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Season's Greetings to all of our festival and event staff!

Posted on 20 Dec 2013

To all D.C. Site Services Staff, 2013 has been a very busy year! As well as covering our usual events, Glastonbury, Golf Live, Baishakhi Mela, Royal Welsh Show, Glastonbudget, We are Festival, Taste of London and Christmas, Beatherder, 2000 Trees, Latitude, Lounge on the Farm, Reading and Leeds Festival, Carfest South, Big Feastival, Proms in the Park  and several Firework events, we also sent staff to Ireland for Oxegen 2013 and Electric Picnic. We have added many new smaller events to our li ... read more

Rolling Stones at 2013 Glastonbury Festival by Jason Bryant

The highs and lows of the 2013 festival season

Posted on 22 Nov 2013

We'd like to send out a huge thank you to all of the event staff who have been braving the cold temperatures working at events with DC Site Services in October and November! We've had brilliant teams at our autumn and winter events so far including Oktoberfest, the BOO! events, and the Back with a Bang, Weavers Fields and Southwark firework events. As chilly as it is we're already getting ready for 2014 and we hope you're looking forward to another year of festivals and event as much as we are ... read more

Best European 2013-2014 Autumn and Winter Festivals Guide - Las Fallas, Valencia by Keith Ellwood

Best 2013-2014 Autumn and Winter European Festivals

Posted on 22 Oct 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to send out a big thank you to all of our event staff who have been working with us as the nights have been drawing in - especially the fantastic team who worked with us at The Major Series South (British Military Fitness) last weekend (soggy as it was!). If you're missing the summer festivals but can't quite bring yourself to don the waterproofs and attend a UK autumn festival our friends over at the PAAM event software blog have just posted their Best Europe ... read more

DC Site Services Little and Recycling Staff working at 2013 Y Not Festival

Autumn and Winter 2013-14 Events and 2013 Staff Deposit Returns

Posted on 03 Oct 2013

Following one of the busiest festival and event packed summers DC Site Services has ever worked we're now starting to cool down a little for the quieter autumn and winter event season. If you're still looking for event jobs please do keep an eye on our event calendar as we've been adding new events that you can apply to work via DCSS PAAM. For those expecting a deposit return from their work with us in the summer; all deposit returns have now been processed and if not already in your account sh ... read more

DC Site Services logo over Glastonbury Festival view from the farm photo

Well done and thank you to everyone who worked at Brisfest 2013!

Posted on 26 Sep 2013

DC Site Services would like to send out a big thank you to all of our event staff who worked at Brisfest (Bristol Festival) last weekend! Brisfest got in touch at the last minute needing some extra help for their 2013 festival and although contracted at very short notice our team was as organised and diligent as ever! We would also like to remind all of our staff of the contact email addresses that should be used depending on the query: Wages and Payroll: General queries: Deposit queries: ... read more

The Royal Albert Hall - DC Site Services working at BBC Proms in the Park 2013

A big thank you to our Proms in the Park and Enfield Autumn Show Event Staff!

Posted on 12 Sep 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to send out a huge thank you to all of our event staff who worked with us at Proms in the Park and Festival in a Day in Hyde Park, and the Enfield Autumn Show in Town Park. As is often the way we were asked to do more than planned including assisting with the stewarding and event traffic management. You all pulled together to make sure everything was managed professionally and efficiently. As usual we couldn't have asked for more from you all so thank you aga ... read more

2013 Reading Festival main stage crowd by Marc Sethi

2013 Reading and Leeds Festival thank you!

Posted on 05 Sep 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to send out a big thank you to all of our event staff who worked at the 2013 Reading Festival and Leeds Festival! Apart from the somewhat turbulent weather at Leeds Festival (sorry about that!), all went off without a hitch and we would like thank you for all of your hard work so far this season. Though we are approaching the end of summer, please do keep an eye on the DC Site Services website and social feeds for new event jobs - as in 2012 we'll be continui ... read more

2013 Festival and Event Staff Deposit Returns

2013 Festival and Event Staff Deposit Returns

Posted on 05 Sep 2013

It's that time of year again! With the end of the summer comes the return of your festival and event deposits paid for the 2013 season. We would like to remind all of our staff that as usual event deposits will be returned in October. As the event deposit return process is fairly lengthy, we are unable to provide an exact date in October when your deposit will be returned to you. However, we advise checking your account regularly for your return. Please note that all deposits will be returned ... read more

