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Venues Assistant- Southend

Listed by Essex Students' Union


Application deadline: Sun 21 Oct 2018 23:59


So, wanna be a venue assistant?

Application Deadline

Midnight 21st October 2018

Salary £7.50 after completion of training, if >25 £7.83
Working hours

As and when required on rota basis, up to 16 hours per week

Must be able to work Mondays 11-2:30pm

Interview Dates w/c 22nd October 2018

Venue Assistant- southend
this is no normal job.

We're on a journey to become the world's most student-centred organisation and this is your chance to join us.

We are on a mission to deliver an amazing experience to all of our students using the SU Lounge, whether that's coming in for lunch, students putting on their own events or coming along to one of our events. 



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During a shift Venue Assistants are the front-line providers of excellent customer service, meeting and greeting, making everybody feel welcome, carrying out general duties such as preparing and serving food and drinks, till operation, maintaining the security of the area, and looking after/setting up the music, TV screens and other equipment. 



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What we stand for
Our promises.

Our mission can be easily summed up in four promises we make to all of our members. Every single thing we do falls under one of these promises.


1: We promise to get you an amazing degree and job


We'll fill up your CV, make sure you course is great, and even give out fruit and water before exams. We'll give you all the tools you need to destroy the competition in interviews.


2: We promise to give you a kick-ass membership


Bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a nightclub, hair salon, even a cinema, all on campus. And hundreds of clubs and societies too. You'll never be bored at Essex.


3: We promise to let you shape everything


You're in charge of what we stock in our venues and how we work. You can vote by dropping a token in a box, and write on our walls. You control everything we do together.


4: We promise to be here for everyone


We're a mix of students from 135 different countries of every age, gender, sexuality, religion, year of study and shoe size. We'll look after you whatever.

Your Responsibilities


  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Prepare and serve food and drinks to required standard and in line with Health & Safety regulations
  • Till operation and cash handling
  • Attend all relevant training 
  • Assist in promotions
  • Maintain high standards within the Social Space
  • Ensure consistent security of the area and its equipment
  • Carry out any necessary cleaning on a regular basis
  • Report any maintenance issues to the SU Lounge Supervisor
  • Assist with any other duties, as may be reasonably required


Who you are

The kind of person you'll need to be

STUDENT STAFF SPEC Essential Desirable
Experience working in a related field  

Good organisational skills and time management


Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and deliver excellent customer service

Ability to display tact and diplomacy  
Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team   
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines  
Ability to complete essential training in relation to the position   
Committed to Equality and Diversity  

Experience and understanding of the needs of the student membership 

Ability to deliver consistently excellent customer service   
Consistent attention to detail to ensure standards are always met  
Health and safety trained, or a willingness to attend a course to qualify  

the perks

As well as a competitive salary, you'll also get all this great stuff too.


Working on campus 

If you live on campus, you're a quick walk away from work, and it's super easy to make it in time for your lecture or class.


staff discounts

You’ll get 10% off food in some SU venues.



We're the Students' Union, so we're all students. We understand that if you've got a deadline next week, you might not want shifts this week.


Free Safety Bus

If you're working on a late shift you'll be able to get the Safety Bus back home for free.


Access to great training

 You'll get access to a huge range of training courses to make your CV stand out.



You'll be part of a great group of people who work hard and play hard. All of our departments have regular nights and days out.

So that's a bit about us.
what about you?

Sounds like the dream job for you? Good, now it's time to show us why you're the person we're looking for.

I'm ready to apply, let's do this.  
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