Great Grottos are the UK's leading Christmas Grotto management company.

The most important element of our service is finding amazing Santas and Elves to bring our Grottos to life. We recruit 400 - 500 staff each year and many tell us it is most rewarding job role they have ever had.

Great Grottos have been managing Grottos in shopping centres and garden centres across the UK since 1998. Our service includes the recruitment, DBS checking, contracting, training and management of Christmas Grotto staff.

In addition we supply costumes, ready-wrapped Christmas toys, souvenir photography and online booking. For details on our service | Christmas Grotto Management

Visit our online job application to send us your details | Online Job Application

You will need to attach your CV and a photo of yourself.

We understand if some of our Santa applicants do not have CVs. Our Recruitment Team will review your application and contact you. Feel free to call and ask how your application is proceeding.

Right now, please. Recruitment begins in June and is ongoing until December 24th. There are always opportunities.
We typically manage 50+ Grottos across the UK. You will need to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team to find out your nearest options. You will find some Grottos and their locations shown on Instagram | Great Grottos Instagram
We offer competitive rates of pay. Once your application is submitted, our Recruitment Team will review your experience, skills and the position that you are applying for. From this information, if you are successful, they will contact you with an offer of employment including a rate of pay.
We need both full-time and part-time Grotto staff throughout weekdays and weekends. We need Elves and Santas with all varieties of availability.
Typically our contracts include a period during November and December. The exact duration will depend the Grotto and your availability.
Staff wage payments occur every two weeks.
Great Grottos recruit 500+ staff annually. We are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Yes. Our staff training is extensive and covers all aspects of managing a Christmas Grotto to the highest standard. Depending on your role, you will undergo Santa training; Elf training; visit structure; customer service; Grotto photography and till operation. We pass on many techniques we have learnt over years of operating Grottos.
Yes. You can work for Great Grottos on either a self-employed or PAYE (preferred) basis.
Santa Claus, Santa's Elf and Grotto Manager. Visit our Job Descriptions to learn about these three key roles | Job Descriptions
Yes. You will be required to wear a full costume. We believe in going above and beyond our customers’ expectations. This includes providing exceptional levels of customer service whilst in character. Our costumes will enhance this experience and help you to portray your character. You can see examples of costumes here | Christmas Grotto Costumes
Visit our Online Application or call us on 01306 886 989. Key things to have at the ready are a CV and a photo of yourself for our staff database.

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