DCSS PAAM Festival and Event info

DCSS PAAM Festival and Event info

Posted on 27 Aug 2013

It has come to our attention that some of our event staff are getting a little confused when we have multiple teams at an event; unsure of which info they should be downloading from DCSS PAAM. To make this clearer we've changed the way we're naming and displaying event info in DCSS PAAM. The team you have been allocated to at the event will now be displayed in large text in a green field at the top of the 'Event Info' page.  Once you've confirmed your team you just need to match this to the cor ... read more

2013 Big Feastival DC Site Services Event Staff camping

2013 Big Feastival Event Staff Camping

Posted on 27 Aug 2013

The Big Feastival kicks off on Friday 29th August! If you're working with us and yet to contact the DC Site Services office to confirm if you'll be camping at Big Feastival please contact us ASAP. Please note that we need to know the specifics of your camping arrangements e.g. will you be camping alone or sharing a tent with a colleague. If you have any additional queries re Big Feastival please get in touch. ... read more

DC Site Services is going Paperless with Event Staff Payslips!

We're going Paperless with Event Staff Payslips!

Posted on 13 Aug 2013

As part of DC Site Services' on-going efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible both onsite at events and in the DC office, all payslips will now be sent electronically to our event staff! If for whatever reason you experience any problems with our new paperless payroll system please don't hesitate to contact our payroll department - you can find contact details on the DC Site Services website's contact page. Of course please do make sure you login to DCSS PAAM and make sure your e ... read more

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2013 Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Event Jobs

Posted on 08 Aug 2013

As all of our event staff should now be aware, DC Site Services has agreed a smaller contract than originally planned with the 2013 Reading Festival. It is sometimes the nature of live events that plans are changed at short notice; meaning our staff levels need to be increased or reduced at the last minute. Both the Reading and Leeds Festival are annual music festivals which run simultaneously and DC Site Services has longstanding contracts with both festivals. As an alternative for our event ... read more

2013 Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Guide, Hints, Tips, Previews and Advice - Girls in arena at Leeds Festival by Anneka James

Getting ready for the 2013 Reading and Leeds Festival!

Posted on 06 Aug 2013

We hope you've been enjoying your summer working with DC Site Services! We're getting close to what many call the end of the summer festival season - the 2013 Reading and Leeds Festival weekend - of course we carry on working with events into the depths of September with Electric Picnic, Big Feastival, Live by the Lake and more but when we reach Reading and Leeds we know we're getting close! If you're starting to plan for your 2013 Reading Festival and Leeds Festival weekend our friends over a ... read more

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society RWAS crest logo - Royal Welsh Show

A big 2013 Royal Welsh Show thank you!

Posted on 01 Aug 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to send out a big thank you to all of our event staff who worked at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show! We were asked to cover more than ever at the 2013 event including site wide waste management and for the first time toilet cleaning and maintenance. 2013 was the first year of our three year waste management contract with the Royal Welsh Show and all reports are that you all did a fantastic job! We'd also like to send a big shout out to the Festimen crew who worked ... read more

DC Site Services logo over Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage photo

Glastonbury Festival and Royal Welsh Show – thank you and staff info

Posted on 25 Jul 2013

We've been super busy so this is coming a little later than usual but we'd like to send out a very big thank you to all of our event staff who slaved away at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival! It was a fantastic event and you were all a credit to DC Site Services. We look forward to working with you again soon! The Royal Welsh Show is now underway, and we would like to thank all of our event staff who responded so quickly to questions regarding attendance and camping arrangements. Lastly, a couple ... read more

2013 Latitude Festival PAAM Guide, Hints and Tips

Getting ready for the 2013 Latitude Festival!

Posted on 09 Jul 2013

DC Site Services has worked with Latitude Festival since its beginnings and we're all looking forward to the 2013 edition! If you're joining us this year and you haven't been keeping up with the news pouring out of Latitude HQ you're in for a fantastic week! If you have any work related questions please contact us and we'll do our best to give you the answers you need! For those of you who are starting to think about your off shift festival plans, our friends over at the PAAM Event Management ... read more

DC Site Services 2013 Glastonbury Festival staff

A big shout out to all of our 2013 Glastonbury Festival staff!

