Are you interested in joining a dedicated team of over 1,200 event professionals who are passionate about delivering the highest quality event environments for the most prestigious sporting and cultural occasions in the global calendar?

As a company continuously growing by embracing new opportunities, we are proactive in seeking event enthusiasts to join our team and are always happy to receive your CV if you feel you have what it takes to help make an impact with our company.

Please either apply for one of the advertised roles below, or send your CV to hr@arenagroup.com

Professional Benefits

  • Unique opportunities and experiences
  • Training and development packages
  • Work on the biggest events in the world
  • Strong team work ethic
  • Working with leading experts

Personal Benefits

  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • World travel
  • Paid leave
  • Expand personal skills
  • Career progression opportunities

UK & Europe Jobs

PVC Supervisor

Full Time / St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
PVC Supervisor

Primary job purpose: 

Responsible for cleaning the marquees’ fabric (walls and roofs).

Main duties:

  • Lead your team by example, demonstrating excellent discipline, attendance, quality of work and compliance with H&S rules
  • Ensure yours and your team’s PPE is in good condition
  • Ensure compliance with H&S rules by all members of PVC team and any visitors
  • Carry out daily machinery checks to ensure the equipment is ready for use and is safe to operate
  • Have full knowledge of your section and maintain control of all activities which are being carried out there, including the outside area of the yard where stock returns are located.
  • In line with H&S procedures report any near misses, incidents or accidents
  • Keep good communication with your manager, updating him / her of any significant issues
  • Ensure good standards of housekeeping in your section to ensure a safe working environment
  • Ensure that the picked kit ready for dispatching is moved from the picking area to the batching racks.
  • Ensure all shortages are recorded on the shortages sheet on the Smart Screen
  • Update shortages screen once the missing items are loaded
  • Ensure all damages are identified and placed with the PVC repair and fabrication section, photographed and documented.

Person Specification

  • Excellent understanding of H&S regulations
  • Ability to guide and supervise the work of others
  • Effective communications skills – ability to give clear instructions and train others
  • Treating others with respect and dignity, managing employees on behalf of Warehouse & Yard Manager
  • Proactive
  • Physically fit
  • Previous experience of working in a warehouse
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Good level of English language

Working Hours

  • 8am to 5pm. Monday to Friday
  • You may be required to work overtime during busier periods
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Interiors Department Manager

Full Time  / St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
Interiors Department Manager

Primary job purpose: 

Responsibility for pricing and timely delivery of all basic fit out and bespoke interiors elements required for Interior Fit Out on our turnkey projects

Main duties:

  • Ensure the Interior Fit Out production process as laid out in the Project Work Flow is completed professionally and to the best of the team’s ability.
  • Responsible for pricing, planning and delivering interior fit out projects.
  • Estimating all interior fit-out work and producing Budget Sheets for Interior Fit Out and Event Design elements of a project.
  • Liaising with the Production Manager to obtain information on manufacturing methods and estimates from sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Production of project path planners.
  • Hold planning meetings.
  • Line management of the Interiors team, including training and development, pay and performance reviews, recruitment and team building.
  • Provide support and guidance to the team with solving problems, propose ways to improve processes and procedures and develop long term growth strategy.
  • Source and build new relationships with suppliers, purchase control, negotiations of payment terms and rates with suppliers.
  • Ensure the Managing Director is informed of project status and flag any issues to him.

Key relationships:

  • Managing Director – Structures and Ice
  • Production Manager
  • Planning Managers
  • CAD Technician
  • Interiors Construction Managers

Key skills and competencies:

  • Strong experience of managing Interiors / Fit-out Teams
  • Excellent planning and costing / pricing skills
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
CAD Technician (Structures)

Full Time  /  St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
CAD Technician (Structures)

Purpose of the Job:

To provide CAD design to support the Sales and Project delivery teams for both tenders and live projects for Arena. The projects are predominantly related to temporary events so the majority of works are temporary / demountable and are a combination of integrating existing off the shelf products and specialist bespoke items.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide structure layouts, service plans, space planning and internal layout drawings.
  • Prepare and amend 2D & 3D technical CAD drawings as required to support the design and development process.
  • Ensure designs and drawings comply with legislation, standards and client specifications.
  • Ensure drawings comply with Arena CAD standards.

