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Elite Tents Ltd. Vacancies – Senior Crew member
Start date: April 2022

We are looking to hire 2 full time permanent members of staff.

Fancy having an outside job where you put your strength and fitness to good use?

Love being part of a team where your hard work, attention to detail and effort make a real difference to people?

Want to be part of a fun business being responsible for the success of private parties & weddings?

If you have answered yes then we need to talk!

Elite Tents are currently recruiting for senior team members to join our successful tipi building teams.  Elite Tents is one of the leading and fastest growing tipi hire companies in the UK and is based in the Midlands. We hire out large linkable tipi structures and clear sided sailcloth tents, mainly for weddings and private parties, but also for some festivals and corporate events. Most of our events are in the Midlands area, though we do at times travel further afield.

The Job
You would be working on rental jobs, both erecting and dismantling our Tipi and Sailcloth tents and as senior crew would need to take initiative and to help with shaping and leading the team. You would also be involved in the loading of vehicles, travelling to site, erecting, and then later dismantling our amazing tents, furnishing them and finally carrying out cleaning and maintenance tasks at the warehouse.

We have built up an excellent reputation for customer care and all crew are expected to work hard and take a pride in what they do. That said, while the work is hard, it is very satisfying as we are outside, in the fresh air and very often in some beautiful areas of the countryside. We expect the best of our staff to deliver the fantastic service that we’re famous for.

No room for stragglers or bad attitudes here!

You’ll have the following skills, experience and personality:

– You like physical work and being active.

– If you’re good with your hands, and are “hands on”. Most tradespeople fall under this category!!

– Not afraid of a 10 hour working day, and occasional weekend work.

– Be completely reliable. 100% of the time.

– You would get a real buzz from seeing happy customers; in this case, your role is creating wonderful marquees for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and other family & corporate events.

– You’ll love working in some really nice places across Central England.

– Relish the opportunity for a career with this fast-expanding company with lots of opportunities to progress.

– Love learning, can learn new skills quickly and crave opportunities to up-skill.

– You need a full UK driving license as driving will be an important part of your role.

– Full training will be provided – No previous experience is necessary

***THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU CARE ***

We are also actively looking for Team Leader roles – where you would be leading a team of 2-8 to safely and efficiently install tipis and marquees. You would be responsible for the safety of your crew, making sure all of our equipment is safely loaded onto our vehicles and be liaising with our lovely clients. By getting this season under your belt, this would be a great opportunity for the right candidate by 2023.

Essential Requirements
*25 or over
*Full Driving License
*Within half an hour’s drive of WS9 (Aldridge)
*Physically fit and strong
*Good Communication Skills
*Reliable and punctual with a good work ethic
*Eligible to work in the UK

Desirable
*Own transport
*Previous experience within a similar tipi or marquee role
*Experience of leading a team
*B&E driving license
*Experience of working outdoors (or an interest to work outside) whatever the weather

Interview Process

We think interviews are dull, boring and both parties really do not gain anything from it. Our interview process is slightly unique.

If we think from your cover letter and previous work experience you could have the potential to join our team – we will invite you for a paid trial day with us.

It gives you the opportunity to meet our team and will also give you a glimpse of what it would be like working for us without taking a blind leap leaving your current job with no idea what working here will be like.

Hours
Your hours would be 40-50 hours per week in peak season (which runs from mid-April to end of September) and approximately 30 hours during the low season. There would be occasional weekend work. Our days start early and can be long (sometimes up to 12 hours) so the job is not suitable for people who want a normal 9-5 type of job. However, if you’re willing to work the hours, we will reward you with a satisfying job working as part of a close knit, fun team of people.

Salary & benefits:
This post will be a fixed term contract initially with a probationary period of one month, but we are looking to appoint someone who could join our team permanently.
There will be a one weeks’ notice period should you wish to leave during the first month and a 6 weeks’ notice once in the full contract.
28 days holiday pro-rata (we use the gov.co.uk site to calculate this)

Salary:
£23,400– £26,325 (pro-rata) dependent on experience
Pension in line with company policy.

If you’re interested DO NOT just send us your CV. You will not get shortlisted. Send us 2-3 short lines of why we should think about shortlisting you. (We are getting tens of applications a day for this role – make sure you stand out by telling us why we should shortlist you). Send it to  enquiries@elitetents.co.uk

Closing Date for applications:      18.3.22 

Job type: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent

We’re looking for 3-4 hard working individuals to join our team this summer

If working outside in teams of 2-5, helping to build amazing tipis and marquees for weddings, private parties & corporate events whilst earning good rates of pay takes your interest we need to speak to you!

Start date May/June 2022. Really great for uni students who need summer work.

No experience required. You just need a positive & hard working attitude We will teach you the rest.

Drop us an email at enquiries@elitetents.co.uk or WhatsApp 07535 958254 to register your interest.

You must be able to get to our unit in Aldridge without relying on public transport and you mustn’t mind a 10 hour day. (So either able to drive with own transport or living locally enough to be able to cycle in.)

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