Posted on 25 Jun 2013

We'd like to send a big shout out to all of our 2013 Glastonbury Festival staff! We hope you've enjoyed the calm before the storm of the gates opening this morning and are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of working as part of the DC Site Services Glastonbury Festival team! Remember, work hard, play harder, and don't tinkle in the trees...or Fiona's 4x4! If you can remember to let us know how you're doing via our Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages! ... read more

2013 Glastonbury Festival - Guide, previews hints, tips and advice - Chase and Status

Planning for your 2013 Glastonbury Festival

Posted on 20 Jun 2013

We're now only days away from our first days at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival and we hope you're all as excited to be back there as we are! Before you leave for the festival please make sure you login to DCSS PAAM and check all of the documents and info available via the Event Info page. We're sure you're all also keen to make plans for your downtime - if you head over to the PAAM Event Software blog you can find a brand new 2013 Glastonbury Festival Guide. The new 2013 PAAM Glastonbury Festi ... read more

DC Site Services Festival Staff Shuttle Bus - Cartoon Campervan

2013 Glastonbury Festival staff shuttle bus from train station

Posted on 20 Jun 2013

DC Site Services will be running a staff shuttle bus service from Castle Cary station to the Glastonbury Festival site for DC Site Services staff on the 24th and 25th June 2013. The shuttle bus will pick up at Castle Cary station at 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 and 17:30 on both days. There will be a limited service from the festival site to the station on Monday 1st July after the show. Please book your train tickets in consideration of these times. For further information or any problems please ema ... read more

Explaining DC Site Services' wages and payroll

Explaining DC Site Services' wages and payroll

Posted on 18 Jun 2013

We've been receiving a lot of questions from our festival and event staff about wages and payroll - the majority of these questions can be answered with a little information about how we run payroll so please read through the below before getting in touch. The DC Site Services' working week starts on a Sunday and finishes on a Saturday. For the majority of our event staff we run payroll fortnightly. Each member of staff needs to submit a timesheet each week, covering the 7 day period Sunday t ... read more

DC Site Services logo over Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage photo

Glastonbury Festival staff Start and End Dates

Posted on 11 Jun 2013

The 2013 Glastonbury Festival is now just around the corner! For our festival staff the maximum working dates are 22nd June to 2nd July 2013. As we approach the festival arrival date please make sure you check your DCSS PAAM account regularly for updates. As usual the finer details are likely to be amended as things are moved around and finalised over the next week or so. We've been receiving a lot of queries about start dates - many staff seem to be confused about which day they need to arri ... read more

Contacting DC Site Services Payroll - Rob Donovan beckoning to Narnia whilst working at Glastonbury Festival

A reminder about contacting DC Site Services Payroll

Posted on 11 Jun 2013

We would like to remind all of our event staff that any payroll related query should be directed to our payroll department which you can contact by emailing. Please do not email our admin email address with payroll queries as your message will not reach the right person. As always we will endeavour to resolve all payroll queries as quickly as possible. ... read more

DC Site Services PAAM event staff software - PAAM logo over festival crowd photo

DCSS PAAM Event Staff Profile Updates

Posted on 11 Jun 2013

We've noticed that many of you are yet to fully update your DCSS PAAM staff profile. Please make sure that ALL FIELDS are completed in your profile, including the Your Files section which should include the completed first page of your P46 and your entitlement to work in the UK documents. Please note that you will also need to bring the ORIGINAL entitlement to work in the UK documents with you to Glastonbury Festival - we will have a safe on-site to store this sensitive information. Please al ... read more

Festival food, eating and cooking

Keeping your stomach happy whist working at festivals

Posted on 06 Jun 2013

We're now in full festival swing at DC Site Services! We've already worked with all sorts of fantastic events and of course our largest of the year is only weeks away...Glastonbury Festival! With each event the staff meal arrangements are different but if you've worked with us before you'll know that more often than not we provide at least 2 meals for each shift that you work. If like many you plan to be a little self-sufficient by bringing your own food and cooking facilities, and also plan o ... read more

2013 Hazards Off on festival and event sites campaign logo

DC Site Services supporting the 2013 HAZOFF campaign

Posted on 04 Jun 2013

DC Site Services is proud to be supporting the 2013 Hazards Off (HAZOFF) on festival and event sites campaign! The HAZOFF campaign is working to stop the common policy of site vehicles turning their hazard lights on when driving on event sites. The idea behind the campaign is that vehicles driving around on event sites with their hazard lights on is counterproductive and potentially dangerous. With hazards flashing vehicles cannot indicate to advise other vehicles and pedestrians in which dire ... read more

2013 Glastonbury Festival staff jobs and work information

2013 Glastonbury Festival staff jobs and work information

Posted on 30 May 2013

Glastonbury is fast approaching! We've now allocated all of our Glastonbury Festival staff into teams and groups - if you login to DCSS PAAM you should see you're in one of the following teams: 8 Day/Night Clickers 5 Day/night Clickers Campervan and Caravan Parking and Stewarding Campsite Towers Chaperones and Crossings Z Zone All of the details for each of the Glastonbury Festival job roles can now be found in the Event Info section of DCSS PAAM. Here we've provided directions to th ... read more

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DC Site Services' 20 year anniversary!