Person Specification

  • Recognized qualification in Computer Aided Design is essential.
  • Advanced user knowledge of AutoCAD is essential
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office word, Excel and PowerPoint packages is essential
  • Ability to turn drawings round at short notice is essential.
  • Advanced user knowledge of Sketchup is desirable.
  • Previous experience in interior space planning design is desirable.
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Construction Manager

Full Time  /  St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
Construction Manager (Structures)

Responsible to:
Operations Manager (Structures)

Purpose of the Job:

To manage and coordinate the efforts of the Site team and the third-party contractors in delivering the construction of the temporary structures to the client’s specifications and to the set standards and timelines

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise the Site team: ensure the crew have the required level of understanding and training to carry out the tasks assigned to them.
  • Ensure compliance with H&S regulations and maintain safety and welfare of the team
  • Ensure all crew members have knowledge and understanding of the following:
    • Equipment & Infrastructure fitness for purpose
    • First Aid
    • Fire Safety
    • Waste, waste management and general appearance of site
    • Staff welfare, training, management and rotas
    • Completion of checklists, incident & feedback forms and RIDDOR reports.
  • Carry out on-site induction for all staff
  • Undertake daily Toolbox Talks
  • Keep record of the working hours for the team and populate the timesheets timely and accurately.
  • Complete and submit all necessary documentation, e.g. Method Statements, Safe Systems of Work, etc.
  • Maintain discipline and address any instances of misconduct professionally.
  • Encourage and motivate the team to perform in their role and develop skills and knowledge they need to progress their career.
  • Provide training and on-the-job learning opportunities for employees

Person Specification

  • Strong experience in Construction or Events industry.
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to long work hours and stay away from home for prolonged periods.
  • Frequent travel within UK and overseas.
  • FLT licence (rough terrain or higher).
  • Full driving licence.
  • IOSH Managing Safely or CSC equivalent qualification (desired).
  • Sufficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • First Aid at Work (desired)
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Head of Health & Safety

Full Time  / St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Some travel (alternative locations Membury, Coventry, Wimbledon)

Position:
Head of Health & Safety

Primary job purpose: 

The leading role in the formulation of an overall Health and Safety strategy for the company and the development of health and safety policies, continuously reducing the levels of accidents and incidents through training and improvement of operational processes.

Main duties:

  • Advise the Company on health and safety and environmental legislation issues, review amendments to legislation and client standards and assess the relevance to the company, making appropriate recommendations.
  • Imbed awareness and ownership for safety at all levels of the organisation.
  • Promote a culture of full compliance and continual improvement for all HSE requirements, ensuring compliance with legislation and company HSE policies is maintained and practised at all times.
  • Liaise and work closely with the individual business unit MD’s and senior Ops Managers
  • Develop and integrate best practices and drive safety culture across the business
  • Lead change in processes where needed through Operational Management.
  • Investigate the environmental implications of the company’s activities and suggest actions which may prove beneficial to the environment, the company or others.
  • Carry out proactive monitoring of Health and Safety compliance across the business through observation of work activities and the analysis of audits and other reports
  • Prepare and produce regular metrics and reports on the performance of the H&S and environmental management systems.
  • Champion actions to deliver a continuous reduction in the number of accidents, incidents and work-related ill health issues.
  • Facilitate corporate learning, drive reviews and ensure root causes are identified and addressed in all incidents.
  • Design and integrate health and safety training programme for employees.
  • Line Management responsibility for H&S Compliance & Training Manager

Key relationships:

  • CEO UK & Europe
  • HR department
  • Divisional MDs

Key skills and competencies:

  • A sound working knowledge of civil engineering works, building projects
  • Be a role model within the business demonstrating a commitment to the Arena’s values and culture
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Tertiary or vocational qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety / Safety Engineering or Environmental.
  • Proven ability to implement change and a record of achievements in the area of improving H&S compliance
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Business Development Director

Full Time  /  St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
Business Development Director

Primary job purpose: 

Responsible for driving Arena’s business and increasing its revenue, identifying and developing new business opportunities as well as building and expanding the presence of Arena and its divisions.

