Wicksteed Park


With both full time and temporary positions available, why don’t you join the Wicksteed Park family? We’re one of the region’s most popular Visitor Attractions with an unrivaled heritage.

We are recruiting! Hoorah!

We are looking for people to join our wonderful team to help us create the fun for all of our lovely guests!

Working at Wicksteed Park is a wonderful way to meet new friends and enjoy flexible permanent or temporary employment in the great outdoors. With rides a plenty that all need operating and oodles of venues that serve yummy treats, we need your help to keep it going in our busiest time!

Tickle your fancy? Then apply with a CV and covering letter to hr@wicksteedpark.org

Opportunities to join our team

Park Warden

Overall Job Objectives:

As part of a team deliver efficient and effective customer focused park warden duties to Wicksteed Park ensuring all litter in the park is collected and removed to relevant areas including litter picking, leaf blowing and rubbish collection.
Carry out recycling duties in the grounds and parkland.
Carry out a support services role for the park such as moving furniture and fixtures, deliveries and event set up all of which will require an amount manual handling.
Provide support for the park project team when required.

Play Factory hosts

5 positions available - Fixed Term until 4th November 2018

Overall Job Objectives:

Achieve an efficient and profitable catering / retail operation.
1. Offer excellent customer service, party hosting, cleaning and soft play supervision.
2. Ensure all Health and Hygiene Practices, Health and Safety at Work and legislative requirements are adhered to at all times.

Guest Production – Main Kitchen

Jnr Sous Chef - Full time

Overall Job objectives

Assist the Head chef / Sous chef by working in an team environment to cater for large conference and banqueting throughout the park. Role will involve overseeing the functions from start to finish, Food preparation, set up and break down. Furth more the role will include working within the Park’s food outlets during peak times, assisting, training the team members.

Commis Chef – Full time

Overall Job objectives

To work within the Catering / Production team to ensure high standards of food is produced and served to the guests throughout the park. Prepare & produce on time and in spec all the food requirement for party nights, functions, banquets, private and corporate events and all park food outlets.

Kitchen Porter

Overall Job objectives

Working alongside the Culinary and Conference team to ensure they operate in a clean, safe environment within the kitchen areas. Working the main dish wash area to correctly, rinse, wash & store all the chinaware used within the main function spaces. This role will require the use of large scale dishwashing facilities, chemicals. Furthermore the porters would be responsible to clean down the main Kitchen areas after service has finished.

Conference & Events

Event Supervisor

Overall Job objectives

Working alongside the C & E mgmt. in the planning, preparation and execution of all conference and events throughout the park and leading all the C & E Team members to ensure that all aspects of the functions are catered for. Event supervisors will be required to run and manage small events / meetings throughout the park and assist mgmt. where required.

Team Member

Overall Job objectives

Working within the C & E team in the catering of large scale events throughout the park, be this food service, bar service. The position requires great interaction with our guests to ensure that the function exceeds there expectations. Team members will be trained to carry plates into the conference rooms, correct cleaning practices. Furthermore team members will be required to assist in set up days / break down, and due to the nature of the events could include early morning and late night shift work.

Event cleaner / Toilet attendant - Evening

Overall Job objectives

Working alongside the C& E team during large events within the park, The role will require the team member to clean and service the toilets throughout the event and assist with the general cleaning of the event location. Due to the nature of the events been mainly evening, the team members would be scheduled to work evening time.

Park Outlets – Food

Outlet Supervisor

Overall Job objectives

Working alongside the Park Outlets manager in the operating of all the Parks food outlets. The Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day running, cash handling, cleaning and all Public health requirements alongside ensuing the team members cater for the guests food needs. The supervisor will lead by example and manger 1 or 2 outlets through the park.

Team Member

Overall Job objectives

Team members will be working within the parks food outlets with numerous tasks including food preparation and cooking, cash handling, cleaning and engaging with our guests to ensure the Park caters for all their food needs. The role is diverse with team members working in are range of food areas such as, Fast food, sit down dining, mobile carts etc.

What you need to know...

Wicksteed Park aims to create a professional, FUN and safe environment for ALL visitors and employees. To enable us to do this we need to make sure that ALL employees are aware of and meet the required standards of presentation, behaviour and legal compliance as such:-

We are a non-smoking site, except in designated areas.

You will/may be required to wear a uniform

You will be required to undergo a DBS check

You MAY be required to be tested for Drugs and Alcohol when undertaking your role

The success of the park relies heavily on ALL employees being flexible and this can mean that you are required to work in other roles/areas of the park to that which you have been contracted for as your primary role. This flexibility may also extend to start and finish times.

You will be given training and support to enable you to effectively undertake your role/s in the park and most importantly to enjoy your work.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in everything that we do, including recruitment so if you are unhappy with any aspect of this process please let us know.

What happens next?

You will not be offered a role at interview but if you have not been contacted, by telephone, within 2 weeks (14 days) of the interview, you should assume that you have not been successful, but we will contact you to confirm this.

Please note your application will only be discussed directly with you and no-one else. So please do not ask someone else to call on your behalf.

More Questions?

The above attempts to answer some of the questions we think you might have BUT you will have the opportunity to ask any other questions you might have during your interview.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to Wicksteed Park and Good Luck.

Important Information


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