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:

Commis Chef/Sous Chef

Salary: On application

We need someone who has a passion for delivering great quality food to a fantastic standard. We cater every day for both café customers as well as creating delicious buffets for our fully-themed parties. We have grown a great reputation for superb freshly cooked food that sets new standards in the family entertainment industry. We have worked hard to become well known for catering for an extensive amount of allergy requirements and have three separate dietary menus to allow our customers to order confidently with ease. We are looking for someone to help continue these high standards, so do you like a fast-paced environment, can you think on your feet and thrive under pressure?

Preferred Knowledge & Experience:

• Ability to cover the Head Chef's days off
• Experience of working with fresh produce
• Proven passion for working in a busy kitchen
• Good presentation skills even during a fast-paced environment
• Ability to cope under pressure and remain calm during a busy service
• A desire to keep learning and help wherever needed. We hope, with the right person, this role will grow with the business
• Experience of maintaining high hygiene standards to help our kitchen retain its 5 stars
• Knowledge of ordering and maintaining stock levels
• Food Hygiene Certificate

A flexible approach to shifts is required, working 4/5 out of 7 days over a 7-day period including weekends and bank holidays.

If this is you, we want to hear from so don't waste time and send us your CV (no more than 2 pages please) and a covering letter saying why you would make an amazing addition to Safari MK.

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, princess or superhero, 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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