Work For Us


In 2018 YUSU was ranked 21st in the The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations to work for in the UK. Each year, YUSU invest over £20,000 in staff and officer training as we are dedicated to supporting and nurturing the skills and aspirations of our employees.

From our hardworking bar staff at our award-winning venues to our CEO, we all share the same goal - to put students at the heart of everything we do. 

Please see below for our current vacancies and join our dynamic and growing team:


Venue Manager

Job Title:                    Venue Manager

Salary:                        £21,000pa - £24,000pa - dependent on experience

Place of Work:          The Courtyard, Derwent College, University of York

Purpose of Role 

We are currently seeking a Venue Manager for our flagship venue, The Courtyard. The Courtyard is one of the many unique licensed venues ran by YUSU Commercial Services. The Courtyard opened in January 2009 and has become an integral part of University of York’s social scene.

Out front, we offer a range of drinks including cocktails, a varied draught offering and a large spirit selection. In the kitchen, we offer an extensive cook to order menu throughout the day and an exciting pizza-based menu during the evening. As well as this, we host hundreds of student led events, our own in-house club nights and live sports coverage.

You will be leading a team of both student employees and full time career staff, setting the tone during a busy day service and empowering your student team to deliver a popular night time venue. Along with a market based salary, this role offers work-life balance rarely found within the commercial hospitality field. 

Please find the full job description and person specification here

Applications for the role close on the 23rd of February, 2020

In the first instance please apply with your current curriculum vitae and a covering letter to [email protected]


Lead Chef

Job Title:                   Lead Chef

Reporting to:             Catering Manager

Responsible for:        2nd Chef and Kitchen Team

Place of Work:          The Courtyard Bar & Restaurant, York University Campus

Hours of Work:          Permanent -  Full Time -Annualised Hours

Salary:                       Up to £25,000 per annum ( depending on experience)

Purpose of Role

We are currently seeking a Lead Chef for our flagship venue, the Courtyard Bar & Restaurant.

The Courtyard is one of the many unique licensed venues ran by YUSU CS.

We offer an extensive cook to order menu throughout the day and an exciting pizza-based menu during the evening.

You will be leading a team of student employees setting the tone during a busy day service and empowering your student team to deliver a popular night-time menu. Along with a market based salary, this role offers work-life balance rarely found within the commercial catering field.

Full Job Description and Person Specification attached here.

In the first instance please apply with your current curriculum vitae and a covering letter detailing your salary expectations to [email protected]


Student Training & Projects Development Coordinator

Job Title                Student Training & Projects Development Coordinator

Reporting to         Opportunities Manager

Place of Work      YUSU Student Centre

Hours of Work      35 hours per week

Salary                  £24,898.64 - £27,140.09

Purpose of Role

Working with the Opportunities Manager, you will manage the YUSU Develops programme of activity, as well as lead on special projects that arise within the organisation to improve and support YUSU activities. 

YUSU has over 14,000 student members in our activity programmes and the Student Opportunities team are at the heart of that. Much of this role will involve relationship building and management with internal and external stakeholders to promote student opportunities.

You will have great organisation and communication skills, as well as experience of working in a team and supporting others. Further to this, you should have excellent project management skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment. 

Full Job Description and Person Specification attached here.

To apply for the role please complete the application form and equal opportunities form which can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email Annie Potter - [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday 26th February

Interview Date: Monday 9th March