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You have an opportunity to work with an Award Winning Employer, a company whose culture stems from fun, passion and positivity! Sunshine Events provide an environment where each and every Fun Expert can thrive. An environment that invites laughter, ideas and support.  We will inspire you to reach your goals and aspirations, recognise skill and passion.

This is not your 9-5 desk job - this is a chance to travel the nation as a member of our Events Team, delivering fun to hundreds and thousands of guests at a variety of events. Inside, outside, North, South, anywhere and everywhere; let's see the fun available to you...

Job Opportunities

Do you want to LOVE coming to work?

We need fun, customer focused people who have a passion for life and love to smile. Do you have something special you can bring? Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to love coming to work? Please email us (hr@sunshineevents.co.uk) with why you want to be a Fun Expert and why Sunshine Events needs you!

And just in case you're not convinced this is the most fun job and one for you, just see what these Fun Experts have to say...

HR Manager - Part Time
Preston, Lancashire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent HR Manager to work on a part-time basis within a multi-sited business.

Does this sound like you?

  • I am passionate about providing excellent Customer Service
  • I have excellent People Management Skills
  • I am both flexible and adaptable in my approach to work
  • I am highly organised and have structured planning skills
  • I am capable of understanding and following systems
  • I am able to take direction and also work on my own initiative
  • I am excellent at being able to work under pressure in a fast moving job
  • I am passionate about Fun 
  • I am reliable
  • I am able to work flexible and unsociable hours if required
  • I fully enjoy life and people
  • I enjoy a challenge
  • I am an excellent team worker
  • I have creative problem-solving skills and confident decision-making abilities

If this sounds like you and you want to work in a dynamic, fast moving, ‘fun’ environment this could be the opportunity for you!

What’s the Role?

The HR Manager role is supporting the Managers and circa 80 employees across the business in a standalone capacity, with responsibility for managing projects around employee engagement, and up- skilling of management capabilities across the business. This role requires an individual who is skilled in supporting a wider people agenda from a strategic perspective as well as providing operational HR support.

The role itself is a great opportunity to help shape the business moving forward, and truly partner the Senior Leaders with all people related matters. You'll need experience in setting up HR processes from scratch, including working on streamlining and automating HR processes, aligning Company values with the employer brand, Employee Engagement.
You will also take a lead role in the development of recruitment and resourcing strategies to support achievement of business objectives within a seasonal driven business. You will also identify and implement recruitment and resourcing solutions that enable and support continuous improvement. - this must be something you're passionate about!

The ideal candidate will be someone who is already working in a standalone HR Manager role already or a highly experienced Senior HR Advisor and has a background in providing advice to line managers at different levels. You must be confident in providing advice on all areas of the HR employee life-cycle as well as coaching and developing managers as required.

What will my new role involve?

Specific tasks within the HR Manager role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To provide an efficient and effective HR advisory service to the Managers and employees
  • Provide advice and guidance on employment issues in accordance with the Company's policies, procedures and current employment law.
  • Undertake the review, development and implementation of HR, and related, policies, procedures and guidance as required and ensure fully up to date with changes to legislation.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to line managers to enable them to effectively manage their teams independently.
  • Manage the recruitment process, including management of the applicant tracking system, liaison with agencies and candidates and assisting line managers with selection and interviewing of candidates.
  • Use workforce planning data and market insights to shape and plan appropriate recruitment and resourcing strategies and initiative to meet the seasonal demands of the business
  • Identify, develop and implement cost effective and creative people management strategies and solutions in order to identify, attract, assess and select the right people resources.
  • Identify creative sourcing channels and digital tools to make the most of diverse candidate pools, both active and passive, in order to fill roles.
  • Advise on the best use of social media channels to promote the employer brand and current opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnership working in all aspects of HR activity.
  • Own the starter process including drafting and issuing the contract and offer, right to work and background checks and on-boarding . induction processes.
  • Develop an internal induction programme to support both permanent and casual roles within the organisation.
  • Development of on-line training solutions to support a diverse remote workforce.
  • Manage the Leaver processes.
  • Support and coaching to managers with absence management, reporting and review meetings.
  • Undertaking a review of the current annual performance review and employee development processes to drive high performance across the business
  • Working with finance to manage payroll processes for weekly and monthly paid staff
  • Implementing regular Training Needs Analysis across all areas of the business with Managers to identify skills gaps and solution
  • Implementation and ongoing management of annualised contracts to key areas of the business to support staffing business needs
  • Report to the MD / FD in providing key HR metrics
  • Please note this list of duties is not exhaustive and will change with commercial needs of the business.

The Successful Candidate will have the following requirements?

  • CIPD level 5 qualified ideally
  • Thorough up to date knowledge of Employment Law
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Extensive recruitment experience ideally with casual workers and seasonal businesses
  • Standalone experience is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills and experience
  • Ability to work within a performance culture and business/customer focused environment
  • Persuading, influencing, conflict resolution and negotiation skills with a developed sense of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to develop trusted relationships with internal and external customers and partners
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines working under pressure and be responsive to changing priorities
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations when challenging existing practices
  • Ability to display resilience, energy, reliability and composure often under pressure
  • Commercial awareness
  • Professional approach and positive attitude, with strong problem ownership and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interpret and present, in writing and orally, management information on key HR performance indicators.