Main duties:

  • To deliver Arena UK & Europe’s new business revenue/ PBT budget
  • To lead on new business development and manage client relationships
  • Submitting tenders, financial proposals, delivering presentations and maintaining client contact
  • Working collaboratively with relevant contributors, manage all inputs from individuals across the organisation providing relevant tender information, clearly setting out expectations and timeframes.
  • To undertake tender reviews and evaluations after all tendering processes to provide the analysis of the results to the UKLT
  • Track new markets and emerging trends, recommend new products and services, propose and develop new strategic partnerships
  • Develop a pipeline of high-quality opportunities to selectively pursue.
  • Identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
  • Networking with major players, attending industry functions and events, and monitoring industry publications and research
  • Build relationships with the decision makers within the client organisations
  • Plan deal approaches and pitches
  • Participate in the negotiation of terms and deal closing
  • Take an active part in the UKLT meetings, contributing to the formulation of business plans
  • Preparing analytical and performance reports as required for UKLT and Board
  • Work in cooperation with the MDs of Arena divisions to target the events which would most efficiently utilise the available stock and human resources
  • Work in liaison with Marketing team developing marketing campaigns, presentation materials and tender submissions for competitive advantage

Key relationships:

  • CEO UK & Europe
  • Managing Directors for Structures, Ice, Seating, Mass Participation and Well Dressed Tables
  • Marketing Director
  • Project Managers in all divisions
  • Potential and existing clients

Other duties

  • To fully participate in the strategic development and direction of the organisation
  • Be a role model within the business demonstrating a commitment to the Arena’s values and culture
  • To take a proactive approach to bringing ideas and proposals to the UKLT and Board for discussion and consideration
  • To undertake any other duties at the request of the CEO which are commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover

Key skills and competencies:

  • Excellent sales strategy skills with a proven track record of success
  • Excellent prospecting networking, persuasion, negotiation and closing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (including presentations)
  • Excellent knowledge of the events industry
  • High level of computer literacy, including word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and the Internet
  • Excellent project management, logistics and customer relations skills
  • Highly numerate with strong ability in financial analysis, forecasting, project costing, preparing and monitoring budgets
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Project Manager (Structures)

Full Time  /  St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

Position:
Project Manager (Structures)

Responsible to:
Head of Projects (Structures)

Purpose of the Job:

Working as a Project Manager, you will be responsible for delivering infrastructure projects for the Structures Division of Arena Event Services at the required standard within agreed budgets and meeting clients’ expectations within the expected profit margins.

You’ll work in a fun collaborative team in a fast paced environment, with clients and colleagues across the world and in different divisions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Using the client’s brief define the project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Identify the required team resources for the project and assign responsibilities to the team members.
  • Produce a detailed programme and working budget for each project.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the projects both internally and to the client.
  • Source and appoint suitable sub-contractors to ensure delivery of the project to the expected standard and within budget.
  • Follow the change control process to ensure all variations are identified and agreed both internally and by the client during the project.
  • Manage the day to day operational requirements of the project.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.
  • Maintain regular communications with relevant stake holders to ensure that all those involved in the implementation of the project receive timely and accurate information.
  • Ensure that the project operates according to the company health & safety and environmental policy, and that project staff are adequately briefed regarding their responsibilities within these policies.
  • Ensure all quality requirements are met.
  • Take overall ownership of the project and act as a key contact for the client and internal stakeholders for dealing with any problems arising on site.

Person Specification

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Project Management.
  • Engineering or Management based degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of managing contracts.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Adaptable approach, ability to negotiate and level with the clients.
  • Experience of planning and reporting progress against project programmes.
  • Proven ability to manage large budgets.
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience of managing staff.
  • Direct experience of delivery within the events and/or construction industry.
  • Flexibility to work the hours required for business needs and to travel extensively in the UK and overseas.

Competencies

  • Team working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Detail Handling
  • Staff Management
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Seating Warehouse Operatives Wanted – Various Positions Available

Full Time  /  St. Ives

Arena Group is a company that provide temporary event services, designing and delivering complete environments for the most prestigious sporting, commercial and cultural occasions in the global calendar.

With over 250 years of experience, we have recently worked in partnership with iconic events including the US Open Championship, Formula E, The Jockey Club, Korea’s Presidents Cup, the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, to name just a few.

Based at our St. Ives, Cambridgeshire Warehouse Hub. There is currently availability for Warehouse Operatives.

Reporting to:  Yard Manager

Qualifications/Experience:  Warehousing, Stores, Stock Control, Fork Lift (desirable).

We are looking for candidates with previous Warehouse/Stores experience or working in a similar environment.

Skills:

  • Picking experience
  • Stock control
  • Vehicle loading
  • Fork Lift (desirable)
  • The ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
  • Conscientious and reliable nature
  • Good working attitude.
  • Health & Safety aware

We offer competitive rates of pay

Generally, hours will be Mon-Fri (8 hours).

Overtime and Weekend work will be available at times.

In addition to the above you will receive training and development and promotional opportunities, paid holiday and free onsite car parking.

