Jovial male with large belly? Here’s how much you can earn as Father Christmas…

Malls and charities are scrambling to fill their Father Christmas and elf vacancies.

According to a Gumtree survey, the average Father Christmas receives about R250 to R500 per day for spreading holiday cheer.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

You need to be engaging, jolly and good with kids. There is no age limit.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa

Shifts are from six to eight hours long.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa

We see up to 50 ads looking for Father Christmases in December.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa

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