Zip Wire Manager - 10 month contract, average 30 hours per week
We are looking for an experienced person to operate and maintain the newest attraction at Wicksteed Park. The ideal person will have a taste for adventure, a personal commitment to physical fitness, product knowledge, exceptional customer service skills and a thorough understanding of health and safety implications, preferably having held a similar role. Please see the job description below:
Zip Wire Manager
Application is by detailed covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the person specification, and CV to email@example.com. Closing date is 21st March 2014.
2014 Recruitment is Open!
Wicksteed Park has been making happy memories since Charles Wicksteed first introduced children's playground equipment to the Park in 1917. The Park officially opened in 1921 and has been a place of happiness for thousands of visitors ever since. The 2014 Park opening date is Saturday 5th April although training will be provided before this: dates will depend on the area you are recruited in
Are you serious about giving great customer service? Do you have a great rapport with children and you aren't afraid to talk to them? Do you feel proud when you have done a great job? Would you feel honoured to work for the UK's oldest charity-owned leisure park?
If the answer is 'Yes' - then read on!
Wicksteed Park is looking to recruit all of the new season's as-and-when-required staff, Supervisors and Deputy Managers who will be responsible for making happy memories for thousands of customers this year. As many of you will be aware, we are sadly unable to offer any guarantees of hours, because much of the park, therefore much of our customer-base is affected by the weather! If you are looking to find fantastic seasonal work in a beautiful outdoor environment, and you want the opportunity to meet hundreds of new people every day, then we may be just what you are looking for!
We are looking to find the following seasonal employees:
- Ride Operators (our Fun-Makers must be 18 or over)
- Park Catering fast food outlets, coffee shops, sweet shop and kiosks (the Foodies)
- Gift Shop / Retail (Retail Therapists)
- Creative Face Painters (Children's Artists)
- Guest Services
You will need to download AND PRINT our 2014 Application Form (PDF below), attach a photograph to the front page where indicated, and then send it the HR Manager at the Park's address before the Friday 7th March 2014. Only our Application Forms will be accepted; we cannot accept CV's. Please do not send your application form electronically as it will not be considered.
If you are short-listed you will be contacted and invited to attend at a specific time on one of our Group Assessment and Selection sessions which are being held on Wednesday 12th March and Saturday 15th March 2014. We will be running these sessions with up to 10 candidates at a time and you will be asked to undertake group activities.
After the Group Assessment and Selection Sessions, successful candidates will be offered a one-to-one interview with a Department Manager at a time to suit you both. Unless you have strong feelings against a particular role, we will place successful candidates in roles we think best utilise your skills.
To give you an idea of what our roles are all about, please read the Job Descriptions below.
If you have not heard from us by the end of the 10th March 2014, you have not been considered.
So...What do you need to bring?
- Yourself – at the correct time that you have been invited to!
- A great attitude - show us your personality!
- A pen or pencil
- Dress to impress - remember, first impressions count
- A diary or other method of recording an appointment if you are offered an interview
Application Form and Job Descriptions
2014 APPLICATION FORM
Rides Deputy Manager 2014
Rides Supervisor 2014
Guest Services Supervisor 2014
Retail Supervisor 2014
Cafe Supervisor 2014
Face Painting Assistant
Catering Supervisor 2014
Ride Operator (Fun Maker)
Foodie / Catering Assistant
The Green Team
If you have any questions, please contact the HR Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send Application Forms or CV's electronically as they will not be considered.
Volunteers Needed for Wicksteed Park
Wicksteed Park, which is owned by the Wicksteed Trust, needs people to help maintain its status as a Grade II English Heritage Listed Park & Garden.
Volunteers are being sought to help with just about every aspect of running the Park including: car parking; gardening; general maintenance; publicity; waterways management, and many more.
Additionally there are a number of volunteer positions such as Playground Supervisors, daffodil sales (for Charity), duck food sales (to raise money for the upkeep of the aviary) and FOH stewards to show guests to their seats in the new Pavilion 50's & 60's daytime Show, 'Rockin' Around the Clock'.
Park Management will be delighted to hear from people with any time to spare with either a specific skill or simply a desire to just help out at this much loved historic Park.
If you have a few hours to spare or are interested in donating your skills to the Park then please contact Charlotte Widgery (Community Link Manager) on 01536 512475 for more details, or email email@example.com.