Summer Employment

Every year the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway operates an intensive daily passenger service throughout the Summer months. As this requires a significant number of staff members, our regular band of volunteers cannot cover all the roles and consequently, there will be a number of opportunities for Temporary Summer Employment throughout this period.

Come and join our Railway this summer and become part of history…

We are looking for a wide range of roles that encompass various aspects of operations at Worth Valley.

Roles include:


Being a foreman is one of the most important jobs on the KWVR, this role leaves you in charge of the station you are assigned and the safety and service provided to customers from that station. An important aspect of your role is ensuring everyone boards and alights the train safely and involves communicating with the guard to dispatch the train.Booking clerk

As a booking clerk, you will be the point of call on the station for any enquiries from customers, you will sell tickets and provide the times of trains as well as assisting the station foreman. This role involves good communication and customer service skills as well as the need to be organised and confident when dealing with customers.Crossing keeper

Crossing Keepers ensure that cars and people on the road are prevented from passing when the train is running through. This role keeps passengers on the train and people on the road safe. You will be in charge of operating the manual crossing gates and signalling to the train.Shops A role in the Railway shops is a key customer facing role. You will be responsible for helping customers, monitoring stock levels, running the till, selling merchandise and keeping the shop clean and tidy.   Bars

Another customer facing role is our Bar vacancy. Pulling pints and mixing drinks on a moving steam train is not something everyone can say they do! In this customer-focused role, you will run the on train bar and ensure everyone is suitably refreshed!TTC

A similar role as booking clerks, except you will be on the train. You are the ‘Travelling Ticket Collect’ (TTC) and ensure everyone has a ticket onboard the train.

Buffet Server
This role involves working in our cafe at Oxenhope (Oxenhope Buffet) and refreshments stall at Keighley. You will be regularly facing customers, taking orders, serving food and ensuring the area is clean and tidy. This candidate will work to high hygiene standards and be confident when dealing with customers.  Admin/Rostering

Administration and Rostering staff work with both customers and our very special volunteers. Your role will involve answering the phone, dealing with customer enquiries and rostering volunteer shifts across the railway. Without this job, the railway can’t run! Bus Conductor

You will be a bus conductor on our vintage bus that runs throughout the summer. Your role involves ticket collecting and selling, giving safety information and guidance to customers as well as assisting the driver when the bus is reversing. Carriage cleaner

When everyone has gone home, our heritage carriages need to be cleaned so that they are spic and span for everyone travelling the next day! Your role will include sweeping carriage floors, cleaning seats and windows and making sure everything is in place to ensure customers can travel on a clean and tidy carriage the following day. Contracts are temporary and range from zero hours to 30 hours per week. Hours and days available will vary.

Salary: £6.25 to £8.21 per hour

We will be hosting interviews on multiple dates:

  • 15.04.19
  • 16.04.19

You must be available for training on:

  • 1st – 6th May

To Apply

Please email your CV to and state in your email which role you wish to apply for. A form will be sent to you in response, please complete this fully and return.

Closing date: 5th April at 5:00pm

Many thanks
KWVR Recruitment Team