Stewarding Team

Stewarding Teams

Our Stewards are crucial in ensuring the event runs smoothly and is a safe and secure place for everyone. The team directs and co-ordinates delegates, volunteers, contractors and suppliers around the site, so we are looking for people who are confident, reliable, decisive, calm under pressure and able to do all this with a smile! 

Our teams work in shifts, the nature of which will vary depending on which of the four Stewarding teams you apply for: 

General/Day Stewarding

This team covers the bulk of the site (including some seminar venues) and involves ensuring safety and assisting in any way to help things run smoothly between 8am and midnight. Stewards need to be polite, friendly and outgoing, good at communicating clearly, calm under pressure and able to be assertive if necessary.

Each team rotates across various shift times, covering a range of different duties. This system gives everyone variety, as well as ensuring that duties are fairly distributed. You will be advised your shift team and times before the event starts.

  • Hours: 8 hours per day (on average) on a rotating shift pattern, made available prior to the event.
  • Skills/attributes: You will spend much of your time standing/walking outside (whatever the weather), so warm clothing, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and stamina are essential!
  • Age: 16+

Please note that Arena, Impact, Hungry and The Loft have their own teams, separate from the Stewarding team. 

Site Services

Site Services form the central hub of communication for everything that happens on site, supporting delegates with any site issues and co-ordinating the functions of contractors and all other teams on site, ensuring the smooth running of the event. There is the opportunity for one person to work permanent nights to provide continuity throughout the events. Applicants for this specific role should ideally have served at least one year as a Site Services Steward. If you would like to be considered for this role, please indicate your interest in the first box on your application.

  • Hours: 8 hours per day (on average) on a rotating shift pattern between 8am and midnight, available to team members prior to the event. Each team member is also required to work a night shift (midnight until 8am) with time off in lieu.
  • Skills/attributes: Smiles, empathy, grace, good and clear communication skills, good record keeping skills, confidence and calmness under pressure. You will also need a good working knowledge of an event site, either as a delegate or ideally as a steward, although this is not a condition of acceptance to the team.
  • Age: 18+

Gate Stewarding 

The main duties involve controlling access to the site via the showground Main Gate and dealing with deliveries. All official visitors will enter the site via the Main Gate, so this is a very important role. It includes providing a friendly welcome, directing and helping people as they arrive, checking tickets and directing traffic.

  • Hours: 8 hours per day (on average) on a rotating shift pattern, made available prior to the event.
  • Skills/attributes: You will spend much of your time standing outside (whatever the weather), so warm clothing, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and stamina are essential!
  • Age: Ideally 18+, but 16-18s considered.

 

Night Stewarding 

This team ensures the safety of the site, venues and delegates throughout the night. Ideally, you will have served previously as a General Steward. You will spend most of your time outside walking the site. Duties include enforcing the ‘Silent Hours’ (curfew) protocol. Team members patrol the site on foot and communicate regularly with Site Services on Night Duty, who will complete a comprehensive Night Log. Should a disturbance or emergency occur, the Night Stewarding Team Leader will decide what further assistance needs to be summoned. If you apply for the Night Stewarding Team, please indicate your preference for either ‘twilight’ or ‘late’ in the first box on your application. Due to the limited number of places available, we cannot guarantee your first preference.

  • Hours: The ‘twilight’ team operates between 7pm and 2am. The overlapping ‘late’ team operates between midnight and 8am.
  • Skills/attributes: You will spend much of your time standing/walking outside (whatever the weather), so warm clothing, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and stamina are essential!
  • Age: 18+
 

 
Expectation for team members

Those who volunteer for New Wine teams at United do so based on their Christian profession and way of life. As a team volunteer, your conduct on site is expected to be consistent with New Wine's ethos and understanding of the teaching of the New Testament.

Part of New Wine’s ethos is our adherence to the Evangelical Alliance (EA) basis of faith and in submitting your team application you are acknowledging your acceptance to do the same.

For more general information about teams and how to apply, click here.