Job Vacancies

Reading University Students' Union provides an exciting and varied working environment for both students and staff. RUSU is committed to ensuring the best services are delivered to the student membership, which means investing in enthusiastic and skilled staff. To find out more about how you could join this vibrant team please see the vacancies listed below.

Should you be interested in this vacancy or know someone who is interested, then please e-mail for further information or call 0118 378 4100.

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Marketing Manager

£28,591 to £30,628 p.a. (pro-rata)
Full time (35 hours per week) Maternity Leave Cover - up to 12 months

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is based on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading. RUSU is a charitable provider of advice, support and social activities to our members, the 18,000 students at the University. We have a significant commercial enterprise including a Café Bar, catering outlets, nursery, franchised outlets, merchandise shop and a nightclub currently being refurbished and due to reopen at the start of the Autumn Term.

We are currently looking for an experienced Marketing Manager to cover for maternity leave. This is a hands on role being involved in the promotion of the commercial areas and the non commercial activities and campaigns to students. It is a dynamic, fun and challenging environment working closely with the elected student officers and as part of the management team for the organisation.

The role involves:

  • managing the Marketing permanent and student staff team.
  • managing all aspects of the Marketing function at RUSU.
  • pro actively deliver RUSU's marketing campaigns & services.
  • be responsible for overseeing the development of the new website.
  • oversee the production of communications media e.g. Annual Report, Impact Report, All Student Meeting, Welcome Week, student elections, Summer Ball.

Abilities/Skills/Experience required:

  • Previous experience of being the Marketing expert.
  • the ability to communicate using varied marketing tools.
  • experience of working as part of a team and managing a team.
  • CIM qualified.
  • attention to detail skills.
  • innovative approach to marketing.
  • ability to work to tight deadlines.

This is a full time role, starting as soon as possible for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.

Please email for further information.

Volunteering & Fundraising Co-ordinator

£20,259 to £22,137 p.a.
Full time (35 hours per week) Permanent role

The Volunteering and Fundraising Co-ordinator works as part of the Student Activities team at Reading University Students’ Union. The department provides opportunities for students to get involved in social activities such as competitive team sports, societies linked to hobbies and interests and volunteering opportunities both on campus and in the local community.

This role will be responsible for individual students or groups of students involved in volunteering. This involves assisting in the development of the committees and supporting existing and new opportunities students have to participate in extra curricular activities. This can be one off activities for students to make a difference in the local community or supporting students with regular volunteering activities.

The student led Raise and Give (RAG) society is becoming more successful every year. The role is to support the committee to improve each year in terms of the activities and amount raised for charity each year.

Previous experience of working with student groups would be desirable but good administration, good organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are essential to this role.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 30/04/18 with interviews in week commencing 7th May.

Academic Representation Co-ordinator

£20,259 to £22,137 p.a.
Full time (35 hours per week) Permanent role

The Academic Representation Co-ordinator will work as part of the Academic Representation team within Reading University Students' Union (RUSU).

This role is to deliver an impact focussed appoach to academic representation with a view to increase and enhane student engagement in academic representation and quailty assurance processes. This will involve:

  • Planning and co-ordinating the elections of all student Academic Reps.
  • Being the key point of contact for elected Academic Reps and University staff.
  • Delivering training to students.
  • Providing support to all students involved in academic representation and quality processes.
  • Supporting the elected student officer team and the Academic Reps with their campaigning activities, events and initiatives.

The following abilities, skills or experiences would be required in the role:

  • Experience of working or studying in higher education would be beneficial.
  • Ability to build good working relationships at all levels.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse projects.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 30/04/18 with interviews in week commencing 7th May.

