QEL ARCHIVE

19/04/17
Big Thanks, Movements
School visits & Lost Lamps

14/04/17
Funeral arrangements for
Eric "Dusty" Miller

09/04/17
Thomas roster and
Locomotive lamps

31/03/17
Sad News reporting the death
of Eric (Dusty) Miller

26/03/17
Millom, Volunteers, Insulation
and a Rail Tour

23/03/17
A Cautionary Tale
plus more Work Week

16/03/17
Rostere, Emergency Event
Day and Work week

06/03/17
Site Security &
Work Week Lunches

03/03/17
Bits & Bobs, Work Week
plus PTS courses/renewals

25/02/17
Living History Fair, Vintage
Cinema and
Funeral arrangemetns for
Andrew Bratton

20/02/17
Sad News on the death
of Andrew Bratton

17/02/17
Schools visit help needed
and TWO opportunities

11/02/17
Hot News about "Defiant"
and "Cornwall" coming to us

07/02/17
A reminder, other News
and Events

23/01/17
News about Andrew Bratton

11/01/17
Work Week or Serving
on the Executive Committee

06/01/17
Hot meals, Interail passes
& Commercial Roster

Earlier QELs can be accessed by using one or other of the above.


QEL COLUMN

QUAINTON EMAIL LETTER 10.5.17

ARE YOU SEEKING EMPLOYMENT?

The Centre is looking to fill 2 new vacancies, the details are below:

Events and Function Supervisor Vacancy

Duties will include: Supervising use of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre by third parties for Functions and also during the Centre's own Events. This will include regular weekend and late night/early hours working, securing the buildings and site, acting as liaison with the third parties and their suppliers, acting appropriately in emergency situations and a certain amount of clearing up after the Event/Function has finished – see full job description for more information.

You will be working with other staff and volunteers to deliver a high quality service level to visitors at all times and will have a 'can do' attitude, with an ability to take responsibility when called upon to do so, have excellent communication skills, be generally physical fit due to the demands of the role and a team player. A current first aid certificate is required or a willingness and aptitude to obtain one along with Fire Marshall/Warden certification - some previous experience is preferred, but not essential.

Hours of work will include Weekends, and Bank Holidays through out the year.

Rate of pay will depend on experience of the applicant.

All enquiries to Emma Toth – Functions Manager at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on 01296 655720 or functions@bucksrailcentre.org

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Catering Operations Assistant Vacancy

Duties will include: Preparation, cooking and serving of food for our Steaming and Event Days, attendance on Children's Birthday Parties and other similar functions, as well as keeping the café and kitchen areas clean and hygienic, washing up, cleaning down at the end of the day and helping to generally tidy up after such events and external users of the Centre.

You will be working with other staff and volunteers to deliver a high quality service level to visitors at all times and will have a 'can do' attitude, with an ability to take responsibility when called upon to do so, have good communication skills, be generally physical fit due to the demands of the role and a team player. A hygiene certificate is required or a willingness and aptitude to obtain one and some kitchen experience is preferred, but not essential.

Hours of work will include Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to the end of October and Wednesdays during the School Holidays. Further work in the run up to Christmas and around Functions being held at the Centre could also be available for the right applicant. A full day will be from 9:00am to 5:30pm approx with breaks taken to work around peak demands of the visitors.

Rate of pay will depend on experience of the applicant. All enquiries to Laura Beach – Catering and Facilities Manager at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on 01296 655720 or caretaker@bucksrailcentre.org

WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED!

The following news has been received:

Dear Quainton Railway Society / Buckinghamshire Railway Centre,

Congratulations! – you have been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Buckinghamshire Business Awards.

I am delighted to let you know that Buckinghamshire Railway Centre has been selected as a finalist in the Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year category.

This doesn't mean we have 'won' anything yet and we won't know until the Gala dinner on June 30th, however it is testament to the hard work of the volunteers and staff that the Centre has been recognised in this way. Ben Jackson says that as a judge in the neighbouring Cherwell Business Awards he knows well the judging process and the quality that is looked for - so pats on the back all around.

AND ON TRIP ADVISOR

John Hatton spotted this glowing praise on Trip Advisor about us:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186222-d2225676-r476012228-Buckinghamshire_Railway_Centre-Aylesbury_Aylesbury_Vale_Buckinghamshire_England.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

NEWS OF BRIAN AMMANN

Brian has had a heart bypass operation and is now convalescing at an establishment on the south coast where he can see the sea but not any trains! He is looking forward to getting back to Quainton and we wish him well for a speedy recovery.

CAN YOU SPEAK ABOUT QUAINTON?

A couple of years ago I was booked to speak about Quainton to a Railway Group of the U3A in Amersham on June 1st. Now, I have a full time job and I am unable to get the time off work. Is there anyone who could stand in for me, please? I could probably help with a disc of general photos, if you wish.

Its a morning meeting on Thursday 1st June. Please contact me on lystertony7@gmail.com in the first instance.

Compiled by Tony Lyster
10.5.17