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DC Site Services’ Glastonbury Photo Comp Winner!

Posted on 11 Jul 2024

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for entering this year’s Glastonbury photo competition. This year’s winner is Yasmin Jensen! It’s a simple pic but a good one. Flags, sunset… classic festival vibes. There’s a prize on its way to you, Yasmin! We’ve a few honourable mentions, Danny Jago, Amanda Lawler, Paul O’Mara and Polly-Ann McGinty. By no means give up your day jobs but you certainly all have a talent for taking photos! read more...

DC Site Services Staff Payment Schedule!

Posted on 09 Jul 2024

As much as we all love the experience of working at an event or festival, the big question still remains… when’s pay day?! For ALL event and festival work, DC Site Services pays on a fortnightly basis with a cut-off of each Saturday. This means that if you are working Monday>Monday, in the first pay run post-event you would be paid for work completed Monday up to and including the Saturday. Work on the Sunday and following Monday would be in the next pay run, two weeks later. We’ve a busy sea read more...

Coming up in July for DC Site Services…

Posted on 27 Jun 2024

With June more or less behind us and another successful Glastonbury festival nearly under our belts, it’s time to look ahead to July which is one of our busiest months of the year. It’s a packed 4 weeks, with a real mix of events and festivals lined up ahead of us with the likes of… Mahiki Henley Formula 1 Classic Ibiza Ragley Hall, Chatsworth, Bowood and Burghley Let’s Rock Southampton Henley festival cleaning, traffic, litter & toilets Kew the Music Beatherder FOCUS Latitude festival And read more...

Competition time – Glastonbury 2024!

Posted on 20 Jun 2024

It’s that time of year again. For those of you working at Glastonbury festival next week and who also happen to have a panache for taking photos, now is your time to shine. We want to see your best crew pictures, sunset and pyramid stage photos! Send these in by Friday 5th of July, and we’ll announce the winner the following week!   You can do this by either emailing admin@dcsiteservices.com or you can WhatsApp them to the office number (make sure to say that they’re your entry into the photo co read more...

Coming up this June for DC Site Services…

Posted on 24 May 2024

DC Site Services has a busy month ahead with a number of events taking place such as D-Day, Polo in the Park, Rothesay Nottingham and Build it Bicester, not to mention the kick-off of the Classic Ibiza and Let’s Rock tours. And as if that wasn’t enough to wet your whistle, all these shows are punctuated by two of our larger events, the Taste of London taking place at Regent’s Park on the 12th of June to the 18th, followed by an obscure event no one’s really heard of at the end of the month, Glas read more...

Henley Festival – Traffic!

Posted on 13 May 2024

Henley festival is known for its exclusivity, vibrant mixture of music and delicious food and is one of the few festivals with a black-tie dress code for its attendees!  To help maintain the smooth running of this festival, DC Site Services will be providing traffic management services. Dates: 8th – 16th July Shifts: Mixture of early and late shifts, at least 8-hours with a break Camping & food: Yes We have a few spots left, so if you’d like to join the team simply log into your DCSS PAAM pr read more...

Coming up for DC Site Services this May!

Posted on 26 Apr 2024

With May comes the gaining momentum to DC Site Services’ festival season with the first few big events cropping up. Namely, the Royal Windsor Horse Show! This annual horse show has been held since 1943 and is the only place in the UK to host international competition for dressage, carriage driving, show jumping and endurance riding. What is DC Site Services role in this event? To ensure a safe, tidy environment for all. We’ll be onsite, providing waste management, cleaning and toilet attending s read more...

D-Day 80th Anniversary - work available!

Posted on 18 Apr 2024

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, more commonly known as D-Day. Eighty years ago this June, tens of thousands of soldiers crossed the channel to liberate an occupied France. To commemorate this anniversary, the UK and WW2 allies will come together in Portsmouth to remember those who were a part of it. To help maintain a happy, safe environment, DC Site Services is pleased to be involved by providing waste management, cleaning, and toilet attendant services. To be a p read more...

Useful hints & tips for the season ahead!

Posted on 11 Apr 2024

We’re several small events into the season, fast approaching the point where it really kicks off and we’re working back-to-back festivals. If you haven’t logged into your DCSS PAAM profile since receiving the notification mail that you have been assigned to work, we recommend doing so. Do you know what team you’re on yet? Working days or nights? Your profile will tell you! If you’re new to DC Site Services or the festival industry in general, below are some helpful (essential!) hints and tips fo read more...

