Retail Assistant

Close of applications: 17:00 31st December 2020

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Please note: these roles are only open to University of Southampton students. 

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, service-orientated individuals to join our team of student support staff.

Our Service Assistant role will involve you working flexibly across different areas of our SUSU service, so you will have the opportunity to be cross-trained and develop experience in different disciplines. We are currently looking specifically for support staff to work across:

  • Bars
  • Catering
  • Retail

Initially, recruitment will be for the areas described above, however as we slowly begin to open other services after COVID-19 this may change and more opportunities may open. You will work alongside our permanent, core staff and you can find a description of the areas further below.

We are refreshing our services and our delivery with a view to establishing an exciting, inclusive, and supportive work environment that aligns with the overall mission, values and strategic plan of SUSU. At the heart of this is a passion for quality and friendly customer service. We offer flexible working opportunities with hours to suit you and your studies.

Food & Beverage (Bars and Catering)

Our popular Food & Beverage outlets are a great way to be busy and meet a variety of people – delivering a friendly and personal service to our many regular customers and ensuring that new customers want to return. Working across The Bridge and The Stags provides a busy food and drink service environment from food preparation through to serving alcoholic drinks through to till operation and clearing up.


Working in the SUSU Shop will see you provide a great level of service to our customers in a busy retailing environment: everything from handling and managing stock, replenishing shelves and displays through to working the busy tills and maintaining a clean and organised shop – all with a smile on your face.

Interested? Click ‘Apply now’ to fill out an application form!

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer which 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. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

Please note that we do not have vacancies available throughout the year. Once you submit an application, we will keep your details on file for a year, but this does not guarantee that you will receive an interview.