WORK FOR US

The University of 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.

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.

The standard student staff rate is £7.50 per hour, with a higher rate paid for those working in a supervisory role. 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.

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.

Student Staff at Brighton Students' Union:

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 by students for students then we may have just the job for you.

Brighton Students' Union will pay you £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.

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.

Joining our pool of student staff is a great way to gain experience, get involved in the Students' Union, make new friends and have fun whilst earning some much needed dosh! Any questions? Check out our FAQ

School Academic Representation Organiser (2 Positions Available)

Approximately 28 hours across the academic year, with the potential to earn £305.

Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to improve student experience at the University of Brighton.

School Academic Organisers work with Brighton Students’ Union to improve the learning experience of students across the University of Brighton. School Academic Organisers represent the views from courses belonging to a particular school of study at termly school boards by collating student feedback and sharing outcomes via a process of reporting. Another important element is the peer support provided to other School and Course Reps throughout the year via the sharing of experience and knowledge gained through the role.

We are looking to recruit School Academic Organisers in the following schools:

- Architecture and Design

- Education

Candidates will be friendly and approachable and able to communicate effectively with the Course Reps in their school. They will be able to convey important feedback to committees, in person and through written reports. Successful candidates will have an interest in student representation and a desire to improve the student experience at the University of Brighton.

Please find the job description and person specification  HERE .

To apply, complete the  APPLICATION FORM and email it to us at d.simmonds2@brighton.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 10th November.

Interviews will be held in the following week.

A training day will take place shortly after appointment.

CAT Team Leader

Salary: Depending on task completed

Deadline for applications is 6pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017

The position of Campus Action Team (CAT) Team Leader is to help build strong student communities (around identity, place, interest and activity) on your campus. It is also to coordinate projects in line with students’ needs and ideas on the campus. We are looking for CAT Team Leaders for Grand Parade, Eastbourne and Hastings.

This paid position is based on tasks completed, you can view the full list of tasks here.

You can find the job description HERE, if interested fill out an application form and e-mail it to us at l.j.player@brighton.ac.uk.

If you are interested but want to find out more, please email Lisa at l.j.player@brighton.ac.uk.

STUDENT FORUM FACILITATOR

Salary: £7.50 an hour, approximately 6 hours per month.

Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to improve student experience at the University of Brighton.

The purpose of the role is to support Brighton Students’ Union (BSU) Student Forum meetings. The successful candidate will help to organise, promote and lead the monthly forums, making sure there is an engaging agenda for the meeting and ensuring meetings are run in a fair and democratic way. The Student Forum Facilitator will then be responsible for ensuring a review and minutes of the meeting are posted online.

Candidates will be organised, comfortable with public speaking and keen to ensure students are able to influence the work of the Students’ Union.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12pm (midday) on Friday 17th November 2017.

For more information please contact Student Voice Manager, Tom Foy at t.foy@brighton.ac.uk.

Please download the job description HERE.

To apply please download an application form HERE. Completed application forms need to be sent to t.foy@brighton.ac.uk.

Interviews: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November 2017

Established Staff at Brighton Students Union:

Student Groups Development Assistant (Internship)

37 hours per week

Fixed term till 31st July 2018

Salary: £8.45 an hour

Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to improve student experience at the University of Brighton through the provision of excellent services, facilities and events.

The post holder will provide administrative support to the Student Groups Development Manager on a wide range of specific development projects and ongoing maintenance tasks.

You care about developing the capacity of people and communities and relish the opportunity to join our team to help support events and activities that increase student engagement, resilience and success whilst at university.

You want to work with and support volunteers and leaders of our student groups and societies. You are a recent graduate with experience in administration, communications and assisting in organising and delivering events.

Think you fit the bill and want to join a great team? Passionate about the opportunities higher education can offer? We’d love to hear from you.

Prior experience in a students’ union might be advantageous but is certainly not essential.

As well as offering a fun, flexible working environment based at our Moulsecoomb campus, staff benefits also include:

  1. Employer contributed Pension scheme.
  2. Generous holiday allowance.
  3. Travel Loan Scheme for bus or rail travel card.
  4. Cycle-to-work loan scheme.
  5. Child Care Voucher Scheme.
  6. Access to University of Brighton facilities such as library, gym and online resources.

If you have a passion for achieving results and enjoy working in a friendly team environment then this is the job for you.

You can find the job description HERE.

To apply, complete the application form and email it to us r.french@brighton.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is Friday 1st December 6pm.

Interviews will be held on week commencing Monday 4th December.

Health & Wellbeing Projects Co-ordinator

37 hours per week

Fixed term till 31st July 2018

Salary: Grade 4/5 £21,466-£26,277

Brighton Students’ Union is a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to improve student experience at the University of Brighton through the provision of excellent services, facilities and events.

We are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Projects Coordinator to ensure the Union is well placed to meet the wellbeing needs of our members through an annual programme of health promotion projects, and that the Union contributes to an environment in which our members have the highest likelihood of personal, social and academic success.

You will be responsible for recruiting and training student volunteers, as well as working closely with the full time leadership team, to deliver projects specifically addressing issues around mental and physical health, sexual health and substance misuse.

Our ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, hard-working and keen to make positive change.

As well as offering a fun, flexible working environment based at our Falmer campus, staff benefits also 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.

If you have a passion for achieving results and enjoy working in a friendly team environment then this is the job for you.

Please find the application form here, and the  job description and person specification.

To apply, complete the application form and email it to j.jensen2@brighton.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is Monday 4th December at 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December 2017.

Brighton Students' Union Trustee Recruitment

Brighton Students' Union are looking for 2 external trustees to join our Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary position and the role joins 4 student trustees, as well as 5 Student Officers. 

We would welcome applicants with a keen understanding of higher education and issues affecting students and young people. In particular, we would encourage applications from individuals with previous experience in Charity Law and Human Resources. 

Click here for the the advert, and to view the role description

We are using the NUS's "Now Give Something Back" campaign to recruit our External Trustees. To apply for one of the two vacancies please follow the link to the Brighton specific webpage

If you have any questions about this role or for an informal chat about it, please contact Calum McNally, Union President by email – c.mcnally@brighton.ac.uk or by calling 01273 643196.

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.