Pottery Assistant

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

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

Salary/Hourly Rate: €10.20 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 22 June 2021

Pottery Assistant

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.


The pottery painting studio is a favourite with our guests, it’s a place where they can relax and unveil their inner artist. There’s a wide range of pieces to paint and items are glazed overnight for a professional finish. We are now looking to recruit a part time Pottery Assistants with a creative flair, to join the team.

In this role, you will be responsible for offering guidance and support on ceramic painting whilst providing a safe and efficient environment for our guests.  Excellent customer service skills are required as you will ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations.

The bustling environment requires sustainable energy and enthusiasm along with the ability to multitask and oversee busy activities.  Other responsibilities will include ensuring high standards of cleanliness and tidiness are maintained and that the large volume of pots are glazed to agreed timescales.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to apply for Garda Vetting. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.


Essential requirements:

  • Naturally cheerful disposition
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and guests
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • A creative flair

Desirable requirements: 

  • Previous pottery experience with a working knowledge of current ceramic techniques and of using kilns
  • Experience of working within the customer care industry
  • The ability to teach methods and practices


You will be contracted to work 120 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis, which means that your hours and days of work could vary each week but you will always receive your contracted hours each period.

Your working hours will include weekdays, weekends, public/bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.


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

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

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

Closing date:  22 June 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:  W/c 21 June 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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