The festive season is just around the corner, and many people in Manchester may be on the lookout for a part-time job over the coming weeks and months.
If you fall into this category, how does being a Santa Claus or elf for the lead up to Christmas sound?
For those who fancy themselves as a Chrissmassy kind of person, then these jobs may be right up your street.
Here’s all you need to know about jobs available as Santa or one of his elves around Manchester this Christmas.
Where can I work as a Santa Claus in Greater Manchester?
Dobbies Garden Center Altrincham
Dobbies in Altrincham has a job going to be Santa Claus where you could work between eight and 30 hours a week.
The job description reads: “As Santa, and alongside your team of elves, you will be responsible for creating memorable visits by talking to children within one of our magical grottos.
“In addition, Santa will meet with family groups at our breakfast and team events in our restaurants.
“From the moment you step into the suit you will become Santa himself. From regaling stories from the North Pole and asking children about their Christmas list, you’ll have the confidence to spread happiness and fulfill the imagination of children of all ages.
“You must be confident, kind and have a jolly nature, along with the ability to say “Ho, Ho, Ho” with plenty of enthusiasm. You must be able to engage with and build rapport with people of all ages.”
To apply for the job, visit Indeed
John Lewis – Cheadle
The John Lewis in Cheadle, Stockport is looking for a Santa Claus and will pay £12 an hour.
The job description reads: “Don’t look like Santa? Don’t worry! Our Santa costumes are amazing. We give you full training. You’ll be unrecognizable. And, feel just like the big man!
“Many of our Santas start with no experience. We train over 200 each year to work in Shopping & Garden Centers in Grotto.
“Age is no restriction. It’s personality that counts.”
Visit Indeed to apply for this job and find out more.
Birkacre Garden Center – Chorley
The garden center is looking for a Santa as well as Elve’s for temporary work and are offering wages between £4.81 and £10.00 per hour.
The job description for both of these roles are listed below
“Santa: We need the main man, this is the person every child wants to see! He needs to make them believe he is the real Father Christmas and he can make all their dreams come true.
“If this is something you think you can do, please get in touch. You will need a kind and gentle demeanor and an enthusiastic and jolly nature who can build a rapport with people of all ages.
“Our Santa is responsible for welcoming families and presenting gifts with assistance from their helper Elf. Experience is not essential but a warm heart and the ability to deliver the magic is!
“Santa’s Elves: To be one of Santa’s elves is not only a position of privilege but essential to the smooth running of the Grotto and creating the most magical experience of the year for every child that enters.
“You will need to have exceptional customer services and be able to improvise, interact and entertain with the children and their families by creating a believable character who, although maybe a little mischievous, will make the experience fun and memorable.
“Full training will be given for all the roles and a fabulous costume will be provided.”
To apply for the role, visit Indeed.
Harvester Horwich Park
The Harvester are on the lookout for a Santa to meet and greet families at their restaurant at Horwich Park.
“As Santa at the Horwich Park Inn – Harvester you will spread festive cheer and create memories families will treasure forever.
“You’ll bring the magic to Breakfast with Santa, delivering gifts and putting smiles on faces with your joyous personality.”
Perks include 33 percent off all Harvester’s brands including Miller and Carter.
To apply for this job, visit Indeed.