At South Coast Marquees, we’re not just another company – we’re a tight-knit, passionate family-run business dedicated to turning our clients’ event dreams into reality. Since 2005, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to delivering personalised, professional, and friendly service, paired with the highest quality marquee and event equipment available.

Our journey began when AJ, our Founder & Director, started with a modest selection of Capri marquees, catering to intimate gatherings and small-scale weddings. Fast forward nearly two decades, and South Coast Marquees now boasts a diverse offering of over 15 marquee styles and sizes, consistently erecting multiple large-scale events each week.

As we continue to grow, we’re excited to offer opportunities for driven individuals to join our crew from April through October. Moreover, we have clear expansion plans on the horizon, making this an opportune time for the right individual to join us full-time, year-round.

We’re on the lookout for ambitious, committed, and resilient individuals who embody enthusiasm, forward-thinking, and adaptability in the face of challenges. If you’re someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and enjoys overcoming obstacles with creativity and determination, we want to hear from you!

Join us at South Coast Marquees, where every day brings new opportunities to make a lasting impact on memorable events.

Check out our current vacancies

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Meet the team


Founder / Director
AJ loves the outdoors! When he’s not building marquees, you’ll find him surfing the high seas, walking Jango the Viszla or entertaining his 3 daughters.


Becki manages everything behind the scenes, so you’ll probably have spoken to her at some point.
In her spare time she loves to run and cook lots of curry.


Shaun has worked with SCM for over 3 years and returns each summer on his days off his full time job to help the crew. Shaun particularly enjoys the team events.

Our Current Vacancies

Site Manager

40ft x 80ft Celeste Traditional Pole Tent Marquee Hire
£18-25 p/hr

We are seeking an experienced Site Manager to head up our team for the season ahead. Must have at least 1yr experience.

Marquee Labourers

Image by Angela Ward-Brown
£12-£18 p/hr

April – October Marquee Labourers needed for busy summer season!

Why Join Our Team?

In return for hard work and dedication, we offer our workers great benefits too!

At South Coast Marquees, we prioritise the well-being and satisfaction of our team members. Here’s how we ensure that working with us is not just a job, but a truly fulfilling experience:

  1. Competitive Salaries: We believe in fair compensation that recognises the value of our employees’ skills, experience, and contributions. Our competitive salary packages are designed to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
  2. Team Events: Building strong bonds and fostering camaraderie among our crew is essential to us. That’s why we organise a variety of team events throughout the year, from casual get-togethers to exciting outings like go-karting or laser tag. These events provide opportunities for our team to connect, have fun, and create lasting memories together.
  3. End of Season Bonus: Recognising and rewarding excellence is ingrained in our culture. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a bonus program to our employees, incentivising high performance and celebrating achievements, both individual and collective.
  4. Pension Contribution: We understand the importance of planning for the future. That’s why we provide all our workers with access to a comprehensive pension plan, ensuring that they can build a secure financial foundation for their retirement years.
  5. Holiday Pay and Statutory Sick Pay: We offer holiday pay to ensure that our team members can enjoy well-deserved time off without worrying about their finances. Additionally, we provide statutory sick pay to support our employees during times of illness, demonstrating our commitment to their health and well-being.
  6. Company Vehicle: Depending on the role, we offer the convenience and flexibility of a company vehicle, making work-related travel easier and more efficient for our team members.

Join us, and be part of a team that prioritises your success and well-being!

I enjoyed being outdoors for the summer and working with a great team of guys.


The days are long and can be tiring, but with a great crew it’s a fun environment to work in and rewarding.  Always helps when we have a cold pint in hand on a Friday!


I’ve been working with South Coast Marquees part-time for the last 4 years.  I find the work both challenging & rewarding which I like.  We work in some amazing places and meet lovely people too.


Career FAQs

We operate a 7-day-a-week schedule during the operational summer months from April – October

We do request flexibility on your schedule.

For the majority the day begins at 7 am in the warehouse

We aim to be back by 7pm. However, due to the nature of the projects we cannot leave a job unfinished.

The size of the projects vary so some days we may finish at 3pm and some days will go beyond 7pm.

Yes, we are always growing our team and making new connections.

We love great morale and we like our staff to enjoy work, so we aim to be as flexible as possible with your diary commitments. However, organisation is key to our success, so please notify us of any prior commitments.

Our work schedules change on a weekly basis depending on what’s booked in, but as a business we cover the following counties:

Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex & Surrey (sometimes Berkshire & Wiltshire)

Very rarely, for a large 2-day setup, we may take a road trip and stay overnight in a hotel. All costs are covered on such occasions and it’s great fun with the team!

We provide the following :

  • South Coast Marquees T-Shirts
  • South Coast Marquees Hooded Zip-up
  • South Coast Marquees Waterproof Jacket
  • South Coast Marquees Hi-Vis
  • South Coast Marquees Cap

We request the following :

  • Professional Work Shorts (Blue or Grey)
  • Suitable Work Shoes (hard toe cap preferred – NO trainers)
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm

We suggest the following :

  • Rucksack with 2x Spare sets of clothing
  • 2nd Breakfast | Snacks | 2nd Lunch…and maybe a 3rd

We use company vehicles to transport the kit to each site. These have between 3-5 seats so you’ll either be a driver or a passenger, depending on the role you have applied for.

We begin and end the day at the warehouse. You are required to make your own way there and back.

On a straight forward day we aim for the following :

  • 15 minutes in the morning
  • 30 minutes for lunch
  • 15 minutes in the afternoon

However, our schedules can be varied (Small projects | Large Projects | Travel Time) so break times may vary.

Absolutely! We all have so much fun! And some of the locations we work at are amazing.

3rd of each month via BACS

We allow the use of phones on-site within reason and do not currently operate a strict policy, however, we request you be part of a team. Excessive use of the phone can affect team morale.

We have a fantastic app that tracks hours with transparency for both you and us. We can both see, in real time, the exact hours that you have worked.

We have a long-term vision for growth at South Coast Marquees so we are always on the lookout for suitable candidates with the enthusiasm to join our journey.

We will notice your strong work ethic, dedication, and potential. If you can prove a commitment and show a strong understanding of our mission we will always be open to discussions for Full-Time work where possible.

We predominantly cater for weddings & large events. This means that come rain or shine (or snow or heatwave…!), the show must go on!

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”

Yes, we work in all weather conditions.

Our common schedule is as follows : (with highlighted points)

Monday: Take Down & Cleaning

Tuesday: Take Down & Cleaning

Wednesday: Build Day
Our longer Days | Main Structures

Thursday: Build Day
Our longer Days | Main Structures

Friday: Finishing Day
Reduced crew | Day Off | Small But Important Jobs

Saturday: Event Staff (Individuals or Pairs)
If Needed | Day off

Sunday: Take Down (Medium Size Crews)
If Needed | Our shorter Days | Cleaning | Day Off

Ask them to get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us on 07792439439

We’re very friendly here 😊 Just send us a message and ask us a question