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Join the team - Train Cleaner

Join the team - Train Cleaner

Published: 3rd May 2017

We're looking for a new person to join the team as a Train Cleaner at Bodmin General Station for the Summer season. The successful applicant will be part of a very small team of paid staff at the Railway, including one other cleaner. Along with the Railway's volunteers, the team work hard to make sure that our charming 1950s Cornish branch line station and heritage steam and diesel trains are looking their best, and are clean, tidy and welcoming for visitors at this busy time of year.

Starting immediately and employed until October, the Train Station Cleaner will work five evenings a week, typically between 7 and 10 hours a week in total. The rate of pay is £7.50 an hour, or NMW.

To apply, please send a letter of application including details of your emplyoment history and references by email to enquiries@bodminrailway.co.uk or in the post to Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin General Station, Bodmin PL31 1AQ.

The deadline for applications is 11th May. We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Description


  • Remove rubbish from all bins and carry it to the waste compound. Replenish the waste bags.
  • Empty the glass wheelie bin on a daily basis unless excessively heavy in which case leave beside the Cleaning Shed and advise the office that it needs emptying
  • Brush all seats and floors
  • Wet wipe all floors, then dry mop.
  • Clean all toilets and wash basins with anti-bacterial detergent.
  • Clean toilet brushes in a bucket of anti bacterial detergent
  • Wipe all toilet compartment windowsills, shelves and door handles with anti-bacterial detergent
  • Monitor and top up as required the toilet paper towel supply
  • Monitor and top up as required the toilet paper supply. One roll is to be in use and one spare in each toilet
  • Monitor and top up as required the soap supply. Two bars are to be available in each toilet
  • Remove rubbish from the toilet bins and replace bin liners as necessary
  • Wipe all Formica tables with multi-surface cleaner
  • Wipe all others with wood polish
  • Clean any obvious or heavy fouling of windows on a daily basis


  • Vacuum clean all upholstery and floors. Clear behind the heaters and any other dirt traps.
  • Scrub the stainless steel sinks with Brillo until shiny
  • Clean the internal surfaces of all windows with detergent/glass cleaner
  • Clean the inside of the RMB including clean the surfaces and sink with anti-bacterial detergent, clean the floor and empty the bin


  • From time to time, it may be necessary to undertake other tasks as directed by the Railway Manager/Office Administrator.

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