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General Assistant

Residential Facilities

Location:  Halls - Wessex Lane
Salary:   £21,197 to £21,630 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2149023FB

We are recruiting two permanent full time General Assistant roles 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 improve 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 and fire alarm attendance
  • Assisting with post/parcel duties, and responding to lock outs and fire alarms as required 
  • Responding to fire alarms across site and report and escalate as appropriate
  • 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 required for this post.

The position offers a 36 hour/week contract working a rotating 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm shift pattern 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.

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.

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.

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote reference 2149023FB 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. 

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