Work available at Formula 1!

Posted on 03 Apr 2024

The British Formula One Grand Prix returns to Silverstone for another round of action-packed racing and with it, DC Site Services to provide waste management services. This event includes high-energy days with heart-pounding races followed by not-to-be-missed performances from acts such as Kings of Leon and Stormzy at night! Camping onsite is a must, even if you’re local, and food will be provided. For more information you can click here, and if you’d like to work this event than simply apply th read more...

Send in your requests!

Posted on 07 Mar 2024

Whether it’s a caravan or campervan, a group of mates wanting to work together or a request to leave a day early or arrive a day late, the time to make these requests is NOW. If you rock up to a festival site hoping to run this request by the Manager, you run the risk of disappointment or worst-case scenario, being turned away from the site. From the above, the one request you must make without fail is whether or not you may bring a live-in vehicle. We appreciate that when working away from home read more...

When to arrive onsite at an event or festival!

Posted on 07 Mar 2024

We love punctuality, but arriving too early can sometimes prove as big an issue as arriving late. Let’s face it, arriving fashionably late isn’t fashionable at all, it’s frustrating at best and a pain in the backside for any Job Lead to deal with the rest of the time, but what about arriving too early? While you might like to beat the crowds or arrive before the rest of the crew when there’s still plenty of time to choose the best pitch, there are other aspects to consider… Food provisions will read more...

Glastonbury Festival, Leeds Festival & More!

Posted on 01 Mar 2024

It’s finally time! You can now make your application to work at Glastonbury Festival 2024. We won’t bore you by repeating ourselves, so for a brief guideline of how to better your chances of being assigned just click here. Remember, we won’t start accepting Glastonbury applications until week commencing 18th March. The savvy among you may also have spotted a few more new additions to the calendar in the form of Leeds festival, Formula 1, and Polo in the Park. Applications are open, and as always read more...

Welcome to the team, Joel!

Posted on 20 Feb 2024

Please join us in welcoming Joel Welford to the Operations Team as our new fulltime Project Manager. No stranger to the event & festival industry, Joel was introduced to DC Site Services two years ago and obviously just could not resist our charm as he promptly upped sticks to join us in good ol’ Peterborough. While he brings his own experience to the team, he is also looking to draw on the expertise and knowledge of our seasoned crew, so, if you see him onsite, give him a warm welcome! read more...

A Massive Response & Still Time!

Posted on 15 Feb 2024

We’re delighted to say more than a thousand applications have come through in the first week for this year’s Calendar Launch surpassing last year’s figures! The calendar will of course remain open until all positions are filled; however, we will begin to assign positions this Monday 19th!  So, if you’ve been holding back assessing your options, this weekend would be the ideal time to decide where it is you want to spend your summer. As always, if you’ve any queries about the events or festivals, read more...

Refer a Friend Prize Draw!

Posted on 08 Feb 2024

DC Site Services’ growth has always been an organic process with much of our new crew accumulating from word of mouth alone. We’d like to celebrate this and encourage it to continue by making it into a competition! If you successfully refer a friend to work with DC Site Services this season, you can be entered into a prize draw. The prize? £100 or the voucher of your choice of the same value! Guidelines… You can’t backdate your entry; this must be your friend’s first season with DC. For you to read more...

DC Site Services 2024 Event Calendar!

Posted on 02 Feb 2024

Alright folks, the 2024 event calendar is finally here and it’s time to start planning your summer diary! A few things… - Applications are open, but we’ll start to actually accept applications in two weeks’ time (19th of February). - As always, we pre-approve all profiles before considering your applications, so make sure everything is up to date and nothing is missing! - You’ll notice that Glastonbury is showing as “coming soon.” This is because all crew need to have worked at least one event i read more...

Four Weeks to Launch!

Posted on 08 Jan 2024

The New Year is here which means that just around the corner is the DC Site Services’ 2024 Event Calendar! We’re counting down to the 5th of February when we’ll officially launch the calendar and when you’ll be able to plan for the season ahead. We’ll begin to accept applications two weeks later on the 19th for all events and festivals except for Glastonbury. A further two weeks later on the 4th of March you’ll be able to apply to work at Glastonbury. We’ll begin to accept these Glastonbury appl read more...

Office Closure Dates

Posted on 15 Dec 2023

The DC Site Services' office will be closing its doors for the Christmas period from Friday the 22nd of December at 12pm, and we will return in the new year on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2024. We'd like to wish everyone happy holidays, and a happy new year! read more...

