WORK FOR US

Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity, representing over 21,000 students studying on any one of the 5 University of Brighton campuses (in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings) or at one of our partner colleges ranging from Worthing in the west to Hastings in 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.

FIND A JOB

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.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Sorry, we are currently not recruiting

FAQS

Our aim is to offer as many students opportunities for employment as we can. 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 have additional ad hoc work at various times throughout the year.

Brighton Students' Union will pay you the standard student staff rate of £7.50 per hour for up to 15 hours a week during term time, plus holiday pay if you work for more than a term at a time. We are committed to paying above minimum wage.

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.

Established Staff benefits include:

  • Employer contributed pension scheme.
  • 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 have limited the number of hours students can work for us during term time to 15 hours per week. This limit is agreed with the University 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.

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.

Our HR recruitment staff can be contacted Monday – Thursday via ubsurecruit@brighton.ac.uk.

We get hundreds of applications each year - three times more than we can place - we can’t offer everyone a job every time. For this reason we keep all applications on file for the remainder of the academic year. When a new job comes up we look at these applications and contact the most suitable candidates via their uni email address. For this reason it’s really important to complete the application form in full and include as much information about your work experience as you can.

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 allow work 20 hours per week during term time. More information about visa and immigration in the UK can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

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 cannot employ you without it and we cannot put you on the payroll. When you are offered work with us you will be asked to complete a starter form 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.

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.