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DC Site Services 2023 Pay Rates

Posted on 18 Nov 2022

Following the recent announcement regarding the increase to the UK national minimum wage, we’d like to clarify what it is you can expect from DC Site Services next year when it comes to your pay. In early 2022, we made the commitment to pay 50p above the then national minimum wage, and we intend to continue to do this in 2023. This means that the new rate for all event crew will be £10.92 per hour plus holiday pay, £1.32, which will be a total of £12.24 an hour. Despite all the perks that come read more...

2022 Staff Survey Results!

Posted on 11 Nov 2022

We’d once again like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Staff Survey, we value your feedback and use this as the driving force for the changes we make moving forwards. The overall response received was very positive …       96.4% of crew would recommend DC Site Services to a friend!  81.1% of all responses found the use of what3words vastly more useful when locating meeting points onsite!  A whopping 92.9% of you are on the ball when it comes to finding the read more...

Winner of the DC Site Services 2022 Staff Survey!

Posted on 04 Nov 2022

We’d like to say a big thank you for the overwhelming response received from the DC Site Services 2022 staff survey! We’ll be sharing the feedback received soon, but in the meantime, we’re pleased to announce that the winner is…. Nicola Haynes! Congratulations Nicola! An Amazon voucher is on its way to you! read more...

2022 Staff Survey!

Posted on 21 Oct 2022

Once again, it’s the time of year where we throw on our cable knit sweaters, drink our pumpkin spice lattes, and reflect on the festival season gone by. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who worked with us this year, whether it was for one show or the entire season, your being a part of it makes all the difference. We hope to see you again next season, but first, the 2022 Staff Survey! Please take just a few minutes to complete our Staff Survey HERE to let us know what we could be doing read more...

Winter Work!

Posted on 14 Oct 2022

The nights are drawing closer and as the temperatures drop our work continues now into the winter months! Coming up over the next few months we have a number of festive events we’ll be supplying our services to, including… BPS Ice Rink, London 07.11.12 – 20.01.23 Christmas at Bolesworth, Chester 01.12.22 – 24.12.22 Beaulieu Festive Fayre, Hampshire 09.12.22 – 12.12.22 There are limited positions available, but if you’re local to any of these events and you'd like to get a head start with the read more...

Thank You & Good Luck…

Posted on 29 Sep 2022

We’d like to say thank you and good luck to Dan Sheard who is moving onto pastures new. Dan worked for DC Site Services as an Operations Manager alongside Scott Mason for the past two years and as a Project Manager years prior to this. His contribution over the past two years in particular helped to keep the Company moving forwards during a very difficult time, so please join us in wishing him the best of luck with all future endeavours. read more...

The Winner of the End of Summer Competition is…

Posted on 16 Sep 2022

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for submitting your pictures for the end of summer photo competition. There was a fantastic response and some really great submissions, so it was no easy decision to pick just one! However, our favourite of all thirty-seven entries was this very artistic photo from Leti Ryder! Congratulations Leti, an Amazon voucher is on its way to you! read more...

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on 09 Sep 2022

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who devoted her remarkable life to public service. Her Majesty was a historic leader of immense stature and will be mourned by many and sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to the Royal Family. read more...

Good Luck Crew & Photo, Photo, Photos!

Posted on 02 Sep 2022

We’d like to wish everyone working at Electric Picnic, Concourse of Elegance, Let’s Rock Kent, Beautiful People, BBC Gardener’s World, and to those finishing at the Big Feastival good luck this weekend. And with such a busy weekend ahead, what better an opportunity to snap the perfect pic to enter our end of summer photo competition! Click here for details of how to enter. It’s been a big season and a massive effort from all our crew, so thank you. read more...

End of Summer Photo Competition!

Posted on 26 Aug 2022

This weekend is the peak of the festival season, something we would like to celebrate with a photo competition! The last photo competition was held in February this year, looking back at 2021. Now, with another season under our belts and as we reach this busy weekend, we’d like to see who has the best (and work-safe!) pics of the season. The winner will receive an Amazon gift voucher.   Guidelines for submissions are as follows…. Please submit good-quality photos (no thumbs half covering t read more...

Elrow Town - Last Few Remaining Positions!

Posted on 12 Aug 2022

DC Site Services is returning to Elrow Town once again, this time located at Parsloes Park, Dagenham to provide waste management and litter picking services. Elrow Town is known for its shenanigans, confetti cannons and inflatables, not to mention some of house music’s finest DJs! If you’d like to be a part of the madness, we have a few remaining positions left and there’s still time to apply. Dates: Saturday 20th – Tuesday 23rd August Locatrion: Parsloes Park, Dagenham, RM9 5SA Pay: £10 ph read more...

Looking for work in London?

Posted on 05 Aug 2022

We are looking to fill our last few spots on Beautiful People (3rd – 6th September) at Olympic Park, London. Beautiful People replaces Southport Weekender as the new brand name of the UK’s longest running dance and urban music festival (est. 1987). Performers include Arrested Development Live, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Live, David Rodigan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dave Lee Zr, DJ Spen B2B Teddy Douglas, Artful Dodger and DJ Spoony. Job Role: Litter Picking Location: Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST Shift le read more...

Last-minute stewarding positions now available at Boomtown

Posted on 28 Jul 2022

DC are excited to announce that we have last-minute paid stewarding positions now available at Boomtown. If you missed out on a spot at Boomtown, now is your chance to secure your place on the stewarding team. We’re looking for campsite stewards to assist with the following: - Manning fire towers - Meeting and greeting festival goers - Advising customers where to camp/set up - Responding to public requests -  Looking out for any potential hazards that can harm you or others within the camp read more...

Oktoberfest is Back!

