Senior Administrator

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £30,497 per annum
27 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 17 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1875122TD-R

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

Find out more about the services we offer here

The role

This a unique and varied administrative role where no two days will be the same. Responsible for managing catering booking systems and reviewing digital procedures. Providing detailed advice and guidance on catering provisions for internal and external customers, managing the content for the catering loyalty app and resolving any system issues appropriately, carrying out data analysis and creating menus are just some of the tasks this role would be involved with.

The working hours are on a full-time basis Monday - Friday, hours of work can be flexible. 

About you

You will be a highly motivated, friendly, and proactive individual with an understanding of catering services and hospitality within a large team in a complex organisation with a multitude of services. You will have strong administrative skills and be able to confidently use online systems and Microsoft office. Able to plan and prioritise a busy workload as well as plan and deliver administrative projects over several months such as an event. You must be prepared to work extra hours during busy periods: October to December, Graduation weeks and Open days.

What we can offer you 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (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 fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to 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 Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1875122TD on all correspondence.

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