person to join our small team of staff as General Cleaner.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring exemplary standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout our visitor attraction.

 

As General Cleaner, you'll go out of your way for others and help to make Whistlestop Valley a fantastic place to visit.  You’ll ensure all areas are kept to the highest standards of cleanliness and you’ll offer only the most helpful, friendliest customer service when in contact with Whistlestop Valley’s visitors.

 

Specific areas you’ll be responsible for the cleanliness of are: 

  • The visitor facilities at both Clayton West and Shelley Stations including (but not limited to) the station buildings, entrance cabin, marquees, toilets, shop, café (visitor area) and ice cream parlour

  • The station offices

  • The staff/volunteer’s Mess Room and toilet

  • The volunteer accommodation (5 bedroom bungalow)

  • The train carriages

A full job description including shift pattern can be found here.  Please note applicants MUST be over the age of 18, have their own car & full UK driving license and previous experience in a similar role.  No time wasters please!

If you are interested in the role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  

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VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANTS (WEEKENDS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

We're on the lookout for confident, outgoing, engaging, friendly, enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking people to join our Steam Team (aka Visitor Services Team).

The Steam Team are the friendly face of Whistlestop Valley, with the most important job of all: making sure EVERYONE has the BEST DAY OUT.

The Steam Team offers floating cover in the following areas:

- Ticket Office

- Gift Shop

- Events (think Christmas Grottos and Easter Bunnies!)

- Miniature train operator

- Jumping pillow supervisor

- Activity space supervisor

You'll need to be super eager to work in ALL the above areas (full training will be provided) and you'll need to demonstrate EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  If you aren't confident and willing to smile and say hello to EVERY visitor you meet, then this job isn't for you!

Due to the nature of the role, only candidates over the age of 16 will be considered.

The roles are offered on a zero hours basis and are to provide cover (up to 40hr/wk) during weekends and local school holidays as business needs dictate. if this is not convenient for you, please do not apply.

If you are interested in the role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  Make yourself stand out by telling us why you want to work at Whistlestop Valley and what you can bring to the Steam Team!

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CATERING ASSISTANTS (WEEKENDS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

The Firebox eatery and The Turntable dessert parlour are on the look out for new catering team members.

Catering team members will be expected to work in the following areas:

- Front of house: taking orders and payments using an EPOS system

- Clearing tables and cleaning duties

- Preparing hot and cold food

- Pot washing

- Barista duties

- Serving ice cream and desserts in the dessert parlour

- Stock replenishment

 

You'll need to be super eager to work in ALL the above areas and you'll need to demonstrate EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  If you aren't confident and willing to smile and say hello to EVERY visitor you meet, then this job isn't for you!

Although training will be provided, experience of working in a similar role is preferred.

The roles are offered on a zero hours basis and are to provide cover (up to 40hr/wk) during weekends and local school holidays as business needs dictate. if this is not convenient for you, please do not apply.

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  Make yourself stand out by telling us why you want to work at Whistlestop Valley and what you can bring to our hardworking catering team!