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 the conservation of rare birds, especially parrots plus Red Squirrels, Red Pandas and farm animals. The Park is great for a day out for all, and for many families, the JungleBarn indoor play centre adds extra fun to a day out at the Park.

Maintenance All-Rounder and Train Driver

The job

We are looking for an all-rounder who is happy to empty bins, clean the toilets, rake paths, do weeding and be our train driver. Skills in carpentry/plumbing etc very welcome too.

You will be interacting with our visitors, so it is important that you are happy to give them a good welcome.

Every day is different, in between all the usual jobs you may be called to fetch a mobility scooter for a visitor or help to unblock a drain!

Essential Qualities:

  • Good customer service
  • Aware of health and safety regulations
  • Work in a team or on own
  • Willingness to work flexibly in line with the demands of the business
  • Good level of fitness
  • Ability to get jobs done in good time
  • Well presented

Desired Qualities:

  • Previous experience working in a tourism or hospitality environment

Hours and salary

40 hours per week over 5 days includes at least one weekend day.

According to experience, meets national minimum wage. Holidays at 28 days pa pro-rata.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From £9.65 per hour

To apply please send your cv with an email to tell us all about you to:

Jason Whitehead, Maintenance Manager

Cafe – Assistant with food preparation skills

The job

Do you enjoy catering, meeting people and being part of a team?

The Otter Pool Café is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Paradise Park and we are looking for a Café Assistant with cooking skills (baked potatoes, paninis, salad etc.). More details below.

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. Summer season hours approximately 9am to 4.30pm 4 to 5 days a week including at least one weekend day. For winter season 2 to 3 days a week 9.15am to 3pm.

  • The preparation and cooking of food. Previous experience required.
  • Ability to keep food safety paperwork. Qualification in food safety preferable.
  • Clear communication with customers and staff.
  • Willingness and ability to work at least one weekend day.


  • All routine cafe duties, setting up the counter, serving staff, cleaning etc.
  • Preparing food, keeping food safety 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!

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent


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: Lynn Jones, Retail Manager, Paradise Park, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB


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 Red Squirrels, 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.


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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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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