Santa Claus

Job Function:

Throughout December the magic of Christmas comes to Kent Life, with Santa and his trusty reindeer taking a few days out of their busy schedule to come along and meet our guests.

We are looking for a confident gentleman, with twinkly eyes, a kind and jolly nature and a love of all things Christmassy to bring our grotto experience to life. You’ll need to be able to think on your feet, engage with people of all ages and stay in character throughout. The ability to produce an authentic ‘ho-ho-ho’ is desirable!

Assisted by a team of Elves, you will be responsible for creating a memorable visit and bringing the magic of Christmas to life. Your role will include but is not limited to handing out age appropriate gifts whilst posing for photos, wearing one of our traditional costumes.

Santa experience is not essential if you have the right personality to meet the authenticity criteria. This is a unique experience and Kent Life would be more than happy to discuss the role with you in further detail.

Please note this is a fixed term contract from 27th November to the 24th December 2017 inclusive, employed on a flexible basis with shifts allocated between the hours of 9.30am and 7pm on a rota basis.  Due to the nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to apply for disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring service (formerly CRB). This disclosure will need to be satisfactory to the company for employment to commence.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and short covering letter detailing why you would be perfect for the job to our Events Manager; either by email, or post to:

Hollie Bourne, Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Applications close: 12pm on 5th November 2017

 

 

Mrs Claus

Job Function:

Throughout December the magic of Christmas comes to Kent Life, with Santa and his trusty reindeer taking a few days out of their busy schedule to come along and meet our guests.

We are looking for an authentic Mrs Claus to add to our magical grotto experience.  A kind and jolly nature is essential along with a lot of Christmas cheer! You’ll need to be able to engage with people of all ages and stay in character throughout, wearing one of our traditional costumes.

Assisted by a team of Elves, you’ll invite your guests into your woodland kitchen where they can decorate their very own gingerbread man, whilst they wait to meet the big man himself.

Experience is not essential, but a flair for customer service is a must. This is a unique experience and Kent Life would be more than happy to discuss the role with you in further detail.

Please note this is a fixed term contract from 27th November to the 24th December 2017 inclusive, employed on a flexible basis with shifts allocated between the hours of 9.30am and 7pm on a rota basis. Due to the nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to apply for disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring service (formerly CRB). This disclosure will need to be satisfactory to the company for employment to commence.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and short covering letter detailing why you would be perfect for the job to our Events Manager; either by email, or post to:

Hollie Bourne, Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Applications close: 12pm on 5th November 2017

Catering Team Member

Job Function:

To provide front of house service within the catering team with the overall aim of delivering complete guest satisfaction. Duties will include all aspect of catering from taking and processing orders to cleanliness of all working areas, cash & credit card transactions, manual handling and stock rotation and replenishment.

Please take a look at the full job description.

To apply, either fill in this application form, or email your CV and a short covering letter.

Catering Supervisor

Job Function:

To support the Catering Manager and act as supervisor to the catering offer with the overall aim of delivering complete guest satisfaction. Duties will include all aspects of guest services including taking and processing orders, cleanliness of all working areas, cash & credit card transactions, stock ordering and replenishment, staff training and catering staff rotas.   We are looking for a hard working & dedicated individual to join our friendly team & help us maintain our high standards of quality food & excellent service.

Please take a look at the full job description.

To apply, either fill in this application form, or email your CV and a short covering letter.

Halloween Zombies (Volunteer Positions)

Calling all zombies! Could you make someone scream with terror? Are you scary enough to welcome humans to the chilling world of the undead?

We are looking for volunteers to be flesh-eating zombies at our Halloween event “Kent-aminated”. No experience is necessary  as training will be given – just the ability to terrify visitors with your vacant expression, weeping wounds and blood-thirsty look.

Successful volunteers will undergo a zombie transformation at the hands of skilled make-up artists. Then, as darkness falls each evening, you will help populate the family attraction as it transforms into Kent-aminated – a zombie-infested zone.

You would need to be available for a minimum of 3 evening shifts between 27th – 31st October. You would be required to volunteer from 5.30pm until approx 10.15pm.

To apply, please send an email to our Events Manager stating why you would like to volunteer at this event.

VOLUNTEERING

Would you like to make a difference and lend a hand in conserving all aspects of rural life? Enjoy your passion, meet new friends and make a difference by volunteering at Kent Life, whatever your interests or skills, we would like to hear from you

Kent’s Life Volunteer Programme is varied and adaptable to your skills and interest. Here are just some of the opportunities we have for our volunteers:

  • Planting and caring for the medieval herb garden
  • Growing and planting of wild flowers and produce in our farmhouse gardens
  • Restoring large historic agricultural machinery
  • Maintenance and upkeep of our historic buildings and homes
  • Livestock husbandry and welfare
  • Office and administration duties

To be a volunteer at Kent Life please contact enquiries@kentlife.org.uk or call 01622  763936.

Alternatively, you can download either an Adult Volunteer contact form, or a Student Volunteer/Work Experience contact form and return to enquiries@kentlife.org.uk.