Posted on 20 Jul 2022

Even as we’re sweating through the Summer, we’re looking ahead to Autumn and Oktoberfest! We’re pleased to be back, providing waste management services to this popular series, with two events taking place at two different locations each weekend over the course of October. We’ll be working at… Oktoberfest Chelmsford 30th – 3rd Oktoberfest Plymouth 30th – 3rd Oktoberfest Guildford 7th – 10th Oktoberfest Milton Keynes 7th - 10th  Oktoberfest Southend 14th – 17th Oktoberfest Middlesbrough 14t read more...

Staying Safe in the Sun

Posted on 15 Jul 2022

With weather warnings hitting the headlines today, we want to share our tips for staying safe while working at festivals and events. Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water; the NHS recommends drinking 1.2 litres of water per day (six to eight glasses), but this increases when the temperature does. Avoid dehydrating liquids such as alcohol, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks (sorry to any caffeine addicts out there!) Wear protective loose clothing. We all know what the British public are read more...

Are you looking for work this July and August?

Posted on 06 Jul 2022

We’re still recruiting for litter pickers/waste management crew for the following:  - Let’s Rock Southampton (8th – 10th July) @ Southampton Common, SO15 7NN - PennFest (22nd – 26th July) @ The Big Park, Penn, Bucks, HP7 0PL - Rushford Park Endurance - Ride 2 (30th & 31st July) @ Rushford Estate, Thetford, IP24 2SF - MADE Festival (30th July – 2nd August) @ Wolverhampton Racecourse, WV6 0PE - Rushford Park Endurance Ride 3 (20th & 21st August) @ Rushford Estate, Thetford, IP24 2SF read more...

Recruiting now for Standon Calling and Latitude Festival

Posted on 01 Jul 2022

Fancy trying your hand at traffic stewarding at a festival near you? If the answer is yes, why not check out Standon Calling or Latitude Festival on our 2022 event calendar. DC Site Services are providing traffic management services at both events. Latitude Festival is a chilled-out, family-friendly, welcoming festival featuring music, dance, comedy, poetry, theatre, literature, podcasts and family activities. Latitude Festival is located deep in the Suffolk countryside at Henham Park, Southwo read more...

Henley Festival - Work Available!

Posted on 27 Jun 2022

This year, Henley celebrates it’s 40th anniversary of staging its music and arts festival for the local community, supporting emerging talent of all genres. To help keep this a safe, happy, and clean environment, DC Site Services will be providing traffic, waste management and cleaning services to both Henley and Mahiki Henley (just across the river and down the road!) We have limited spots available for each, so if you’re interested, please get in contact ASAP, or apply direct online through y read more...

Live from Glastonbury Festival!

Posted on 24 Jun 2022

Glastonbury Festival has kicked off amid great fanfare, fireworks and druidic ceremony. Nobody can believe it’s been 3 long years since the last Glastonbury Festival. It’s great to see so many familiar faces amongst our crew from past Glastonbury’s and a warm welcome to anyone attending the festival with us for the first time. Our dedicated team have been relentlessly parking campervans in the East Campervan Fields and Bath & West showground. Their main focus is ensuring parking lines are s read more...

DC Site Services are returning to Taste of London this summer.

Posted on 10 Jun 2022

The Taste of London features five days of feasting with celebrity chefs, masterclasses in the culinary arts and live entertainment. Regent’s Park plays host to this next level food-fuelled garden party. DC Site Services have very limited cleaning/litter picking positions available at this event. Dates: Wednesday 15th – Wednesday 22nd June Location: Regents Park, London, NW1 4NR Role:  Cleaning & Litter Picking/Waste Operative Cleaning of surfaces, windows and furniture Vacuuming of c read more...

How to pick the best camping spot

Posted on 27 May 2022

This is the first trial when arriving at an event or festival. Where do I put down my home for the next couple of days? Where should I avoid camping? Follow this advice to pick the best camping spot. Don’t camp at the bottom of a hill – otherwise you may get swept up in a mini-tsunami should the heavens open. Don’t camp near rowdy groups if you want to get some good quality kip in. Make sure that the ground is even and not lumpy; sleeping is awkward if you’ve got a lump sticking in your bac read more...

DC Site Services are excited to return to Ireland for Electric Picnic this September

Posted on 25 May 2022

Ireland's biggest and best music festival returns. Electric Picnic has been described as 'the Glastonbury of Ireland' and has received accolades as one of the best festivals in Europe. Headliners this year include Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Dermot Kennedy and Megan Thee Stallion. DC Site Services will be providing traffic management and car parking services at this event. We are recruiting traffic stewards to work between 1st – 5th September. Pay Rate: £10 per hour plus £1.21 holiday pay - read more...

Are you looking for something to fill your Jubilee bank holiday weekend?

Posted on 20 May 2022

Look no further than Glastonbudget! Glastonbudget is the world’s biggest and best tribute festival held in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6SU. Some of the tribute bands include: Absolute Bowie, Amy: A Tribute, Antarctic Monkeys, Blurb: UK No.1 Blur Tribute, The Bootleg Beatles, The Darkside of Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran Experience, Guns 2 Roses, Kazabian Tribute! Mercury, The Moderators, Oasish, The Police Academy, Pure Paloma, Renegades of Rage, Take @ That, The Cureheads, The Pistols, Whole Lo read more...

An Update on Your Pay.

Posted on 13 May 2022

Last December, DC Site Services announced the new event crew pay rates for the 2022 season and our decision to pay an additional 50 pence above the national minimum wage increase. Crew aged 22 and under would receive £9.45 ph plus £1.14 holiday pay (£10.59), while crew 23 and over would receive £10 ph plus £1.21 holiday pay (£11.21) After a lot of consideration, DC Site Services is pleased to confirm that from now on all crew working in the same position will receive the same rate of pay regard read more...

Earn up to £16.81 per hour at the Cazoo Epsom Derby!