Employment will be Full Time –  an initial (2 week trial period applies)

Start date for Warehouse Operatives – ASAP

For more details and an application form, please contact HR on hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Chargehand

Full Time  /  St. Ives

Chargehand

Reporting Line

Reports to – Construction Manager/Site Manager

Functional report – Foreman

Qualifications

  • 3 years Site/Event experience or equivalent
  • Leadership experience.
  • Forklift licence (rough terrain or higher)
  • Basic Site Safety qualification

Role – Chargehand

  • It is the primary duty of the Chargehand to co-ordinate the efforts of their allocated team, ensuring the safety of their staff and any third party contractors on site.
  • To complete the tasks set by your Line Manager in a safe and efficient manner, following the documented Procedures, Method Statements and Safe Systems of work; whilst setting a positive example to the on-site staff.
  • As required by your Line Manager, the Chargehand may be required to carry any other reasonable duties, and as such should be familiar with the operation of the whole site and environs.

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct & Presentation
  • As a member of staff, you are representing the company.  As such you will:
    • Behave in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
    • Ensure that your appearance is clean and smart, wearing any uniform or equipment as required by the Construction/Site Manager.
    • Complete any paperwork associated with running the site efficiently, accurately and in a consistent manner.
  • As a Chargehand, you are expected to set & maintain the highest standards.
  1. At the Site Induction
  • Familiarise yourself with the:
    • Health & Safety Policy along with all associated Procedures, Risk Assessments & Method Statements for the site.
    • Signage & Information Posters.
    • Fire Safety Equipment & Procedures.
    • First Aid Equipment & Procedures.
    • Radios.
    • Infrastructure.
    • Welfare provision.
    • Security Provision.
    • Waste Management & Housekeeping.
  • Attend the site induction and ensure that you have been signed-off against the training matrix.
  1. Daily
  • Sign in & out.
  • Attend daily ‘Toolbox Talks’
  • Perform the duties specific to the area of work alongside colleagues, to the highest standard, whilst coordinating the efforts of colleagues.
  • Ensure that good house-keeping and general cleanliness is maintained in your area of work.
  • See to the completion and collation of any necessary paperwork in your area of work.
  • Ensure that any stock reports for your area of work are completed.
  • Facilitate liaison between colleagues and the Line Manager, allowing the site hierarchy to function smoothly.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Line Manager.
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Site Carpenter

Full Time  /  St. Ives

Site Carpenter

Reporting Line

Reports to – Construction Manager/Site Manager

Externally – Client (site/venue management) as required

Qualifications

  • First Aid at work
  • Leadership experience.
  • 5 year Site/Event Experience or equivalent
  • IOSH passport or CSC qualification
  • Forklift licence (rough terrain or higher)
  • Full driving licence

Role – Site Carpenter

  • It is the primary duty of the Site Carpenter to co-ordinate the efforts of their allocated team, ensuring the safety of their staff and any third party contractors on site.
  • To complete the tasks set by your Line Manager in a safe and efficient manner whilst setting a positive example to the on-site staff.
  • As required by your Line Manager, the Site Carpenter may be required to carry any other reasonable duties, and as such should be familiar with the operation of the whole site and environs.

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct & Presentation
  • As a member of staff, you are representing the company.  As such you will:
    • Behave in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
    • Ensure that your appearance is clean and smart, wearing any uniform or equipment as required by the Construction/Site Manager.
    • Complete any paperwork associated with running the site efficiently, accurately and in a consistent manner.
  • As a senior member of staff on site, you are expected to set & maintain the highest standards.
  1. At the Site Induction
  • Familiarise yourself with the:
    • Health & Safety Policy along with all associated Procedures, Risk Assessments & Method Statements for the event.
    • Signage & Information Posters.
    • Fire Safety Equipment & Procedures.
    • First Aid Equipment & Procedures.
    • Radios.
    • Infrastructure.
    • Welfare provision.
    • Security Provision.
    • Waste Management & Housekeeping.
  • Attend the site induction and ensure that you have been signed-off against the training matrix.
  • You may be expected to carry out the site induction and daily tasks
  1. Daily
  • Sign in & out.
  • Attend daily ‘Toolbox Talks’
  • Perform the duties specific to the area of work alongside colleagues, to the highest standard, whilst coordinating the efforts of colleagues.
  • Ensure that good house-keeping and general cleanliness is maintained in your area of work.
  • See to the completion and collation of any necessary paperwork in your area of work.
  • Ensure that any stock reports for your area of work are completed.
  • Facilitate liaison between colleagues and the Line Manager, allowing the site hierarchy to function smoothly.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Line Manager.
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Foreman

