Free summer accommodation helps new staff to ‘live work and play’

Free accommodation, meals and utility bills for three months are just some of the attractions for a range of job opportunities at the University of Edinburgh this summer.

The recruitment drive for hospitality staff will enable staff to live and work in the capital during Edinburgh’s Festivals – a notoriously challenging time to find affordable accommodation.

Hospitality opportunities

The university is looking for people from a range of backgrounds, including current students and those travelling to Scotland over the summer.

The posts available include catering and events assistants, reception staff, housekeeping, chefs and kitchen porters, and interested applicants can apply through the below link:

Living wage

These jobs pay above the UK’s living wage and comes with a starting rate from £10.40 per hour. All new starts will benefit from paid overtime and a guarantee of a minimum 20 hours each week.

Successful candidates will gain work experience in a number of areas across the department. There is availability in both student accommodation and the commercial hospitality business, which includes the University’s conference venues and newly refurbished year-round hotels.

Recruiting talent

We are delighted to be offering such an exciting benefits package. With cost of living increasing, we are hoping free accommodation and meals will help attract a range of talented people.

The summer is an incredible busy time for us, and if you enjoy being amidst all the action and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this will be a fantastic time to join. The opportunity is perfect for those who want to boost their CV working for a world-renowned University, and experience life in one of the most beautiful cities during the world’s biggest arts festival.

Carina SvensenDirector of Accommodation, Catering and Events at the University of Edinburgh

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