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Jobs on offer at open day ahead of Queen's student blocks opening

One of the new student accommodation blocks at Queen's University which is due for its first intake in September

QUEEN'S University is holding an accommodation jobs open day on Wednesday January 10 (noon-8pm) to recruit hundreds of staff to service two new Belfast city centre student accommodation developments due to open next September.

The new blocks, being built part of a £70 million investment at Queen's, will become home to more than 1,200 new students studying over the 2018-19 academic year.

Among the positions available at the open day are accommodation operations managers; residential life co-ordinators, reservations and reception advisers; housekeeping supervisors; and facility assistants.

Richard Robinson, head of accommodation at Queen's, said: “This is a really exciting new chapter for the university and will enable us to provide high quality, secure safe and affordable accommodation to more than 3,400 Queen's students.

"We are delighted to be able to bring new job opportunities to the local market as part of this investment and ensure that we continue to attract the brightest students to study at Queen's and live in Belfast.

“Our staff are key to the success of the service we provide our students and we are therefore looking to recruit individuals who will dedicate themselves to the student experience and provide a welcoming, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service.

"Applicants should possess a positive 'can-do' attitude, have excellent inter-personal and communication skills and a passion for providing excellent customer care.”

He added: "The open day is a great opportunity to speak to the accommodation team, find out more information about the variety of jobs available and what they entail, get application advice and register your interest in specific roles.

"We will also have colleagues on hand to tell you about our benefits package, terms and conditions and career opportunities at Queen's University."

Anyone unable to attend the open day can register an interest by emailing accjobsopenday@qub.ac.uk

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