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Assistant Retail Manager

Students’ Union

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,750 to £27,878
Closing Date:  Monday 02 October 2023
Reference:  2425823SU


The Role

This role would be ideal for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about Customer Service in the retail environment. SUSU Shop is located at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus. We are a busy, independent convenience shop which caters for Students and Staff of the university as well as residents. The successful candidate will also be involved with operations of our merchandise shop (The Locker).

If you would like to help shape our students’ university experience and work for an organization that puts its members first, then this role would be perfect for you.

SUSU values work life balance and on top of your annual leave you will enjoy time off during closure days over Easter and Christmas. There will be some evening and weekend shifts, but these will be less frequent than those in most other retail environments.


About You

You will have experience within a customer service environment including supervising or managing small teams. You will have a positive attitude and must enjoy working in an ever-changing environment. You will be willing to learn and listen to new ideas especially those that come from our student membership. You should be committed to sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion as these are key to us as a Student Union. You should be approachable and happy to work with our core staff and students alike.


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 student loves their time at Southampton.

As an employer, we offer a range of benefits:

  • Holiday of 24 days per annum. 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


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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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