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The Deep End General Manager

Thank you for your interest in the position of General Manager at The Deep End, Medway Campus.  We at 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, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers.

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 is a flexible social study and entertainment space, and will include a great bar and catering outlet. We are looking for an General Manager to lead and motivate a team of Career and student staff and be responsible for all aspects of operations of the Deep End.

Kent Union prides itself on being a great employer and we’re looking for an enthusiastic, committed and professional individual to take on the role of General Manager.  The post-holder will be a self-motivated, highly driven 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 ideally have experience of working in a Licensed Trade operation.

We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 8 years, placed 24th for 2017.

Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions Together (GK Unions) is a unique partnership that provides Student Union services to students from both the Universities of Greenwich and Kent studying at the Medway campus. The collaboration at Medway started in 2005, however we rebranded in 2013 as GK Unions and this marked a change in our partnership’s strategic aims and direction.

Students’ Union, University of Greenwich and Kent Union are the representative bodies for students at the Universities of Kent and Greenwich and provide a range of services to students at each of their campuses. Kent Union is the managing partner for the GK Unions Partnership meaning that the financial and legal aspects of the partnership are the responsibility of Kent Union’s Board of Trustees, hence this role is directly employed by Kent Union.

Students’ Union, University of Greenwich (SUUG), our partner in GK Unions, represents the students at London’s largest University including around 20,000 on-campus students of which about a quarter study at the Medway campus.  For more information about SUUG please visit www.suug.co.uk

If you require further information, please contact Robert Buckingham-Pegg department at R.pegg-436@kent.ac.uk or on 01227 823252

For an Application Pack please click here

To apply for this position please download and complete the following forms and send them back to kentunionrecruitment@kent.ac.uk.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18 July midday

Interviews: Wednesday 26 July