University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Operations Administrator

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Operations Administrator Students' Union

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £21,735 to £23,757 Closing Date: Monday 18 December 2023 Reference: 2524723SU

The Role

We are looking for someone to join our team at SUSU to provide administrative support across the various parts of our operations directorate.

You will work with the Social Enterprise, Finance and Front of House teams, helping each of them to run as effectively as possible.

Working with the Social Enterprise team will mostly focus on entry and management of stock and allergens. Finance will be centered on invoicing and financial transactions. The Front of House support will be concentrating on the administration of event bookings.

Your time split across the teams will approximately be 60% Social Enterprise, 20% Finance and 20% Front of House.

About You

You will have very strong attention to detail as accuracy is vital to each of the functions you will be completing for Social Enterprise, Finance and Front of House.

This role requires strong written and verbal communication skills, and you will work with a wide range of people and departments, each with different requirements and priorities.

SUSU is a fast paced and ever-changing organisation so you will need to be able to react and work with the team to prioritise effectively to ensure tasks are completed on time.

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.

    Apply Now

    You can easily apply using your CV and covering letter by clicking on 'Apply Now'.

    For additional information before submitting your application, please contact Gary Smith, Head of Social Enterprise ([email protected])

    Please note, applications will be reviewed throughout the advert posting and you may be contacted for interview prior to the closing date.

    Should a high number of applications be received, this posting may be closed prior to the closing date.

    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.


    Job details


    Operations Administrator


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 18, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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