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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Advice Service Assistant

£18,176 to £22,137 p.a. (depending on experience)
Full time (35 hours per week) - 6 months

Your role will be to work with the Advice Service, to provide administrative support primarily to our Academic Advisers during the busy appeals period. Duties will include comprehensive use of our case management system (AdvicePro), supporting the Academic Advisers with their students, and – if appropriate to your skills and experience – providing some cover for our Advice Drop-in Sessions.

We are hoping to recruit a candidate with excellent administrative skills, strong organisational and communications skills, and who can work well within a team. Confidentiality is key to the work of the Advice Service and the ability to maintain confidentiality is important to this role. Experience of working in the Advice sector would be an advantage but is not necessary.

For an application pack for please e-mail

Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018 with interviews taking place the week commencing Monday 3rd June.

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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