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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.

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Please find below positions we currently have available.

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Clerk to the Board of Trustees

£13.92 an hour (based on FTE of £25,339.39)
Hours may vary, approximately 200 hours across the year. Evenings will be required to fulfil this role.

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is seeking a Clerk to our Board of Trustees, the role will initially be remote but there will eventually be some requirement to attend meetings in the Student Union 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 an organised person to provide clerking duties to the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be accountable for:

  • Coordination of an annual cycle of business for the Board and its sub-committees.
  • Supporting the Co-Charis and CEO with preparation for meetings, including formation of papers and circulation of agendas and paperwork.
  • Attendance at meetings and taking minutes and actions as required
  • Keeping up to date with compliance requirements
  • Maintaining Trustee records
  • Coordination of induction and support of trustees

Candidates should:

  • Have experience of working in a secretarial capacity
  • Be able to work independently on a flexible basis
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Have a high level of administrative and organisational skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Be committed to and understand the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be comfortable working in a democratic, student led environment with the ability to empower and build relationships with elected leaders

This is a great opportunity for somebody looking for an interesting and varied part time role based mainly in the evenings.

For further information about the role please download our application pack. The closing date for this role is 18th April, interviews will be held in week commencing. If you have any questions regarding the role please email

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

Information for Applicants RUSU Application Form RUSU Diversity Monitoring Form Clerk to the Board Job Description

Academic Adviser

£23,769.39 to £26226.24
35 hours per week

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Academic Adviser to join the Advice Service. 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

For further information please download the application pack. If you have any questions about the role please email Clare Lowe, Advice Service Manager,

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 19th April with interviews taking place on 27th and 28th April.

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.

Information for Applicants RUSU Application Form RUSU Diversity Monitoring Form Academic Adviser Job Description