Work With Us

Beds SU is the official Students' Union of the University of Bedfordshire, helping every student get the most out of their university experience. We campaign on issues that students care about, as well as providing lots of opportunities for students to meet new people, develop their skills, campaign for change and try something new.

We are an ambitious bunch and we are proud of our achievements. To help us continue to drive our organisation forward, we look for talented, enthusiastic and inspiring individuals to join the team. All our full-time permanent roles offer a range of great benefits, including an Opt-in healthcare scheme, a Free NUS Extra Card, a Childcare voucher scheme, and additional concessionary days on top of your holiday allowance. Plus, we pride ourselves on being able to offer all our staff excellent personal and professional development prospects.

Download Our Recruitment Pack  - Find out more about us and why we think Beds SU is a great place to work.

View our Recruitment Commitments - We believe a fair recruitment process is the best way to find the right person for the job.

Beds SU is committed to diversity and inclusion amongst its staff, reflecting the communities it serves. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications for vacant positions from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 Vacancies  

We recruit into three types of roles:

Permanent Roles - full-time positions aimed at both local, national and international applicants

Internships -  full-time positions aimed at both local, national and international applicants

Student Staff - Part time flexible employment available to current University of Bedfordshire students

Unpaid Roles - Volunteering opportunities within the SU such as external trustees

 


 Permanent Roles 

We are currently recruiting for four new roles. The roles are listed here. Next to each role listed you'll find a clickable link to the job information document (including the job description and person specification) and the online application..

The application form asks for two references and a personal statement of no more than 2 pages. There is also an opportunity to provide further information and/or upload a CV, however this is not mandatory (an online alternative is provided).

Beds SU practices anonymous shortlisting, therefore please be mindful of specific personal data (i.e. name) provided in any CV or personal statement that could easily identify you to a shortlister.

The deadline for applications to all above roles is Monday 12 August, 9am.

 


 Internships 

Sorry, we do not have any roles in this category at present, please check back soon!


 Student Staff Roles 

Sorry, we do not have any roles in this category at present, please check back soon !


 Voluntary Roles 

External Trustee 

Expenses paid | Rewarding Experience 

As trustee you’ll provide expertise and experience to the charity’s governing board, which is made up of fellow ‘external’ trustees as well as elected and appointed student trustees. Bedfordshire is an important university, where students’ journeys resource them to make deep changes to their lives, raise aspirations and open opportunities. Serving as a trustee can be an incredibly valuable way of making a contribution to wider society, not least the Bedfordshire student body.

We’re looking for individuals with impressive experience which, alongside trustee colleagues, will support effective governance in the charity and advancement of the charity’s mission and strategic aims, as well as the safeguarding of resources, including its committed staff team and reputation. In particular, we welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and an ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the Union at this level.

Beds SU trustees ordinarily meet four times per year; and trustees are asked to attend up to two further training or ‘away’ days. Trustees receive induction and the Board is supported by staff. Reasonable expenses are paid.

To find out more about this role, please take a look at our External Trustee Profile here.

To apply: Please send us your CV and a short statement of no more than one page of A4 (size 10 font minimum) outlining your motivation for applying and how your skills and abilities match those of the trustee we are seeking. Upload your information online at www.bedssu.co.uk/externaltrustee no later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

 

Student Trustee 

Expenses paid | Rewarding Experience 

Beds SU is currently offering great work experience opportunities for the right student! We are currently looking for a talented student with a keen interest in democracy and governance to join it's Board of Trustees.

Beds SU is a student-led managed by a Chief Executive Officer and directed by  Executive Officers, that are elected annually. Alongside our Executive Officers, two student trustees and four external trustees make up our Board of Trustees. Our trustees are key to ensuring the Senior Leadership Team are held to account and that organisational objectives are being met. Further to this, we value the support and advice our Board of Trustees offer. 

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year, with meetings rotating to a different campus each time. 

To find out more about this role, please take a look at our Student Trustee Profile here.

To apply: Please send us a short statement of no more than one page of A4 (size 10 font minimum) outlining your motivation for applying. Upload your information online at www.bedssu.co.uk/studenttrustee no later than 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019.

 


Useful links

The following templates may be needed to complete an application:

Education History Template 

Training History Template 

Employment History Template