The DC Site Services guide for a more sustainable Christmas

Posted on 01 Dec 2023

Now that December has arrived all of the team here at DC Site Services are getting into the Christmas spirit, but we’ve also had our thinking caps on to try and find ways of making our Christmas just a little bit more sustainable and environmentally friendly. So, we have spoken with our Head of Operations Scott Mason, and he’s come up with these top tips… Rent a tree. Rather than purchasing a fake Christmas tree there are now plenty of options to rent a tree instead. A quick google search will read more...

The New Crew Pay Rate, April 2024…

The New Crew Pay Rate, April 2024…

Posted on 24 Nov 2023

With the Government’s announcement of the national minimum wage increase we’d like to clarify what it is you can expect from DC Site Services in terms of pay in the new financial year. As you may be aware, in 2021 we made the decision to pay our crew at least 50 pence above any national minimum wage increase and we continued this into 2022. These are small steps in an effort to recognise the hard work of our crew, but they are years in the making. Looking forward, from April 2024 the new nationa read more...

Catering… When & Why!

Posted on 20 Oct 2023

We know that food and onsite catering can at times be a hot topic amongst crew, so we’d like to break down when to expect a meal provision at an event or festival, and why. We’ll always tell you before arriving onsite via an information pack whether or not there will be food provided so that you may be as prepared as possible for your assignment. However, the best rule of thumb to use is whether the event has camping, how big the event in question is, and WHERE the event is. For example, if ther read more...

The 2023 Staff Survey Winner!

Posted on 06 Oct 2023

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s staff survey winner is Julia Tipirdamaz! There’s a gift on its way to you, Julia. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part, your feedback plays a valuable part in how it is we move forwards as a Company and how we choose to continue to improve our services.   As ever, we remain appreciative of those who spread the word about working with DC Site Services and who bring their friends into the fold. A whopping 37.3% of all responses who w read more...

DC Site Services Staff Survey 2023!

Posted on 15 Sep 2023

Now that everyone has hopefully recovered from the festival season, we’re asking for those who worked with us, whether it was just one event or festival or the whole season, to take just a few minutes to complete a staff survey. We have no better way of evaluating the 2023 season than going to the people who worked with us to ask you what you feel went well, and what could do with tweaking. Pop the kettle on as well as your thinking cap and complete the survey here. We’ll hold a prize draw and t read more...

End of Season Uniform Return!

Posted on 08 Sep 2023

Without a doubt one of our biggest expenses as a company is…UNIFORM. We estimate that by the end of the season, approximately 60% of that year’s uniform top-up is sitting snuggly in someone’s wardrobe at home, or in the boot of their car, forgotten and lonely. It’s time to reunite your uniform with its high-viz family. If you have a jacket, tabard, or t-shirt with our NEW LOGO, please email the office letting us know what it is you have and how much, and we will send a pre-paid envelope out to y read more...

Photo Comp Winner!

Posted on 01 Sep 2023

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the August bank holiday weekend photo competition! The August bank holiday is always a big push for us, and none of it would be possible without the crew. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard at Reading, Leeds, the Big Feastival and every other event and festival this year. As for the competition, we have a few honourable mentions including Oscar Hunt and the levitating litter pickers, and Steve Watkins seen here using the equipme read more...

The Bank Holiday Weekend Photo Comp!

Posted on 18 Aug 2023

Coming up we have our second big peak of the festival season for 2023 and that’s the August bank holiday weekend! We’ll be spread out across Reading, Leeds and the Big Feastival with approximately x250 DC crew working over the three locations. With so much going on at once, what better time for another DC photo competition! Rules are the same as usual: Make sure all photos are safe for work. Make sure the photos are IN FOCUS Bonus points for any group staff pictures Submit as many pictures as y read more...

Last Few Spots at Reading Festival!

Posted on 10 Aug 2023

We’re recruiting for the last few spots on for Reading festival. Reading, Leeds sister festival, is a staple in our event calendar and takes place over one of our busiest weekends of the year. We have night traffic marshal positions available which are 12-hour shifts. Pay is £10.92 per hour + £1.32 per hour = £12.24 per hour. If you don’t have plans for the August bank holiday weekend, then join the DC team and enjoy the festival while off shift! To apply, simply log into your DCSS PAAM profile read more...

