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Facilities Assistant

Students’ Union

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Friday 02 July 2021
Reference:  1385021SU

Facilities Assistant

£17,682 to £18,709 pro rata, subject to experience - 35 hours per week - permanent position working a rotating shift system which includes working evenings and weekends up to 11pm.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual wishing to become a Facilities Assistant with The University of Southampton Students’ Union.  The role is based at the Students’ Union on the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. 

The Role

In this role you will be part of the Facilities team looking after the security of our Union premises, be involved in front of house activities such as setting up meeting rooms for bookings and events, this will involve undertaking heavy physical work by set deadlines.  You will provide guidance to our support staff receptionists and deal with any queries that come up ensuring that you and the Students’ Union deliver the highest standards of service to our members.  The role will require you to undertake training to deal with situations that may arise across our premises, which will include first aid and fire warden training and be proficient to carry out hands-on duties including painting and basic DIY-type jobs. 

About You

You will have great interpersonal skills and understand the importance of excellent customer service while possessing the determination to present the premises at their best at all times.  If you have the energy and drive to join this small team dedicated to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment which makes a real difference to the lives of our students, then we want to hear from you 

The Company

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members.  We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services, and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organisation who have approximately 80 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.

 What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience.  

Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you to become a Facilities Assistant, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay.  

  • Annual leave of 20 days per year, rising annually to 24 days pro rata, including a week at Christmas and Easter (including public holidays)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (10% employer contribution and 6% employee)
  • Attractive contractual family leave options after 6-months service for new parents
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment (including 40% off cinema), eating out, retail and travel
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365 applications on your device
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • A beautiful campus, with on-site commercial outlets

 Apply now

To apply for this position, please visit our website and send in your CV and cover letter on the relevant job listing.

Closing Date and Time:   2nd July 2021 at 9am

Interviews provisionally week commencing 12 July 2021

Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview. 

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer that values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.

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