Compliance Team and Sound Monitoring — Festival Volunteers

Working with the Buddhafield Compliance Team Leader, the Compliance Team consists of 3 teams of 2 people, plus 2 x Sound Checkers, and 1 x Site Electrician.

Please do not apply if you are applying to other areas.

The following places are still available:

Compliance Team

What you will be expected to do

Check that all temporary non-camping structures are safely erected, check that traders, including catering outlets, meet legal requirements. Position safety warning signs and information throughout the site. Even when off duty, keep an eye open to ensure that everybody sticks to the principles of safety.

Some safety checks during the two events but enough free time to enjoy the activities on offer, then a half- day of retrieving signs and fire extinguishers afterwards. Full training given in how to perform safety checks.

The area of the site is large and on an incline. You need to be fit enough to walk for long periods, push a loaded wheelbarrow uphill, be prepared to help in an emergency whatever the weather and be available for the whole of the duration of the role.

Skills required

  • Ability to read, write and understand English to a good standard.
  • Integrity, reliability, thoroughness and capable of dealing with people in a friendly, relaxed manner, even when under pressure.
  • An interest / previous experience in Health and Safety a distinct advantage
  • Level 2 (or higher) certificate in Food Hygiene or a willingness to familiarise yourself with on-line training in Food Hygiene Safety Standards before the Festival.

Duration of Role

You can work both the WEEKENDER and the 5-Day FESTIVAL or either. If only working the WEEKENDER you are required to leave the site when it finishes. You can return only if you already have a valid paid for Ticket for the 5-DAY FESTIVAL (Note: this is already sold out.)

WEEKENDER - The duration of the role is Tuesday 6th July 2021 @ 8.30am - Monday 12th July 2021 @ approx noon. Those that are not continuing in the role are to leave the site by noon.     (2 places still available)

5-DAY FESTIVAL - The duration of the role is Tuesday 13th July 2021 @ 8.30am - Monday 19th July 2021 - noon or later depending on when the Team is packed up.     (2 places still available)

What you will be given in exchange

Crew wristband, all meals provided. Please note that due to COVID-Secure regulations there will be no snack tables or hot drinks provided this year. You bring your own camping or live-in vehicle arrangements, anti-bacterial gel and mask / visor protection should they still be a requirement for being on site. A full list of the other things you are expected to bring will be sent as part of the acceptance process should you be offered a role.

Sound monitoring

What you will be expected to do

Take and record sound levels on paper at pre-defined locations around the site at given times between midday and 15 minutes after curfew (22.00 all nights except Saturday when it is midnight). Total time is estimated at less than 4 hours a day.

This role involves accessing designated points outside the site perimeters along uneven ground, in the dark, late at night without a vehicle and you must be available for the whole of the duration of the role.

Skills required

  • Ability to learn the operation of a sound monitoring instrument and accurately record the readings onto paper.
  • Able to average numbers.
  • Integrity, reliability, thoroughness, and ability to work unsupervised to a designated timetable

Duration of the Role

We have one place still available only for the WEEKENDER. You are required to leave the site when it finishes. You can return only if you already have a valid paid- for Ticket for the 5-DAY FESTIVAL (Note: this is already sold out.)

WEEKENDER - The duration of the role is Thursday 8th July 2021 @ 11.45am - Sunday 11th July 2021 @ 10pm. You are required to leave the site by Monday 12th July @ noon at the latest.     (1 place still available)

What you will be given in exchange

Weekender attendee-only wristband provided. You need to supply your own food and drinks, torch and batteries. You bring your own camping or live-in vehicle arrangements. A full list of the other things you are expected to bring will be sent as part of the acceptance process should you be offered the role.

  Buddhafield Events

#### Message about 2021 Festival Volunteering

Buddhafield is working closely with the local licensing authority to make sure our two events, Buddhafield Festival and Buddhafield Weekender, can go ahead safely. We expect that certain restrictions will be in place in order for these events to go ahead.

Before you apply for a volunteering position, we ask that you consider whether you will be comfortable following whatever restrictions are in place as per current government guidelines at the time of the events. This could include, but is not limited to, extra handwashing, social distancing, face masks, no snack provision and extra rules around mealtimes etc.

If you will find this difficult then this year might not be the year for you and we look forward to having you back as a volunteer when we no longer need to follow these restrictions.

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#### A Word about Alcohol and Drugs

Please have a think about our view on alcohol and recreational drugs, as described on the Festival overview page.

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us and are accepted, then we’d expect this policy to be respected.