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Seasonal Jobs: MoneyMagpie’s Guide to Jobs This Christmas

Vicky Parry 5th Oct 2022 One Comment

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Seasonal Jobs. It’s that time of year when some of us hanker for a bit of extra money, but don’t quite know where to begin: either because you don’t know where the jobs are or there are just too many to decide on.  

As of today (5 October) in London, employers have begun recruiting temporary workers to fill their Christmas season vacancies even earlier than last year, according to data released today by the online marketplace for flexible and temporary work, Indeed Flex.

There’s still plenty of time for jobseekers to start looking: last year the number of Christmas job postings didn’t peak until 10 November, with a similar surge expected this year.

Most of the Christmas temporary jobs listed on Indeed Flex so far are in hospitality, and also the numbers of warehouse and retail jobs are likely to ramp up rapidly as November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach. 



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One thing is certain: Autumn and Christmas are a busy time for everyone, and there are more opportunities than ever if you fancy something different for a few weeks, to help towards your Christmas budget.  

Post Offices need critical members of their team at this time of year to earn some extra money for Christmas, and they have plenty of great opportunities. 

Working behind the scenes as a Post Office mail sorter, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable standing for long periods of time.     

It’s an important, hands-on role, and will see you process mail arriving from all over the country and help ensure every parcel, letter, and present safely reaches the right destination, at the right time.   

Interested? If there is nothing available in your location, visit Angard Staffing for other opportunities. 



Indeed have dozens of seasonal jobs including Christmas temp jobs at department stores, and a wealth of Sales Assistant jobs and some more specialist jobs. Go HERE for a full list: there’s probably something you’re looking for. 

John Lewis Partnership will offer free food to all partners and temporary workers from 3 October to 6 January. The retailer revealed the move as it kickstarted a recruitment drive to keep up with demand over the festive season. The group, which includes John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets, is hiring more than 10,000 seasonal staff across the country. More HERE. 


MoneyMagpie has done some research to find a selection of other great seasonal opportunities: 



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Seasonal Sales Assistant. Be part of the festive magic at The Range this season, as they are currently recruiting part time Retail Assistants to help at their busiest time of year. In this role you will be the face of The Range delivering great service and promoting The Range as a unique one-stop shopping experience. 





Christmas at The Entertainer, Bromley Lower Glades Shopping Centre. With a passion for toys, customer service and an enthusiastic personality, your job will be to create memories for everyone who visits our store. They have a contract to suit everyone who is looking to earn some extra money in the run up to Christmas, from working at the till, to helping behind the scenes in Santa’s Workshop. 



Halloween Sales Assistant – an exciting opportunity to work in a fun environment, in a family run business in an amazing party shop, providing excellent customer service and sales, whilst maximizing customer experience in supplying fun costumes, party supplies and balloon bouquets.  



Seasonal Sales Associate (Full-Time) Selfridges. As a Seasonal Sales Associate, you are an essential part of a team that delivers the extraordinary service that customers expect and love from Selfridges during this magical period. Cstomers are at the heart of everything, and what a better way to touch those hearts by bringing the Selfridges spirit to each and every one of our customers during the festive period. 



seasonal jobs in ICE RINKS 

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Ice Rink Canary Wharf are looking for Ice Marshals for customer service duties this Christmas. The are open for a whopping 18 weeks and no two days will be the same. Each session will bring a variety of guests and you will be expected to ensure that each session is a pleasant, enjoyable and a safe experience for each of the guests whether they be a novice skater or seasoned professional.

Ice Rink Canary Wharf are offering Full and Part Time positions from the 22nd October 2022 to 25th February 2023. More HERE.


THE WHITE ROSE SHOPPING CENTRE ICE RINK Leeds is looking for the best team yet to be a part of this year’s event. There are a varied range of positions to fill: Managers/Supervisors (previous management experience essential) · Ice Stewards (Preferred if you can skate, but not essential) · Ice maintenance · Box office (Preferred, Cash handling and customer service experience, but not essential) · Team Members. 



Hull Culture and Leisure are seeking an ICE RINK ATTENDANT to appoint as soon as possible. You’ll be working in the Skate Hire Department, within a team, to provide a safe environment through the supervision of all customers using the Ice rink and all other areas of the facility. To provide a high standard of cleanliness and customer care so that customers may partake and enjoy their appropriate activity or sport. 




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Bee Line are looking for both Owner and Company Car Drivers to join their busy family-owned taxi firm in Scarborough. They are a large supplier of contracted transport and so work is guaranteed. Furthermore, they operate 24/7 supplying both the residents and tourists of Scarborough and the surrounding areas with taxis. 



If you fancy going a bit further afield, various businesses around the UK are looking for help now. Try some of these… 


seasonal jobs in HOLIDAY CAMPS 

Camp Beaumont are looking for Early Years Managers and Co-ordinators, responsible for assisting the Camp Director in delivering an ‘outstanding’ early year’s programme to 3 and 4 year-olds . You will be fully involved in planning and delivering a fantastic programme that falls in line with Ofsted’s Early Years Foundation Stage. 




Skiworld, the largest independent ski tour operator in the UK, is looking for a Customer Operations Team Leader as they prepare for the exciting 22/23 ski season. They are looking for an organised and highly motivated team leader, ideally with a passion for skiing, to head up their Customer Operations department and provide the very best service. 



Seasonal Jobs in ACTIVITY CENTRES 

Rockwell Activity are looking for an Activity Instructor, to work closely with a great team to provide high quality instruction in a variety of activities. Whether it be a school group, uniformed group or individual clients, as part of the delivery team, you will play a vital role in providing safe and fun tuition for a wide client base and ensuring our customers have a fantastic experience with us. The role also includes working alongside the support team, maintaining the site and care of the equipment. 


Don’t forget there are also lots of ways you can make money from selling things around Christmas.

For a more general idea on places to work this Christmas click here,

Read MoneyMagpie’s guide to make a hamper here.

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1 year ago

Good article.

Jasmine Birtles

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