Assistant Manager - Catering

Close of applications: 09:00 15th June 2021

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Salary based on SUSU's Pay Band D with a full-time equivalent salary of £23,067 to £25,217 subject to experience.

35 hours per week.

The Role

As the Assistant Manager for Catering at SUSU, you'll be part of a fast-paced social enterprise team working to deliver our food and beverage offer. You'll engage with our customers and deliver compelling and high-quality food  offers, manage a team that delivers excellent service and standards in all food and beverage outlets, and be accountable for delivering the planned programme of trading activity for our catering. You will also be expected to work as Duty Manager on specified duty manager shifts. 

About You

It's essential that you hold an NVQ Level 2 or above in Food Preparation and cooking, or equivalent City & Guilds qualification, and have demonstrable, high-quality experience in hands-on catering and product development. You should have experience in delivering hands-on training to members of a team, be able to work under pressure, and hold, or be willing to achieve, a Food Hygiene Level 3 certificate. A full driving licence would be an advantage but not essential. You can find the full Person Specification within the Role Profile attached.


The Company

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members.  We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organisation who have approximately 85 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.


What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience. 


Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you within your role, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 

  • Annual leave of 34 days, rising to 38 days’ per year, including a week at Christmas and Easter (including public holidays)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (10% employer contribution and 6% employee)
  • Attractive contractual family leave options after 6-months service for new parents
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment (including 40% off cinema), eating out, retail and travel
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365 applications on your device
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • A beautiful campus, with on-site commercial outlets

APPLY NOW. To apply, please click 'Apply Now' and send us your CV and cover letter.

Closing Date and Time: 11th June 2021 at 9am

Interviews week commencing 21st June 2021. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

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.