Christmas Host Sessional

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The Wildlife Trusts

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London, United Kingdom

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11 days ago

Christmas Host Sessional

We are recruiting for Seasonal Christmas Experience Host’s to work at Walthamstow Wetlands and Woodberry Wetlands. It’s a very exciting role working alongside our Santa at one of London’s most important nature reserves.

If you have a passion for storytelling, performance and audience facing roles, please get in touch, no prior experience necessary, just confidence, a friendly manner and enthusiasm!


Main Areas of Responsibility:


  • Ensuring that visitors to the Storytelling with Santa have a magical time
  • Welcoming and interacting with the visitors whilst also helping with the flow of visitors
  • Checking tickets and managing queues
  • Have the grotto ready for each session
  • Managing Santa’s photo opportunity queue


Applicants need to commit to a minimum of 5 dates.


Dates: December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December 2022

Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm (Christmas Eve 9.30am to 2.30pm)


Location 1:
Woodberry Wetlands, New River Path, Woodberry Grove, Woodberry Down, London N16 5HQ Please note this venue will be predominately outdoor work

Location 2: Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Rd, London N17 9NH


Dress code: A festive costume will be provided


Terms of Engagement:


Tenure: Fixed term casual engagement from 3rd – 24th December

Hourly rate £10.50 per hour

Hours of work: A variety of shifts will be on offer with no obligation to accept

Holidays: Accrued at a rate of 12.07% of hours worked


Our ideal Christmas Host:

  • Passion for storytelling and performing
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Reliability, resourcefulness and willingness to be adaptable
  • Commitment to working in accordance with our equal opportunity, health and safety, safeguarding and lone working policies

Closing Date: 9am 25th November

Interview Dates: 28th November onwards (video interview)


Please find full job description person specification here.


Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!


Our vision is a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. In order to achieve our goal of engaging everyone in protecting London’s wildlife for the future, we know that our staff team needs to better reflect and represent all of London’s communities. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all. Alongside our inclusive Talent policy which outlines are commitments including giving fair opportunities to ex-offenders, we also offer an enhanced flexible working policy which is available to you from your very first day.


Read more about London Wildlife Trust’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here:
https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/jobs