Venues Manager

Close of applications: 23:59, 21 August 2022

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The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for two venues within the Students’ Union, The Stag’s and Below Deck. The Stag’s is our SU pub and trades all year round. It’s famous for Thursday night karaoke and screening all the biggest sporting events. We are developing the lunch time service to make Stag’s a venue that is busy all day long. Below Deck is the bar that supplies our multi-purpose space, The Cube. Events that that place there include club nights, charity events, cinema screenings and more. You will be responsible for a core team of permanent staff as well as a large pool of student staff. The SU is a not-for-profit organisation, so all revenue generated goes back into funding student union activities.

About You

You will be an experienced operator in licenced trade with a strong knowledge of food. You should be passionate about customer service and have a track record of driving the highest level of standards. You should have experience of managing a large and diverse team and be able to motivate them and engage equally well with them all. You will need to be able to demonstrate your ability in managing high-volume, large-scale events and well as build upon areas of opportunity. The operations we run require you to have a strong knowledge of Health & Safety, Risk & Compliance, and licensing laws.

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 30 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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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.