A MAJOR UK holiday park operator is looking to hire more than 800 people in Dorset ahead of the 2023 season.

Parkdean Resorts is hiring across a wide range of roles in both seasonal and permanent positions.

In particular, the company is looking for cleaners, bar staff, chefs, kitchen team members, waiting staff, receptionists, lifeguards and security officers.

The company has three holiday parks in Dorset, in Sandford, Warmwell and West Bay, offering self-catered holidays.

Lisa Charles-Jones, HR director at Parkdean Resorts, said: “A career in hospitality is truly rewarding and we’re delighted to be hiring so many new recruits in Dorset this year.

“We have a range of positions available, and each plays a crucial role in our business, so we’re really looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the team, as well as familiar faces who’ve worked with us before, and encourage anyone who’s interested to apply.

“Working at Parkdean Resorts means making a real difference to our holidaymakers and home owners and helping them to create lasting memories with their families, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and develop some new skills.”

The holiday park operator is recruiting more than 11,000 roles at its 66 parks nationwide.