Are you looking for work in and around the Watford area this Christmas?

The number of seasonal jobs on offer across the country is down by a third compared with a year ago, research by jobs site Adzuna suggests.

However, there are still some jobs going.

Below is a list of some of the jobs on offer this festive period:

Newstaff Employment Services Ltd: Recycle Operative – £9 per hour

Newstaff Employment Services are currently looking for pickers in Welwyn Garden City to support them through the busy Christmas period. L

Candidates would be needed to work between December 12 to 22 and December 4 to January 20.

Apply here.

Boots: Christmas Customer Advisor – competitive salary

Boots are looking for additional temporary staff for their stores in St Albans and Brent Cross.

Apply here.

Royal Mail: Mailroom Operator – competitive salary

The Royal Mail is looking for temporary staff to bolster its work force at Home Counties North Mail Centre in Hemel Hempstead ahead of what is expected to be a busy Christmas for postal services as Covid-19 pushes shoppers to go online.

Apply here.

Kings Hill Jewellery : Jewellery Sales Assistant – £8.25 to £11 per hour

Kings Hill Jewellery in St Albans is looking for temporary help with prior jewellery experience to work eight hour shifts on weekends.

Apply here.

Next: Salesfloor and stockroom assistant – competitive

Next are hiring Christmas temps for their Watford store.

Apply here.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen: Shop assistant – competitive

Danish design chain Flying Tiger Copenhagen are hiring Christmas help for their Watford store.

Apply here.

The Perfume Shop: Sales Assistant – competitive

The Perfume shop are hiring temporary sales assistants for their Watford store to help out over the Christmas period.

Apply here.


Coronavirus is changing the type of work on offer, with more cleaning, logistics and delivery jobs being advertised.

With much of this year’s Christmas shopping expected to be online creating the need for more delivery drivers and warehouse pickers, there are plenty of logistics and warehouse roles on offer, accounting for 40 per cent of positions, the study found.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Jobseekers seeking festive work this Christmas need to think creatively to secure a role.

“There are fewer jobs on offer than usual, with retail positions thin on the ground and more people competing for each opening.

“However, the pandemic has created some new seasonal opportunities. Delivery driver roles are plentiful, boosted by the Christmas online shopping boom.

“There is also strong demand for online tutors to help children catch up on the school work they may have missed earlier in the year.

“Christmas cover in health and social care also remains critical, and as we face Covid at Christmas, new seasonal positions are emerging for deep cleaning experts and Christmas concierges to look after empty city buildings.”