Christmas jobs: These are some of the positions available in and around Newcastle and the North East

The festive season is closer than you may think and there are a few job opportunities across Newcastle from Santa roles to Royal Mail positions.

Christmas jobs: These are some of the positions available in and around Newcastle and the North East
Christmas jobs: These are some of the positions available in and around Newcastle and the North East

Christmas and the build up to the festive season can be an ideal opportunity for members of the public to pick up temporary jobs while employers are needing additional bodies in the workplace.

In addition to regular seasonal retail jobs, many options are available across Newcastle within Royal Mail or those who want to work as santa or elves are also available.

These are some of the top temporary Christmas jobs across the city and beyond.

Seasonal Mail Sorter, Royal Mail

Role: Working in a fast paced environment, employees will unload parcels and mail from vans before moving them through centres as well as assisting in the sorting of letters. This is based at the organisation’s Tyneside Mail Centre in Gateshead.

Hours: Typical shift patterns include Monday to Saturday between either 2pm and 10pm or 10pm and 6am.

Wage: £12.99 per hour on afternoon shifts and £14.49 per hour on night shifts with various Sunday shifts offering between £14.99 per hour and £16.99 per hour.

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Santa and Festive Elves, Round The Twist NE

Role: Keep a kind and gentle demeanour while in public facing positions and ensure children and families enjoy their experience of seeing Santa and his helpers. Full training and costumes will be provided.

Hours: 18-30 hours per week with flexible hours due to shared roles.

Wage: £12 t0 £20 per hour.

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Sales assistant, FootAsylum

Role: Ensure customer issues and questions are dealt with in a professional attitude in a customer-first environment.

Hours: Full time

Wage: N/A

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Christmas Temp Retail Associate, TK Maxx

Role: Be an ambassador for the business while remaining approachable on the shop floor. Applicants will be expected to assist with general retail roles including working on cash registers and helping customers with their needs.

Hours: Variable hours available from Monday to Sunday.

Wage: A “competitive” rate of pay.

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Sales Advisor, Fenwick

Role: Ensure the company’s famous level of hospitality continues through the festive season by assisting customers and ensure they have a quality in-store experience.

Hours: Full time, temporary contract.

Wage: £9.80 per hour.

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Performer – Santa, Dobbies

Role: Applicants will be responsible for creating memories for families at the site from telling stories about life in the North Pole to asking kids about thier Christmas lists.

Hours: Full time

Wage: N/A

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Christmas Operative, Crisis UK

Role: The UK homeless charity is on the search for someone to support their charity events which look to help people in need over the festive period. The right person will be part of a fundraising team to ensure this is as good as possible.

Hours: 35 hours per week.

Wage: N/A.

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