Posted on 06 May 2022

The Cazoo Epsom Derby is fast approaching, and we have a limited number of spaces available. Make sure not to miss your chance to be a part of this historical event which celebrates Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. With more than just horse racing on offer, the famous Epsom Downs course is scheduled to feature a music stage and a fairground to really bolster the jubilee party feeling and make this a day to remember for everyone involved. DC Site Services is proud to be providing litte read more...

Last chance to apply for the Royal Windsor Horse Show!

Posted on 27 Apr 2022

The Royal Windsor Horse Show is back and preparing for its biggest year ever as it marks the kick-off of the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! Once again, Windsor hosts international show jumping, dressage, driving and endurance competitions, as well as national jumping and showing classes. The Platinum Jubilee promises even more pageantry and pomp with the addition of a celebratory show at the end of each day. DC Site Services are proud to be providing litter picking, waste manag read more...

Now Recruiting for Standon Calling!

Posted on 22 Apr 2022

We are recruiting traffic stewards for Standon Calling (21st – 25th July). Standon Calling is a cosy, family-friendly festival situated in Standon, Hertfordshire on the private estate of the Standon Lordship. If you want to catch Sophie Ellis-Bextor with ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’, Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ or ‘Movin' On Up’ with Primal Scream – this festival is for you! NME described Standon Calling as: ‘A glitter-drenched mishmash of fancy dress-loving families, dogs in wigs, and teenagers carv read more...

Work Available at Boomtown Fair!

Posted on 13 Apr 2022

Boomtown is back! You would be hard pressed to find a more diverse, explorative festival than Boomtown which is rich in its varied line-up of music acts, live acting, and alternate reality games. It’s a town brought to life, split into several districts, each with its own individual themes. This festival operates under its own set of common beliefs and principles supporting progressive ideas of environmentalism and social equality. It just happens to be set to an incredible, theatrical backdrop read more...

Help us get it right!

Posted on 25 Mar 2022

We’re thinking ahead for this week’s update. Planning is vital in our industry, and you can help us plan by sending in any requests you might have early. Want to work with a friend? Here at DC Site Service, we always try to allocate friends to the same shift wherever possible. We know that you want to be able to chillout after shift with your friends to enjoy the event together. To make sure this happens simply note your profile in the ‘Additional Details’ section and email to let us know. Othe read more...

More Events & Festivals Now Open – Apply!

Posted on 14 Mar 2022

Just when you thought your event calendar was finely tuned and organised for the summer, we go and add a few more to the mix. We’re pleased to share that we have multiple new events to cram into your diary from as early as April through to September…     Japfest, April, Silverstone (traffic/site crew) Euston Park Endurance Ride 2, June Thetford (litter) Euston Park Endurance Ride 3, July, Thetford (litter) Mahiki Henley end of June – early July, Henley on Thames (litter/cleaning) Ford F read more...

Spotlight on the Cazoo Derby!

Posted on 11 Mar 2022

The festival season is nearly upon us but this year we have an added royal twist. Amongst all the usual suspects DC Site Services are honoured to be providing services this year to the Cazoo Epsom Derby. DC’s Derby debut also happens to be falling on a pretty memorable weekend as the Derby will be coinciding with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum jubilee in celebration of her 70 years as the reigning monarch. So, if you’re looking for a place to be for the bank holiday weekend at the start of June w read more...

Festival Hints and Tips Part II

Posted on 25 Feb 2022

As Yoda once said, ‘Always pass on what you have learned.’ Scott and Summer are back with Part II of their Festival Hints and Tips. If Part I passed you by, click here to catch up. Keep reading for more useful insights… Weather Considerations Don’t trust any waterproof jackets to be totally waterproof. They may keep you dry but the phone in your pocket would not agree! Never trust the weather. It’s very tempting to leave your shoes and other items outside your tent when its blazing hot bu read more...

Return of the Photo Competition

Posted on 18 Feb 2022

We’re happy to announce the return of the photo competition! Last year we skipped the crew photo competition given that 2020 was a bit of a downer for events and festivals, however with 2021 under our belts we’re bringing it back! We are proud of what we achieved in 2021 and have been slowly updating our website photo galleries with snaps taken along the way. We’d love to see more pictures of you, though. To enter the competition send in your pics if you worked with us last year, or if you don read more...

Festival Hints and Tips Part I

Posted on 11 Feb 2022

Are you looking forward to the festival season yet? Operations Manager Scott and festival-hardened Administrator Summer, have racked their brains to come up with some useful tips to make the most of the festival/event experience and avoid some of the not-so-obvious pitfalls. Heed their advice, it may save your skin when working at an event or festival. Shower Etiquette Always have a shower when you can - don’t put it off until the morning as you may get up and find the shower has disappeare read more...

Your applications to work at Events & Festivals this year!

Posted on 04 Feb 2022

What a fantastic launch week with nearly 700 applications in just the first four days! Thank you to everyone who logged in to apply, we can’t wait to get back out in the field with you. The number one question we’ve had this week? “When will you be assigning positions for Glastonbury?” Our answer? Not quite yet. Last year we made the decision to remove all deposits, and we’re standing by that decision this year even with the return of Glastonbury to our event calendar. We will be doing one or t read more...

The 2022 Event Calendar has Launched!

Posted on 31 Jan 2022

The 2022 Event Calendar has Launched! The day we’ve been waiting for is here, the event calendar is published, and applications are OPEN! You can now begin to plan out your summer! How to apply Log into your DCSS PAAM profile and simply use the the “apply” tab. Remember, our dedicated office team check all profiles once you make an application to ensure that there is no missing information before marking them as approved. Any application made by an approved profile will automatically be read read more...

The winner of the Staff Survey is…

Posted on 14 Jan 2022

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who recently took part in the staff surveys. We always look forward to receiving feedback of every type from our event staff. It’s your vital first-hand experience when working onsite that helps influence what changes need to be made, and what works well! We’ve learned that our social media presence could do with a push, something we’ll be reviewing further this year, but that the preferred way to receive DC news over social media is by far, Facebook read more...

