Santa (fixed-term)

Location: Sherwood Forest Village - Nottinghamshire

Hours of Work: Part-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.79 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 03 August 2018

Santa (fixed-term)

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

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


On Friday 9 November 2018, each Village falls under a captivating spell and transforms into an enchanting Winter Wonderland.  With twinkling lights, glittering decorations and Santa’s Woodland Workshop, the forest comes alive with the anticipation of Christmas.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


The trepidation and excitement of Christmas is magical for all children.  It’s a wonderful time of the year and at the heart of their experience is Santa.  Every year at Sherwood Forest, he sees thousands of children and each time they leave with smiles on their faces.

From the moment you step into the red suit you’ll be totally focused on the job at hand, regaling stories from the North Pole and asking children about their Christmas list. Whatever question they ask, you’ll ensure that the magic is sprinkled and the anticipation of Christmas Eve heightened. 

Your confident, kind and jolly nature will be backed by the ability to say “Ho, Ho, Ho” with plenty of enthusiasm. You will also need to be able to engage and build a rapport with people of all ages.

Experience of sign language would certainly add value to your application. 

Please note that this is a fixed-term contract from 26 October 2018 to 25 December 2018 inclusive.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to apply for disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.


This is a fixed-term contract from 26 October to 25 December 2018 inclusive.

You will be contracted to work either 32 or 64 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.

Your hours of work will typically fall between the hours of 9am and 9pm, however flexibility may be required.  You will be required to work week days, evenings, weekends and public / bank holidays on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Excellent communication and customer care skills

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience of working with children
  • Previous acting / entertainment experience

Closing date:  3 August 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews will be held:  6 August 2018

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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