Santa (fixed-term)

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Various Hours Available

Salary/Hourly Rate: €11.99 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 06 October 2020

Santa (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. 


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 Center Parcs, 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.  

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


Please note this is a fixed-term contract from 30 October to 24 December 2020 inclusive.

We have various contracts available, working 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. 


Essential requirements: 

  • Excellent communication and customer care skills 

Desirable requirements: 

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


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:  6 October 2020 at 12 Noon 

Interviews will be held:  Week commencing 5 October 2020

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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