Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity, representing over 19,000 students studying on any one of the 4 University of Brighton campuses (in Brighton and Eastbourne) or at one of our partner colleges ranging from Worthing in the west to Hastings in the east. Our mission is to improve student experience at the University of Brighton through the provision of excellent services, facilities and events.
We are dedicated to ensuring students’ time at university is the amazing, life-changing experience it should be. We are led by students and work solely for our student members to offer them opportunities to have fun, find a voice, be empowered and get involved with a range of activities.
The University of Brighton Students' Union recruit student staff for a variety of roles in the Students' Union. If you want to earn good money, gain valuable skills for your CV, and work for an ethical, friendly organisation run predominately by students, for students then we may have just the job for you.
Brighton Students' Union provides paid work and volunteering opportunities for University of Brighton students, as well as the occasional established staff role. Please see below for details of current vacancies.
More information on working as a student including, pay, maximum hours and training provided can be found here.
BSU take the privacy of your information very seriously during and after the recruitment process and our Employee Data Privacy Statement details how we manage your personal information. To view the document please click here.
Our aim is to offer as many students opportunities for employment as we can and we employ student staff for a wide variety of roles across the SU. We have cafés, shops and SU Receptions on most campuses, all employing regular student staff. We also offer additional opportunities for students to work at the various events taking place throughout the year, as well as in our support departments such as Communications, Student Voice, Health & Wellbeing, etc.
Brighton Students' Union pay a minimum of £7.70 per hour, plus holiday pay if you work for more than a term at a time.
There are many benefits to joining our team of Student Staff. Work is predominantly based on campus and can fit around student timetables and study commitments. As well as offering regular work we also offer many ad hoc opportunities to work at our events and activities, which provide a great way to get involved and gain valuable work experience.
All student staff receive excellent training, ongoing support, skills development opportunities, an above average hourly rate, monthly BACS payment of wages and a chance to join a professional and enjoyable student orientated employer of choice.
In addition to this, we also offer:
- Employer contributed pension scheme for those meeting the necessary criteria.
- Generous holiday allowance.
- Travel Loan Scheme for bus or rail travel card.
- Cycle-to-work loan scheme.
- Child Care Voucher Scheme.
- Access to University of Brighton facilities such as library and online resources.
We generally limit the number of hours students can work for us during term time to 16 hours per week. This limit is regarded as a comfortable number of hours which will not impact on study time.
Our aim is to offer as many students’ opportunities for employment as we can so, by limiting the number of hours an individual student can work, we provide more opportunities for more students.
We offer all new regular and ad hoc opportunities, in the first instance, direct to our current team of student staff. However, scheduling our student staff timetables with the work available can be difficult so we often need new students to join our team.
Our busiest time of year for new recruits is the start of the academic year when we hire new regular staff for most student staff roles across the BSU. We hold our main recruitment drive before the start of the autumn term so we can get new student staff on board, trained and ready for the start of the new academic year.
We will sometimes hold a second recruitment drive in April if we need to bolster our existing teams.
Information about working for us, including any current opportunities, can be found on our website: www.brightonsu.com/jobs.
We also promote our jobs through Facebook and Twitter, so like/follow us to get the very latest job news.
All students complete an application form which includes their work experience, campus and course information. We ask for this information as it helps us place students in the most appropriate job.
The application form can be found on our website: www.brightonsu.com/jobs.
We get hundreds of applications each year – three times more than we can place – and unfortunately we can’t offer everyone a job every time. In line with Data Protection Guidelines all Application Forms relating to a particular recruitment campaign are destroyed after 6 months.
All students will be made aware of any student roles coming up and anyone wishing to apply will need to submit a new application. We would suggest, therefore, that you keep a copy of your application for future reference – obviously updating it with any changes since your previous submission.
Yes, depending on the terms of your visa. We are required to check the eligibility of every potential employee to work in the UK, regardless of nationality, so we will need to see and take a copy of your passport and visa, if you have one, before you start. We require visas to be valid for at least 3 months from the date of employment. Most student visas will allow individuals to work 20 hours per week during term time. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration for more information.
All employers in the UK have a statutory obligation to check – and retain a copy of – the eligibility of every employee. If we don’t we are liable for a fine. This means we will need a copy of your passport or birth certificate before you start work with us. If you are from outside either the EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland, then we will also need to see copies of your current visa. All visas and passports must be valid for at least 3 months at the date we employ you, unless you are a British passport holder, in which case an expired passport is permitted.
Providing this proof is a condition of employment; we can’t employ you without it and we can’t put you on the payroll. When you are offered work with us you will be asked to complete specific documentation and provide proof you can work here legally. Please be prepared and bring it with you!
More information about eligibility to work in the UK can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-an-employees-right-to-work-documents
Our aim is to offer as many of our student members’ opportunities for employment as we can. Sorry, but if you are not a member of Brighton Students’ Union then we cannot employ you as a member of student staff.
We do occasionally recruit for permanent & contract positions in established staff roles. These are advertised on our website and communicated through Facebook and Twitter.
BSU have a number of voluntary roles to enable you to become involved with our work. Please visit the various pages on our website for more information.
Brighton SU is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all members of the community as defined in the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to recruiting student and established staff representative of the University’s demographic make up.