Recruitment at Adventure Island

Extrovert. Outgoing. Lively. Enthusiastic. Full of energy. These are just some of the traits we’re looking for in our staff.

Does this sound like you? Well, if you’re over 16 years old, you’ve officially left school after taking your GCSEs, and you’re ready for a new challenge at one of the oldest and best-loved fun parks in Essex, it’s time to explore the job vacancies here at Adventure Island.

Our main recruitment drive takes place between December and July. We recommend applying as early as you can, because the process can get competitive!  

Apply online using the form below.

Job Application Form

We do not share any data with any outside organisations, but may make your details available to one of our group Companies.

Working with us: an overview

Our mission is to “To make our guests the happiest they have ever been within the safest possible environment, to ensure their regular return and recommendation to others!” That can only happen through our incredibly enthusiastic staff, who are committed to deliver fun, laughter, joy, happiness and magic all day long. They are schooled in the exquisite art of entertainment! And put through their paces when it comes to the serious business of health & safety, where every team member is coached and assessed on a daily basis.

The perks

You’ll do well to find a team as happy as ours! We do everything we can to provide our staff with lifelong memories and experiences during their time with us – not to mention plenty of opportunities for growth and progression, along with those all-important bonuses.

Flexible hours

Fitting work around college or university? Bringing up a young family? Either way, we’ll help you put together a schedule that complements your lifestyle

Out of work events

From sports days to football tournaments, arcade competitions to nights out on the town, we’ll give you plenty of chances to have fun and develop strong bonds with your colleagues.

Staff discounts

As an Adventure Island employee, you automatically get 50% off meals in Stockvale’s top restaurants. You can enjoy massive discounts on wristbands and attraction admission fees, too.

The Stars League

Our very own reward system – which takes every role of department into consideration, including our back office and catering divisions – rewards the top 175 members with bonuses of up to £250. Our hardest-working employees can also bag the prize for Top Host of the Overall Season, which is another £250, and there are plenty of incentives for those who are looking to progress into leadership positions. We celebrate the year’s achievements at the end of the season at the Stockvale Star Awards, which is a great (and free!) opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy an evening with your work family!

What we need from you

If you’d like to join our outstanding company-wide team – whether as a ride host, cashier, arcade supervisor or something else entirely – we’d love to hear from you.

It’s important to mention that you will be in a customer-facing role. Regardless of the department you join, you will be responsible for delivering fun, laughter, joy, happiness, and pure magic to the public. Our customers’ experience really is in your hands, and that’s why we’ll expect you to:

Current vacancies

Please see below for a list of the jobs that are currently available at Adventure Island. If you would like to apply for a particular role, please mention this in your application.

Shift times vary. Please note that applicants over the age of 18 could be required to work 12 hour shifts.

If we ask you to come along for an interview, you will need to bring a passport and/or a full birth certificate and National Insurance number letter or card. For help obtaining your National Insurance details, click here.

Adventure Island

With a wide variety of rides in our park, you could learn to operate them all and should be able to adapt to each customer appropriately, making their experience memorable and magical, whilst keeping it safe at all times.

The Go Karts team are the track marshals for the Go Karts and Dodgems. The team are required to work in a fast-paced fun environment ensuring the guests have a safe and fun experience.

Photos staff are responsible for capturing and framing the memories of all the children and adults enjoying the rides and managing the sales of photo items.

Our Cashiers are responsible for the sales of our wristbands, tickets and annual passes, amongst being the first point of information for all guests.

The rangers play a key part in keeping our park clean and ready for all guests. As well as this, they are responsible for all the guests needs, so park knowledge is key.

Working within our security team covers a wide variety of responsibilities, such as resolving issues and dealing with first aids. It is essential you have good communication skills, are able to work within a team environment.

From becoming a character to hosting the shows, an Entertainment host provides fun, joy, laughter, happiness, and magic to our guest’s day.

Working within the Catering department, you will be offering excellent customer service as well as fast, fresh, and delicious food, whether it be on till or in the restaurant.

Our Arcades team are at the front of our family entertainment centres! You will be selling game cards and helping the customers with the varied machines from video to redemption machines.

Customer Services are there to help with any guest queries, as well as arrange bookings. This includes complaints, lost property, wristband problems and general queries

The bookings team arrange and organise bookings, such as school visits, group bookings, corporate events and work closely with charitable organisations to help them raise funds.

Sealife Adventure

Working within our security team covers a wide variety of responsibilities, such as resolving issues and dealing with first aids. It is essential you have good communication skills, are able to work within a team environment.
Our Admissions Team are responsible for the sales of our wristbands, tickets and annual passes, amongst being the first point of information for all guests.

Our incredible Aquarist Team hold talks and feeds throughout the day to provide information about our incredible animals of the centre.

Working within the Catering department, you will be offering excellent customer service as well as fast, fresh, and delicious food, whether it be on till or in restaurant.

Customer Services are there to help with any guest queries, as well as arrange bookings. This includes complaints, lost property, wristband problems and general queries

Stockvale Resturants

Working front of house you will be the face the customer sees, offering excellent customer service whether it be serving them at the till or taking their food and drink to them or cleaning their tables.

