Christmas Grotto Santa Claus

Mawgan Porth, Newquay
£8.75 per hour
13 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Bedruthan is a multi-award winning hotel and spa set into a cliff above Mawgan Porth Beach on the North Cornwall coast.

Our hotel has been cherished and nurtured by two generations of the same family for over 50 years to give our guests memorable holidays in this uniquely beautiful place.

Bedruthan is set in a natural playground with the beach just below us and some amazing facilities at the hotel itself. You can stroll along the foreshore, get a surf lesson or two and walk the cliff path to Bedruthan Steps – one of the north coast’s most dramatic beauty spots.

Job Description

Do you love Christmas?

Can you shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly?

Can you grow a big beard, name all 9 reindeer AND “Ho Ho Ho”?! 

Then you’re the person we need!

Santa Claus has been a figure of popular culture since the mid 1700’s and you’ll be responsible for keeping the magic alive. You’ll need to be able to work a crowd of festive fun goers, let out some big Ho Ho Ho’s and captivate the children into believing in Santa Claus. 

We’re looking for someone to encapsulate the character of Santa Claus this Christmas at Bedruthan Hotel’s renowned Sugar and Spice Grotto. 

Your duties as Christmas Grotto Santa Claus will include:

  • Wearing a beautifully tailored custom Santa suit
  • Being jolly and never breaking character
  • Keeping the spirit of Christmas alive
  • Being warm and welcoming, dynamic, quick thinking and adaptable 
  • To be entertaining, engaging and sensational


Some background in acting, drama or performing would be advantageous and being able to improvise and think on the spot – you never know what children might ask Santa for this year!

Preferable attributes include enjoying mince pies, not having a fear of flying and previous reindeer handling experience. This is not essential though as full training will be given.

Additional information

We offer:

  • £10.00 per hour 
  • Seasonal contract from 18 November 2019 to 5 January 2020
  • Temporary live-in accommodation
  • 50% discount on restaurant food during shift
  • Discounts on hotel services and products

Wish you were here? Please use the “apply” link to submit your CV and, in your covering letter ('message to the hiring manager'), let us know: 

  1. An example of when you have entertained a child, or children, and have successfully improvised on the spot.

You will need to confirm that you are eligible to live and work in the U.K. 

Direct applications only.

A DBS disclosure is required prior to commencing employment.

Closing Date: Sunday 22 September 2019

As one team we take responsibility for reducing the negative impacts our actions and activities have on the environment and our local community; something we feel is right and is our way of life