Jobs

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.

 

Current Opportunities

Fundraising and Services Manager/Deputy Chief Exec

This is an enviable vacancy in a lead fundraising role at Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU), a registered charity within the University community that exists to represent, campaign for, and support students at the University.

This crucial, senior role is responsible for generating and sustaining income at the students' union in order to be reinvested into the union’s representative and charitable work. The post-holder will champion the potential in our student-facing services and media alongside new opportunities. Managing a small, dedicated team the successful candidate will bring fresh perspectives to how the Union attracts funds for its valuable work; will maximize the potential of our new Union offices; and will position the Union as the only credible gateway to our membership, with a particular reputation for valued services.

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To apply please submit, by end of day 5th December 2017: your CV, a CV cover sheet (using form provided), and a cover letter, which describes how you meet aspects of the person specification and briefly outlines motivations for applying for the role.

Cover sheet to be submitted with applications.

We are open to proposals for flexible working. 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.


Membership Engagement Coordinator

Can you develop, support and increase participation from students in voluntary initiatives and projects at the University of Cambridge?

Could you enhance the work of committed and talented students who dedicate their time to peer‐led representation, campaigns (such as Union‐led Liberation or single‐issue 
campaigns), or student activities such as societies?

Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is recruiting for a Membership Engagement Coordinator, our staff-lead for supporting and developing our elected student representatives and volunteer networks. The role will spend a lot of time working directly with Sabbatical Officers and students:

  • Turning their ideas into actions and outputs;
  • Providing organisational, logistical and administrative support;
  • Identifying development needs and providing guidance, which enables all of our volunteers to achieve what they set out to achieve on behalf of their peers at Cambridge.

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Apply to: vacancies@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 22nd November 2017 (17:00)

We welcome full-time and part-time applications.


 

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.

 


Volunteers

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, gabbi.foreman@cusu.cam.ac.uk

 


How to apply for current [paid] opportunities

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 vacancies@cusu.cam.ac.uk or via post (addressed to Vacancies): Cambridge University Students' Union, POSTROOM 17 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RX.

 

Please email vacancies@cusu.cam.ac.uk 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.

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.

 

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