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WANTED: Gloucestershire-based candidates to take on the job of Santa Claus

Applicants from across Gloucestershire are being sought for one of the, if not the, biggest jobs around.

Dobbies Garden Centres who have outlets in both Gloucester and Cirencester are hunting for someone to become Santa Claus for the Christmas period.

Adverts have been posted on the company's website and numerous online job portals for someone "to wear the special red suit and deliver the magic of Christmas to our customers of all ages."

The advert says:As Santa, and alongside your team of elves, you will be responsible for creating memorable visits by talking to children within one of our magical grottos.

"In addition, Santa will meet with family groups at our breakfast and team events in our restaurants.

"From the moment you step into the suit you will become Santa himself.

"From regaling stories from the North Pole and asking children about their Christmas list, you'll have the confidence to spread happiness and fulfil the imagination of children of all ages.

"You must be confident, kind and have a jolly nature, along with the ability to say "Ho, Ho, Ho" with plenty of enthusiasm. You must be able to engage with and build rapport with people of all ages."

As well as the role of the big man, Dobbies are also looking for an expert team of elves - ears and pointed shoes to be provided.

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