IPS is a leading technical supplier to the events industry – there aren’t many major events without a bit of our equipment involved somewhere! IPS works in three key business areas: Staging & Structures, Technical Production and Trade Hire. Within each of these areas, projects involve Staging, Lighting, Rigging, Sound, Video and Power Equipment, which forms the majority of the IPS hire inventory. Working for IPS will provide an opportunity to be involved with a variety of exciting projects, from supplying staging for a local school play to a providing full technical production for an outdoor music festival. IPS is a rapidly evolving company, and there are excellent opportunities for development within the operation.
The Full Time Warehouse Rigging Head of Department (HOD) role will be based at our busy Milton Keynes warehouse. Reporting to the Warehouse Manager. This role requires the applicant to have effective communication skills and be a team player. IPS regularly works all over the UK, and correctly prepared and dispatched equipment is vital to successful service delivery. IPS is looking for someone who is proactive and energetic.
Within the role of Warehouse Rigging Head of Department (HOD), the following areas of work will be expected to be completed regularly:
Working with the rest of the warehouse team, equipment must be prepared, dispatched, returned and maintained in a timely manner to exacting standards.
Preparing, packing and loading equipment prior to events.
Checking everything back into stock as projects are completed.
Inspect all equipment to ensure compliance with relevant statutory regulations.
Inspection and documentation of equipment would also be a key requirement for this role, especially regarding all truss components, stands and other hardware (some of which is tested via an external company).
Maintain the Rigging Department and ensure work areas in a clean and orderly state.
Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the Warehouse Manager based upon the changing needs of the business.
To maintain strict confidentiality at all times
You must have a background within the events industry, and a good working knowledge of event rigging hardware. Experience working with outdoor roof systems would be an advantage but not essential.
You must have a proactive attitude towards equipment safety, and ensure that any defects are dealt with promptly.
You must always work safely and methodically, with a high level of attention to detail and awareness of task timescales.
You must be physically fit and able to perform manual tasks, specifically loading and unloading vehicles and moving equipment around our warehouse.
You must be happy working both individually and as part of a team and be willing to work across all departments.
You must be able to communicate in verbal and written English, with appropriate maths skills for accurate stock management.
Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as required and have a flexible attitude to working hours.
Passport and Eligibility to work in the UK.
Forklift Licence would be desirable but is not essential.
As a full time employee, your salary will be dependent on experience and will be based on a 42.5 hour working week, paid monthly on the last working day of the month. Overtime may be available and will be paid after completion of the standard 42.5 hours. IPS has free onsite parking.
IPS offers 20 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays. This will increase to 22 days after two years’ service and will increase by one day for each year completed up to a maximum of 25 days. Statutory sick pay and enhanced maternity/paternity benefits will be payable as appropriate.
IPS regularly provides training to employees as appropriate and will help staff wishing to gain skills in areas helpful to the business, including forklift license courses, and product specific training. IPS will provide safety boots and gloves, as well as branded T-Shirts and jackets which form the workplace uniform.
IPS offers private health care to all staff with two years’ service through Vitality Health. All staff with under two years’ service will have access to Vitality at work.
Break area with pool table, regular staff social events such as Christmas Party, End of Summer Staff BBQ, as well as visits from a variety of street food vendors throughout the year and individual team nights out.
IPS as a company is growing fast, and the adaptable nature of the business means there are many opportunities to develop a role to suit the skills of an applicant. If you are the right fit for the business, we look forward to working with you.