Site Manager/ Lead Forman / Crew Chief

Job Title: Site Manager

Main Purpose of Job: We are looking for a Foreman with experience in the Tipi / Marquee industry who wants to progress further. Managing a crew of 8 – 10 workers you will lead the team following health & safety procedures.

Responsible to: Operation Manager and Logistic Manager

Responsible for:  Marquee Tipi Supervisor Rigger, Marquee Rigger

Main Tasks of Job: 

  • To manage a team of marquee supervisor riggers and Seasonal Riggers on site
  • To build and deconstruct marquee structures at designated site locations and ensure that all tasks are delegated accurately to ensure efficient and professional set up and take down
  • Staff are kept motivated to work efficiently and keep a positive attitude
  • Procedures are being followed at all times
  • Build (and dismantle) deadlines are met
  • Health and safety rules are observed
  • To provide team briefings (toolbox talks) prior to any jobs commencing and debriefing meetings following every dismantle
  • To be the first point of contact for all marquee supervisor riggers and Seasonal Riggers in relation to any queries, personnel issues and complaints
  • To ensure all vehicles are loaded correctly at the yard (working with the Warehouse Manager) before leaving for any client site
  • To ensure all vehicles are reloaded correctly before returning to the yard, at the end of every job
  • Make sure all equipment and vehicles are treated with respect at all times
  • To keep the Operations Manager informed when on a designated job, including if delayed on route and expecting to arrive late, or if work is running behind schedule
  • To take overall responsibility of the quality of the instillation/dismantle of the marquee and relevant finishing/accessories
  • To liaise with client on site and ensure the delivery note (and all other paperwork is signed before departure)
  • To be part of an ‘on call’ rota with other Site Managers and marquee supervisor riggers for emergencies
  • Ensure the job is completed to company standard and customer is satisfied before leaving site (job checklist to be completed for all jobs)
  • Before leaving site ensure that the site is left tidy and clear of obstructions or health and safety risks and the site completion checklist is filled in
  • To ensure all equipment is collected up and accounted for on dismantle, and the returns paperwork is completed
  • To assist other team members when appropriate for the benefit of the company
  • Taking on additional responsibilities such as refurbishing equipment, cleaning, re-organising etc in quieter period
  • In certain weathers conditions the products are vulnerable and you will be expected on the rare occasion, to turn out, night or day

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

Person Specification

  • Substantial experience of the Marquee industry, including site and staff management
  • Communicate effectively at all times with the client representing All About ME marquees and events with professionalism, integrity and honesty
  • Knowledge and understanding of all the trades required on site, the codes of practice relating to them and the requirements for them, to be able to quality control works ensuring that they are completed to the required standards
  • Understanding and able to apply health and safety and security requirements
  • Commercial approach, identifies cost savings, understands budget issues

Qualities / Key Performance Areas

  • People management skills, to be able to instruct staff, deal with difficult staffing situations and maintain a productive, happy but disciplined working environment
  • Pro-active good at planning ahead as far as possible as the project progresses, checking back to plans regularly
  • Strong sense of achievement; able to drive projects forward, expects good standards of work, tenacious, and able to overcome barriers/ solve problems
  • Organised, good at time management and prioritisation of work
  • Good eye for detail, e.g. for seeing small points in plans, checking work quality
  • Reliable, punctual and responsible
  • Excellent communicator
  • Good team player
  • Able to work calmly under pressure to tight deadlines


  • Trailer Towing License
  • Cat C1+E Licence
  • Cat C Licence
  • Cat C+E Licence
  • PAT testing,
  • Forklift Licence
  • DIY/ Carpentry/ Electrical knowledge and skills

This is not a typical 9-5 job. Early starts and long days are the norm during peak season. Availability to work weekends is an integral part of the job. There is a possibility of overnight stays, for which accommodation will be provided.

We are always on the lookout for hard working, outgoing staff that can work as part of a dynamic team.

Please send over a covering letter and CV to