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Facilities Assistant

Students’ Union

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 October 2023
Reference:  2419223SU

Up to £22,843 pro rata per annum (£11.91 - £12.52 per hour) 

28 hours per week - permanent position working a rotating shift system which includes working evenings and weekends up to 23:00


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual wishing to become a Facilities Assistant.  The role is primarily 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 facilities, setting up facilities for bookings and events, and maintaining and enhancing our spaces. 

This is a manual role, including working at height, manual handling, and low-level technical work.  You will be an integral part of the team that delivers a wide range of activities, events, and bookings for our students and staff throughout the year.  

You will respond to any queries that arise during your shift, 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 manage situations that may arise, including first aid, security, and fire warden training.  You will be proficient to carry out hands-on duties including painting and basic DIY-type jobs to continually improve our facilities.


About Us:

We are the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU). Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students and our vision is that every students loves their time at Southampton.

As an employer, we offer a range of benefits:

  • Holiday of 24 days per annum (pro rata). In addition, there are six closure holiday days during Easter and Christmas and eight bank holidays.
  • Defined contributions pension scheme where we contribute 10%.
  • Discounted bus passes (UniLink and Blue Star) and a cycle scheme

To find out more, visit our website here


To Apply:

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you have the skills detailed in our job description, then we would love you to get in touch by sending your CV and a covering letter by clicking on 'Apply Now'.

For additional information before submitting your application, please contact Paul Davie, Chief Operating Officer (


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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