As job descriptions go, it’s not your typical situations vacant.
Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens is seeking “friendly, confident individuals, with jolly personalities” to take on the roles of Mother and Father Christmas in its grotto this year.
Those who think they fit the bill need to have what it takes to make the Christmas season magical for hundreds of children across the area and be flexible in their working hours, as both positions involve covering late nights and weekend shifts.
A centre spokesman said health reasons have meant it is unable to call upon the team which usually does the seasonal honours by handing out gifts and listening to the Christmas wishes of local youngsters.
The Camelgate centre’s Christmas lights switch on takes place on October 29 this year, with the grotto opening mid-November.
n Anyone interested in applying for the job of Mother or Father Christmas should hand their CV into the centre’s Information Point, marked for the attention of Tracy Stimson before September 30.