Hotel Driver / Catering Assistant job at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Domains and facilities

Location: Campus Highfield
Salary: £19,241 per year
Full time, permanent
Closing Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Date of interview: be confirmed
Reference: 1861122TD-R2

The Campus Kitchen is the University of Southampton’s in-house catering service. We facilitate a host of services across the University to include the provision of food in catering halls, retail catering outlets on all campuses and a delivered catering service for all hospitality requirements. Our goal is to provide a five-star catering service, meeting a wide range of needs and requirements and enhancing the experience of staff, students and visitors on campus.

Learn more about the services we offer here.

The role

You will provide high levels of customer service through food and beverage delivery and service across campus. Daily duties will involve preparing delivered catering boxes to include equipment, hot/cold beverages and food, assisting with basic food preparation, deliveries and collections in a company vehicle, cleaning duties, operation of basic kitchen and dishwashing equipment, assistance with set-up, service and clean-up of conference and hospitality events as required.

Hours of work are full-time, but part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate. You will need to be flexible in terms of working hours which will include some evenings and weekends as part of the regular work week, rotation patterns are on a 5 day per week basis.

Additional work benefits include time off during the Easter and Christmas period due to university closing days, public holidays and a 36 hour working week. Lunch is offered to all members of the catering team subject to a spending limit.

About you

You will be a highly motivated, friendly and proactive individual who takes pride in your work and prioritizes customer experience above all else. You will strive to ensure excellent service standards and thrive when working as part of a team. You must be prepared to work overtime and offer greater flexibility during peak periods: September to November, graduation weeks and open houses.

You ideally have experience in both delivery management and customer relations. Good knowledge of food and drink would be an advantage.

What can we offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive pay rates. Our main benefits include membership in a pension plan; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closing days and public holidays) and excellent family leave provisions (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here

As a university, we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in promoting a culture of inclusion, respect and equal opportunity. We believe that we can only truly achieve our goals if we reflect society, which is why we are passionate about creating a work environment where you are free to devote yourself fully to the work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities; people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would especially welcome applications from candidates from the working class, first-generation higher education, Global South and other underrepresented groups.

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We pay particular attention to candidates who wish to work flexibly and to those who have interrupted their career.

For an informal discussion, please contact Cath Lambros or Adam Norris on 02380 594570.

  • If you are successful in this role, your job title will be Delivered Catering Assistant.

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 1861122TD on all correspondence.

This advertisement may be closed earlier if we nominate a suitable candidate before the closing date, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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