40 JOBS UP FOR GRABS AT WICKSTEED PARK
A host of new attractions at Wicksteed Park has left the home of children’s play looking for 40 extra staff. The park, in Kettering, was created by founder Charles Wicksteed as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play and outdoor exercise as part of families’ health and well-being.
Many of those who fill the temporary jobs each year are students and some will do three or four years in a row or stay and become full-time members of staff.
In fact, some of the most senior employees at the park began their careers in part-time or seasonal roles. The park also encourages older, more experienced applicants.
A recruitment day is held annually before the park opens for the year but the 40 new jobs are in addition to those people taken on before Easter. Those interested in working at the park are being asked to attend a recruitment day in the park Pavilion’s Celebration Suite between 4pm and 8pm on Wednesday May 25.
The jobs are for seasonal ride operators aged 18 and over and seasonal catering staff aged 16 and over. All new staff will be given training and must be available between May 29 and June 5 as well as weekends and school holidays after that.
For 2016 the park has enhanced the RUSH activity tower to include an Air Bag Jump, so you can pretend to be a movie stunt man or woman, plunging through the air with only a large inflatable bag to break your fall.
Also new this year is the Tree Top Walk, a 90-metre enclosed treetop walkway of activities and obstacles suitable for adults and children alike and a farmyard.
There will also be a fantastic circular maze, made using 6ft tall natural fencing, a new garden by the aviary and the Meerkat Burrows underground tunnel experience, allowing visitors to get up close to the park’s new meerkats.
Wicksteed Park Managing Director Alasdair McNee said: “We have lots of changes and developments going on at the park this year and that means we need more people to help us, so this is a great chance to join the Wicksteed Park family, gain valuable experience and possibly take the first steps towards a career in the leisure industry.”
Those wishing to apply for jobs at the park are asked to download an application form from the park’s website www.wicksteedpark.org/careers complete it and bring it with them on the day.