Dobbies’ Gloucester store has kicked off its search for a Santa to lead their grotto experience this Christmas.
Garden centres are magical at Christmas, and Dobbies will have a host of in-store events and experiences happening this festive season.
Suitable candidates are being invited to fill the boots of Santa and his elves.
The garden centre giant, which has a store on Bath Road near J12 of the M5, is looking for people who ‘love the spirit of Christmas to take on the roles, bringing the magic of Christmas to life for customers of all ages’.
As well as working in the grotto, Santa will also meet with family groups at Dobbies’ festive breakfast and party events.
The safety of customers and team members will be Dobbies’ number one priority this Christmas and, as expected, the grotto experience will be a little different this year, as Santa and his elves will be sticking to social distancing guidelines.
A spokesperson for Dobbies said: “At Dobbies, we are proud to deliver memorable Christmas experiences.
“The role of Santa is perfect for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to ensure our customers have a first-class experience and get everyone into the festive spirit.
“We will be closely following government guidelines to ensure all events from our Christmas programme are safe and enjoyable for all.”
Successful applicants for the roles of Santa and his elves will be given a full training programme.
Dobbies says that these are ‘highly rewarding and enjoyable’ roles, guaranteed to get customers feeling well and truly indulged in the festive spirit, and successful candidates will be responsible for creating memorable moments for visiting families and children.
Dobbies is looking for candidates who are reliable, hard-working individuals and are confident, kind and have a jolly nature – a bit like the big man himself.
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From regaling stories from the North Pole to asking children about their Christmas list, candidates will spread happiness and capture the imagination of children of all ages.
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