What will I get out of my new role?

  • A competitive salary
  • The opportunity to be part of an innovative and expanding business
  • Access to a pension scheme
  • Support from a talented senior management team
  • Thorough induction process
  • Opportunities to innovate and automate HR Processes
  • Enjoy your job!

Fun Expert Event Staff - Casual Zero Hours Contract
North Depot - Preston, Lancashire

Home to our Head Office and North Depot, where it all began back in 2003, our Events Team up North are in search of new Fun Experts to join the team and travel the UK to deliver fun to a variety of clients and events!

We are always on the look out for energetic, fun seeking individuals to join the team of Fun Experts on the road. A unique opportunity to travel to towns and cities across the UK and deliver fun in the shape of all kinds of equipment from inflatables to hi-tech items such as Photo Booths and Virtual Reality Experiences. To travel the nation with the Fun Experts we're looking for:

  • Aged 21 or over* (We do accept applications from 18 - 21 year olds as part of our Non-Driving Events Team**)
  • Experience driving vans (Various sizes include Short Wheel Base Transit, Jumbo / Sprinter sized vans)
  • Passionate about Fun
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast moving environment
  • Work well within a team
  • Enjoy life and talking to people
  • Confident and customer focused
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Reliable and able to work flexible and un-sociable hours

If you fulfil the above and want to experience a career with the Fun Experts, email us now (hr@sunshineevents.co.uk). You can send us your CV and explain why you want to join Sunshine Events. If you want to send us a short video instead, go right ahead! We want to hear from you!

*To be eligible for the position, our Vehicle Insurance Policy requires staff to be 21 years old or over.

**Our Insurance Policy requires equipment to be supervised by Adults, this term is deemed as Aged 18 and over.


Fun Expert Event Staff - Casual Zero Hours Contract
South Depot - Milton Keynes

2020 is an exciting year for the years! Kicking off the year, the Fun Experts have opened their new depot based in the South of the UK (specifically, Bletchley, Milton Keynes). Having delivered fun to the nation for over 15 years now, the time has come for us to better serve our friends down south; our southern depot will be better suited to provide fun event equipment hire to events taking place in London, Reading, Slough, Luton and many, many other areas covering the bottom half of the country!

And we're looking for Fun Experts to join the team!

We are always on the look out for energetic, fun seeking individuals to join the team of Fun Experts on the road. A unique opportunity to travel to towns and cities across the UK and deliver fun in the shape of all kinds of equipment from inflatables to hi-tech items such as Photo Booths and Virtual Reality Experiences. To travel the nation with the Fun Experts we're looking for:

  • Aged 21 or over*
  • Experience driving vans (Various sizes include Short Wheel Base Transit, Jumbo / Sprinter sized vans)
  • Passionate about Fun
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast moving environment
  • Work well within a team
  • Enjoy life and talking to people
  • Confident and customer focused
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Reliable and able to work flexible and un-sociable hours

If you fulfil the above and want to experience a career with the Fun Experts, email us now (hr@sunshineevents.co.uk).  You can send us your CV and explain why you want to join Sunshine Events. If you want to send us a short video instead, go right ahead! We want to hear from you!

*To be eligible for the position, our Vehicle Insurance Policy requires staff to be 21 years old or over.


About Sunshine Events:

Founded in 2003 we are the number 1 Uk Supplier of Fun Equipment delivering over 1302 events in 2018. We’re a 60 plus strong team of event entertainment specialists and it's our job to deliver bespoke tailored events to a wide range of corporate and professional clients across the UK. Through hard work and determination, we’ve established ourselves as a stand out events company that delivers high quality experiences and extraordinary customer service with our huge range of event equipment. From Virtual Reality to inflatable activities such as Wipeout, you name it we own and operate it all.
The Fun Experts are an Award Winning Employer, we provide an environment where each and every Fun Expert can thrive and feel valued. An environment that invites laughter, ideas and support. An environment that invites laughter, ideas and support. We will inspire you to reach your goals and aspirations, recognise skill and passion.

“My mission is for everyone to enjoy their job as much as I do!”
Sunny Sandwell - Founder & Director of Fun

If this fits you, we want to hear from you!

What can you expect from the Fun Experts?

Not only offering you the possibility of joining a fantastic team in a job that is far from (and much more fun) than your typical 9-5, you can expect:

  • Childcare Vouchers*
  • Wage progression
  • Pension Scheme*
  • Recognition from colleagues with 'Fun Expert of the Month'
  • Flexibility
  • An open door - the Leadership Team value your ideas, suggestions. Every month we hold a Drop In Day for all staff to attend if they wish and spend time to discuss whatever they need direct with the team.
  • Travel the nation! See parts of the UK you may have missed!

 

* certain criteria must be met before being auto enrolled into the company Pension Scheme and access to the childcare voucher scheme
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