Working back of house you will be the person cooking the delicious food to the high standard that ensures the customer enjoys their meal.

As a Feelgoods singer you will be working either front or back of house within Feelgoods but you also get to perform to the entire restaurant and make the customers experience even more enjoyable.

Pay Rates

£5.60

16-17 YEARS OLD

£7.35

18–20 YEARS OLD

£9.36

21–22 YEARS OLD

£9.98

23+ YEARS OLD

Rates above include holiday pay per hour of 12.07%.

For information regarding our gender pay gap policy click below.

Providing equal opportunities is at the top of our agenda

In 2020, the Stockvale Group was honoured to be presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. We were awarded this for Promoting Opportunity (Through Social Mobility)”.

This translates into actively giving everybody equal and every opportunity to succeed within the company and providing scope and opportunity for promotion and growth.

Stories from our staff

In 2020, the Stockvale Group was honoured to be presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. We were awarded this for Promoting Opportunity (Through Social Mobility)”.

This translates into actively giving everybody equal and every opportunity to succeed within the company and providing scope and opportunity for promotion and growth.

Jack
JackRides Supervisor
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I started in July 2016 as ride host for West Overs as one of my first real jobs. One day Jake Lewis (now my Acting Assistant Manager) approached me asking what my plan is and have I thought of leader, after spending the day thinking about those words I decided from that day on I was going to become a Team Leader. I then spent the Spring League proving I was a top performer pushing myself to the limit with Jake Lewis by my side. Then June comes around where I then received the position of Acting Team Leader. The past year has been an upward climb where I have reached good level of leading capacity, however I am ever looking to improve myself for the better of the team and the company.

Education achievements through the company include, First Aid, IOSH and Fire Marshall. To all my leaders and team mates you are the ones that make this job what it is – so thank to you.
Zoe
ZoeTreasury Acting Manager
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February 2011 I applied for what I thought was going to be a summer job to get me through collage. I became a Ride Host at the young age of 17 and had a great season learning all the rides; I enjoyed it so much that I kept coming back. After two seasons of Ride Host under my belt my third season came around and I became Rides Acting Team leader, after a few months I became Rides Team Leader and had my own team to work with. Fast forward another two seasons and with a lot more experience I had left the rides behind and became a Performance Leader, I went on to learn a few other departments and in turn how to score them. Being a Performance Leader was my path for around 2 ½ years and we are now in mid-2017 which is when I became the Acting Supervisor of the Treasury department, this was when I started learning a whole other side to Stockvale and a new set of skills. After a few months’ work and getting to grips with the job it was now the end of 2017 and I became Treasury Supervisor. I have spent the past year as Treasury Supervisor and am very excited to start 2019 as the Treasury Acting Assistant Manager, all the different roles I have done have played a big part in helping me get to where I am now and just a quick thank you to Marc Miller, James Miller and even Jake Redfearn for the guidance and support over the past year and I can’t forget my little treasury team for being such a pleasure to work with.
Millie
MillieTeam Leader
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I first joined the company in May 2017 as a ride host for the West overs A during my gap year. Whilst waiting to follow my dreams I fell in love with my job and everyone I worked with. After working my way to the top of my department with the help of my incredible leaders I became an acting Team Leader myself, and headed over to the photos team for the best part of a summer. Over the past year and a bit I’ve been lucky enough to lead and work with so many great departments; photos, rangers, west overs A and b, west unders and adventure inside. I’ve enjoyed every single minute of my journey and have met so many incredible people along the way from the hosts all the way up to the management team, and can honestly say I’ve been changed for the better for having been here. I’d like to say thank you to everyone single person who has helped me along the way. If I mentioned every name we’d be here forever because I simply have so many great things to say about all of you. However, a special mention has to go to: my first leaders Ciaran and Felix for shaping me into the best host I could be, Hollie for always providing that healthy competition, Kayla and Jamie for the incredible training and for welcoming me into their teams and to the incredible management team for believing in me and mentoring me every step of the way. I cannot wait to see what the future holds as a full team leader!
Elysia
ElysiaManager
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I would like to begin by saying that I am over the moon with being given the position of Manager. I said it last time but it really is crazy for me to think that 8 years ago I was awaiting my interview for my first ever job, and now I’m progressing in a job I can honestly say I love waking up to. Year on year there has been new challenges, new memories to be made. Not only have I made lifelong friends, I have also met my life companion! The transition isn’t always easy from leading hosts, to then leading leaders and supervisor but I have an incredible team that made it that much easier for me, year after year. You are all truly incredible and honestly it is such a pleasure getting to know you all and working so closely with you. I also wanted to say thank you too Jake Lewis- leading with you is both a pleasure and as always keeps me on my toes! I would also like to say thank you too Jake Redfearn, thank you for not only your honesty, friendship and support throughout the years but for having a great partner to lead such an incredible team with. Finally, thank you too James Miller for the guidance throughout my journey with Stockvale, which without, I feel would have prolonged my journey.

It is true to say that hard work really does pay off, and I hope to continue inspiring others to reach their goal, and aspiring to be their best.
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