Working With Woodhouse

Woodhouse is a family business and we have over 125 years of outdoor show and event experience. We strive to provide our clients with the best temporary hire structures, installed safely, sustainably and on-time every time.

We pride ourselves in providing personal contract management infused with the expertise, reliability and trust which are generated from our longstanding commitment to this exciting and challenging industry.


Here at Woodhouse our success and longevity is due to our employees whose expertise, skills and hard work ensure our projects are always completed safely, on-time and to our clients satisfaction. Drawing on our event experts knowledge and experience, we design and build our own innovative hire products to meet the unique applications we service. At Woodhouses we create a safe and healthy working environment where self motivation, hard work, skills development and customer respect are our core characteristics. We experience low employee turnover and we believe this is due to the informal and respectful attitude we have to each other. Applying for a position with Woodhouse is a clear choice for motivated individuals with an interest in managing and working on outdoor shows and events nationwide. It is important that all applicants are able to perform in a commercial, practical working environment and have a direct, honest, no nonsense communication style.

Site Foreman/ Team Leader

Salary dependent on experience.

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You will need to demonstrate experience of leading a team erecting and dismantling various temporary structures safely and within strict time constraints, continually assessing the ongoing position of the current contract that you are working on. You must be able to work on your own initiative as well as following instructions given to you. The ability to liaise with clients and colleagues in a polite and professional manner, remaining calm when under pressure, is essential.

You will have a full driving license and be an experienced forklift driver. A good working knowledge and understanding of current health and safety regulations and best practise is also required. You must be willing to work across the UK which will also include nights away especially during our peak season (during low season you will be mainly situated at our depot in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire). Weekend work and early starts/late finishes should also be expected. Please be aware that this role will involve work that is physically demanding.

Seasonal Vacancies 2019

Woodhouse are always looking for motivated and reliable individuals with a good attitude to join our team of site operatives during the main event season. (April through October).

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For individuals who demonstrate themselves to be a quick learner with a positive attitude and initiative, there may also be long term career opportunities to develop within the Woodhouse team. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided.

Please be aware that this is a physically demanding role which involves a high degree of manual handling tasks and you must be happy working outdoors. Woodhouse contracts are Nationwide and will involve travelling and occasional nights away.

You will be working as part of a team led by one of our Site Foreman on our clients’ venues erecting and dismantling temporary structures including Trade Stands and Temporary Stables.

You will be representing Woodhouse and working in close proximity to our clients and must therefore behave and work in a professional and respectful manner.

Transport from our head office in Cotgrave to the sites will be arranged for you but it may also be possible to arrange transport from Clifton and Nottinghamshire

The current starting wage is £8.50 per hour with hours worked over the weekend and on bank holidays paid at 1.5 times your basic hourly rate. Travelling time outside of Nottingham is paid at single time. You will also receive £13 (after tax) subsistence for each night away.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Erecting and dismantling temporary structures (e.g. stables and trade stands).
  • Job Types: Full-time, Temporary (could become permanent for the right candidate)
  • Salary: from £8.50/hour

Fabrics Industry approval

All our PVC roof covers comply with current UK, EU standards for fire retardancy and with the current MUTA Best Practice Guide 2018.

For further reassurance, our onsite locations are subject to independent MUTA inspections for compliant products and safe working practices.

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  • Peter – Your team have been fantastic – I know that we kept chucking curve balls your way but as ever Jack and Marcin are amazing – they just keep churning the stables and tents out and all with a smile.

    The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration & Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Nick Brooks - Ward, Project Director - 2016

  • L H Woodhouse was a pleasure to work with and generally, I think your installation went really well.

    You managed to comply with all of our requirements and maintained the programme throughout. It was evident to us that you had not worked on a strict CDM site before but it did not take long for you to respond and work in a safe manner at the speed the programme required. Your product appeared well received and well-constructed and we wish you success in your future ventures. Thanks from all the team at ISG.

    London Olympics

    David Fisher, Venue Delivery Project Manager ISG Principal Contractor

  • Everything was great as usual, the staff were excellent when they came to put up and take down the stables. We will be booking again in the near future for 2015.

    Myerscough International Arena 2014

    Kelly Thompson, Equine Operations Manager

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