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General Assistant

Residential Facilities

Location:  Halls - Mayflower
Salary:   £19,863 to £20,134 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2070322FB

We are recruiting for two permanent, full time General Assistant roles in our Residential Services department, within the Facilities team.

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 Mayflower Halls site, but may include work at other Residential sites including Small Halls and our University Houses, plus main campus and other sites 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 and fire alarm attendance
  • 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, flexible and enthusiastic, with a strong customer focus.

Basic PC skills, including the use of email will be required. A full driving licence is not essential but desired for this post.

The position offers a 36 hour/week contract working between the hours of 8am and 8pm, with shifts more generally being 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm and 10am-6pm 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 http://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/accommodation.page.  If you would like more information about the recruitment process please email hr@soton.ac.uk, quoting the vacancy reference number in the subject line of your message.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 2070322FB on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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