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 jobs@rusu.co.uk for further information or call 0118 378 4100.
 

Nursery Nurses qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
Nursery Apprentices
Nursery Cook
Duty Manager
 

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.

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Nursery Cook

£15,288 - £17,129 per annum (pro rata for part time) 

We are looking for a nursery cook to join our friendly nursery, based in our purpose built nursery on the University of Reading campus.

You will need to be passionate about providing healthy and nutritious meals for children aged 3 months to 5 years with a focus on cooking from fresh.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience, not necessarily within a nursery environment as we will consider candidates who have provided meals to the elderly, hospitals or schools.  You will also have good communication skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To prepare and serve nutritious and varied meals for children, wash up and clean kitchen as required.
  • To manage the kitchen food ordering and work within set budgets.
  • To follow and implement all policies and procedures set out by the nursery including all environmental and health and safety procedures.
  • To work as a reliable member of the nursery team.


You will also need to have the following qualifications/training/experience:

  • The basic food hygiene certificate (Level 2) is essential. Level 3 is desirable but training will be given.
  • Previous experience of working in a kitchen.
  • Experience preparing and cooking a large quantity of meals.
  • An organised approach, flexible attitude and ability to use own initiatve
  • An understanding of food allergies.
     

We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our organisation is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information or an application pack, please email jobs@rusu.co.uk or phone us on 0118 378 4100.

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Nursery Nurses

qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. Salary grades from £14,336 - £17,882

Full-time positions working 4 days per week 8am-6pm.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate and dedicated to working with children and who can demonstrate a sound commitment to safeguarding best practice and health and safety. This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a friendly team within a nursery that prides itself for providing exceptional standards of care.

For an application pack please email jobs@rusu.co.uk or contact us on 0118 378 4100.

This role is subject to a DBS criminal records check in the UK and abroad as appropriate.

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

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Nursery Apprentices

We currently have vacancies for Childcare Apprentices to train towards achieving intermediate and advance Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification or equivalent. 

This is a full-time, fixed term contract until completion of training. Appropriate apprentice pay is paid. This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a friendly team within a nursery that prides itself for providing exceptional standards of care.

This role is subject to a DBS criminal records check in the UK and abroad as appropriate.

For further information, please email jobs@rusu.co.uk or contact 0118 378 4100.

Nursery requirements

It is an offence under Section 76 of the Childcare Act 2006 for RUSU to employ a member of staff in connection with early years 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.

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Duty Manager – Venue Entertainment

£19,765 – 21,597

Reading University Students' Union is looking for a Duty Manager to work within our busy student venue which includes a 2500 capacity nightclub and newly built bar and coffee shop area.

Working as part of a team, the role will have operational responsibility for the bars and entertainment within the Students' Union building. This will include:

  • Assisting the Venue Manager in developing and delivering a diverse entertainments programme;
  • managing the student staff team;
  • maintaining stock levels,
  • ensuring high standards of customer service and adherence to health and safety requirements.

The role will also act as a duty manager for a broad range of events that are organised throughout the term for students and external events during the vacation periods.

Previous experience of:

  • and interest in sourcing, booking and spotting trends in the student entertainment market;
  • working in a large scale venue within the licensed trade;
  • working with the technical aspects of venue management;
  • working as part of a team;
  • managing or supervising a team. 

The working hours for this role are 40 hours per week during the 31 weeks of the academic term including days, evenings and weekends on a rota system, then 28 hours per week during the 21 weeks of the academic vacation.

For an application pack for please contact RUSU by email to jobs@rusu.co.uk or by phone 0118 378 4100.

Closing date is Monday 20 March, with interviews in week commencing 27 March 2017.

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Organisational Closure Dates

Please note RUSU closes on Thursday, 22nd December 2016 and reopens on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017. 

Any requests for an application pack made during this period will be responded to via email on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

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