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Residences General Assistant


Location:  Halls
Salary:   £15,842 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Permanent (28 hours)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 December 2018
Interview Date:   Wednesday 19 December 2018
Reference:  1088618TD

We are recruiting a permanent part time General Assistant role in our Residential Services department, within the Facilities team.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we continue to develop our portfolio of over 6,700 rooms, instigating a new refurbishment plan, along with continued development of our halls offering to enhance the student experience. You will be part of a team who support the smooth running of our Halls of Residence providing an excellent customer service to our students and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be working primarily in our Wessex Lane Hub, including Wessex Lane and City Gateway Halls of Residence, but may include work at other Residential sites, and our main campus as required.

The main responsibilities for this role include:

  • The movement of furniture/equipment across the sites, storage and monitoring of stock
  • Carrying out routine and scheduled safety inspections including Room Inspections
  • Assisting with post/parcel duties, and responding to lock outs and fire alarms as required 
  • Project work as delegated by the Residential Service Supervisor/Residential Services Management team

Working as part of a small team providing services to students living in Halls of Residences, you will need to be reliable with a strong customer focus. Basic PC skills, including the use of email will be required. 

A full driving licence is required for this post.

The position offers a 28 hour/week contract working a 10am-6pm shift pattern with occasional shifts between 8am-4pm and 9am-5pm to meet business needs. You will also be expected to be available for occasional weekend and evening working particularly during our peak weekends in July and September.

To find out more about our Residential Services Team please have a look at our website at

Please note, in addition to the salary stated in the contract the University currently provides a non-contractual supplement to roles at this level to bring them in line with the Living Wage rate of £9.00 per hour. 

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1088618TD on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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