Posted on 23 May 2013

We've been hinting for months that something is on the way and today is the day - its DC Site Services' 20 year anniversary! All together now Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us... DC Site Services was incorporated (turned into a limited company) on the 26th May 1993, so our actual birthday is on Sunday but we all plan to be a little tipsy on Sunday so we thought we'd have the celebration today! Although DC Site Services was incorporated in 1993 the company and team has a much longer h ... read more

Rhys Williams keeping an eye on the toilets at Glastonbury Festival

New event jobs for 2013 season

Posted on 14 May 2013

DC Site Services is pleased to announce that we have secured the cleaning contract for the 2013 Royal Welsh Show - adding another team of event staff to our previously confirmed litter, recycling and waste management contract! If you'd like to join us at the 2013 Royal Welsh please head over to DCSS PAAM and apply. We're getting very close to one of your new events for 2013 - We Are FSTVL - we still have positions available for the 2013 festival. If you'd like to join us please apply online usi ... read more

2013 Festival Work and Event Jobs

2013 Event Staff Opportunities

Posted on 12 May 2013

We're now heading into the busiest part of our year - DC Site Services will have event staff working at 6 events in May 2013 including: Royal Windsor Endurance Golf Live 2013 Boishakhi Mela The Royal Welsh Spring Festival Glastonbudget (staff and volunteers) We Are Fstvls If you'd like to join us you can still apply for event jobs at: Boishakhi Mela Glastonbudget (volunteers) We Are Fstvls If you have any questions about working with DC Site Services in 2013 please get in touc ... read more

Matthew Wilkin DC Site Services Project and Service Development Manager

New Project and Service Manager

Posted on 30 Apr 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to send out a big festival style welcome to one of our newest members of staff Matt Wilkin! Matt is now working at the DC Site Services head office as our new project and service development manager. Matt will also be overseeing DC Site Services' operations on event projects throughout the 2013 season and working to Matt Hettle with a view to improvements and development of the company's overall festival and event services. To find out more about the services ... read more

Rob Donovan beckoning to Narnia whilst working at Glastonbury Festival

Contacting DC Site Services Payroll in 2013

Posted on 23 Apr 2013

We're all very busy at DC Site Services HQ preparing for forthcoming festivals and events. Hopefully the current blue skies will follow us all into the fields! Once the season is in full swing we're always inundated with emails, many of these relating to event staff wages. To make things a little easier for us all we've setup a new email address that forwards direct to payroll. So if you have a payroll related query moving forwards please send this direct to \r\n\r\n We're keen to let you know ... read more

Lindsay Gilbert DC Site Services Office Event Staff

New Office Assistant at DC Site Services!

Posted on 16 Apr 2013

All at DC Site Services would like to welcome our newest member of staff Lindsay Gilbert! Lindsay started with DC Site Services on Monday 15th April 2013. Lindsay will be working with us at head office - helping to keep everything in order, especially in the summer when everyone else is off around the country managing our staff at festivals and events! We hope that the additional help in the office will mean that your questions are answered faster, event information is sent out to you in a tim ... read more

2013 Festival Work and Event Jobs

2013 Event Staff Confirmations!

Posted on 09 Apr 2013

The sun in the sky (finally!) is hinting that the 2013 festival and event season isn't far away! A big thank you to everyone who has applied to work with DC Site Services so far - we realise many of you are keen to receive your 2013 event job confirmations. We're planning on offering positions to all who have applied and paid their event deposits next week! Starting in May we then plan to do our best to confirm new festival and event applications on a weekly basis. If you're yet to apply to w ... read more

2013 Best US Music Festivals Guide

Festivals and Events in the US

Posted on 02 Apr 2013

We hope everyone is doing well and would like to send out our thanks for all of your applications for 2013 festival and event jobs so far! We do still have positions at most of the events we're supplying event staff and volunteers to in 2013 - if you're yet to apply for event work with us please head over to DCSS PAAM where you can apply for the festival and event jobs you're interested in. In 2013 DC Site Services will be working with festivals and events all over the UK, and although we're y ... read more

