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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.

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Here are the positions we currently have available. Please contact us for more information.

Call us on 0118 378 4100 or email us at jobs@rusu.co.uk.

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HR & Training Manager

Permanent
£32,053 – £37,718
Full-time, 35 hours per week. Occasional weekends and evenings may be required to fulfil this role.

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is seeking a HR generalist for a role based on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading. RUSU is a successful students’ union and employs both permanent and student staff to deliver a range of services and activities to support and enhance the student experience.

We are seeking a self-starter for this mostly hands on operational role. Reporting into the Deputy Chief Executive the role is responsible for:

  • the payroll function,
  • all employee relations matters
  • basic health & safety duties
  • co-ordinating the fulfilment of training requirements.

Candidates should:

  • possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • be a self-starter and motivated by job satisfaction
  • have HR and employee relations experience
  • good working knowledge of employment legislation
  • experience in administration
  • have excellent computer literacy including payroll experience
  • have experience of health & safety procedures
  • excellent attention to detail skills
  • be punctual, reliable and be able to remain calm under pressure
  • Have experience of managing multiple task and a diverse workload

This is a varied and interesting role with a friendly and nice staff team. It is a great place to work!

If you would like more detailed information and an application pack please contact jobs@rusu.co.uk or call 0118 378 4100 by the closing date of 30th July. Interviews to be held on 5th August.

RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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Academic Adviser

Permanent
£23,280 – £28,341
Full time

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Academic Adviser to join the Advice & Representation Department. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare. All advisers undertake general student advice, guidance and support as part of the Advice Team.

The Academic Adviser has responsibility for the provision of specialised advice on academic and educational matters. This role will develop working relationships with key stakeholders, support initiatives which develop campaigning activities and work with University support services, schools and departments on educational and academic matters.

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

The Advice Service is accredited by the Advice Service Alliance Advice Quality Standard.

Reading University Students’ Union 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 are 17,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

The ideal candidates should have the following knowledge or skills:

  • Good knowledge of higher education system and issues affecting students
  • Awareness of legislation affecting higher education students
  • Awareness of legislation relating to housing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality and conflict of interest
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to give written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to process and understand complex information
  • Understanding of diversity issues

The ideal candidates should have had previous experience of:

  • Studying or working in higher education sector
  • Working or volunteering in an advisory or support role
  • Working or volunteering with a culturally diverse client group
  • Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
  • Undertaking administrative duties
  • Working effectively on own initiative

If you would like more detailed information and an application pack please contact jobs@rusu.co.uk or call 0118 378 4100 by the closing date of 29th July. Interviews to be held from 7th to 9th August.

RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Apply now

Housing Adviser

Permanent
£23,280 – £28,341, pro-rata for part-time
Full time 35 hours per week but may consider part time

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for a Housing Adviser to join the Advice & Representation Department. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare. All advisers undertake general student advice, guidance and support as part of the Advice Team.

This role will have specific responsibility for the delivery of specialised advice and guidance in the areas of housing law and accommodation matters, council tax issues and welfare benefits. The role will develop the housing advice services provided to the student community. Additionally, the role will develop and support initiatives which promote independent living skills amongst students and enhance student relations with local communities.

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

The Advice Service is accredited by the Advice Service Alliance Advice Quality Standard.

Reading University Students’ Union 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 are 17,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

The ideal candidates should have the following knowledge or skills:

  • Good knowledge of higher education system and issues affecting students
  • Awareness of legislation affecting higher education students
  • Awareness of legislation relating to housing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality and conflict of interest
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to give written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to process and understand complex information
  • Understanding of diversity issues

The ideal candidates should have had previous experience of:

  • Studying or working in higher education sector
  • Working or volunteering in an advisory or support role
  • Working or volunteering with a culturally diverse client group
  • Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
  • Undertaking administrative duties
  • Working effectively on own initiative

If you would like more detailed information and an application pack please contact jobs@rusu.co.uk or call 0118 378 4100 by the closing date of 29th July. Interviews to be held from 7th to 9th August.

RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Apply now