Work With Us

Join the CarFest team for a fantastic opportunity to work on the UK’s biggest family fundraising family fundraising festival created by radio presenter Chris Evans. The festival runs across the Summer Bank Holiday weekend in August (in Hampshire) with a daily audience of over 35,000 visitors.
The event is a mixture of great music, interactive family activities, celebrities, shopping and of course central to the event is our track, car paddock and lots of car content. Each year the festivals aim to raise over £2m for UK children’s charities.

Event dates
CarFest: Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire 25th-27th August 2023

Our office is located in Central London.
Take a look at some of the exciting opportunities currently available…

Operations Executive

Reporting To

Operations Manager, CarFest

Role outline

This full-time position will be working with the Operations Team taking ownership of some of the crucial elements within the project. The main responsibilities will focus on managing suppliers, exhibitors, staffing, accommodation and catering. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate direct experience within these areas, taking the tasks through to onsite delivery. The position will include time in an office and onsite throughout the year and will include some travel for site visits where necessary. The candidate will need to be able to handle the uncertain, yet exciting environment that being at an event site brings. They would also need to have the ability to remain calm and positive whilst ensuring they have the ability to complete tasks.

  • Sourcing supplier options for various services and equipment required for the festival. (Signage, Furniture, Dressing, Catering, Accommodation, Staffing, Accreditation etc.)
  • Negotiating prices, agreeing payment terms, processing purchase orders and invoices in close liaison with the accounts function.
  • Updating certain elements of the operations budget under close direction of the Operations Manager.
  • Update the build and break schedule with information related to suppliers sourced for the event.
  • Oversee the use of Festival Pro – the online tool used for managing information to and from exhibitors, suppliers and staff.
  • Provide regular reports from Festival Pro, including take up from suppliers, exhibitors and staff.
  • Oversee the pre-bookings for production campsites (blue & red), including reporting income and ensuring there is enough space allocated on the site map.
  • Ensure that the various event manuals are updated and relevant prior to sharing with various users, and ensure linked as required to Festival Pro.
  • Overall responsibility for the welfare of all onsite staff and crew (planning the staffing schedule, accommodation, catering, and general welfare onsite).
  • Overall management of the onsite production office.
  • Designing, ordering and distributing the show accreditation and working closely with the onsite accreditation team.
  • Design and print of key documents (vehicle passes, pocket guides, staff handbooks, vouchers etc.)
  • Management of stock inventory (for all equipment owned by Carfest)
  • Ordering any consumables and items required for the events in line with a set budget
Essential Skills
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in events Operations as well as the following attributes:
  • Previous operational event delivery experience. Preferable focusing on outdoor events.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Very good understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Very good attention to detail, time management skills and information retention.
  • Very good communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to remain calm and measured, even when under pressure.
  • Auto CAD knowledge
  • IOSH Qualification
  • Clean Full Drivers Licence

To apply for this role please email with your CV and cover letter.

Sales Executive

We are recruiting for a dynamic and experienced Sales Executive to work on CarFest. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and eager salesperson to work on the UK’s biggest family festival and to develop in consumer event sales. In return for your hard work and success, you will be joining a dynamic growing business with a UK-wide presence, offering a good financial package and benefits. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, you will sell stand opportunities to brands, traders, artisan food, lifestyle and motoring companies, as well as developing activation opportunities with clients to enhance the CarFest customer experience and build a dynamic commercial environment for our exhibitors and partners.

Key Responsibilities
  • To identify and close new business opportunities
  • To source new leads for the events to build and maintain the sales database
  • To achieve, and ideally exceed, 100% of personal revenue target and support the team in attaining and exceeding team targets.
  • Use initiative to help develop potential revenue streams
  • To fully understand and absorb the features and benefits of all the company’s products and services and be able to properly represent them
  • To primarily spend effective time on the phone, email and social media platforms generating new business prospects and, in addition, further developing relationships with existing accounts
  • To attend relevant industry show opportunities in the UK
  • To attend and account manage clients at CarFest, and other Brand Events shows in order to deliver CarFest to the highest expectations of our partners and exhibitors
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports on progress for the Commercial Director
  • To assist colleagues with tasks such as managing the floor plan, contracts, the database, sales mailings, sales letters, bespoke proposals, sales reports, activity reports, features, and input into the strategy and content of the show.
Skills, Attributes and Experience
  • Great verbal and written communication skills with the ability to demonstrate confidence and interpersonal skills over the phone, in writing and in person
  • A new business generator, capable of finding and developing new business opportunities
  • Demonstrates Initiative
  • Resolution focused with the ability to problem solve
  • Proactive and able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Resilient and determined
  • Good Microsoft Office skills including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint.
  • Strong planning, organisation, and time management skills.
  • Team player, capable of dealing with strong personalities and being assertive.
Timings and process

Start date for employment: immediate the successful applicant must be available to start by asap, unless signified in the application process.

