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Hospitality Driver / Catering Assistant

Estates & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £19,241 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1861122TD

The Campus Kitchen is the University of Southampton’s in house catering service. We facilitate a multitude of services across the University to include the provision of food in catered halls, retail catering outlets across all campuses and a delivered catering service for all hospitality requirements. Our aim is to deliver a five-star food service, catering for a wide range of needs and requirements and enhancing the experience for staff, students and visitors on campus.

Find out more about the services we offer here.

The role

You will be delivering high levels of customer service through the delivery and service of food and beverage across campus. Daily duties will involve the preparation of delivered catering boxes to include equipment, hot/cold drinks and food, assisting with basic food preparation, making deliveries and collections in a company vehicle, cleaning duties, operation of basic kitchen and plate-washing equipment, assisting with the set-up, service and clear down of conference and hospitality events as appropriate.

The working hours are on a full-time basis. You will need to be flexible in terms of working hours which will include some evenings and weekends as part of the regular working week, rota patterns are on a 5 days out of 7 basis.

Additional working benefits include time off over the Easter and Christmas period due to University Closure days, bank holidays and a 36 hour working week.

About you
You will be a highly motivated, friendly and proactive individual who takes pride in their work and prioritises the customer experience above everything else. You will strive to ensure excellent service standards and thrive when working as part of a team. You must be prepared to work extra hours and provide further flexibility during busy periods: September to November, Graduation weeks and Open days.

Ideally you will have some experience both in delivery driving and a customer facing role. A good knowledge of food and beverage would be advantageous.

What we can offer you
Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

  • If you are successful in this role your job title will be Delivered Catering Assistant.

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 Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1861122TD on all correspondence. 

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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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