HR & Support Services Assistant

£20,259 to £22,137 p.a.
Full time (35 hours per week) One year fixed term contract

This role is to provide HR and admin support to the permanent and student staff team at Reading University Students' Union. This will involve:

  • Co-ordinating the processing of all paperwork relevant to Student Staff payroll.
  • Processing, in a timely manner, all paperwork relevant to the pension scheme.
  • Providing administration support for external and internal recruitment and selection including advertising, liaising with candidates and external agencies.
  • Promoting good HR practice within RUSU for all staff.
  • Assisting with HR project work.
  • Maintaining a central absence record, including monitoring of return to work interviews.
  • Understanding and ensuring full implementation of RUSU policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing the return of appraisal documentation.
  • Undertaking HR administration such as preparing contracts of employment, change of contracts, reference letters, responses to external requests, conduct exit interviews, holiday form administration.
  • Maintaining the system of personnel records for all employees, maintain accurate records both manually and electronically in line with current Data Protection legislation.
  • Liaising with the Training & Development Co-ordinator to ensure new starters are inducted, trained and are aware of HR & health & safety policy & procedures.
  • Ensuring accurate Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting all aspects of the organisations meeting structure, including taking minutes, monitoring action points, collating papers and agenda items.
  • Assisting the Senior Management Team with administration relating to the overall management of Reading University Students’ Union.

The post holder must comply with and promote Equality & Diversity and Confidentiality requirements. Previous administration experience, excellent organisation skills and attention to detail skills are essential in this role.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 04/05/18 with interviews in week commencing 14th May.

Marketing Assistant

£18,176 to £19,765 p.a.
Full time (35 hours per week) 12 months fixed term contract

Reading University Students' Union is looking for a Marketing Assistant to promote the organisation by undertaking website content update and social media activities. It’s a hands on role for a self-starter who can work well within a team and to tight deadlines.

This role will be involved in assisting in the planning, delivery and promotion of annual campaigns such as Welcome Week, Election, the All Student Meeting and the Summer Ball. This is an opportunity to be creative as part of a team in a busy student focussed department.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience in managing online social media platforms and digital tools.
  • Experience of copywriting for web, email, social media.
  • Experience utilising social media for promotion and creating engaging content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with great attention to detail.
  • A basic knowledge of web coding.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects whilst meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proofreading skills.
  • An organised approach.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 03/05/18.

For further information about the roles and an application pack please contact RUSU on 0118 378 4100 or email

Catering Assistant

£15,827 to £16,548
Full Time Temporary (maternity leave cover)

This is an opportunity to work as part of the catering team at Reading University Students' Union. The role will involve preparing and cooking a menu from fresh products.

Previous experience of working in a kitchen is essential and a food hygiene qualification is desirable but full training will be given.

This is a full time role (35 hours per week) to cover maternity leave.

Please email your CV to

Working at Little Learners Nursery

RUSU provides up to 106 places in our purpose built Little Learners Day Nursery on the Whiteknights Campus. We are looking for the following highly motivated and energetic staff to work flexibly as part of a friendly team that prides itself on providing exceptional standards of childcare. The ideal candidates will have a good understanding of how children learn through play and will have planned for children’s learning using the Early Years Foundation Stage in partnership with the children’s parents. A sound knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety is also essential.

Qualified Nursery Nurse

£14,479 to £17,300 p.a.
Full time, permanent positions

We have full time vacancies for qualified Nursery Nurses working 4 days a week, 35 hours from 8am to 6pm with breaks.

We are looking for highly motivated childcare practitioners who are passionate and dedicated to working with children from babies to pre-school age and who can demonstrate a sound commitment to childcare knowledge, safeguarding best practice and health and safety.

For these roles you should be qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare or hold a DCE or NNEB or equivalent qualification.

Nursery Apprentice

Appropriate apprentice rate paid

This role is to train to become a qualified Nursery Nurse either achieving intermediate or advance level in a Children and Young People’s workforce qualification (or equivalent). During the course of your training you will work as part of the team to care for children within the setting. The role will involve gaining knowledge and hand on practical experience of child development.

This is a full-time role working 35 hours over 5 days with part of this time undertaking a course of study. This is a fixed term contract until completion of training.

Terms & Conditions

These roles are subject to: an enhanced DBS criminal records check in the UK and abroad as appropriate; reference checks and a probationary period.

It is an offence under section 76 of the Childcare Act 2006 for Little Learners to employ a member of staff in connection with early year's provision who is disqualified from registration. Details of what disqualifies people from registration are set out in the regulations made under section 75 of the Childcare Act 2006.

Please contact or phone 0118 378 4100 for an application pack if you are interested or if you know anyone else who may be interested in any of the above roles.


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