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.

Student Job Vacancies

We have currently filled all our student staff vacancies. Please check back to see if any have become available.

Job Vacancies

Should you be interested in a vacancy below or know someone who is interested, then please e-mail for further information or call 0118 378 4100.

Café Manager/Team Leader

£18,176 to £19,765 p.a.

We are looking to recruit a Manager/Team Leader to be responsible for providing a good quality coffee shop experience to students and staff within Cafe Mondial based within Reading University Students' Union, on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus.

The role will work as part of the permanent staff catering team at Reading University Students' Union and will be responsible for managing the student staff team working in Cafe Mondial. It is a hands on role involving preparing hot/cold beverages; serving customers; cash handling; cleaning; stock control and ordering. Excellent customer service skills are essential in this role. Previous experience in a catering environment and Barista is essential.

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 are the 18,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

The hours of works are on an annualised hours basis: during the 31 weeks of the academic term you will work 40 hours, these shifts will usually be Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm but may include occasional evenings/weekends. For the remaining 21 weeks you will work 28 hours, usually Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, these working hours average out at 35 hours per week.

RUSU is a fun environment to work in, we're a friendly team that enjoy being busy!

For further information and an Application Pack please email your CV for further information.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 8th November with interviews held on 13/14 November.

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.

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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