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.

Assistant Café Manager/Barista – £9,722 to £10,164 (pro rata)

Reading University Students’ Union is looking to recruit an Assistant Café Manager to assist with all aspects of their Starbucks franchise including preparation of beverages, core menus and specials, cash handling, training new baristas and general promotion of café facilities. It will also involve stock ordering and directing the work of the student staff team in the absence of the Café Manager. The ideal candidate will be highly customer focused with good communication skills and a great team worker. Exceptional high standards of hygiene and health & safety are essential.

Working hours are University academic term (31 weeks) Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm with occasional weekend work required.

For an application form, please email or call 0118 378 4100.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 November (midday).

Sports Co-ordinator – £19,765 to £21,597

This role is part of the Student Activities team of 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.

The role of Sport Co-ordinator undertakes the following activities:

  • Organisation of all sports, social and calendar fixtures.
  • Supporting sports clubs and their members to deliver events.
  • Oversee the expenditure of sports clubs.
  • Providing opportunities for participation in sport for all University of Reading students.
  • Review the level of participation in sports clubs.
  • Ensure all licensing, insurance, risk assessment; legal and regulatory requirements are adhered to by the sports clubs.
  • Deliver training to incoming student committees.

It is essential that you have good administrative, interpersonal and organisational skills for this role as you will need to provide high quality service to our students in a busy working environment. The ability to work in a team environment and the ability to work with the changing demands of student groups are essential to this role.

Further information and an application form are available by emailing Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is midday on Thursday 5th October. Interviews will be held in week commencing 9th October.

Support Worker – £16,466 to £17,300 p.a. – 35 hours per week Full Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a good communicator with strong administrative skills to join the Advice Services Team at Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) supporting an Academic Adviser.

The purpose of the role is to pro-actively support the Academic Adviser to fulfil the administrative aspects of their role. The role requires note taking skills, good administrative skills including typing emails & documents, providing support such as setting up meeting rooms. Additionally, the role is required to assist in providing a safe working environment for the Academic Adviser: this will involve opening/closing doors, accessing the lift and acting as a fire buddy in the event of a fire evacuation. There is an element of providing personal care such as providing access to food and refreshments.

The Academic Adviser at RUSU is a disabled person and has secured funding from Access to Work to provide the support they require. You will be directly employed by RUSU using this funding.

This is a full time role, working 35 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work to support activities. We would consider applications from individuals seeking the position on a job-share basis.

For further information please email for an application pack.

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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