Work opportunities Summer 2020

High Gain Event Services are a social enterprise based in Horsham, West Sussex specialising in providing Event Management support and technical production for a wide range of events in Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead and surrounding areas.

Our core business is providing packages including Staging, PA Systems, Staging and Truss Covers, Marquees, Lighting and event management support to community festivals, fun days and events run by charities, local authorities and other community groups. We also provide support for a number of corporate contracts, bands and private events.

We don’t have shareholders, as a community interest company any profit we make is reinvested to benefit the community projects and organisations we work with. This also means we have wider objectives above our need as a business to be profitable.

  • Provide personal development opportunities for student technicians and volunteers seeking to develop their event production skills.
  • Provide performance opportunities to all members of the community, including young people and those with additional needs.
  • To showcase local arts talent
  • To promote community cohesion through events and make our local communities vibrant, welcoming places to live.
  • To make professional resources available at an affordable cost to community groups, charities and other organisations
  • To provide the professional expertise and experience to groups and individuals with a vision to make things happen.
  • To conduct our business in a way which supports the local economy and environment and ensure that our events create a positive footprint for all our stakeholders.

Trainee Crew / Technicians

This role would suit those with an interest in events and perhaps some experience in a discipline that want to learn more. It’s a hands on role that will involve some early mornings and some hard graft putting up stages, marquees, loading vans and installing sound systems. You’ll be working with our experienced senior technicians and event managers to ensure a successful event for our clients.

  • 16+ (and above school leaving age) with right to work in the UK
  • Driving license and own transport is useful but not essential, however must be willing to travel and able to get to sites for early morning starts.
  • Interest in AV / Event Technology / Event Management
  • Physically fit and willing to do manual work as part of the job

Hours: Shifts are usually 8-14 hours with most events at weekends and typical shifts 12 hours. We have a full schedule of work available weekends between May – September, our peak season and regular work throughout the year.

Pay: Starting £8.21 (plus holiday pay) with progression opportunities. You will be employed on a PAYE basis.

Casual Crew / Technician                                  

This role is for crew and technicians looking for additional work or looking to expand their experience by working on community events. As a small team it’s early starts and hard graft putting up stages, marquees, loading vans and installing sound systems. For smaller events once you get used to our events and equipment you may be asked to lead a small team, for larger events you’ll be working with one of our project managers.

  • At least 18 months experience in an event AV role
  • Driving license and own transport is preferred, ideally you’d also be happy to drive our own vans or hire vans up to 3.5t (i.e. Sprinter / Transit Luton).
  • Professional experience of at least one main event discipline (e.g. lighting, sound, set rigging, IT)
  • Additional professional qualifications an advantage
  • Physically fit and willing to do manual work as part of the job

Pay: £10 per hour plus holiday pay (approx. £11.20 including holiday pay calculation). You will either be Self Employed (UTR required) or employed on a PAYE Basis.

Hours: This is a casual position so you’ll be free to say yes / no to events you can work at. Shifts are generally 8-14 hours a day, typical is 12 hours. Our busy period starts in May through to September so good weekend availability during this period is important. This role is ideal for those that work / study during the week or already do other freelance work looking for additional income through casual work.

To apply please email a CV and cover email to

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