Scream Park Entertainments

Mead Open Farm Contract of Employment - Actors


The Employer:
Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington, Bedfordshire, LU79JH.

The Employee:  

1  General

The following contract includes your Statement of Terms & Conditions of Employment in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996, Employment Act 2002 and Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 as amended or re-enacted at the relevant time. This statement should be read in conjunction with the Employment Handbook, a copy of which is available in hardcopy upon request or can be found at Staff Handbook  and your Scream Training booklet. In the event of any discrepancy between these documents, the terms set out in this document will prevail.

2  Commencement & Duration of Employment

2.1  You will commence employment with the Company, working on a casual zero hours basis, on Friday the 6th October 2023 and your start date will be confirmed as your first scheduled shift, approved and signed off by Scream Park Entertainments. Your end date will be Tuesday the 31st of October 2023
2.2  In accepting your appointment, it shall be deemed you have accepted all terms and conditions set in this contract.
2.3  This contract annuls any previous agreement, whether written or verbal, given to you at any time.
2.4  There is no continuity of service between you and the Company between the end of one assignment and the start of the next assignment. If you accept an assignment, your continuous employment will begin on the date the assignment starts and end on the date the assignment terminates. 
2.5  In accepting this contract, you are notifying us that you are entitled to work in the UK, without any additional approvals and will notify the Company immediately if this ceases to be the case, at any point during your employment with the Company.
2.6  These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between you and the Company, in the event that the Company offers you work and you agree to accept that work. It does not create a legal relationship between you and the Company unless and until you choose to accept an assignment.
2.7  We shall be entitled to dismiss you at any time without notice or payment in lieu of notice if you commit a serious breach of your obligations as an employee, or if you cease to be entitled to work in the United Kingdom.

3  Place of work

Your normal place of work will be Mead Open Farm Stanbridge Road, Billington, Bedfordshire, LU79JH.

4  Collective Agreements

There are no collective agreements relevant to your employment

5  Job Title/duties

5.1  You are employed as a Scare Actor. Your day to day activities will be overseen and managed by Scream Park Entertainments. On joining, you will be assigned to a team and your acting responsibilities will be given to you by your Team Leader and/or Performance Manager. However, you are expected to undertake other duties reasonably assigned to you by the Company, irrespective of your job title or status.
5.2  In order to fulfil the role of Scare Actor, it is a requirement that you have attended the Scream Park Entertainments training course or a Scream Training recap session in the past 3 months.
5.3  On arrival for work you must have your lanyard with name badge clearly visible, for identification purposes.

6  Remuneration

6.1   You will be paid £10.42 per hour. In addition the hourly rate has holiday at 12.07%.
6.2  On Howl nights you will receive a 1-hour unpaid break during the shift.
6.3  Rehearsals are paid at the rate above, but no breaks are required.
6.4  Your pay will be received directly into your bank account by BACS payment on Friday 17th November 2023. You will be responsible for ensuring correct bank account details are supplied to us, at point of offer of employment and no later than Monday 9th October 2023.
6.5  Payroll queries will only be accepted and investigated after Monday 20th November 2023 and should be submitted via email to
6.6  Pension
The Company will comply with the employer pension duties in respect of you in accordance with Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008.

7  Holiday Entitlement & Pay

7.1  You are entitled 12.07% holiday based on the hours worked in addition to the hourly rate.

8  Deductions from Pay

The Company reserves the right at any time during your employment or on termination, to deduct from your pay including but not limited to; any overpayment made and/or monies owed to the Company by you, deductions as directed by a government or legal body, the cost of replacement uniform not returned to us, the cost of repairing any damage or loss to the Company’s property caused by you.

9  Hours of Work

9.1  Working hours for the Mead Open Farm will be between 10.00am and 11.30pm depending on your day shift 10.00am-5.30pm or your evening shift 5.30pm-11.30pm, however there may be requirement to work earlier or later than the specified times, to resource the event effectively.
9.2  Working hours will be confirmed to you and managed through Scream Park Entertainments.
9.3  Daily signed timesheets supplied by your Scream Park Entertainments Team Leader and/or Performance Manager will be used as confirmation of hours worked and for the purpose of processing payroll.
9.4  You will be required to be on site one hour before the event start time, for the purpose of makeup application & costume dressing.
9.5  We are bound by the Working Time Regulations 1998 and require everyone to observe them. By signing this contract, you are agreeing that you may be required to and are happy to, work more than 48 hours per week and have exercised your rights under these provisions. You can opt back in, by confirming this in writing to us. The above is not applicable to any employees under the age of 18 (Young Workers) who will be limited to working no more than 8 hours a day and a maximum of 40 hours per week.

10  Sickness Reporting and Sick Pay

10.1  If you are unavailable for work due to sickness, it is your responsibility to notify the Company at your earliest convenience and no later than one hour prior to the start of your shift. You should report any sickness absence by telephone to your Scream Park Entertainments Team Leader and/or performance manager. You will need to update the Company daily in regard to your sickness absence and expected return date. You will need to comply with this sickness reporting process to qualify for any sick pay.
10.2  Where eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and after three months continuous service, it will be paid to you at the appropriate rate, with your usual pay on the agreed payment date. The first three days of absence (known as ‘period of incapacity for work’) are unpaid and SSP will be due on the fourth day of absence onwards.
10.3  You will be required to supply a Fit Note from your GP, if your absence exceeds 7 days (inclusive of non- working days) to be compliant with our sickness reporting process.

11  Confidentiality

11.1  You will not make use of, divulge or communicate to any person (except in the proper performance of your duties under this contract) any Confidential Information relating to the company’s business or in respect of which it owes an obligation of confidence to any third party, client, contractors, suppliers or customers.

Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Business products & services, strategy, development and plans
  2. Business methods and processes, technical information including inventions, design, technique, formulae or ideas, inclusive of animatronic figures, set & character design, scripts, costumes, sketches, files, literature and software
  3. Business contacts, customer & supplier lists and details of any contracts with them
  4. Business accounts, budgets and any financial reports or data
  5. Anything marked confidential

11.2  You will not make statement to or provide photograph material to the press or other media (including social networks and blogs) about any activities or matter relating to the Company without explicit authority from the Company.
11.3  All products developed by you during your employment, shall remain the property of the Company and on termination of your employment, or on demand from the Company you shall surrender any such property.

12  Data Protection

The Company is required to tell you about the personal data that we collect about you and what we do with that information, including how we use, store, transfer and secure your personal data. You confirm that you shall at all times comply with all relevant data protection legislation and all obligations imposed on you under the Company's data protection policy and privacy notice from time to time in force. You consent to the Company holding and processing (electronically and manually) data relating to you for legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes.

13  Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance WITH THE LAWS OF England and Wales.

By signing below, you agree to the terms laid out within these pages and within the Scream Training Booking and Staff Handbook.

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Signed by Chris Bowman
Signed On: September 22, 2023

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