Learn more about what it’s like to work at DHP Family from the people who run the show, and take a look at our current vacancies.
Different Hitting Perks

Working for DHP comes with heaps of perks! If you’re looking to join the fam it’s probably because, just like us, you love great music, excellent live events, fun nights in world class venues, and decent drinks. As a member of our team, you’ll get access to our 50% Employee discount programme on drinks in our venues and free guestlist places to gigs within our venues!

On top of that, our staff parties are second to none. Funded by the company, we host seasonal events to make sure everyone gets to have a great time together, as well as putting on an annual awards night to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our staff throughout the year.

Flexible and fun

At DHP Family we strive to ensure that employee flexibility works both ways which relies on mutual trust.

Office-based staff have options to split time between working from home and our fantastic (dog-friendly!) office space within the Lace Market of Nottingham, which is filled with a fab team of music lovers.

We offer a minimum of 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising with service, access to Wagestream, the financial wellbeing platform built by charities, and also have a cycle to work scheme that you can take advantage of.

Helping you grow

At DHP we value our people and want to help them grow and develop alongside us. We offer extensive training to new recruits in all areas of the business, from bar training to management training – we want to help you build your career in music and hospitality!

There are countless stories of people rising through the ranks at DHP in our venues and in our live team, we’re immensely proud of all of them and are always on the lookout for the next top talent.

Read some of our staff stories below…

Everyone’s invited

People make a party, and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to join ours.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join DHP Family. We particularly encourage applications from women, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the music industry.

Meet The Family!

Hear from some of our current team about their careers and what they love about the music industry.

Patrick Somers

Senior Promotions Manager

I’m a Senior Promotions Manager at DHP, currently based at Nottingham’s illustrious Rescue Rooms. I was an avid gig-goer from age 14. My journey with DHP started when I moved to Bristol in 2006 and  noticed an ad looking for staff for a music venue called Thekla which was re-opening.

DHP is an enjoyable place to work. It’s a tight-knit company, still fiercely independent in it’s ethos, which is something I can connect with. We have a lot of creative freedom in the promotions department with our venues’ programming and marketing which is something I relish and I think wouldn’t be the case in similar businesses… and we aren’t averse to changing things for the better!

Lavinia Calamai

Promotions Coordinator

I am Italian born, living in Bristol. My two big passions have always been Marketing and Events, so I feel grateful to do what I love every day. Outside work, I run LGBTQ+ house & techno events and a female-led agency & management company focused on supporting female, non-binary & LGBTQ+ artists.

DHP is one of the best businesses I’ve been part of. I admire how much the company invests in staff, with training, support & rewards, and the care & interest in improving diversity & inequality. As a queer foreign woman, I’ve had to face many challenges, so I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and bring my own perspective to my job every day.

Charlie Howarth


I’ve been a designer at DHP Family for just over 5 years! I started behind the bar at The Bodega, I was keen on bar work for its flexibility and relaxed environment. I’d been going to the Bodega a lot around that time for gigs and club nights, so it was nice to feel a part of it.

I enjoy working at DHP for the quality of work we get to do. Working in the entertainment industry always brings pleasant surprises in terms of the kind of work you get. One minute you could be designing materials for a venue rebrand or club night, and the next you’re making a toilet sign. I like the variety.

Thinking about starting a career in music, events or hospitality?

We’re always on the lookout for awesome people who love music and making sure our customers a great time as much as we do. If you’re on the lookout for a new role or a career change and think we’d be the perfect fit for you, take a look at our current job vacancies and get in touch!

Jess Lonie

General Manager at Rescue Rooms

I started working as Bar Staff at Rescue Rooms & Stealth in 2014, after graduating I wanted to stay with DHP and worked up to Assistant Manager, then Deputy General Manager of Rock City, moved back to Stealth as General Manager and will soon be back at Rescue Rooms as General Manager!

My advice to anyone wanting to get into this industry is to talk to as many people as possible – everyone is human and likes a friendly conversation. DHP has so many opportunities, I am a prime example of how many different things one person can do, and the fact that I’ve got to where I am from working on a bar is still unbelievable to me.

Alessandro Perocca

Deputy General Manager at Oslo

I truly feel like DHP not only has provided me with a great working opportunity but it has also invested in my development, allowing me time to grow in a challenging industry while also enabling me to meet some of the most talented people I have worked with. Coming from Italy with little knowledge about business and hospitality, I was supported and mentored into finding my own strengths and leading style.

I like working at DHP because I was always allowed to be myself and from the very beginning felt like someone cared about what I was doing. I like DHP because it’s a family and whenever I needed understanding, someone from that big family was there to listen.

Clementine McIntosh

Promotions Coordinator

I spend most of my days uploading to our socials and planning events, and my evenings getting hundreds of Nottingham’s finest into our venue for our club and bar events, looking after our amazing DJs and blowing up lots of balloons.

Working for DHP has been fab, I was welcomed so warmly. I’ve been able to have some great career opportunities here, learning new skills and seeing how Rescue Rooms operates on all sides. I’m hoping to stay on with DHP long term, and I know that it’s the type of place where I can grow and develop in a lot of different fields, so it will always stay interesting!

Adam Wood

Senior Promotions Manager

I deal with everything from creating club brands and marketing live shows, to helping them happen alongside the Venues Management Team. Nothing beats putting a good product together and watching 3000 people come to life and have the best time!

When I started with Rock City and DHP Family I knew I’d found something special. I was awestruck at the atmosphere they created, and wanted to be a part of it! I saw people above and around me really enjoying what they did and my eyes were opened to a new career path! The company values are what sets DHP apart, the whole ethos is around giving the customers the best time they can imagine!

Demi Schwartz Walsh

Deputy General Manager at Thekla

One night I was at a gig and saw people working behind the bar, just casually seeing my favourite band while they worked, and I thought maybe I could do that. I sent emails around to venues in Bristol to see if any were hiring for bar staff, Thekla picked me, and the rest, they say is history.

I like the variety my role entails, from one day repping a Nu-metal all dayer, to stock counts, to then running a Taylor Swift student club night, and everything in between. We get a large variety of events, from bands just starting up, to bands that have been around for years, from all sorts of genres. So, the job never gets old.

Will Richardson

General Manager at Rock City

My hospitality career started 15 years ago for a nightclub in my hometown. At university I worked at the SU, then stayed on as a manager. Five years and a few job changes later I joined DHP Family in 2018 as Deputy Manager at Rescue Rooms, and within around 18 months, I found myself as General Manager of Rock City.

Everyone is down to earth and your voice is both heard and listened to. There’s opportunities to get involved in projects outside your role and for internal progression, I’ve seen many people progress in the time I’ve worked here. I couldn’t recommend joining DHP enough if you’re considering a career in hospitality or events.

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