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Job title Porter

Department Accommodation Operations

Salary Equivalent hourly rate from £9.50 per hour, in line with our Living Wage commitment

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Wednesday 27 October 2021

Closing date Open Until Filled

Interview date Monday 29 November 2021

Reference KM8836

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs New Starter bonus. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). *subject to Terms & Conditions

The University of Bath Accommodation department houses over 4000 students throughout the academic year and during the summer months we use the rooms almost as a hotel ranging from one night stays to large conferences. 

We have a vacancy for a full-time Accommodation Porter (36.5 hours a week) to provide a high quality porter service in our student accommodation.

As an Accommodation Porter you will be required to:

  • remove general waste and recycling 
  • undertake some general maintenance tasks around the student accommodation 
  • organise linen
  • support environment initiatives

Weekend rota work requirements apply mainly during peak periods (June to September). You will work 5 days out of 7 and have days off during the week when you are required to work at weekends.

Experience of working in a hotel or student accommodation environment would be an advantage but we are more interested in how you treat our students and customers, and the ability to work well in a team. 

If you enjoy striving to achieve high levels of customer service and working within a team then this could be the role for you.


We offer a generous package of pay, benefits and services including:

• A competitive rate of pay

• A generous pension scheme

• Up to 25 days annual leave per year, eight banks holidays and five extra discretionary days

• Full and part time positions with no split shifts

• We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off

• Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750

• A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks

• Great staff social events

• A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

• The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities

• Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work

• Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care 

This vacancy is eligible for the ahs Recruitment Referral Scheme. If University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.