Application Close:
Ongoing
Locations:
Bristol
London
Runcorn
Edinburgh

Crew Boss / Foreman

Bristol, London, Runcorn & Edinburgh

Field and Lawn Ltd is a national company made up of four divisions: Event Marquee hire, Temporary Buildings, Festive Lighting and Placemaking. With bases in Bristol, Runcorn, Edinburgh, and London, we have seen consistent growth each year across all our divisions. In 2020 and 2021, we adapted our business after restrictions were imposed on events and (despite COVID-19) we have had two of our most successful years since we started 36 years ago.

We are now recruiting for a Marquee Crew Boss / Foreman with a minimum of 5 years of experience in clearspan structures, who is eager to develop their knowledge and learn new skills. This will be a unique and diverse role within the industry. We are committed to developing the right person through training and experience into a competent all-rounder, incorporating Festive Lights, Placemaking and Temporary Buildings into their skill set.

Field and Lawn offers its employees a rewarding and worthwhile career all year round, with fantastic opportunities, so why not apply today? Immediate starts available but also willingness to accommodate varying notice periods.

The Role - Summary

During the summer months we provide our event marquees for a wide range of uses such as: music and food festivals, international sporting events, exhibitions, and corporate hospitality. We have also partnered up with a leading European manufacturer to supply and install custom made, permanent and semi-permanent temporary buildings throughout the UK at all times of the year. These are designed specifically for the client and no structure is the same. They can be used for warehousing, workshops, canteens, loading canopies and sporting courts.

A growing element of our business in recent years has been installing festive lighting schemes from October-January. We are involved in some of London’s biggest Christmas lighting displays such as Oxford Street and Bond Street, as well as big cities such as Kingston and Cambridge. In 2020 we had 22 teams (each team consisting of 2 crew and a mobile cherry picker) operating out of our Bristol depot and working on our lighting projects across the South. Outside of the Christmas period we are actively involved in installing decorative flags, banners, and bunting (placemaking) into many well-known streets around London to compliment the areas during the summer period. We are in the process of developing this sector to supply even more decorative products for high streets and public spaces.

The Role - Detail

We want people who are looking for a long-standing, dynamic, and rewarding career, with the opportunities to progress through the business and take advantage of training and support available to advance.

To be successful in this varied role you will need to be an excellent communicator and a great people manager, capable of getting the most out of your team on-site whilst liaising with clients and project managers. In addition, we expect you to be fit and energetic, have a willingness to learn and enjoy being part of a team.

The Person

As a company we are passionate about developing our employees and can offer extensive training and the opportunities to learn new skills. In return, we expect you to take pride in what you deliver whilst having customer satisfaction, efficiency and health and safety standards at the top of your list.

The following skills/attributes are essential:

·Minimum of 5 years marquee/structure experience

·Able to safely run a site safely and recognise potential risks

·Able to manage, motivate and lead teams

·Able to develop and educate all members of your team

·Able to understand and appreciate the importance of health and safety

·Able to deal with clients, sub-contractors, and site management

In return, you will get to see some fantastic locations, be a part of significant event national events, receive great rates of pay, a yearly bonus and operating expenses. Salaries are extremely competitive ranging £30K – £40K but will be discussed on an individual basis, depending on your skill set and experience.

Candidates would be required to operate out of our Bristol branch – 6/8 Clothier Road, Bristol, BS4 5PS. Ideal candidates would also have a full & clean driver’s licence and forklift experience.

Previous Experience & Qualities
Remuneration
From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus a yearly bonus and operating expenses
Application Close:
Thursday 1st December 2022
Locations:
Bristol
Bath
South West
London

Project Manager; Event Marquees & Festive Lighting

Southern Branch - Bristol

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our positive and dynamic team; someone who is willing to learn but is also confident enough to bring their own knowledge and experience to the table.

Field and Lawn Ltd is a national company made up of four divisions: Event Marquee hire, Temporary Buildings, Festive Lighting and Placemaking. With bases in Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and London, we have seen consistent growth each year across all our divisions. In 2020 and 2021, we adapted our business after restrictions were imposed on events and (despite COVID-19) we have had two of our most successful years since we started 36 years ago.

We are looking for someone to manage and deliver existing contracts, as well as help generate sales, mainly for our Event Marquees and Festive Lighting divisions. We are a multi-faceted business, and we like to operate efficiently, dynamically and with client satisfaction at the core of our values. We deliver Christmas Lighting into many central areas of London including Oxford Street and Bond Street, as well as many high streets in the West End, Belgravia, Mayfair, Covent Garden and Camden. In 2020 and 2021, we installed hundreds of cross-street flags across London in response to the pandemic, and in support of the NHS. In 2022, we installed over a thousand flags and miles of bunting in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, cementing us the leading city-dressing installer in the UK.

The Role - Summary

You will be passionate about delivering projects safely and efficiently from start to finish as well as proactively seeking new opportunities through active targeting, tender opportunities and expanding our offering to existing clients. The role is diverse with responsibilities in responding to enquiries, generating enquiries, establishing requirements and advising best practices, and providing suitable and accurate quotations, then following these up to confirm the sale.

It involves visiting and measuring up potential sites, developing plans and schedules for a successful installation and aiding the development of positive relations to achieve a high percentage of profitable, repeat business. You will need to manage clients, sub-contractors, suppliers, installers and public bodies to ensure that projects run smoothly, and any obstacles are overcome.

You will report directly to the Manager of our Southern branch and would have close liaison with our company Directors to produce sales plans, strategies, and delivery objectives to achieve your stated aims and wider company targets. The majority of projects will be located in London or at least the Southern half of the country, but a flexible working pattern will be required depending on the nature and location of future projects.

The Role - Detail

New Business Development – Responsible for proactively seeking business opportunities and building sound relationships. Play an active role in marketing and advertising strategies.

Relationship Development – Responsible for proactively developing sound relationships with clients to ensure that full requirements are known, communicated and understood to enable delivery to their satisfaction and within established costs.

Enquiries & Quotations – Responsible for efficiently handling enquiries, understanding customer needs and the preparation and timely delivery of appropriate quotations ensuring the correct authorisation process is adhered to.

Job Costing – Responsible for ensuring quotations are costed accurately and then priced appropriately to win the business whilst also aiming to achieve long term customer value and achieve the targeted returns.

Site Meetings – Responsible for conducting site meetings with the prospective clients, to survey the site including site specific risk assessments and building strong relations.

Project Management – Responsible for effective delivery of contracts under your control. This will often require meticulous planning and you will be the conduit between the client and our operational team.

The Person

We are looking for someone with transferable skills that is keen to progress their career whilst learning our procedures. This person will join our Southern branch which is situated in Bristol and will be expected to be within a daily commutable distance to the office. The person should be happy to work as part of a team as well as being self-motivated, well organised, articulate, and efficient.

Previous Experience & Qualities

We are ideally looking for candidates with previous experience in either events, project management or the construction industry. A full driving license is required. Remuneration Salary will be in the region of £28k – £35k depending on experience. A targeted annual bonus scheme is available plus a mobile phone. A fully expensed car is available following successful completion of a probationary period.

Remuneration

Salary will be in the region of £28k – £35k depending on experience. A targeted annual bonus scheme is available plus a mobile phone. A fully expensed car is available following successful completion of a probationary period.