Staff Christmas Newsletter 2021

Posted on 20 Dec 2021

2021 has without a doubt been a year unlike any other for DC Site Services and the event and festival industry as a whole. Ordinarily a festival season would follow months of careful planning, scheduling, and preparation. However, this season kicked off amidst much uncertainty as to whether planned events would go ahead, with many events and festivals forced to cancel in the early part of the year due to a lack of government backed insurance and a general atmosphere of anxiety over the circumsta read more...

DC Site Services Staff Survey 2021!

Posted on 10 Dec 2021

After what has possibly been one of the most challenging festival seasons to date for all within the industry, it’s finally time to sit back and reflect on the year in its entirety. One of the most essential tools we have when it comes to maintaining standards and continuously improving our services is the feedback we receive from our event crew. We’d love to hear from you. We’d like to know what worked well for you and what didn’t. What would you like to see more of next year and is there anyt read more...

DC Site Services statement – pay increases

Posted on 01 Dec 2021

Working at an event or festival is a unique way to earn a living and does have many attractive perks. However as fun and exciting as this job may be, it can also be physically demanding and time consuming. While ultimately rewarding, we understand the amount of dedication it takes to work within this industry. As such, we will be making immediate changes to our pay structure to reflect the hard work of all our crew. Historically DC Site Services has raised the pay rate for our event crew in acc read more...

Christmas at Bolesworth

Posted on 08 Nov 2021

Bolesworth Castle is a location steeped in heritage, set against the truly spectacular backdrop of the rural, rolling Cheshire countryside. This festive period, DC Site Services will be providing cleaning and waste management services over various dates from late November all the way through to the 24th of December. If you’d like to see the enchanted woods, the Christmas lights along the lakeside and even one or two real-life reindeer, log into your DCSS PAAM profile to apply for a position to read more...

The work continues into Winter...

Posted on 04 Nov 2021

As the nights grow longer and the days grow colder, the DC Site Services’ crew at the Natural History Museum are out in all weather conditions to ensure that visitors to the Ice Rink have a safe and enjoyable visit. All of us at DC Site Services would like to thank them for their continued hard work and effort. Big shout out to the current team: Lorraine, Rob, Parus and Recep! read more...

Christmas at Wollaton!

Posted on 15 Oct 2021

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to submerge yourself in an enchanting world of lights and music. All while providing cleaning and waste management services, of course. DC Site Services is pleased to return to Wollaton Hall at Nottingham again this Christmas! We have an excellent opportunity available for anyone looking to supplement their income running up to the Christmas period by working on a rota basis at this magical event. With flexible working available between the read more...

Just around the corner - winter work!

Posted on 01 Oct 2021

Are you looking to cram your calendar with winter work? We’re on the lookout for individuals (London-based or able to commute) to form a cleaning crew for the National History Museum Ice Rink event running from 20th November until 16th January. Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter. The team will be responsible for keeping the ice rink, restaurant, and toilets clean and tidy. Shifts wil read more...

Work available this weekend...

Posted on 29 Sep 2021

Oktoberfest is one of the World’s largest beer and folk festivals with Bavarian music in the afternoon followed by modern pop in the evening, and of course, lots of beer. This weekend DC Site Services will be providing waste management services to several Oktoberfest’s including Chelmsford, Norwich & Leicester. And if you’re not one for rowdy crowds then also coming up this weekend for waste management is Build it Bicester in Heritage. We’re also back at Silverstone Circuit for TRAX this we read more...

MADE Festival & Elrow Midland - Coming soon!

Posted on 10 Sep 2021

A massive double header is coming to the West Midlands, situated at Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromwich. MADE Festival and the craziest party in the world, Elrow Midlands are landing for the final two weekends of September. Kicking off with MADE festival headlined by The Streets and featuring a multi-genre mashup of all assorted dance music, we then move swiftly on as Elrow Midlands rolls into town and brings the craziness with it. All to the backdrop of some house music. DC Site Ser read more...

Work in London – this weekend!

Posted on 02 Sep 2021

We have just a few spots left for two festivals taking place in London this weekend through to the 9th of September! First up is Mighty Hoopla, located at Brockwell Park. A well-known pop festival full of music, fun and fashion. Taking place simultaneously, less than 10 miles away is Beautiful People at Morden Park! Bringing together the very best in UK dance music in a huge 6 Arena event.   We have waste management positions and camping available at both, please apply through your DCSS PAAM p read more...

Autumn Event Calendar - Apply Now!

Posted on 23 Aug 2021

While we approach the peak of the summer Event & Festival calendar, the Autumn one is just around the corner! We have a stacked September ahead of us with showstoppers such as Mighty Hoopla, the previously rescheduled Made Festival, and Elrow Midlands to mention just a few. To finish up the season before we head into our winter calendar, we’re at back-to-back Oktoberfest events across the country. The perfect wind-down! Applications are open! we recommend applying now and not waiting for t read more...

August Bank Holiday – Leeds, Reading, Carfest South & Big Feastival – Last chance to apply!

Posted on 19 Aug 2021

August Bank Holiday is one of the busiest times of the year for the Event & Festival industry. We’ll be working our socks off over the long weekend, providing the following services to… Leeds Festival – Traffic Management, Bramham Park (25th – 30th Aug) Reading Festival – Traffic Management, Little John’s Farm (25th – 30th Aug) Carfest South – Waste Management, Laverstock Park Farm (27th – 31st Aug) The Big Feastival – Waste Management, Alex James Farm (27th – 31th Aug) It’s the final b read more...

Recruiting for the Crick Boat Show!

