Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) is a creative and progressive student-led organisation that is committed to the equal opportunity for all. Our staff are key enablers to the work of the union on behalf of CUSU's membership community.
The students’ union wants some administrative support across a range of functions. The jobs will be varied: data entry; emailing/speaking to Union contacts for a variety of needs; and filing and organising.
You'll need to be fairly profficient in using computers (e.g. internet, Office programs such as Excel), have attention to detail and be good at organising things and finding order in things. You'll be an excellent communicator and will be quick at picking things up. As a person you'll be hard working and commited to doing a good job, but also enjoy working in a sociable office and flexible/relaxed in your ability to handle ongoing tasks simultaneously.
We want someone working during the Easter break, sometime from 21st March to end of April. Your hours can be flexible to your needs to some extent: we'll need you working a minimum of 28 hours per week, but you could work 36.5; and you can choose when you want to work provided it's within week days and daytime hours. You'll be paid £8.75 per hour.
If you're interested, please email vacancies[at]cusu.cam.ac.uk with a CV and a statement of interest telling us when you'd be available to start, what hours you'd like to do and what your particular strengths are in relation to the role outline above.
We will close applications as soon as we hear from a suitable candidate, so don't delay (we want someone to start ASAP). If you don't have a full CV, please outline your recent work/academic history in your email.
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and an ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge University Students' Union in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.
Casual Work Opportunities - join our database!
The students’ union often requires temporary and casual staff to fulfil projects, campaigns, support meetings and services. If you'd like to be contacted for work when we require someone, get in touch and register with us.
We may from time-to-time seek to employ someone for a few hours in any given week for a specific need, and we may sometimes require temps at short notice, or for regular hours. Placements may vary – from one hour, to a whole week, or from evenings to weekends to out-of-term placements.
The type of work will be varied and could involve: administration, communication tasks, manual handling, stewarding, service support or website or design work. For example, we currently require a regular minute-taker for bi-monthly meetings where 4-6 hours will be offered. We always pay at-least the Living Wage.
If you would like to be considered for work placements as and when they arise, please register your details with us by emailing us your CV and introducing yourself.
Where possible, CUSU prefers to provide employment opportunities to students, however cannot provide regular work and is conscious of providing work placements that may detract from students’ studies. Many Colleges discourage students from taking on part-time work during Term-Time.
Our volunteers assist the work of CUSU - CUSU achieves a lot for its membership with limited resources and could not continue its work without the energy and experience of volunteers.
We regularly seek volunteers for major events, such as the annual Freshers Fair. Please register your interest with us to be notified of up-and-coming volunteering opportunities. To become a volunteer for CUSU, please email Gabbi, CUSU's Membership Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please submit your CV, a CV cover sheet (using form provided), and a cover letter, describing how you meet the person specification and your motivation for applying.
Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com or via post (addressed to Vacancies): Cambridge University Students' Union, POSTROOM 17 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RX.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information, or have any difficulty applying.
Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is committed to creating an organisation in which all members and employees are respected, discrimination is not tolerated and diversity is encouraged. All members and employees will be treated fairly and with respect.
Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.