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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Academic Representation Manager – £25,913 to £27,758 per annum (35 hours per week)

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is looking to recruit an Academic Representation Manager to build upon our current academic representation success and continue to develop an impact focused approach to academic representation. This role oversees the work of the Representation team and develops strategies to innovate and enhance the student experience to ensure RUSU continues to be recognised as the representative channel between students and the University of Reading.

This role will take a lead role in supporting Academic Reps and other students involved in quality processes. You will develop effective partnerships with key stakeholders and work closely with the elected Education Officer and the Advice & Representation Manager.

We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual with an excellent track record and a keen interest in working with students as well as an understanding of the key issues affecting students in higher education.

The role will involve:

  • Development and delivery of academic representation
  • Managing and developing the Academic Representation Co-ordinators
  • Supporting elected representatives
  • Support reward and recognition initiatives
  • Support student engagement in quality assurance processes
  • Responsibility for operational matters

Previous experience of the following is required:

  • Studying or working in higher education sector
  • Working with or supporting any of the following: volunteers, student representatives, student groups or elected representatives
  • Undertaking administrative duties
  • Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
  • Building relationships at all levels within an organisation
  • Working effectively on own initiative
  • Developing, planning and delivering training to others
  • Excellent organizational skills


Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation; aiming to bring inclusive services and facilities to our members. Our members make up 17000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

For further information and an Application Pack please email or phone 0118 378 4100. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31st January with interviews held in week commencing 12th February.

Café Manager – £18,176 to £19,765 Full Time Permanent

This role is responsible for providing a good quality branded coffee shop experience to students, visitors and staff on the University of Reading campus.

This will involve:

  • Barista duties preparing coffee and other beverages as required.
  • Managing, training and directing the work of the student staff team.
  • Stock control and ordering.
  • Cash handling and end of day cash balancing.
  • Cleaning.
  • Customer service.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 during the academic term and 09:00 to 15:00 during vacation with flexibility for functions (Open Days).

Please email your CV to

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

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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