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:

Office Coordinator

Job Title:                   Office Coordinator

Reporting to:             HR & Administration Manager

Responsible for:        Helpdesk Supervisor and Helpdesk Assistant(s)

Place of Work:          Student Centre, James College, Newton Way, York YO10 5DD         

Hours of Work:          35 hours per week (Permanent) 

Salary:                       £21,536.49- £23,777.93

Purpose of Role

The provision of a welcoming, friendly and efficient front-of-house experience for all customers accessing Student Centre Helpdesk services is fundamental to building and maintaining positive relationships with the students we are here to support. The post-holder will provide consistent and dedicated leadership to our team of student staff providing Helpdesk services. They will provide an induction and training programme to support the learning and ongoing professional development of Helpdesk staff, and will inspire all team members to take ownership of their tasks and areas of responsibility to deliver service excellence. The Office Co-ordinator will be proactive in seeking information in relation to key University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) events, activities and core areas of business and will ensure the Helpdesk team are well-versed and able to provide ‘first point of contact’ resolution for enquiries. They will proactively seek feedback from our student body and implement opportunities to develop the services offered by the Helpdesk to meet the changing needs of our customers; integrating technological solutions where appropriate. The post-holder will provide administrative support to the HR and Administration Manager and will provide minute-taking support to key Trustee and Committee meetings as required. They will also take responsibility for promoting best use of the University of York Students’ Union’s (YUSU’s) offices, meeting rooms and communal spaces and will act as a single point of contact for Facilities Management issues relating to those premises.

26 days annual leave + 4 closure days over Christmas and Bank holidays
TOTUM card
Free eye test
Flu Vaccination
Employee Assistance Programme  

View full Job Description, including Person Specification here.

Apply now with a completed application form and equality monitoring form via the below link.

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]


Doorsafe is recruiting!

We’re looking for friendly, customer service focused additions to our team.

Doorsafe is YUSU’s event security team and we look after the licenced spaces and event security both on and off campus.

As part of the role you’ll receive SIA training and an SIA licence allowing you to work as a door supervisor which lasts 3 years.

We offer:

  • Good rates of pay
  • Free training
  • Flexible attitude towards working (we understand your degree comes first)
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • Friendly working environment

Training is over 2 weekends: 30th November/1st December and the 7th and 8th December. You must be available all 4 days from 09:00-17:00 and the SIA licence requires you to have a clean Disclosure document (done as part of the application process for the licence).

View full job description and person specification here.

Apply now with a completed application form and equality monitoring form here.

Interviews on the 20th and 22nd November.