Work at the Battersea Power Station Ice Rink

Posted on 07 Aug 2023

Just like Santa’s elves we have to start our preparations for the winter early. Coming up at the end of October is the first of our Christmas events, the Battersea Power Station (BPS Ice Rink). We’ll be back on the 30th of October, providing cleaning, toilet attending and waste management services up until the 19th of January. This is rota-based work, so if you’re interested in working regularly in London over the Christmas period please apply online through your DCSS PAAM profile and then email read more...

Hospitality in the Woods - Work Available!

Posted on 01 Aug 2023

Hospitality in the Woods is a Drum & Bass Summer festival based in South London. This festival celebrates the entire spectrum of the genre and DC Site Services is pleased to be providing litter picking and waste management services. Camping and a food provision is available, and as always, you’ll have free access to the festival while not on shift. If you’re looking for something to keep you occupied in the meantime, we have Classic Ibiza Blickling taking place this weekend! There’re just a read more...

A Big Thank you!

Posted on 28 Jul 2023

With an unrelenting downpour, Beat-Herder proved to be a challenging one for DC Site Services this year to say the least. We’d like to say a big thank you to the crew for sticking it out and for wading through the puddles to return the fields to their former glory, and we’d like to say a very special thank you to two people, Dylan and Alyssa Bennett, who were the first onsite, the last to leave, and returned later once the ground had dried out to put a bow on the job. There’s something special o read more...

Litter Picking & Waste Management at Siren Bristol!

Posted on 14 Jul 2023

Siren Bristol is taking over Bristol’s Harbourside for three nights of drum and bass, Jungle, and dancehall anthems at the Bristol Amphitheatre! DC Site Services will be providing litter picking and waste management services for this event on 27th – 30th July. If you’re local, please apply through your DCSS PAAM profile. There is limited accommodation available so please contact the office to enquire about this first if accommodation is a condition of applying. Shifts: 8 hours including a break. read more...

Seeking someone to cook for FOCUS!

Posted on 03 Jul 2023

DC Site Services will be providing waste management services to FOCUS (Newark Showground, 25th July – 1st August) and will have access to a bunker bin with the means for cooking. We’re seeking a member of staff who has experience with sourcing ingredients and catering for the dietary requirements for up to twenty people, providing a packed lunch and a cooked dinner each day. All equipment will be provided and pay will be the equivalent of a Team Leader (£11.92 + £1.44 holiday pay = £13.36 per ho read more...

2023 Glastonbury Photo Competition Winner!

Posted on 30 Jun 2023

Thank you to everyone who sent in their photo submissions for Glastonbury, there were some really great ones in there, however after wading through the entries, the winner of the competition is Roland Oliver! A prize is on its way over to you, Roland. read more...

Glastonbury Photo Competition!

Posted on 22 Jun 2023

Calling all DC crew working at Glastonbury! We want to see your best pyramid stage, arcadia, sunset down the hill, silly staff and/or picturesque photos. Send us your best snaps and the office team will pick their favourite and then send the winner a prize! Submission date is Wednesday 28th and we’ll share the winning snap on Friday 30th. To enter, send all your pics to admin@dcsiteservices.com with “Glasto photo comp” in the subject line. Let’s see them! read more...

Your Glastonbury Check List!

Posted on 16 Jun 2023

It’s nearly upon us… GLASTONBURY! Are you packed and ready? Here are a few hints and tips for the weekend as you pack and re-pack for the best working week of the summer… Tickets if travelling by public transport. A print off of the DCSS PAAM Info pack (includes arrival instructions, onsite contacts etc.) Plenty of underwear/socks, spares for every eventuality Clothes for when you’re off shift! Warmer clothes for the evenings and waterproofs Wellies! Glastonbury is known to have a spot of rain read more...

Night shifts available at Leeds Festival!

Posted on 07 Jun 2023

We’re recruiting for the last few spots at Leeds festival. Leeds Festival is a staple on our event calendar every year and takes place over one of our busiest weekends of the year! We have night traffic marshal positions available which are 12-hour shifts. Pay is £10.92 per hour + £1.32 per hour = £12.24 per hour. If you don’t have plans for the August bank holiday weekend, then join the DC team and enjoy the festival while off shift! To apply, simply log into your DCSS PAAM profile to apply. read more...

A special thank you!

Posted on 02 Jun 2023

We’d like to say a big thank you to one of our crew, Al Snooks, who worked at the Coronation Concert as a caretaker for close to one and a half MONTHS.  Al was the face of DC Site Services running up to this special event and he did an exceptional job. We’d therefore like to show special recognition of all his hard work. There’s an envelope with your name on it on its way to you, Al. read more...

