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.

Student staff

Looking for part-time work whilst studying? We are currently hiring Student Staff to work in our purpose built Nursery based on Whiteknights Campus helping to care for children age 3 months to 5 years on a casual basis. Staff will be required to help maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all children and their families. They will support staff with the children's daily activities and their daily routine such as at mealtimes, focus activities, garden time and general free play throughout the day.

Applications are open until the 25th of April and interviews will take place the first week in June. If you have any questions about the roles please contact

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Interested in a role?

Please find below positions we currently have available.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 0118 378 4100 or email us at

Nursery Nurse

£16,539 to £18,641
35 hours over 4 days, 8am to 6pm with 1.25 hours break per day

We have a vacancy for a qualified Childcare Practitioner in our purpose built nursery, Little Learners based on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading. Little Learners Nursery, provides up to 106-day care places for children from 3 months to statutory school age.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate and dedicated to working with children and who can demonstrate a sound commitment to safeguarding and health and safety. Working in a nursery is a fast paced environment with continually changing demands but provides a fulfilling and rewarding career.

This is an excellent opportunity to start or progress your career as part of a friendly team and within a nursery that prides itself for providing exceptional standards of care.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Level 3 Childcare (or equivalent) qualification.
  • Caring, self-motivated and reliable
  • Good communications skills
  • Promoting positive relationships with children and their families.
  • Excellent understanding of the EYFS and safe-guarding.


  • Staff discount on childcare.
  • Perkbox – discounts from retail to cinema tickets via online system which is easy to use and includes confidential employee support.
  • Flexible 21 days’ annual leave.
    • Plus, Bank holidays
    • Plus, an additional 6 days (for Christmas and Easter closures)
  • Closed over Christmas with paid leave.
  • Working 4 days per week.

Nursery requirements

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and NVQ Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in Childcare.

If you would like further information about the role please contact or call 0118 3784128. To apply please download the application pack below and return to

Closing Date: 6th June 2021

Information for Applicants RUSU Application Form RUSU Diversity Monitoring Form Nursery Nurse Job Description