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Recruitment at the Big Sheep

Join The Big Sheep Award Winning Team

 

We continually look out for stars to join our team at The BIG Sheep, and our sister attraction, Atlantis Adventure Park.

We are currently looking to fill positions for the 2017 summer season.

Apply Today

Positions available:

Title: Site Maintenance Person 

Responsible for: 

* General farm and site repairs, painting and decorating, maintenance of fixtures and fittings, plumbing etc 

* Helping the outside team to maintain the Big Sheep to a high standard by ensuring a clean and tidy environment, fully functioning rides and attractive grounds for the benefit and enjoyment of visitors to The BIG Sheep. 

* Providing cover on rides as required (full training will be given) 

* Must have good general handyman experience. Tractor driving skills would be an advantage. 

Must have previous general maintenance experience. Working days will be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. 

Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Title: Shop Assistant 

Part time seasonal position from July to end of August 

Responsible for: 

* Helping to provide excellent customer care in the Shop and The BIG Sheep in general 

* Handing payments, cashing up, re-stocking and keeping accurate records. 

* Providing the highest standard of service to customers – promoting an atmosphere of friendliness and helpfulness. 

* Dealing with any customer complaints politely and correctly 

* Ensure a good knowledge of the attractions at The BIG Sheep so that customers receive the correct help and advice 

Retail experience desirable but full training will be given. Working days will be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Title: Receptionist 

Responsible to: Reception Supervisor 

Part time seasonal position from July to end of August 

Responsible for: 

* Welcoming all visitors to the BIG Sheep with the highest standard of customer service. 

* Care for the customers every need from providing directions, offering advice, providing first aid and ensuring that every customer enjoys their day out at the BIG Sheep. 

* Handing payments, cashing up, re-stocking and keeping accurate records. 

* Manage bookings for parties, groups and large families. 

* Communicate with all customers through a number of channels; face to face verbal, email, telephone and written. 

Full training will be given, no experience necessary. The roles available will be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Title: Catering Assistant 

Part time seasonal position from July to end of August 

Responsible for: 

* Preparing and cooking customers’ orders according to their preferences 

* Employing food hygiene and safety best practices at all times 

* Working quickly and accurately during busy periods 

* Taking on extra duties, such as cleaning or servery when the kitchen is short-staffed or the restaurant is particularly busy 

Previous catering experience essential for this position. The position will be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Title: Barn & Pony Supervisor 

Previous experience of caring for animals is essential for this position 

Responsible for: 

* Maintaining the animal barn to a high standard to ensure a positive customer experience 

* Ensuring the welfare and care of all the animals in the barn and the ponies 

* Supervising the barn and pony teams, managing weekly rota’s and assigning work priorities 

* Providing medical treatments and care as instructed by the Farm Manager 

* Providing animal handling facilities and pony ride sessions for visitors as instructed by the Farm Manager 

* Being responsible in the Farm Managers absence for checking all animals outside ensuring they have adequate food, care and medical treatment 

* Assisting in the keeping of accurate records relating to animal movements on and off the farm 

The position will be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Title: Ewetopia Play Barn Assistant 

Full time and part time seasonal positions from May to end of August 

Responsible for: 

Assisting in opening and closing of the catering outlets in accordance with procedures 

Welcoming visitors and providing excellent customer service 

Serving customers, clearing tables and assisting in the preparation of food and beverages 

Cleaning of amenities and play area 

Supervision of play areas and helping to deliver birthday parties 

Full training will be given, no experience necessary. The position be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage. 

Ride Operators 

Full time and Part time seasonal positions from May to end of August 

Responsible for: 

* Ensuring that operating procedures are adhered to and allowing appropriate entry whilst ensuring heights/ ages are checked and that all guests are eligible to use the ride or attraction safely. 

* Delivering excellent customer service. 

* Preparing the assigned work area at the start of your shift and ensuring that the area is ready to receive guests i.e. it is clean, seating is dry and the area is litter free. 

* Constantly observing the operation ensuring guests are using the equipment correctly and the surrounding area is secured. 

* Carrying out duties within car park, litter-picking, cleaning and costume character functions as directed. 

Full training will be given, no experience necessary. The position be on a rota basis working a mix of weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and throughout the school holidays. Remuneration complies with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Apply Today

If you are having difficulty completing the online application, please download a copy to print and post to the address below. If you would like to apply for a position at the BIG Sheep or would like us to keep your application on file please contact either laura@thebigsheep.co.uk for more information

Our mission is: To be THE attraction of choice for locals, visitors & people to work in, in North Devon.

Customer service is the core of our business, we strive to give the best day out to everyone and anyone visiting us and wish to provide outstanding customer service. We have even won awards for our customer service. Please visit the awards section of the website for more details.

Being part of The BIG Sheep team, you could get asked to do anything! This may include having your face painted, carving pumpkins, dressing up as Santa or morris dancing.  As well as working hard, the team always have fun and involve visitors at all times. So if you are a smiley bubbly person looking for a job that is different to normal, please contact The BIG Sheep.

The BIG Sheep is open 7 days a week from April until October 2016 and weekends and school holidays only from November  until March. All positions require employees to be flexible with the days of the week they can work – regular weekends and all school holidays are included in the rotas for all employees.

Please post your completed application form to:

Recruitment
The BIG Sheep
Abbotsham
Bideford
North Devon
EX39 5AP

or email your application form to laura@thebigsheep.co.uk

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What they say

We had a fantastic action filled day at The BIG Sheep and saw some very bizarre things, from cool mountain boarding to racing sheep! - BBC Blue Peter

The BIG Sheep is the best all weather family adventure park in the area - Time Out

Age 8-57 had a fab time! One of the best theme parks we have ever been to - Loads to do! Lots of fun animals shows - made us laugh!

A lot more fun than Ascot - Michael Burke BBC National News

I haven't experienced the "nothing is too much trouble" from staff this much outside of Disneyworld. Trip Advisor Review