Great Grottos operate Christmas Grottos throughout the UK.
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Father Christmas | Job Role Santa-Claus-Job Role-2

We hire over 200 Santas each year.
Many they tell us it’s the best job they’ve ever had. 

This incredibly rewarding role involves welcoming families, handing out gifts, posing for photos and asking children what they’d like for Christmas. Assistance is always available from Santa’s visit Elf. 

  • Our Santas receive an amazing handmade costume. We have every size available.
  • Padded bellies are provided if needed, along with spare costume parts, to keep our Santas looking perfect.
  • Experience is not essential.
  • Minimum age for consideration is 28.
  • A warm heart & gentle demeanour are always necessary.
  • Full training is provided. Fantastic Santa dialogue guides are available to cover every scenario. 

Full and part-time positions are available. You can work as much or little as you wish. We need Santas with all types of availability. We pay for your DBS check and offer great rates of pay.

Apply via phone | 01306 886 989
Apply online |
Job Application
View locations | Map of Grottos


Santa’s Elf | Job Role

Christmas Elf RoleAre you happy, friendly & a good communicator? Would you enjoying working with children and helping Father Christmas?

The position of Santa’s Elf allows you to explore an imaginative performance role, whilst delivering exceptional customer service.

Great Grottos will provide you with a fabulous handmade and sized costume to enhance your experience and help you to portray your character. Santa’s team of Elves are responsible for:

  • Welcoming families to Santa’s Grotto.
  • Creating a memorable experience.
  • Taking photos.
  • Restocking Santa’s sacks.
  • Proving information about Santa’s Grotto to enquiring customers.
  • Waving at passing children.
  • Interaction & improvisation with children.

Full and part-time positions are available. Full training is provided and wages paid every two weeks.

Apply via phone | 01306 886 989
Apply online | Job Application
View locations |
Map of Grottos


Grotto Manager  | Job Role

Christmas Grotto Manager Job RoleWe always require well-organised individuals with people management skills to run our Christmas Grottos.

The goal of the Grotto event is to create individual and magical experiences for each family and to ensure that all Grotto staff work towards this. As part of this, the Grotto Manager:

  • Oversees all staff.
  • Serves customers.
  • Demonstrates exemplary customer service.
  • Performs banking & opening/closing procedures.
  • Manages costumes & stock.
  • Makes sure the Grotto always looks tidy.
  • Represents the team throughout the busy Christmas period in a fast-paced retail environment.

Previous management experience is not essential. Experience in staff time administration, delegation, cashing up or customer service will benefit your application.

Full training and bonuses are provided for this full time position. 

Apply via phone | 01306 886 989
Apply online | Job Application
View locations | Map of Grottos


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