Closing date for applications: on going

To apply for this role please email with your CV and cover letter.

Marketing & Digital Executive

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic, committed and creative Marketing and Digital Executive to work on CarFest, the UK’s biggest family fundraising festival created by radio presenter Chris Evans.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the CarFest marketing campaign, creating awareness and buzz with the ultimate objective of selling tickets for CarFest event. This is a huge opportunity to work within one of the most exciting and charitable events in the country.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with the Marketing Team on the creation, development and implementation of the marketing and communications plan in order to achieve event objectives
  • Help maintain day-to-day relationships with agencies and suppliers including design and creative, ticketing, print and media buying, and PR
  • Project manage digital marketing channels, creating and delivering content across:

Website – manage and update appropriately

Email Campaigns – write, build and launch regular emails to database using our newsletter platform Dot Digital

Social Media – work closely with a social media agency to deliver a successful organic and paid social media campaign

  • Copywriting for email and print campaigns
  • Liaising with talent, venues, exhibitors and supporters to maximise third-party marketing
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure all deadlines are met and projects delivered on budget
  • Brainstorming, exploring and implementing new routes to market the events
  • Respond to visitor enquiries received by email and social media
Skills, Attributes and Experience

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Proactive and able to work both well as part of a team and independently
  • Strong copywriting and creative skills
  • Have an eye for detail
  • An eye for design and Photoshop/ Canva experience preferable
  • Experience in building and sending emails in Email Marketing platform ‘DotDigital’ or other similar platform
  • Time Management skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with all team members (from the most junior to the most senior)
  • Strong Interpersonal skills, excellent communicator and a sensitive approach to customer enquiries
  • Word, Powerpoint and Excel skills and knowledge
  • The ability to be able to raise and manage purchase orders is preferable
  • PR and/or Social Media related experience or knowledge is preferable

This is the perfect opportunity for a driven marketeer with digital know-how, to develop their skills and work as part of a successful and dynamic team within a treasured brand.

Timings and process

Start date for employment: immediate the successful applicant must be available to start, unless signified in the application process.

Closing date for applications: on going

To apply for this role please email with your CV and cover letter.

Content Roles

To apply for this role please email with your CV and cover letter.

Volunteering is a gateway to making unforgettable friends while getting free entry to the UK’s most friendly festival! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to camping and looking to do something different, you can join our volunteer team and experience the festival whilst working behind the scenes. Volunteering at CarFest means you become part of a community that is exciting, kind and passionate about raising money for children’s charities.

The role you take on depends on the needs of the festival. This can include: supporting Feature Managers in the food, hospitality, children/family areas and stages or helping behind the scenes of the festival activities. All you need to do is complete your shifts & have a great time!

You can work with friends & family - The more the merrier! For adults 18+ we can’t guarantee that your roles will be in the same location, but we will try our best to ensure that you will be working at the same times so you can enjoy your time off together. Please make sure you add the full names of your friends on your application, exactly as they have spelt their name on their application. For families, we do ensure to have them working at the same location, especially if a child is under 18 years old (please note that children must be over 10 years old and accompanied by an adult).

CarFest encourages applications from deaf and disabled people. Assistance will be offered to those who wish to apply.

To apply for this role please email with your CV and cover letter.

The best festivals in the world need the best staff. Whether you’ve never been to a festival and are looking to try something new, or if you’re a regular attendee after an opportunity to see it from behind the scenes - there's a volunteer role to suit you. Join Festaff’s volunteering team and become a wristbander.

As the first person to greet attendees, you’ll help with the processing of customers. You’ll usually be required to fit wristbands in exchange for the customer’s ticket, keeping all the stubs and bands secure to tally at the end of your shift.

Volunteering applications open on the 1st February 2023