Current Vacancies

Broadsword is a well-connected and creative company, with our fingers kept on the technical pulse of the event industry, we are very proud of our reputation, our specialist knowledge and the innovative work that we produce. We are a tightly-knit, courteous team, offering Creative Technical Production, with a vast amount of knowledge and experience of delivering prestigious events with respect and care.  

It’s an exciting time for Broadsword as we continue to grow, we strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our new employees as we are to our customers. We value the talents and abilities of our employees and seek to foster an open, co-operative, and dynamic environment in which everyone can thrive. We take pride in training all our employees so that they can positively represent the company in all aspects of their work.  

We are committed to taking positive action to promote such equality of opportunity and our recruitment procedures are based on the requirements of the job, irrespective of race, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, religion or age. Appointments are always made based on merit and we welcome applications from all members of the event and post-production community.

Warehouse Technician

The Role: 
This is a full time, permanent position for a candidate who has experience in working in the audio visual and corporate events sector for at least 1 year.   The role will incorporate working at unsociable hours on a flexible rota to suit the business needs.  The ideal candidate would be based locally in south east London and would be able to arrive at the warehouse for early morning / late night with ease.    There is opportunity within the business to develop from this role to other areas of the business.  We will provide technical training where necessary and actively support development within the company.

Your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Preparing, testing and checking out and checking back in equipment to be used on site at events.
  • Loading and unloading of vans and trucks for each event.
  • Working independently to ensure that all tasks are carried out in a safe and timely manner paying attention to company guidelines and procedures.
  • Learning to how to test, set up and operate equipment of all types before it is sent to site.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the warehouse.

 Essential Requirements

  • To have a structured and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail;
  • To be a methodical and self-motivated individual with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Team Player
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop your knowledge.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience of working in a warehouse in a similar industry.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to travel to and from the warehouse during late night or early morning hours.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of any aspect of the Audio Visual industry.
  • A proven track record of working in a similar field.
  • Full clean Driver’s License

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Rob on 0208 776 5386.

Driver / Rigger

The Role: 
This is a full time, permanent position for an experienced driver who has an interest in working in the live event field.  You will need to have at least 2 years driving experience with an EU full clean drivers licence. The role will incorporate working at unsociable hours on a flexible rota to suit the business needs. The ideal candidate would be based locally in south east London and would be able to arrive at the warehouse for early morning / late night with ease.   When there is no driving to be completed the ideal candidate will help out in the warehouse to prepare jobs and check back in equipment.  There is opportunity within the business to develop from this role to a more technical role as you will often be on site helping to install events, in the warehouse or helping the stage set department.  We will provide technical training where necessary and actively support development within the company.

Your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Driving of 3.5 Tonne Sprinter vans in London, the UK and on occasion in Europe.
  • Working independently to ensure that all deliveries are carried out in a safe and timely manner paying particular attention to company guidelines and procedures.
  • Learning to set up live sound, projection, video or data on events of all sizes.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the warehouse when not out for deliveries.Helping to prepare events and keep the warehouse clean and tidy.
  • Ability to get to the Beckenham (BR3) office outside of normal working hours without the need for a taxi. Often late night and early morning starts will be required.

 Essential Requirements

  • 2 years’ experience of driving.
  • Full clean Driver’s License & ability to travel to warehouse out of hours
  • A well organised & calm approach to the job with attention to detail.
  • Team Player
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop your knowledge.
  • Effective communication skills & client facing presentation.
  • Enthusiasm, energy & a ‘Can do’ attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of any aspect of the Audio Visual industry.
  • A proven track record of working in a similar field.

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Rob on 0208 776 5386.

Junior Carpenter

The Role: 
This is a full time, permanent position for a candidate who has experience in working in carpentry for at least 1 year.  The role will incorporate working at unsociable hours on a flexible rota to suit the business needs.  The ideal candidate would be based locally in south east London and would be able to arrive at the warehouse for early morning / late night with ease.  There is opportunity within the business to develop from this role to other areas of the business.  We will provide training where necessary and actively support development within the company.

