Job description


Stores & Distribution Assistant (3881)

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the multi-award winning Facilities team at Manchester Metropolitan University within the Commercial Services department (Accommodation, Catering and Conferences) on their journey to become the best Facilities department in the sector and support the University's ambitions of becoming the best modern University in the UK.

The Catering Assistant will play a vital role in supporting the development of the Commercial Services department.  Key requirements: 

To receive and accurately check, deliveries into the stores and procurement system.

To arrange movement, storage and distribution of stock across the catering service and across the Manchester campus.

To undertake regular stock takes within the central stores, and to support catering units to undertake them at a local level.

To monitor stock levels across the service using the appropriate stock monitoring systems, and support the service by ensuring the effective rotation, deployment or transfer of stock if needed.

About You

  • You will have experience of stock management and distribution in a fast-paced retail catering environment.
  • Alongside this, you will have strong attention to detail and the ability to solve problems and issues quickly
  • You will have strong communication skills to be able to liaise with a wide range of team members and other departments and suppliers

About the department

Responsible for delivering Food & Beverage services across the Manchester Campus, the current in-house team provide both retail catering and hospitality services across a range of outlets and locations.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme.  We also offer generous holiday packages, Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.

Although there will be occasional evening and weekend working involved, the core business hours are daytime Monday - Friday.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Anthony Houghton, Stores & Distribution Co-Ordinator for an informal discussion about the role before application  if they have any questions (

To apply:

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV via our application portal. 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 2 (£17,361 to £18,342 pro rata)
  • Closing Date:
    27 October 2021
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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