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*** LONGLEAT * - Santa - Performer / Actor / Entertainer
Summary
Title:*** LONGLEAT * - Santa - Performer / Actor / Entertainer
ID:LEL1474 / 2794
Department:Attractions
Description

You will receive a pay rate of 11 (GBP) per hour, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more.

PLEASE NOTE: To apply for this role, either submit CV to hrsupport@longleat.co.uk OR click the ‘Apply’ button below to complete an online application form.

Who will I be working with?


For over 50 years, Longleat has been one of the UK’s most loved attractions. Despite our established reputation, we constantly strive to educate, excite and inspire guests – from hosting the UK’s largest ever hot air balloon gathering, to celebrating our Festival of Light; the first and biggest event of its kind in the UK, with a total of 3,000 spectacular Chinese lanterns transforming the night-time sky.

What will this role of Santa entail?

Over the festive period, Longleat turns into a magical place as our Festival of Light returns – with one of the main attractions being our long-established Santa express experience. The train departs from the Longleat railway station in the Main Square and travels past Half Mile Lake, with the highlight of the journey being the arrival at Santa’s snowy grotto deep in the forest; a truly magical Winter Wonderland.

As each train arrives, a Special Elf will be there to greet and escort guests up to Santa’s grotto, where you’ll be ready – red suit donned - to greet families, handing out presents to all the boys and girls. You’ll fully engage with all guests throughout the duration of their time with Santa, responding to individual guest’s questions and comments, ensuring their experience is a magical one.

Due to the daily schedule of trains, you’ll need to have strong time-keeping skills and be confident in sticking to a tight time schedule. You’ll also help with the preparation of presents and the whole grotto area to ensure it is ready for daily operation.

In addition to delivering the role of Santa, you may also be required to support the Attractions Team in other roles as required, which will include working outside in all weather conditions.

If the role of Santa isn’t for you but you still want to work in the grotto, why not check out our Attractions Assistants vacancies on our website – there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved!

What will I need to be considered for this Santa vacancy?
 

  • Demonstrable customer service experience, with the ability to engage and entertain young audiences
  • An abundance of enthusiasm and energy, with a particularly jolly nature!
  • Excellent communication and time-keeping skills
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Honest, reliable and flexible to work extra hours / weekends as required
Due to the sensitive nature of this role, you’ll need to have an understanding of child safeguarding.

What will I receive in return?

You will receive a pay rate of 11 (GBP) per hour, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more.

Contract Type: Seasonal (fixed term contract), with Christmas season due to start early November 2018 until the 28th of December 2018

Hours of Work: Working hours to vary on a 7-day rota basis – earliest rota’d start time from 9am, and latest finish time up to 8pm.

Throughout November 3 days per week are available as per site opening Friday / Saturday / Sunday. Longleat will be open 7 days a week in December, at which point full time hours will be available.

Please note, due to the nature of the business evenings and weekend work will be required, including bank holidays.

Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions please.

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