Posted on 16 Aug 2021

We have only a few spots left available for the Crick Boat Show this 18th – 25th August! With dozens of colourful boats to set the scene, this event showcases a variety of all sailing vessles such as narrowboats and wide beams, all on display both within the Marina and on land. This show is the heart of the village, and a great respite for those who have been working back to back festivals! Shifts are between 8 and 12 hours long with camping and food provided. If you’re looking for something mo read more...

Recruiting now for Carfest South & Big Feastival!

Posted on 13 Aug 2021

Live music and fast cars, great food, and great fun. Two major events, one bank holiday weekend! The 10th anniversary of CarFest south is here and it promises to be big, with great motoring displays featuring vintage classics, grand prix cars and even famous movie cars and that’s before you even get to the music. Meanwhile, on offer at the Big Feastival you have all the culinary choices you could ever hope for along with fantastic music from artists such as: Sigala and Rag ‘n’ Bone man. If you read more...

Festival of Sport - Recruiting Now!

Posted on 09 Aug 2021

We have various traffic, waste, cleaning, and toilet attendant positions available at the Festival of Sport this Friday 13th through to Monday 16th August! Shifts are between 8 and 12 hours long, with a meal provision and camping available! If you’d like to work, then please log into your DCSS PAAM profile, or contact the office on 01733 200713/ admin@dcsiteservices.com to discuss your application with a member of the team! read more...

Leeds Festival - Recruiting Now!

Posted on 05 Aug 2021

Leeds festival is one of the UK’s most well-known and popular festivals. This year, it has a line-up which includes mostly British bands such as Liam Gallagher, Biffy Clyro, Yungblud and many more. DC Site Services is pleased to be back again this year providing traffic management services. If you’re still eager to shake off the cobwebs after a year indoors, then dust off your wellies, pull the tent out of the loft and apply to work over the August bank holiday, 25th – 30th August! read more...

Work Available at Henley Regatta!

Posted on 30 Jul 2021

The Henley Regatta is the highlight of the summer rowing calendar, and the most esteemed Regatta in the world. Hosting over 300 races across five days of elite sporting competition! DC Site Services is pleased to be providing waste management and toilet attendant services for this prestigious event. We have shifts available for the main event (11th – 15th August) and post show shifts (17th – 18th August). Work one or the other, or both with a day off between. Log into your DCSS PAAM profile to read more...

Calling all Traffic Marshals – work available 22nd – 26th June!

Posted on 09 Jul 2021

The last two weeks of July is the first big busy stretch of the season, and it’s all about traffic marshalling. Standon Calling - Hertfordshire! If you enjoy good music, family activities, great food, hot tubs and pointing cars in the correct direction then traffic marshalling at this festival will be the highlight of your summer. Apply now to play your part of Standon’s fifteenth birthday! Latitude Festival – Henham Park! With a stellar line-up ranging from the Chemical Brothers to the Kaiser read more...

Work available at Carfest North!

Posted on 05 Jul 2021

Taking place at the grounds of Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire, Carfest North will be celebrating it's tenth birthday! Carfest isn’t just about cars, it’s about amazing music, tasty food, and good company. To help mark this occasion, DC Site Services will be providing waste management services! We’re offering shifts between 8 and 10 hours long, with camping and food provided. While off shift you can enjoy some of the UK’s best artists, bands, and DJs, all while seeing some super flashy motors. Yo read more...

Latitude Festival - recruiting now!

Posted on 25 Jun 2021

DC Site Services is pleased to return to Latitude Festival to provide traffic management services once again. Latitude is one of the chosen Government pilot events to take place this year, and a staple of the festival season with so much to offer. From the legendary Obelisk Arena to the Hothouse (a restaurant within an adapted polytunnel), to the theatre of food (a stage offering live cooking sessions and demos), and of course live music acts! This festival draws a large, varied crowd. Don’t m read more...

Taste of London - still time to apply!

Posted on 18 Jun 2021

Calling all foodies! We’ve spent a year indoors, what better way to get back out there than to experience the Taste of London while being paid to be there. We have limited waste management & cleaning positions left for Taste, so make sure to apply now to secure a position at one of the best food festivals in the world! read more...

Planning for all eventualities!

Posted on 14 Jun 2021

As you may be aware, this evening we will be waiting to hear the Government’s latest decision with regards to lockdown restrictions and when we can expect these to be lifted. Like everyone else, we were anticipating and hoping that the roadmap out of lockdown would go ahead as planned, with the goal of exiting on June 21st. We have, however, been planning and preparing for a different outcome should this be delayed for whatever reason. Regardless of what this evening’s announcement will entail read more...

Recruiting now for Standon Calling!

Posted on 11 Jun 2021

Whether it’s the family crowd, the ravers, those who are there for a literal laugh in the comedy tent, the workshop crowd, the foodies or the animal lovers, everyone has their favourite marque, crowd, or show. Few festivals cater to all those things at the same time. Standon Calling is one of those festivals. A “small but perfectly formed” festival, DC Site Services will be providing the traffic management at this festival in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside as it celebrates its 15th bir read more...

Recruiting for Taste of London!

Posted on 11 Jun 2021

Every summer Taste of London takes over Regent’s Park to present some of the finest food from across the globe to some ravenous Londoners. DC Site Services is pleased to return this year to provide litter, waste management and cleaning services! If you are a local, then this event is ideal for you. This event can be worked around your own schedule, offering a choice of dates split into two weeks with a deep clean in between. You can work the entire duration or the week of your choice, simply lo read more...

Recruiting now! Site crew for Boardmasters, Boom Village, Truck Festival & many more!

Posted on 28 May 2021

Our Event Calendar has grown considerably with several new site crew opportunities at some of your favourite festivals including Truck Festival, Boardmasters, Love Trails, Lost Village and a good many more. Daydreaming about Boomtown? Well we’ve got a treat in store for you. The brains behind Boomtown have recently announced a locals only, mini-event named Boom Village, same vibes and ethos only more intimate and community-oriented. If you’d like to help with the build and break when it comes read more...