DC Site Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business!

Posted on 26 May 2023

This year sees us celebrate 30 years in business! All those years ago back in 1993, a young and spry Dick & Janet Collins founded DC Site Services, not knowing that thirty years down the line the company would still be going strong. From modest beginnings, Dick & Janet started out by supporting local events in High Wycombe, eventually joining the Reading festival event team back in the 1960’s and training event staff when the industry was still growing. In 1993, they officially formed th read more...

Working at Latitude Festival!

Posted on 19 May 2023

Set within the grounds of Henham Park in Suffolk, Latitude is a well-known arts and music festival. Boutiques, glamping, arts and crafts and street food, this festival really caters to all crowds. Whether you’re there for the music and food or there as a family, there’s something for everyone. DC Site Services is returning to provide traffic management services. Due to the popularity of this festival the day shifts are already full, however we have just a few of the night shifts left. If you’d l read more...

A Royal Event!

Posted on 12 May 2023

This past week DC Site Services has provided waste management services to the BBC Coronation Concert, the Coronation Long Walk, and now the Windsor Endurance and the Royal Windsor Horse Show! It has been and continues to be an absolute pleasure and is the best possible way to kick-off the season. We always look forward to coming together with familiar faces after a winter apart, but it’s been a delight to meet so many new crew members who have quickly become a part of the fold.  Thank you for jo read more...

Traffic Marshalling at the Gloucester Festival of Polo!

Posted on 05 May 2023

The Gloucestershire Festival of Polo doesn’t just host the locally renowned polo games, but offers captivating arena displays, a variety of retailers in the tented shopping village and a traditional funfair! DC Site Services is looking for traffic marshals to assist in the smooth movement of traffic and parking for this event. Taking place over the 10th & 11th of June, shifts will be 9 hours long and camping will be available. If you’d like to take part, simply apply through your DCSS PAAM p read more...

Work at Taste of London 2023!

Posted on 28 Apr 2023

Every Summer, the Taste of London takes over Regent’s Park to provide what can only be described as a food-fuelled garden party like no other. Picture 55,000 hungry Londoners over the course of five days getting stuck in, sampling the best of our Capital’s restaurants. DC Site Services is pleased to return to provide waste management and cleaning services so that these famished visitors can enjoy the event in a clean, safe environment. We have limited positions available, but if you’re local (no read more...

Working at Events & Festivals - Make Your Requests Known Now!

Posted on 20 Apr 2023

Whether it’s a caravan or campervan, a group of mates wanting to work together or a request to leave a day early or arrive a day late, the time to make these requests is NOW. If you rock up to a festival site hoping to run this request by the Manager, you run the risk of disappointment or worst-case scenario, being turned away from the site. Event compounds only have so much room, if you’re hoping to bring a campervan our office team can look into how much room is available. If you want to work read more...

Sustainability at a Festival.

Posted on 14 Apr 2023

DC Site Services has been vocal in its commitment to sustainability for a number of years, ensuring that any procurement first considers the environmental impact of the product, or service provided. From our Operations office, where we source recycled stationary options and distribute downloadable material to minimise any paper trail, to each and every event site we visit, being green remains a central part of our company values and ethos. It is estimated that 1500 plastic bottles are thrown awa read more...

Work at the suffolk show!

Posted on 30 Mar 2023

Suffolk’s annual event, the Suffolk Show, celebrates everything that is great about Suffolk. This event covers all things wholesome from the flower and garden show to art exhibitions, live farming, crafting stalls and live music. DC Site Services will be returning this year on the 31st of  May to 1st of June, providing cleaning services. For more information and if you would like to take part, just click here. read more...

Paid Briefings at Camping Events!

Posted on 22 Mar 2023

Briefings not only introduce you to the Project Manager for the event, it's also where you find out vital information such as where the water points are, how to book in/out of a shift and where to claim meal vouchers, etc. It's where we run through H&S rules and most importantly, it's where you're provided with instructions on the job you're there to do. We appreciate, however, that this often requires you to arrive the night before your first shift is due to begin. We at DC Site Services va read more...

BBC The Coronation Concert

Posted on 14 Mar 2023

DC Site Services is pleased to be providing litter picking and toilet attending services to this once in a lifetime event, the BBC Coronation Concert in honour of King Charles. We have just a few positions left for Sunday the 7th of May only. There is no camping, so you will need to travel in and out for the shift. If you’re interested in being a part of this monumental event apply now! read more...