Your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Working alongside the lead carpenter to build and prepare sets to a high standard before they leave the workshop.
  • Loading and unloading of vans and trucks for each event where required.
  • Working independently to ensure that all tasks are carried out in a safe and timely manner paying attention to company guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintaining workshop stock items to ensure they remain to a high standard.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the workshop.
  • Maintain a pristine workshop environment with particular attention to levels of dust

Essential requirements: 

  • Methodical, structured and self-motivated person with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • A well organised and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Team player
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Experience within the theatre, events or exhibition industry as a carpenter.
  • Experience of working in bespoke venues around London where standards and working practices are heavily scrutinised
  • Knowledge of drawing software such as Auto CAD
  • Good knowledge of innovative materials, new techniques and have a creative mind-set to bring new ideas to the company.

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Rob on 0208 776 5386.

Production Manager

Broadsword are on the lookout for a charismatic Production Manager to join our growing band of energetic event professionals. 

We’d expect you to love listening and talking to people, finding solutions to implement cutting edge, creative production ideas. The world of live events is an exciting area in which to be involved; you’ll need to be adaptable, motivated and responsive, ‘a safe pair of hands’ for our customers and exceed expectations, time and time again. 

One team. One experience. Broadsword deliver a complete end-to-end service. Design. Planning. Production. Event Award Winners, we’re a boutique event production agency with a great reputation, a leadership team who are hands on, really know their stuff and generous with their knowledge. The Broadsword family is filled with genuine people who care about we do and each other. 

You will be based in our Beckenham office and onsite as required. You will need to be flexible in working hours as working early mornings, late nights and weekends is part of the industry. 

The ideal candidate for this role will have a technical background within the AV industry and at least 2 years of production management experience in a similar role. We will also consider candidates from a technical manager role, venue management role or a similar position. 

Salary – Negotiable based on experience 

Main tasks of role: 

  • Attend Client meetings to discuss and develop solutions for the client brief 
  • Prepare quotes and pitch documents 
  • Attend site visits and production meetings 
  • Book crew, technicians, equipment and transport 
  • Support the Client pre event 
  • Assess health and safety requirements and create risk assessments and method statements for each event. 
  • Track the progress of each job and the documentation involved. 
  • Manage equipment, crew and transport on site and liaise with the venue and client on site at the event. 
  • Manage any changes that occur when on site 
  • Post event completion of costs, invoicing and all related paperwork 
  • Work with the team to constantly update equipment, processes and creative ideas. 
  • Manage relationships with key venues where we have an onsite presence. 

Essential requirements: 

  • Experience within the Audio-Visual industry or Event production industry in a technical role with 2 years of experience in a project management role or venue management role. 
  • Methodical, structured and self-motivated person with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills. 
  • A well organised and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Wide experience of a range of audio and video equipment and new technologies within the industry. 
  • High level of computer literacy 
  • Excellent problem solver 
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills 
  • Good with the written word and grammar 
  • Team player 
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude 
  • Ability to travel to office/central London out of hours 

Desirable Skills 

  • Experience of working in bespoke venues around London where standards and working practices are heavily scrutinised 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Visio, and other visualisation software 
  • Experience of working with camera crews as an on-site director. A good understanding of editing techniques. 
  • Show calling experience for live productions. 
  • Use of CAD for drawing scaled plans. 
  • Sales experience with motivation to develop profitable new business. 

Benefits 

  • We encourage everyone at Broadsword to build a career, with annual performance reviews, monthly catch-ups and training opportunities. 
  • We offer an annual bonus based on company performance and a 3% pension contribution. 
  • Mobile working - you'll get a company phone and laptop if your role involves being out and about. 
  • Work life balance - flexible start/ finish time / work from home to enable builders, doctors, etc and time in lieu for weekend work, plus 23 days holiday and we're closed over Christmas. 
  •  Sweets and treats - tea, (real) coffee and biscuits every day and a present on your birthday. 
  •  Party, party, party - Christmas party and summer off-site picnic, as well as regular team drinks, breakfast clubs etc. 
  • Charity initiatives - we've a nominated charity and organise group activities to raise money. 
  • Perkbox - everyone's a member and offers include: cheap cinema tickets, free drinks and discount dinners as well as ride to work schemes, mobile phone insurance, gym membership and childcare vouchers. 

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Bruce on 0208 776 5386.