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Elite Tents Ltd. Vacancies – Senior Crew member
Start date: April/May 2020

Do you love the outdoors?

Are you strong?

Do you enjoy working in a team?

Elite Tents are currently recruiting for senior team members to join our successful tipi building teams.  Elite Tents is one of the leading 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.

Essential Requirements
*25 or over
*Full Driving License
*Within half an hours 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

*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

Your hours  would be around 40 per week in peak season (which runs from mid-April to end of September) and approximately 24-30 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 iur team permanently.
There will be a one weeks’ notice period should you wish to leave during the first month and a 6 week’s notice once in the full contract.
28 days holiday pro-rata (we use the site to calculate this)

£18,720 – £21,880 (pro-rata) dependent on experience
Pension in line with company policy.

To apply for this job please send your CV together with a covering note explaining your reason for applying to this job either by post or email

Unit 1 Optical Park
Middlemore Lane West

Closing Date for applications:      Sunday 22nd March 2020  

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*Please note that CV’s will not be accepted as a form of application for this role.*


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