13 Christmas jobs you can apply for in and around Sunderland - Including delivery jobs and playing one of Santa's elves
Santa is getting ready to visit – and he has a range of seasonal jobs in his sack.
From retail work to delivery driving and even performing as one of Santa’s elves, here are 12 jobs around Sunderland you can apply for now.
Next Christmas Support Team, Sunderland.
Role: Work on the salesfloor, in the stockroom, or both; offer friendly service to customers; help get stock to the salesfloor beautifully presented.
Hours: Average of 8.75 hours per week for three weeks, to include working Christmas Eve, Boxing Day/St Stephen’s Day and Sunday, December 2020.
Seasonal Sales Assistant, JD Sports, Sunderland
Role: Being part of the team responsible for ensuring customers receive good service and working to sales targets.
Pick packer/warehouse operative, Gateshead.
Role: Locating items in the warehouse, moving them to the processing and shipping area and scanning their barcode, packing orders and preparing them to be shipped.
Hours : Day and night shifts available.
Wage: Minimum £9.77 per hour
Multi-drop delivery driver, Sunderland.
Role: Load vans and deliver packages; adhere to all safety regulation on the road; operate an electronic device for GPS and daily records; greet and interact with customers and the public with a professional and positive attitude.
Hours: Six days of work per week available.
Wage: Minimum day rate will begin at £141(Standard route) - £156/day (Large van route). Fuel allowance paid at 18p per delivery mile.
Boots Christmas Customer Advisor, Gateshead.
Role: Helping customers, making sure stores run smoothly: working as part of a team.
Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week.
Clinton Cards team member, Washington.
Role: Working on the shopfloor, interacting with customers to ensure they receive the best possible service.
Hours: Eight hours a week.
Christmas sales assistant, The Perfume Shop, Newcastle.
Role: Working with store teams, greeting customers, demonstrating products, assisting with wrapping gifts.
Hours: Four per week.
Christmas temporary car park marshalls, Horizon Parking Durham.
Role: Directing customers towards empty car parking spaces, assisting them with loading their vehicles if needed.
Hours: Shifts from December 18-December 31. Please ONLY apply if you are available for ALL shifts.
Wage: £9 per hour (increased to £9.50 subject to completing all allocated hours). Hours worked from December 19-20 (inclusive) will be paid on Thursday, December 24. Hours worked from December 21-27 will be paid on Thursday, December 31.
Royal Mail sorters, Gateshead.
Role: Mail and packet sorting; loading/unloading mail and parcels, trailers and lorries; moving cages and mail bags; general warehouse duties.
Hours: Shifts available are 7am-2pm Monday to Saturday; 2pm-10pm Monday to Saturday; 10pm-6am Monday to Saturday. Overtime may be available in addition
Wage: £8.72 per hour to £9.40 per hour.
Performer – Elves, Dobbies Garden Centre, Newcastle.
Role: Creating memorable visits by preparing and helping children to meet Santa within one of our magical grottos. In addition, Santa and the Elves meet and entertain family groups at breakfast and tea events in the restaurant.
Hours: Eight to 30 hours per week.
Wage: Competitive rate of pay.
Christmas entertainer, Adventure Valley, Durham.
Role: Guiding families through their winter wonderland experience, leading activities as well as providing entertainment and excitement along the way. Prospective Elves must be bubbly and outgoing, confident in front of crowds as well as organised and most of all love Christmas, (Pointy ears are not essential).
Shifts: You must be available to work all weekends from Saturday, November 21, and then daily from Friday, December 18 to until Thursday, December 24.
You must also be available to attend training and rehearsal sessions from the end of October.
Retail merchandiser, Chester-le-Street.
Role: Day-to-day duties will include customer interaction, promoting and showcasing the Nutmeg clothing range alongside other retail products in store including, Gift cards, Cosmetics, Magazines and Clip strips throughout the store.
Hours: Four hours per week, noon-4pm Sunday.
Wage: £6.45-£8.72 an hour.
Night shift parcel sorter, Gateshead.
Role: Unloading trailers when they come into the bay, putting parcels on a belt and sorting them into postcode area. May also involve loading up vans ready for next days dispatch.
Hours: Eight hours, Monday to Friday.
Wage: £8.76 per hour