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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:


Kitchen Staff Vacancy

YUSU Commercial Services are currently looking to recruit a number of new staff to join our kitchen team at both The Courtyard & [email protected] 

These roles will be starting immediately. 

If you're interested in applying for this role please see the below.

Please email [email protected] with the following:

1. Your CV
2. A brief cover letter. 
3. The below section copy & pasted and answered in the email. 

Name - 
Academic Year for 2019/2020 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Masters for example) -
College - 
Course - 


Please note the following before you apply
1. You must be a current student at the University to apply for these positions and ditto must be a student in the new academic year. 
2. The hours requirements for these roles is a minimum of 8 hours per week during term time. 
3. Pay is determined by a number of factors, including age and successful completion of your probationary period. Pay ranges are from £7.25ph - £8.21ph. Your actual pay will be determined upon successful completion of the application process but will fall within these two ranges.
4. Interviews will be held during Week 4 of the Spring term.
5. Only applications received before and on the 27th of January be considered. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected] or message our Facebook page /YUSUBars. Please note that no application sent to [email protected] will be considered. 


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]