Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

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Job Vacancies

Working for Paradise Park

Looking for a career at Paradise Park? It’s a vibrant place to work, with a wide variety of job opportunities from keepers, catering, to working in the JungleBarn. Please see our current vacancies below.

Paradise Park is the award-winning wildlife sanctuary in Hayle, Cornwall, which specialises in rare birds, especially parrots plus otters, red pandas and farm animals. For many families the JungleBarn indoor play centre is vital to add a lot of fun to a day out at the Park.

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JungleBarn Assistant

The job

You will be part of a small team at the JungleBarn indoor play centre at Paradise Park, reporting to the JungleBarn Supervisor.

You will welcome visitors coming to play, make sure that everyone plays safely, and help in the café. You will use the EPOS tills, answer the phone, keep the play area and café clean and tidy, and in quieter times follow directions from the Supervisor to do cleaning and maintenance. When birthday parties restart you will book in parties, prepare rooms, serve food and clear up afterwards.

You will work with the Supervisor to make sure that the equipment is clean and safe, be aware of the immediate priorities required (ie watching equipment, clearing tables or regular cleaning) while always being friendly and polite to visitors and colleagues.

We are looking for:

  • Experience with customers in a retail or tourism setting
  • Responsible and friendly attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with visitors and staff
  • Use of tills and end of day reporting
  • First Aid qualification preferred but training may be given
  • Good level of physical fitness for cleaning
  • Suitable DBS check if required

We need to cover three days a week starting soon and this will include at least one weekend day. After Easter more days will be available. These days could be filled by one person or two both working part time. Our opening hours are 10am to 5.30pm, with occasional evenings until 9pm if we have a ‘late party’.

Meets NMW. Holidays are 28 days a year (pro-rata) and, because of the nature of our business bank holidays are treated as normal days although the JungleBarn is closed on Christmas day.

Applications

If you think this is the job for you and would like to join our team please send your cv and a covering letter/email to tell us all about you to: Alison Hales, Director, Paradise Park, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB ali@paradisepark.org.uk

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Café Assistant with cooking skills

The job

You will be part of a small team in the café, reporting to the Café Supervisor.

Your responsibilities to include setting up the counter, serving customers, preparing sandwiches and salads, and keeping everything safe and clean. Your main priority at lunchtimes is to prepare and cook meals such as baked potatoes, paninis and daily specials to order.

You will have experience in a catering environment, understanding of food hygiene qualifications and references.

Start soon. Hours approximately 9.15am to 3pm three days a week including at least one weekend day for winter season. Then longer hours and 4 to 5 days a week from April to October.

Skills

  • The preparation and cooking of food. Previous experience required.
  • Qualifications in food hygiene preferable and ability to complete the paperwork.
  • Clear communication with customers and staff.
  • Willingness and ability to work at least one weekend day.

Tasks

  • All routine cafe duties, setting up the counter, serving staff, cleaning etc.
  • Preparing food, keeping food hygiene records.
  • Ensuring that food served is of a consistently high standard.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy environment in the kitchen, preparation and washing-up areas.

Please supply your cv and a covering letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pay from £9.25 per hour (at January 2022). Holidays are 28 days a year (pro-rata) and, because of the nature of our business bank holidays are treated as normal days although the Park is closed on Christmas day.

Applications

If you think this is the job for you and would like to join our team please send your cv and a covering letter/email to tell us all about you to: Alison Hales, Director, Paradise Park, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB ali@paradisepark.org.uk

The Job Descriptions set out current duties for the posts that may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the posts.


More about Paradise Park and the JungleBarn indoor play centre

Paradise Park is an award-winning wildlife sanctuary which specialises in rare birds, especially parrots. We are also home to otters, red pandas and farm animals and have exotic gardens. Established as a great place for families to visit, the JungleBarn indoor play centre has made us an all-weather attraction and given us year-round appeal.

We are committed to excellent levels of customer service and animal care. We expect the same level of commitment from our staff.

Attractions

From penguin feeding to the fantastic JungleBarn indoor play centre to exotic summer gardens, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your visit to Paradise Park.

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JungleBarn

Our ‘JungleBarn’ indoor play centre is fabulous fun whatever the weather. Giant slides, challenging soft play, toddlers’ zone with ball fountain you will want to stay all day.

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