Jobs at Safari MK

Our aim is to provide something unique for the families of the Milton Keynes. In simple terms, to create a play and educational venue where families enjoy spending time together.  This means Great food, Great service, Great STAFF.

We need an amazing team and are looking for some wonderful people.  There are some key attributes that we believe our team needs:

  • Possess a ‘Can Do’ positive attitude.
  • Genuine love of children and working with the general public.
  • Demonstrable customer service skills.
  • Willing to undergo any necessary police checks and satisfy legal requirements.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Pleasant, professional, outgoing and articulate manner.
  • Confident and authoritative in dealings with children and parents.
  • Flexible attitude to working requirements to meet the needs of Safari MK, including working weekends and evenings.

If you enjoy working hard and want to be part of a fun team that provides a great venue for families then we want to hear from you.

Just e-mail

Attach your CV and answer three simple questions (if different questions are asked in the job roles below please answer them instead):

  1. Why do you enjoy working with the general public?
  2. Are there any days or hours you cannot work (we require part time staff and full time staff so we need a nice balance)?
  3. What is the best company, team or organisation you have worked in before and why?

We are currently recruiting for people for the following positions:

Duty Manager

Salary: £18,000.00 to £19,000.00 /year

Job Type: This vacancy is on a full time and permanent basis and does require weekend work as this is when the centre is at its busiest - and the most fun! A flexible approach to shifts is required, working 5 out of 7 days over a 7 day period including weekends and bank holidays. 

Safari MK are looking to expand the Safari MK family! We have an extremely exciting role available for a proactive team player with excellent people skills and high operational standards to train to be a Duty Manager.

Supporting the Centre Manager, you will lead and be responsible for staff on-shift and the day-to-day operations of Safari MK. We need someone with superb attention to detail, a passion for delivering great customer service and of course a love of seeing people have fun. Can you think on your feet, thrive under pressure, and of course enjoy having fun at work?

Safari MK has won Best Indoor Play in Bucks in 2018 along with Food and Beverage Centre of Excellence for an indoor play in the UK 2017/18 showing that Safari MK is an innovative, people driven company. The right individual will take a hands-on approach to delivering a first-class service and be able to work under their own initiative to 'get things done'. A desire to keep learning and help wherever needed will fit well with our company ethos and experience in management is advantageous. Being a busy centre with a variety of tasks being undertaken is beneficial for managers to be able to think quickly and remain calm under pressure. 

Key responsibilities of the job include –

  • Daily Management and training of staff
  • Running In House Activities
  • Stock ordering
  • Stock waste management and working to budgets
  • Opening and closing of the site
  • Ensure all health and safety and Food Hygiene standards are maintained
  • Good computer skills would be a benefit 

If this is still you, we want to hear from you so don't waste any time, send your CV to us (no more than 2 pages please) and an answer to the following three questions - Why do you want this job? What makes you believe you are more likely than anyone else to succeed in this role? Where is the most fun place you have worked and why was it fun?

Food and Beverage staff

Salary: Hourly on application

The job will involve the following when you are fully trained, you don't need any experience as we will give you loads of training: 

  • Being a fully trained Barista.  We have spent a long time getting the right coffee so you will gain a full understanding of how to make a great coffee every time.
  • Serving on the tills and ensuring all customer orders are processed correctly.
  • Re-stocking the café to ensure all the products are available and looking inviting to the customers.
  • Serving our Marshfield Ice-cream, and having full training to ensure the perfect scoop is served every time.
  • Keeping the Safari MK tables clean and tidy and ensuring all our customers have enjoyed their food.
  • Dealing efficiently with problems when they do arise and make turn the problem to a positive experience for the customer

So if you are after a fun, quick-paced job with plenty of variety and working with people then apply now. 

Receptionist – Become the face of Safari MK as you welcome everyone to come and play

Salary: Hourly rate on application

Part time hours available for midweek and weekend

  • Checking in/out all customers to the building, taking full details to make sure everyone has a full and safe experience
  • Serving on the tills and ensuring all customer orders are processed correctly.
  • Setting up play passes with the customer and on the computer system
  • Answering telephone calls and re-directing enquiries to the correct person
  • Dealing efficiently with problems when they do arise and make turn the problem to a positive experience for the customer

If you love customer service and making a positive change to a customer’s day, apply now!

Floor Staff/Pot-wash

Salary: Hourly rate on application

Part time hours available for midweek and weekend

Are you looking for a little job on the side? Love being part of a team but not necessarily front and centre? We might just have the job for you.

Whether you are looking for front or back of house opportunities, either becoming a member of our floor team or training in pot wash, we might just be your cup of tea.

Our floor team focus on serving food, clearing tables, tidying away role-play toys and helping our customers with whatever they need.

Our pot-wash position works in as part of our kitchen team, helping the chefs, moving/putting stock away, washing up and re-stocking crockery & equipment for service.

If you think you would be great at helping the Safari MK team keep standards high, then apply now.   

Party Host - we run amazing parties and always on the look out for totally amazing people to join our party host team.

Salary: Hourly rate on application

Part time, mainly weekends but some midweek opportunities as well

This might be one the most fun jobs in MK so read on...

We need a team of Party Hosts who just love being with people.  You will be responsible for the following:

  • Meeting and greeting parents on arrival 
  • Getting dressed up in the appropriate costume, whether it be a pirate, lion, knight or princess, depending on which themed room you are looking after that day
  • Ensure the kids have fun, playing games as required
  • Making sure the birthday children are totally spoilt throughout their whole party
  • Serve the food in the themed party room including running a 'Cake Ceremony'
  • Tidy up the party room ready for your next party

This is an amazing opportunity for people who enjoy working and interacting with people.  These jobs are predominantly weekend roles but we are also looking for some midweek staff. 

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