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We're the Students' Union at the University of Greenwich. Our job is to ensure all 20,000 Greenwich students thrive and succeed while at University.

We can't do it alone - it's all thanks to the hard work of our full-time staff and part-time student staff members. 

To reward our staff, we have the following benefits:
discounts at Students' Union outlets, flexible working, pension scheme and much more.

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We offer challenging, fulfilling work with a commitment to personal development in highly flexible, supportive environments.

Career jobs

 

We're a fantastic place to work. Below are the current opportunities available. Career positions are ideal for graduates and those looking for career opportunities. 

Working for us is rewarding and full of benefits. Our values are empowering, courageous, dedicated, trusted and approachable. If you share our values, apply for one of our career roles.

 

 

Operations and Events Manager

Click here to read the Job Description.

Contract: Full-time (37 hours per week)

Salary: £30,000-£32,000 (dependant on experience) - includes London Weighting, per annum full-time

Location: Dreadnought building, Greenwich campus and Southwood Site, Avery Hill. Occasional travel to Medway campus.

*Please note some late night and evening work will be required. A personal licence is a mandatory requirement.*

We’re looking for an Operations and Events Manager to oversee all operations within Greenwich Students' Union outlets (Lower Deck, Village Shop and Merchandise) and lead the operational planning and execution of all external venue hire for the new 500 capacity basement venue.

This role will suit someone looking to come out of the full-time front of house service and wishes to further their career in operational management at a senior manager level. You will come from a bars/venue background and/or operational events service and have an understanding of budgets and stock control.

Key Responsibilities
•    To have overall responsibility for the effective management of all outlets and ensure the Students’ Union and the University maintains its premium reputation.
•    To take responsibility for and ensure that the highest standards are always achieved with specific reference to food, service and presentation.
•    To ensure excellent presentation standards of the areas and to deal proactively with maintenance issues and ensure good housekeeping.
•    To react quickly to changing business patterns and actively manage business costs.
•    Ensure adequate staffing levels throughout the day and evening whilst ensuring labour is cost-effective and within budget.
•    Ensure robust stock control methods are in place.
•    Ensure adequate wastage procedures are in place.
•    Ensure exceptional levels of food hygiene and cleanliness are maintained in the outlets at all times
•    Ensure the licences are adhered to at all times.
•    Ensure all events/functions are managed effectively and that clients receive the highest standards of customer care.
•    To deputise in the absence of the Head of Commercial Services and Enterprise.


Greenwich Students' Union
At GSU turn over is £1m through our not-for-profit commercial services. These provide services to students, staff and the local Greenwich population. We provide students at the University of Greenwich and their partner colleges with social spaces to study, make friends, and have fun.

Additionally, the profit generated through our varied income portfolio is invested back into the SU support services for students. We are a Living Wage Employer and a large employer of students putting money back in their pockets to support the cost of studying and living in London.

We have recently moved into the heart of the Old Royal Naval College campus and opened a new 500 capacity venue called Lower Deck and a coffee shop called Change. The Operations and Events Manager will be responsible for assisting the Head of Commercial and Enterprise in developing the current offer and controlling all costs associated. They will also play a key role in developing our new external events company that works alongside the student offer to increase revenue for the not-for-profit charity. 

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Recruitment closes: Sunday 9th February, 23:59 – applications must be in by midnight Monday 10th February

Interview Date: commence 17th February, may be w/c 24th February

 

TO APPLY

To apply for this role please submit a CV, a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements and the Equal Opportunities form to sureception@gre.ac.uk.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Georgina Roffey, Head of Commercial (g.roffey@gre.ac.uk).

 

Student jobs

Student positions are perfect for students studying at the University of Greenwich who want to support their studies with flexible, part-time work.

Lower Deck Bar and Events Staff

We are looking for bar and events staff to work in the Lower Deck.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be available on either Friday 10th January or Monday 13th January for a recruitment session. 

Closing Details

Please send applications by Monday 6th January 2020 10am.

Please see the job descriptions below:

Lower Deck Bar Staff

Lower Deck Events Staff

To Apply

When applying, please send us:

Your CV

A short description (up to 500 words), stating why you want to work at the Lower Deck and why you’d be a good fit for us.
Please also complete our Equal Opportunities form.

Please send all responses to sureception@gre.ac.uk - in the subject line, please put "Lower Deck job application" and the job you're applying for.

 

Trustee Board

The Trustees of Greenwich Students' Union help to steer the organisation and volunteer their skills.

External Trustee

 

Greenwich Students’ Union is looking for a new external Trustee to sit on our Board of Trustees.

The candidate will have experience in:

  • Legal professionals with expertise in charity and/or company law.
  • HR professionals with experience in the third or public sector.
  • Marketing or communications professionals particularly with membership or charity communications background.

 

The Board of Trustees meet five times a year and the Appointment, Staffing and Governance Committee three times a year.

Full details can be found here  http://nowgivesomethingback.com/greenwich-students-union

Any questions or if you would like to have a telephone call with our Chief Executive please contact Mel Miles m.miles@gre.ac.uk