The Royal Windsor Horse Show & Action Challenge - There’s still time to apply!

Posted on 14 May 2021

The Royal Windsor Horse Show is the UK’s largest outdoor premier show and hosts some of the best jumping in the world. This prestigious event takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, and we’re pleased to be back again this year to provide cleaning & waste management services! Applications are open until May 23rd, so make sure to apply soon to secure your spot at this esteemed event. Also coming up is the Action Challenge! This is a walking/jogging/running series of events taki read more...

A great response to festival applications & what to expect this year!

Posted on 30 Apr 2021

What a fantastic response to opening up applications! In just the first two days alone nearly 600 applications were made. Thank you to everyone who applied, and we look forward to seeing you in a field somewhere soon. The season ahead… Notwithstanding this amazing response, it’s important to acknowledge the unique circumstances in which we will be operating this year surrounding the pandemic. We lost an entire festival season last year, but this year is the turning point. We anticipate that da read more...

Applications open in 5 days! Are you ready?

Posted on 23 Apr 2021

In 5 days, applications will open, and you’ll be able to apply for the Events & Festivals you’d like to work at with DC Site Services this year. The calendar will continue to grow and change, but we’ll keep you informed of those changes every step of the way! To check that you’re ready to apply, see a handy guide posted last week to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible chance of being assigned. Roll on April 28th! read more...

Are you ready for April 28th?

Posted on 16 Apr 2021

Planning your applications By publishing the Event Calendar last week, and opening applications on April 28th, it is our hope that this gives you ample enough time to carefully plan out your summer! Things to consider…     Travel & Planning How will you travel to and from these Events & Festivals? If by car, can you travel with a friend to save on costs and to limit your carbon footprint? Double check your diary for any commitments which may have slipped your mind If there are E read more...

The 2021 Event Calendar!

Posted on 05 Apr 2021

After some careful planning, DC Site Services is pleased to finally launch our 2021 Event Calendar (click here to view!) Following a difficult year for the events industry, summer 2021 is looking much more promising and we’re excited to invite you to be a part of it. Understandably, following the upheaval of a missing festival season and the impact of having to consider the varied possible outcomes of the one ahead, the timeline of planning for most contractors has been pushed back somewhat. As read more...

DC’s New logo & 1 week to go to the calendar launch!

Posted on 26 Mar 2021

This is a year of change for DC Site Services and we’re keen to bring you along with us. One of those first subtle changes is our NEW LOGO! You’ll see on the website and on DCSS PAAM that our updated logo is now live, and we feel this matches the new streamlined approach we intend to take with how we operate moving forwards, both onsite and at the office. We’d like to say a special thank you to Elliot Hawker, the web designer who created the logo. Thank you, Elliot. There have also been changes read more...

Event Calendar live in 2 weeks!

Posted on 19 Mar 2021

The 5th of April is just around the corner! In two weeks’ time we’ll be launching our event calendar, and you’ll be able to see what we have in the pipeline for 2021 (so far). We’re certainly looking forward to a return to normalcy. In the meantime, there’s still ample opportunity to apply to take part in a free, online NVQ Level 2 course in Spectator Safety through our colleagues, Newthorn. We highly recommend taking part, and you can do so by applying online through your DCSS PAAM profile.  F read more...

The 2021 event calendar launch – one month to go!

Posted on 05 Mar 2021

After waiting on various announcements and decisions to be made, we’re happy to finally count down to the soft launch of this year’s event schedule! The first week of April, you’ll be able view what DC has in the pipeline over the next six to seven months (thus far). Applications will show as “Opening Soon” initially, but we’ll be sure to give you the head’s up as to when you can start applying. We anticipate that some of these events may need to reschedule, but regardless, here’s to firmly le read more...

Free NVQ Level Two in Spectator Safety – Join us!

Posted on 26 Feb 2021

DC Site Services is working in partnership with one of our long-term approved providers, Newthorn Events Ltd to offer our event staff a free NVQ level two in understanding Spectator Safety! As of 2020 (the year which makes us all shudder), this qualification became compulsory to work at indoor events, so we’d like to offer this to any of our crew who would be interested in taking part. Ordinarily this would be a costly qualification to attain, however at this stage we have secured funding, so read more...

Feelgood Friday!

Posted on 19 Feb 2021

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Though this is typically the quiet period for us where ordinarily we’re beginning preparations for the upcoming festival season, there’s no denying that this year feels quite different. None of us really know what to expect at this stage but rest assured, we are quietly working away behind the scenes, preparing for every possible scenario for 2021. In the meantime, let’s have some feelgood Friday vibes, and a pleasant weekend. read more...

Summer 2021 is coming! Are you ready?

Posted on 29 Jan 2021

If you have festival withdrawals like the rest of us, something you can do to prepare for this year is to check that the information you have listed on your DCSS PAAM profile is still relevant to you. What’s the use of applying to work at a festival if we can’t pay you because your account details are out of date? Here’s a quick list of things to check: Contact information! (Can we still reach you on the number and email address listed?) Bank details Tax declaration (make sure the correct read more...

DCSS PAAM – Can you log in?

Posted on 22 Jan 2021

We hope everyone is well! We are in the midst of planning and strategizing for a festival season that at the moment, is slowly taking shape. Though admittedly, it’s a shape which will likely change multiple times over the next few months! In the meantime, something you can do to prepare, is to log into your DCSS PAAM profile. If it’s been a while since you last logged in, you’ll find that you may be asked to change your password. This password will need to have upper case and lower-case charact read more...

Hello 2021…

Posted on 15 Jan 2021

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! This past year was a difficult one to say the least, but we’re still here, and we’re still planning and preparing for a full festival season, whatever shape and form that may take. Over the next few weeks an event schedule will appear on the website as “opening soon” which we fully expect to change and be updated throughout the season. Hang in there, stay safe, and hopefully we will be reunited in a muddy field somewhere soon! read more...

