Festive Retail Assistant (Fixed Term)

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Various Hours Available, Part-Time, Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €10.20 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 02 November 2021

Festive Retail Assistant (Fixed Term)

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.


Every year our villages fall under a captivating spell and transform into an enchanting Winter Wonderland.  With twinkling lights, glittering decorations and Santa’s Woodland Workshop, the forest comes alive with the anticipation of Christmas. 


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021.

We are looking for a team of Festive Retail Assistants, who love the spirit of Christmas and will help deliver the magic to our guests.

Based in our Christmas shop, you will be required to wear an ‘Elf’ costume and have a high energy approach. Your duties will include welcoming guests in a positive and friendly manner, operating a till, replenishing stock, maintaining a clean working environment and spreading festive cheer.


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021.

You will be contracted to work either 80 or 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis.  This means that your days of work may vary each week but you will always receive your contracted hours per period. Flexibility will be required, to work; weekdays, evenings and weekends.


You will have a confident, kind and happy nature, along with plenty of enthusiasm. You will be confident taking ownership of guest queries or issues, ensuring that they are served in a friendly and efficient manner. You will also be able to engage with and build a rapport with people of all ages.

Essential requirements:

  • Excellent communication and customer care skills
  • Naturally cheerful
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in a customer service environment, ideally within a retail environment


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 02 November 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: W/C 08 November 2021 

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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