Event Litter, Recycling and Waste Management at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show

Royal Welsh Show 2013 to 2015

Posted on 27 Mar 2013

DC Site Services is pleased to announce that we have been selected for a three year event litter, recycling and waste management contract for the Royal Welsh show (2013 to 2015). Following DC Site Services' success at the 2012 Royal Welsh Show, Matt Hettle from DC Site Services and Peter Kent from Grundon Waste Management have been working in partnership to put together the three year Royal Welsh Show litter, recycling and waste management proposal: "We are delighted to have secured this deal ... read more

Apply for 2013 festival and event jobs and work

2013 Festival Applications Open!

Posted on 12 Mar 2013

The 2013 DC Site Services festival and event applications are now open! If you already have a DCSS PAAM account you can login and apply now for 2013 event jobs. If you haven't yet signed up to our application system you can sign up here. If you head over to our festival and event calendar you can check the 2013 festivals and events that we're currently accepting event staff applications for. These currently include Belton International Horse Trials 2013, Golf Live 2013, Glastonbudget Festival ... read more

2013 Best European Beach Festivals Guide - Main stage at Primavera Sound Festival

2013 fun in the beach festival sun!

Posted on 06 Mar 2013

Less than a week to go until the DC Site Services 2013 festival and event staff applications go live! As soon as the 2013 applications are up and running we'll let you know via our newsletter, twitter, facebook and DCSS PAAM. If you're yet to setup a DCSS PAAM account or check that your details are up to date for the new season; please sign-up or login ASAP. All at DCSS can't wait for the 2013 event season to get going - the winter has been too long! If you're feeling the same head over to the ... read more

2013 Event Staff Applications

2013 Event Staff Applications

Posted on 27 Feb 2013

We're starting to receive a lot of queries about when the 2013 DC Site Services festival and event applications will be opening for 2013. We're now happy to be able to let you know that we've set the opening date for 11th March 2013! We'll again be accepting event staff applications via DCSS PAAM. If you've already got a DCSS PAAM account please login and make sure your details are up to date so you're ready to apply on the 11th March. If you're yet to setup a DCSS PAAM account you can sign u ... read more

DCSS and Grundon at 2013 Event Production Awards!

DCSS and Grundon at 2013 Event Production Awards!

Posted on 20 Feb 2013

DC Site Services would like to send out huge congratulations to Grundon Waste Management for winning the Best Waste Management Company at the 2013 Event Production Awards! DC Site Services' Operations Director Matt Hettle was delighted to be invited to join Grundon Waste Management, one of our main suppliers for festival and event waste disposal and recycling, at the 2013 Event Production Awards. What made the evening of 5th Feb 2013 was when out of the four nominees, Grundon Waste Management w ... read more

2013 City Festivals and Events

2013 City Festivals and Events

Posted on 06 Feb 2013

We're all getting very busy at DC Site Services - talking with festivals and events new and old about this season's plans. We'll be getting in touch soon to let you know which events we'll be working with. If you haven't already created your DCSS PAAM account or checked that your details are current; please sign-up or login and check your info. We'll send you a message once the 2013 event info has been added. As usual we'll be working with festivals in the fields and events that are a little cl ... read more

Festival Calendar

2013 Festivals and Events

Posted on 23 Jan 2013

All at DCSS hope you're keeping warm in the chilly weather, before you know it the sun will be shining and we'll all be in the fields again! We'll let you know soon about the 2013 festivals and events that DCSS will be working with so you can get signed up and apply to work with us. In the meantime if you're starting to think about your 2013 event planning, check out this new festival calendar. The new festival calendar, just launched by the PAAM event management software Blog, lists over a hu ... read more

The History of Music Festivals

The History of Greenfield Events

Posted on 09 Jan 2013

DC Site Services would like to wish all of our staff a very Happy New Year! We hope you're all looking forward to another great season working with DCSS at some of the best UK music festivals and events! The 2013 festival and event calendar is still being finalised, we'll let you know once that's online and you can apply via our news, twitter, facebook and our newsletter. Whilst you're waiting for the 2013 event season to kick in, if you fancy having a read about the history of the live event ... read more

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DC Site Services provided a fantastic waste disposal and cleaning service at our most recent event. The staff were friendly, hard working and were very patient when being faced with numerous requests!  I would definitely recommend DC Site Services to anyone looking for a good waste disposal and cleaning company at a reasonable price.  Thank you again to Matt and the team for all your hard work!

Alexandra Mooney
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