Happy Birthday to Summer & work available in Nottingham!

Posted on 04 Dec 2020

Please join us in wishing Summer Buckley a very happy Birthday! (Even if it is a day late). Not one to rest on her laurels, even on her birthday, Summer spent the day working at the Christmas at Wollaton Hall event in Nottingham yesterday. We hope you still managed to have a great day and enjoyed the twinkly lights. If you are a local to Nottingham and would like to join the team, we have waste management shifts available from the 13th to 30th December. Should you wish to discuss a potential ap read more...

Thank you, Concourse of Elegance event staff.

Posted on 17 Sep 2020

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the crew who joined us at the Concourse of Elegance earlier this month. DC Site Services provided the waste management for this special event, which showcases 300 of the finest and rarest cars from around the world in the beautiful setting of Hampton Court Palace. Thank you, crew, and well done. read more...

New Job Opportunities in September – Turf Games & Battle of Britain Air Show!

Posted on 02 Sep 2020

We’re pleased to (finally) announce some upcoming work opportunities for September. We have the Turf Games, a hybrid event which closes the gap between competitive functional fitness and one dimensional events such as marathons to bring you a social event, centred around team-based workouts. (Don’t worry we’re just providing the waste management!) This takes place 19th – 20th September at Roslyn Park in London. Around the same time (18th – 20th Sep), we have the Battle of Britain Air show. A sp read more...

Throwback Thursday to Reading, thank you staff and upcoming work!

Posted on 27 Aug 2020

For those of you who are DC veterans you will know Dick and Janet, two of DC Site Services’ Directors who were here from the very beginning and established the Company in 1993. Dick and Janet first became involved in the Events & Festival scene back in the 60s, which resulted in them joining Reading festival’s ‘training school’ and have since then, in one way or another been involved with this iconic festival. This festival season will mark the first time in FOURTY SEVEN YEARS that they hav read more...

Throwback Thursday – to Leeds Festival!

Posted on 20 Aug 2020

This is another one that stings a little bit. Leeds and Reading festival have been a staple of DC’s event calendar for many years. These sister festivals are usually the peak of the festival season, our fullest weekend over the August bank holiday. This is usually when our managers are at their busiest, the office staff at their most engaged with phones permanently attached to their ears…so it feels odd to be in a strange limbo. We’ll settle for reminiscing over lovely sunrises, a sea of tents read more...

Throwback Thursday – to Ed Sheeran!

Posted on 06 Aug 2020

Who was there with us last year at Ed Sheeran? From start to finish, DC Site Services was there to provide a full waste management service for an amazing gig which was sandwiched in between a series of other big festivals!   We remember the hill that felt like a mountain that was thoroughly picked. Muddy boots. A LOT of hay and bins and one big stage. A few of our crew were even lucky enough to get a wave from Mr. Sheeran himself during the build. Thank you to everyone who’ve emailed in to sha read more...

Throwback Thursday – to the Royal Welsh Show!

Posted on 23 Jul 2020

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been in touch with the office to share your memories from last years festivals. It’s put a nostalgic smile on our faces and a spring in our step as we plan for the future. This time, we’re throwing it back to the Royal Welsh Show, the “pinnacle event in the British Agricultural calendar.” DC has provided cleaning and waste management services to RWS for a number of years, and while you may not see your favourite rock band while off-shift, there is plenty e read more...

Throwback Thursday – to Glastonbury!

Posted on 16 Jul 2020

This was a hard one for everyone this year. Glastonbury is a legendary festival, the biggest in Europe, and 2020 would have been its fiftieth anniversary. From the sea of tents, to the temperamental weather, gorgeous sunrises and extortionate but downright delectable food (depending on the vendor!) there is honestly something for absolutely everyone at Glastonbury. Throw into the mix crew catering, working with your mates, the pyramid stage, sights you’d never expect to see and of course the i read more...

Throwback Thursday – to Kew the Music!

Posted on 09 Jul 2020

Kew the Music is a music festival located in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens. Appealing to music lovers of all ages, it’s the ideal summer evening outing in spectacular surroundings. So understandably, we’re all disappointed to not be there. DC Site Services is proud to have proved waste management services to Kew the music for a number of years, and though we’re sad to not be there now due to the current circumstances, it’ll make returning in 2021 all the more gratifying! If you happene read more...

Let the Music Play.

Posted on 02 Jul 2020

DC Site Services has been a part of the Event & Festival industry for more than 25 years, an industry which supports 210,000 jobs across the country. As such, we proudly support the Let the music play campaign launched by the Concert Promoters Association and a coalition of live music businesses. They have written to the Secretary of State, highlighting the impact this industry has on the economy (£4.5bn last year alone) and underscoring the importance of this great British industry. How yo read more...

Catching up with Lorraine, Sammi & Michelle!

Posted on 24 Jun 2020

So far we’ve caught up with Dan & Summer, Dave & Jane, and last week Ed. This week we’re catching up with a few more names you’ll recognise, Lorraine Cocker (old-school DC!), Sammi Ingram and Michelle Hession. At some point or another, whether you’re new to DC or if you’ve been with us for years, you’ll have met Lorraine, and if you’ve met her, you’ll know she’s not one to rest on her laurels. Lorraine has spent her time completing an online training course in Risk Assessment, well done read more...

Catching up with Ed Hawker!

Posted on 17 Jun 2020

In previous weeks we’ve caught up with DC regulars Dan and Summer, and then Dave and Jane. This week we’re catching up with Ed Hawker who you may know as DC’s Operations Manager at the Office, or as the shouty person on the radio onsite at Glastonbury or Leeds festival. Ed has used his time to focus on his family by home-schooling and going for bike rides with his son, Harrison, and by stretching those green thumbs of his to lend his dad a hand in the family gardening business. Not only has he read more...

