Post, Goods In and Portering Operative

Southampton, United Kingdom
£20,400 to £21,630 Per annum
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,400 to £21,630 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 09 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2087122TD

Our Post and Portering team are responsible for several tasks that contribute to the smooth running of the University. We operate the post room, goods in, delivery services and Portering which includes Lifting and Shifting items between different locations across the University Campus’s. We work with online booking systems to ensure a timely and effective service to our colleagues and students across the University community.

About the Role: 

Forming part of a hardworking and supportive team who mentor each other to maximise the skills available within the team, this role is Integral in the delivery of an efficient Postal, Portering and Goods-In service. The role is responsible for operating computerised systems including but not limited to Franking machines, handheld devices, desk top PCs and Inputting any required data accurately onto out online systems. Receiving goods in and routing them to the correct location within the agreed timescales, delivering items, moving heavy items between buildings and sites, and booking couriers are just some of the tasks this varied role involves. 

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm with a half hour lunch break. 

About You: 

You will have some experience of working in a similar role ideally using relevant computerised systems. You will be a strong team player with the ability to use your initiative and problem solve when required and demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer service. You will have a basic understanding of safe working practices including manual handling and be able to drive vehicles of various types and sizes up to but NOT including HGV. 

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. 

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 Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 2087122TD on all correspondence. 

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