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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 TOTUM discount 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 

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


 Internships 

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


 Student Staff Roles 

Commercial Services Staff (Venue Staff)

£9.50 per hour  | On Campus | Avaliable in Luton and Bedford  

We are looking for confident students with excellent customer service skills to join the team within our commercial venues. You will be responsible for serving customers and ensuring we maintain excellent service standard within our venue at all time. 

Job Description (LUTON) | Job Description (BEDFORD) | Complete Online Application Form

Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Monday 28 June 2021.

For further queries, please contact liis.tadolder@beds.ac.uk

Communications Assistant 

£9.50 per hour  | On Campus | Great Work Experience  

Do you have a passion to create eye catching content for your student community?  Content that informs, inspires and engages them to participate in campaigns, attend events, share their feedback on how we can all work towards enhancing the student experience here at the University?  If so then we have an opportunity in our Marcomms team.  We are looking for a student with strong communication skills, an eye for design and a solid understanding of how different content works across a host of social media channels.  As Communications Assistant you will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of highly-skilled Marketing and Communications professionals focused on ensuring we keep students across all the latest news and information. 

Job Description | Complete Online Application Form
Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Monday 28 June 2021.

For further queries, please contact cass.power@beds.ac.uk.​​​​​


 Voluntary Roles 

Student Trustee x 2

Work Experience | Development Opportunities 

Beds SU, the student’ union of students at the University of Bedfordshire, is also a charity and a company. As such, there is a Board of Trustees who provide strategic oversight to the company, its staff and operations.

Beds SU is looking for two students, who will remain students until summer 2022 to join its Board of Trustees.

Bedfordshire is a university, where students’ journeys resource them to make major 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.

As a Trustee you’ll gain incredible experience as the Director of a company and you’ll join Beds SU at an exciting time as we launch our new strategic plan:

You will be able to develop yourself – you’ll develop new skills and experience in management, strategic planning, decision-making, and budget/financial management.

You will build your CV – as a trustee you become a Director of a Company with a turnover of £1.5m and near 60 employees.

You will broaden your horizons – you will meet new people from a variety of backgrounds, discover new challenges and better understand how to run a charitable business that cares about students.

You can give something back to the student community – you will be able to share your knowledge and experience, helping improve how we work and engage students.

You do not need any prior experience to take on this role, but you do need to attend the four trustee meetings throughout the year, prepare them (by reading paperwork) and contribute, such as by asking questions and communicating with other trustees and staff.

The four meetings take place at these times:

  • 28 June 2021, Monday, via Zoom (5.30pm-7.30pm)
  • 14 October 2021, Thursday (10am-3.30pm, 4.30pm-6.30pm)
  • 15 December 2021, Wednesday (5.30pm-7.30pm)
  • 28 March 2022, Wednesday (5.30pm-7.30pm)

 

Simply complete an online application at www.bedssu.co.uk/apply no later than 9am on Friday 28 May 2021. In order to help ensure a diversity of experiences and opinions on our Board, we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who self-define as women, of BAME ethnicities, and/or of LGBTQ+.

Trustees are asked to attend up to two further training or ‘away’ days. Trustees receive induction and you’ll be supported by other friendly, professional trustees and staff. Reasonable expenses are paid.

View Information Document | Complete application online

Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Friday 28 May 2021.

For further queries, please contact mark.mccormack@beds.ac.uk.​​​​​

 


Useful links

The following templates may be needed to complete an application:

Education History Template 

Training History Template 

Employment History Template