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Area Supervisor (Full Time)

Hours: 18:00 15th June to 05:00 16th June
Pay: £110 for the night

The role of Area Supervisor is one of leadership, management and responsibility. You will be responsible for the supervision of all workers in your assigned area of the Ball including registering workers on and off shifts, instructing workers in your area, and acting as the point of contact between the workers and the Personnel Officers/other Committee members. You must be approachable, proactive and enthusiastic about leading your team of workers to help make the Ball as enjoyable and safe for our guests as possible.

General Workers (Full Time)

Hours: 19:00 15th June to 05:00 16th June
Pay: £80 for the night


You will be responsible for keeping the area of the Ball clean and tidy. This involves litter-picking, maintaining the bathrooms, and dealing with spillages and breakages.


Assisting the contracted security staff to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests. Includes dealing with potential gate-crashers and matters of health and safety.

Ents runners

Assisting the Ents officers in putting on the best show possible. This involves direct engagement with acts and equipment. You must be well-organised, prepared to respond and adapt quickly to any situation, have a friendly demeanour and be comfortable engaging with our acts.

Cloakroom workers

Responsible for organisation and manning of the cloakroom services at the May Ball. You must be incredibly reliable and organised to maintain an effective and efficient cloakroom system for our guests.

Food & Drink Worker

Work directly with the Food & Drink officers in ensuring the needs of food and drink stalls and staff are met; replenishing free standing stalls, keeping stalls neat and checking in with professional stalls. Must have good interpersonal skills, and be well organised in maintaining the tidiness and running of food and drink areas.


You will be required to be flexible in the range of jobs you perform during the Ball as you could be called upon to fulfil any of the roles listed above. You must be adaptable and willing to learn new skills quickly.

You will be asked for your preferred role(s) in the application form, but there is no guarantee of getting your first choice. You will be told which role you have been assigned should you get a job.

General Workers (Half-on/Half-off)

Hours: All (19:00–21:00), First-half (21:00–01:00), Second-half (01:00–05:00)
Pay: Free entry to the May Ball for the half not working

The same roles are available for half-on/half-off workers as full-time workers as detailed above. You can express your preference for which half you wish to work in your application.

Please note that second-half workers will be prohibited from consuming alcohol during the first half of the Ball. Any worker violating this policy will not have their cheque deposits returned to them.

Clear-up Workers

Hours: 05:00 16th June for a maximum of three hours
Pay: £30

Your role will involve working with Committee members to clear up after the Ball. You must be flexible and prepared to perform a variety of tasks as directed by the Committee. Half Workers are encouraged to apply!

Important Notes

You will be asked upon receiving a job offer to hand in to Homerton College a signed contract, two £65 cheques (as a deposit; these will not be cashed unless the contract is broken), a payment details form, and a copy of your passport. You will be emailed further regarding when and exactly where these must be given.

Please note that all workers (except clear-up) are expected to attend a compulsory fire safety meeting provisionally set to be in the beginning of Easter Term. You will be paid an additional £15 for your time (up to two hours). Failure to attend will mean that you will not be allowed to work on the night of the ball, and one or both of your cheques will be cashed.

You may be invited for an interview depending on the number of applicants, and job role (supervisors will be interviewed for sure). Interviews will take place in late January and early February. You will be notified of the details.

The Ball starts at 21:00, but you are requested to arrive by 19:00 (18:00 if you are a supervisor) for a briefing, including a site tour, and recap of fire safety. All workers will receive 2×30-minute breaks during the night.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Personnel Officers, Jasmin and Rachael via email. Also, make sure to visit and like our Facebook page.