Full Time  /  St. Ives

Foreman

Reporting Line

Reports to – Construction Manager/Site Manager

Externally – Client (site/venue management) as required

Qualifications

  • First Aid at work
  • Leadership experience.
  • 5 year Site/Event Experience or equivalent
  • IOSH Passport or CSC qualification
  • Forklift licence (rough terrain or higher)
  • Full driving licence

Role – Foreman

  • It is the primary duty of the Foreman to co-ordinate the efforts of their allocated team, ensuring the safety of their staff and any third party contractors on site.
  • To complete the tasks set by your Line Manager in a safe and efficient manner whilst setting a positive example to the on-site staff.
  • As required by your Line Manager, the Foreman may be required to carry any other reasonable duties, and as such should be familiar with the operation of the whole site and environs.

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct & Presentation
  • As a member of staff, you are representing the company.  As such you will:
    • Behave in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
    • Ensure that your appearance is clean and smart, wearing any uniform or equipment as required by the Construction/Site Manager.
    • Complete any paperwork associated with running the site efficiently, accurately and in a consistent manner.
  • As a senior member of staff on site, you are expected to set & maintain the highest standards.
  1. At the Site Induction
  • Familiarise yourself with the:
    • Health & Safety Policy along with all associated Procedures, Risk Assessments & Method Statements for the event.
    • Signage & Information Posters.
    • Fire Safety Equipment & Procedures.
    • First Aid Equipment & Procedures.
    • Radios.
    • Infrastructure.
    • Welfare provision.
    • Security Provision.
    • Waste Management & Housekeeping
  • Attend the site induction and ensure that you have been signed-off against the training matrix.
  • You may be expected to carry out the site induction and daily tasks
  1. Daily
  • Sign in & out.
  • Attend daily ‘Toolbox Talks’
  • Perform the duties specific to the area of work alongside colleagues, to the highest standard, whilst coordinating the efforts of colleagues.
  • Ensure that good house-keeping and general cleanliness is maintained in your area of work.
  • See to the completion and collation of any necessary paperwork in your area of work.
  • Ensure that any stock reports for your area of work are completed.
  • Facilitate liaison between colleagues and the Line Manager, allowing the site hierarchy to function smoothly.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Line Manager.
  1. Running your own small site
  • Undertake daily ‘Toolbox Talks’
  • Ensure all crew members complete their roles & responsibilities, paying particular attention to
    • Equipment & Infrastructure fitness for purpose
    • First Aid.
    • Fire Safety.
    • Waste, waste management and general appearance of the site.
    • Staff welfare, training, management and rotas.
    • Completion of checklists, incident & feedback forms and RIDDOR reports.
  • Maintain regular dialog with the local Venue Management to ensure smooth functioning of the site.
  • See to the completion and collation of any necessary paperwork in your area of work.
  • Liaise with third party contractors as required.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Management team.
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.
Arena Structures Yard Operative

Full Time  /  St. Ives

Yard Operative

Reporting Line

Reports to – Section Leader / Yard Manager

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Manual labour experience or equivalent
  • Forklift licence

Role – Site Operative

  • To complete the tasks set by your Line Manager in a safe and efficient manner, following the documented Procedures, Method Statements and Safe Systems of work.
  • As required by your Line Manager, the yard operative may be required to carry any other reasonable duties, and as such should be familiar with the operation of the whole site and environment.

Responsibilities

Conduct & Presentation

  • As a member of staff, you are representing the company.  As such you will:
    • Behave in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
    • Ensure that your appearance is clean and smart, wearing any uniform or equipment as required by your Line Manager.
    • Complete any paperwork associated with running the site efficiently, accurately and in a consistent manner.

At the Site Induction

  • Familiarise yourself with the:
    • Health & Safety Policy along with all associated Procedures, Risk Assessments & Method Statements for the site.
    • Signage & Information Posters.
    • Fire Safety Equipment & Procedures.
    • First Aid Equipment & Procedures.
    • Radios.
    • Infrastructure.
    • Welfare provision.
    • Security Provision.
    • Waste Management & Housekeeping.
  • Attend the site induction and ensure that you have been signed-off against the training matrix

Daily

  • Sign in & out.
  • Perform the duties specific to the area of work alongside colleagues, to the highest standard.
  • Ensure that good house-keeping and general cleanliness is maintained in your area of work.
  • See to the completion and collation of any necessary paperwork in your area of work.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by your Line Manager.
Please apply by sending your CV to hr@arenagroup.com.

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