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 Outlets

11 positions available

Team members will be preparing, cooking and serving the food to the guests within the park. Extra duties include, cash handling, cleaning of the outlets and ensuring that the guests have a safe, fun dining experience

Conference & Events

Looking for skilled beverage staff, who would be working the functions (Day or night shifts available)

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.

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.

Our Gender pay gap report

Difference in hourly rate

Women’s mean hourly rate is 12% lower than men’s

In other words when comparing mean hourly rates, women earn 88p for every £1 that men earn.

Women’s median hourly rate is 20% lower than men’s

In other words when comparing median hourly rates, women earn 80p for every £1 that men earn.

Proportion of women in each pay quartile

Top quartile (highest paid)
40% of the top quartile are women

Upper middle quartile
57% of the upper middle quartile are women

Lower middle quartile
56% of the lower middle quartile are women

Lower quartile (lowest paid)
70% of the lower quartile are women

Who received bonus pay

7% of women
5% of men

Difference in bonus pay

Women’s mean bonus pay is 43% lower than men’s

Women’s median bonus pay is 43% lower than men’s