Assistant Manager

Kent Union.
Circa £21,000
10 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time

The Deep End Assistant Manager

Circa £21k

35 hours per week

Generous pension scheme, 37 days annual leave, rising to 42 after 5 years

Thank you for your interest in the position of The Deep End Assistant manager with Kent Union for our Greenwich & Kent Students’ Unions Together (GK Unions) partnership at the Medway campus.

The Post and Post-Holder:

The Universities of Kent and Greenwich have invested £5million into transforming a former swimming pool and skittle alley into a Student Hub for its’ students. The Hub opened in January 2017 and is a flexible social study and entertainment space, and includes a great bar and catering outlet named The Deep End.

The post-holder will be responsible for achieving and maintaining excellent levels of customer service within The Deep End. They will be responsible for delivering consistency in all aspects of operations and will be tasked with working a combination of daytime and evening shifts. The post-holder will be responsible for staff development and management, stock and cash control and the health and safety of customers and staff. The post-holder will also manage, motivate and empower a team of student staff. They will support the General Manager in maximising profitability by increasing sales and controlling costs, and will effectively engage with our members to ensure The Deep End continues to appeal to our membership.  The post-holder will also have responsible for the security of customers and staff, as well as the security of the outlet.

The post-holder should be a self-motivated, hard-working and flexible individual who works well both in a team and on their own. They will achieve outstanding levels of customer service through effective staff management, and will have experience of working in a catering operation.

GK Unions prides itself on being a great employer and we’re looking for an enthusiastic, committed and professional individual to take on the role of Assistant Manager.  

The Partnership:

The Greenwich & Kent Students’ Unions Together partnership is a unique set up in that it provides student union services to students from the universities of Greenwich and Kent studying at the Medway campus. The partnership means that we have close working relationships with each of the students’ unions (Students’ Union University of Greenwich & Kent Union) to ensure the students at Medway have access to services and are represented effectively.

Kent Union (the representative body for students of the University of Kent) is the managing partner for the GK Unions partnership meaning that all financial and legal aspects of the partnership are the responsibility of Kent Union’s Board of Trustees, and hence this role being employed directly by Kent Union.

The Partners:

Kent Union are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years with more than doubling in size to our current £10 million turnover, 500 employees and approximately 2,500 volunteers. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for seven years, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the U.K.  For further information on Kent Union please visit

Students’ Union University of Greenwich represents the students of one of the largest London Universities with around 20,000 students across its three main campuses in Greenwich, Eltham and Medway.  For further information on Students Union University of Greenwich please visit

For an application pack, please visit

To apply please return your completed Application and Equal Opportunities form to

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 2 of November

Interviews will be held on:      Friday 10 November


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