Catching up with David & Jane!

Posted on 10 Jun 2020

Last week we touched base with Dan and Summer in an effort to keep our DC family connected until such a time that we can all meet safely again soon, in a field somewhere, sometime in the near future. This week we’re touching base with two more DC regulars, Dave and Jane! Dave and Jane have worked with DC for the past five years and can usually be spotted at Glastonbury, in fancy dress (of course) killing it on shift and giving the young’uns a run for their money! Not ones to stay sedentary and read more...

Keeping in touch!

Posted on 03 Jun 2020

For many of us, we can’t help but think about which festivals we’d ordinarily be working at right now, the desperate amongst us even setting up tents in our back gardens! The hardest part of lockdown has undoubtedly been missing our friends and family, working at the festivals has never just been a job, it’s also a way of forging long-lasting relationships with people we might not otherwise meet – people you may be missing right now. So, because of this, we’d like to touch base with some familia read more...

Job opportunities in Newport & Stevenage!

Posted on 19 May 2020

We are pleased to work in partnership once again with Coppersmith Recruitment and Services to supply cleaning operatives at two new locations, Newport, and Stevenage! These roles are ongoing for now and a full description for each role can be found on DCSS PAAM here: Newport and here: Stevenage. Upon application you will be supplied with all relevant information for the role, however, to help expedite this process please ensure that your DCSS PAAM profile is complete with photo, passport scan, read more...

Looking back & looking forward!

Posted on 13 May 2020

A lot of you will have recently received notification regarding Events & Festivals you were signed up to being either cancelled or postponed until 2021. Rest assured, all of these event organisers have immediately requested our services back for next year, however we know that this does little to curb the disappointment we all feel in the present.  To remind you of what’s behind us and more importantly, of what’s still to come either at the end of this year or by next year, we’d like to inv read more...

Work Opportunities - Warehouse Operatives needed in Corby!

Posted on 29 Apr 2020

We are working with Coppersmith Recruitment and Services, who have provided staff to us during the busy times of the summer season for several years. In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are working together to support their recruitment within the UK and providing some alternative opportunities to our DCSS PAAM Members. The roles available are as follows: Warehouse Operative (£8.72 per hour/ overtime is £12.57 per hour) Shifts are a 5 day on/ 2 day off rotation Shifts read more...

New Operational Hours!

Posted on 27 Apr 2020

Here at DC Site Services we are making every effort to continue on as normal under these extremely difficult conditions. In an effort to do this we are walking the line between “business as usual!” and trying to adapt to the new circumstances we are faced with. You will still be able to reach us through  the usual avenues, there will still be a friendly voice at the end of the line and someone to answer your emails, but our opening hours have been reduced from a standard 9am>5pm to 10am>4 read more...

SIA Security Work Opportunities - Immediate Start!

Posted on 23 Apr 2020

Work Opportunities -  immediate start (alternative work to Events & Festivals) COVID-19 We are working with Coppersmith Recruitment and Services, who have provided staff to us during the busy times of the summer season for several years. In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are working together to support their recruitment within the UK and providing some alternative opportunities to our DCSS PAAM Members. The roles available are as follows: Security Officer (Hourly read more...

Supporting our staff!

Posted on 15 Apr 2020

Right now, we can appreciate that it can be all too easy to see just the negatives surrounding us, so we’d like to update you on some of the positive actions DC is taking to support our staff who are both remote-working and furloughed. In-line with government guidelines for social distancing, and to ensure DC’s future this time next year, a minimum number of office staff are working remotely, while the remaining staff have been furloughed. This not only keeps DC ticking over but ensures that th read more...

Silver linings & planning for 2020/2021!

Posted on 09 Apr 2020

What a difference a month makes! This is certainly not how we foresaw this year transpiring and like everyone else right now, we find ourselves quickly trying to adapt to the new and constantly developing circumstances with which we are faced. First and foremost, while many Events & Festivals have been cancelled or postponed, we’re pleased and touched by the amount of event organisers who have requested to lock-in DC’s services for 2021. So, while the summer ahead remains uncertain, we’d li read more...

Industrial cleaning roles - new locations added!

Posted on 31 Mar 2020

Last week we announced new job opportunities added to DCSS PAAM over a series of locations and in partnership with Coppersmith Recruitment and Services. We still have a few positions left for those locations advertised: Coalville Daventry Coventry Rugby Peterborough However, we’re pleased to announce that the list of locations has been extended, reaching more of our crew dotted across the country! These sites now also include the following: Tilbury Doncaster Chesterfield Altrinch read more...

COVID-19 Message update – UK Lockdown “We are still here to help you”

Posted on 25 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Message update – UK Lockdown “We are still here to help you” This is a quick update to let you know that we are adapting to the recent restriction announced on the 23rd March by the Government. We are taking measures to keep you, our staff and crew safe by following their recommended measures to help minimise the spread of the Virus, but we are still here to help you! Our team are still operational and contactable via the usual channels. We are faced with the roadblock of uncertainty read more...

New job opportunities – immediate start!

Posted on 25 Mar 2020

Even while we strategize, reschedule and quickly re-plan an entire festival season we’ve spent the past winter preparing for, we’re still looking at new opportunities to keep our crew busy for the immediate future. Such an opportunity has arisen working in partnership with Coppersmith Recruitment and Services! We have cleaning roles (communal areas, sweeping floors, sanitary facilities, inbound - outbound areas, externals) at e-commerce distribution centres available at five different locations read more...

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...an unbelievably massive thank you to you both personally, and to your amazing team for all your help in making The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Japan Day such an unbelievable and resounding success [...] 

the service that Sammi and her team provided for guests and veterans was above and beyond, especially in these economically and professionally challenging times [...] Thank you so much and hopefully we will work again soon.

 

Nick Brooks-Ward
H Power