Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
Kent & East Sussex Railway

Vacancy for Cleaner

Start Date: Immediate

Remuneration: Above Living Wage

Are you looking for a rewarding job opportunity in a unique and historical setting? Join the Kent & East Sussex Railway as a Cleaner and become part of our railway family!

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is one of the UK’s most loved heritage railways, located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are seeking a dedicated individual to ensure the cleanliness and presentation of our carriages and public areas, making a positive impact on our visitors' experience. We are famed for our warm & friendly staff, so you’ll be an ambassador for the K&ESR in all that you do. The role is based at Tenterden Town Station (TN30 6HE) and the successful applicants must have the flexibility to work on any day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Key Details:

  • Position: Cleaner
  • Location: Tenterden, Kent
  • Working Hours: 20 hours per week, spread over 4 or 5 days (must include weekends)
  • Flexibility: Early morning shifts (start and finish by 10.00 am) or evening shifts (from 6.00 pm)
  • Rate of Pay: Above living wage
  • Contract Type: Permanent


As a Cleaner at the Kent & East Sussex Railway, your primary responsibility will be maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of our carriages and public areas. Your tasks will include:

  • Working with pride to ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout, including seating areas, toilets, windows, floors, ceilings, furnishings, fixtures & fittings.
  • Carrying out routine & periodic deep cleaning, such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing and sanitising surfaces.
  • Assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of public areas, such as station buildings, seating areas and toilets.
  • Adhering to health and safety guidelines and ensuring a safe environment for both staff and visitors.


Working at the Kent and East Sussex Railway offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Competitive Salary: We offer a rate of pay that exceeds the living wage, ensuring fair compensation for your valuable contribution.
  • Flexible Hours: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexible working hours to accommodate your schedule.
  • Part of a Railway Family: Join our close-knit team and become part of a community-driven organization committed to preserving history and serving the local community.
  • Opportunities for Growth: We provide opportunities for personal and professional development within the railway sector, allowing you to expand your skills and knowledge.
  • Contributing to a Charitable Cause: By working with us, you are actively contributing to the charitable activities of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, making a positive impact on the community.


To succeed in this role, we are seeking an individual who possess the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in a cleaning role is preferred, although training will be provided.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high standards of cleanliness.
  • Reliable and punctual with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work equally well independently and as part of a team.
  • The flexibility to work weekends and adapt to changing schedules.
  • Applicants for this position must have the right to work in the UK.

If you are a dedicated and hardworking individual who takes great pride in their work, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume with a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to rcoombes@kesr.org.uk We review applications on an ongoing basis and encourage early submissions. Interviews will be held at Tenterden Town Station, TN30 6HE

Join us today and be a part of preserving history while making a positive difference in the community.

Previous applicants need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process.

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