YOU might have heard of ‘elf on the shelf’, but this Christmas there is the chance of ‘snowflake on the lake’ with a job at a famous Whitchurch venue.

Alderford Lake is currently advertising for temporary Christmas elves who can work during the festive period.

A job advert, on the recruitment website Indeed, is looking people aged 16 and above with a rate of pay between £6-15 an hour to work at the tourist attraction off Tilstock Road.


The advert says: “We are looking for elves to join our Christmas 2023 team.

“As an elf, you will be a part of the team delivering Alderford's Santa Island Experience. This is taking place on Friday evenings, weekends, and daily in the run up to Christmas.

“During this event, customers will take a boat journey across to the islands, walk through a Christmas experience, before taking a boat journey back to land.

“Performers will be based in an area of the experience, playing an elf.

“You will engage with customers including children, for example making marshmallows, in the toy workshop, or dancing on the wishing bridge.

“We’re looking for authentic elves who can bring joy and spread the Christmas spirit to our visiting families this year.

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“Performers with experience in working in a Christmas setting is desirable.

“However, full elf training will be given to the right candidates who are talented, hardworking and passionate about performing.

“Must be able to interact comfortably with a wide age range of children as well as adults to make it a magical experience for everyone.”

It is expected to start on November 24.

To apply, head to Indeed’s and search Whitchurch, Shropshire.