A Second Launch to the Calendar!

Posted on 10 Mar 2023

What an exciting week for the DC Site Services team! With the second launch of our Event Calendar bringing in hundreds of new applications, we have now begun the task of accepting them. You should all hear in the next few weeks whether your applications have been successful! We are looking ahead to the first few shows of the season and want you all to be involved. With the coronation of King Charles bieing widely spoken about, we want to invite you to join us at the BBC Coronation Concert where read more...

Recruiting Now! Onsite Admin & Control…

Posted on 13 Feb 2023

Following the launch of the event calendar last week, we’re pleased to be recruiting for two pivotal roles working onsite at the larger events and festivals this season: Onsite Admin and Control. These two positions hold a little more responsibility than most, and as such have a higher pay rate than our event crew. If you feel confident with a radio and with speaking with people, work well under pressure, have reasonable computer skills and identify as a problem solver, then we’d love to hear fr read more...

Recruiting for Onsite Control!

Posted on 13 Feb 2023

We are recruiting for dedicated onsite control positions for particular festivals DC Site Services will be servicing in 2023. These include prominent festivals such as: Glastonbury festival Latitude festival Leeds festival This is a role which has been fulfilled by a good number of people over the past thirty years and requires an individual who is confident, adept on a radio, organised, and works well under pressure. The role itself involves co-ordinating with staff onsite whenever they have read more...

Recruiting for onsite admin!

Posted on 13 Feb 2023

We are recruiting for a dedicated onsite administrator for the larger festivals DC Site Services will be servicing in 2023. These include prominent Events & Festivals such as: Epsom Derby The Royal Windsor Horse Show Taste of London (accommodation provided for this position) Glastonbury festival Latitude festival Leeds festival This is a role which has been fulfilled by a good number of people over the past thirty years and requires an individual who is organised, computer literate, friend read more...

The 2023 Event Calendar is here!

Posted on 03 Feb 2023

It’s finally time to start planning for the summer with the launch of DC Site Services’ 2023 Event Calendar! You’ll see some familiar names on there, as well as some new ones, and this is just the first glance at what the year ahead will look like. More events and festivals will gradually be added so keep checking back! How to get involved? If you’re new, all you need to do is create your DCSS PAAM profile which you can do here. This is essentially an application you only need to complete once w read more...

Going to a good cause…

Posted on 20 Jan 2023

In between cleaning and making friends with the reindeer while at Bolesworth, our crew managed to collect a total of 39 discarded hats, 14 pairs of gloves, 11 scarves, 1 dog coat and a pair of earmuffs while working the Christmas trail! Left unclaimed and now freshly laundered by Joanne, these have been donated to the mother and baby unit of the Lighthouse Project in Spalding, a homeless shelter that provides emergency food and works to help vulnerable people displaced within the community. Good read more...

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Posted on 21 Dec 2022

It’s been a long year but certainly one worth celebrating. This year we saw the long-awaited return of Glastonbury festival, we embarked on a new venture with the Cazoo Epsom Derby, and of course, we had the honour of assisting with the waste management for the Queen’s funeral. Those are just a few of the highlights of the season amongst the eighty-six events & festivals we serviced this year, and we’re glad that you were there to be a part of it. Recently, we sent out our staff survey and r read more...

Event Work Available in February...

Posted on 01 Dec 2022

As a precursor to the 2023 event calendar going live on February the 6th, we’ve published a new event on DCSS PAAM for February; Build It Live Kent! This consists of traffic, stewarding, and cleaning positions. Further information can be viewed here. Applications are open now! read more...

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 w 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 pre-even 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 Chr 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 the l 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 + £1 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 lengt 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 campsite - 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 14th - 17t 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 lik 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 Apply 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, Southwold 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 yo 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 st 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 carpets 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 back. N 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 - STE 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 Lotta 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 regardl 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 litter 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 managem 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 carving 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. Other 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 Fair, Aug 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 but you 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’t 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 disappeared. H 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 tw 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 ready t 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 anyth 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 acco 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 b 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 2 read more...

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Thank you... and thank you for this year. At a residents meeting in Remenham last week with all the promoters in the area, Rewind, Swim, Regatta, Copas and Festival the residents complained about everyone except they said the Festival traffic was perfect and should be an example to all the others. So well done!

John Harris
Henley Festival