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Reasons Why You Should Apply To Become A Duty Manager

We're excited to announce that we’re opening applications for the next generation of duty managers for the Students’ Union.

So you ask, what exactly is a duty manager, and what do they do? Each year we employ around 15 students in the role of duty manager, which is a key part of the management team responsible for running all our venues and outlets on campus. Ultimately, they take ownership of leading large student staff teams on key function nights.

That’s not all – there are many benefits to becoming a duty manager. From gaining hefty experience to make your post-graduate CV stand out amongst the crowd, to extra qualifications gained from specific training courses, here are reasons as to why you should apply for our Duty Manager Development Programme.

It’s a great job for progression

This development programme is an excellent opportunity if you wish to pursue a career in the hospitality, catering, events management or commercial sectors after you graduate. However, to make things even better, the level of responsibility within this role will set you apart for any graduate role.

The programme will provide you with a wide range of transferable skills:

  • Motivational Leadership: managing others with enthusiasm
  • Effective Communication: working effectively with teams
  • Project & Task Management: completing assigned work efficiently
  • Problem Solving: solving complex operational problems
  • Commercial Acumen: making quick business decisions

You get awesome staff benefits

We like to reward our staff with a ton of benefits. This includes a discount card on our products and services on campus, free entry to SU late-night events, free Union Bus rides home for when you finish work and staff socials! Not bad, right?

You’ll receive a higher rate of pay

When working as a duty manager as student staff, you’ll be able to enjoy a higher rate of pay to match the increased level of responsibility. This means you’ll be earning £10.90 per hour (including holiday pay).

It will enhance out your CV

The development programme provides you with a defined training pathway, so you will be taught to operate in all the trading areas of the organisation. This means you’ll come out of it with loads of experience, having undertaken a number of training shifts, shadow shifts and specific training courses, such as the BIIAB Personal License.

Like the sound of this? You can apply through our duty manager mini site below,

Apply Now

The recruitment process for the Duty Manager Development Programme is now open, and will close on Thursday 29 November