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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:


Community Coordinator

Job title: Community Coordinator
Reporting to: Community Manager
Place of work: YUSU: The Student Centre, James College, The University of York
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary: £20,990.73 per annum ( Permanent)

Purpose of Role

Our mission at YUSU is simple - we provide representation, opportunities and run services for all 18,000+ students at the University of York.

YUSU is looking for an enthusiastic individual to take on the role of supporting and developing community engagement within YUSU and beyond. The Communities Coordinator will work alongside the Community Manager to facilitate YUSU’s community engagement work; fostering a sense of community amongst York students both within their colleges and beyond and supporting the delivery of the community strand of YUSU’s strategic plan.

We are looking for someone ready to work within a team in a dynamic and fast-paced, student-led environment. YUSU envisages that this post will develop over time.  Applicants should be self-motivated with a proactive and flexible approach.  Project management and planning, as well as good administration and communication skills are vital. 

For a full Job Description, including Person Specification please see this document.

Apply by following this link and completing the application form and equal opportunities forms. No CV'S or cover letters please.

Applications deadline: 12 August 2019, 9am

Interviews: 16 August 2019


Graphic Designer 

Job title: Graphic Designer
Reporting to: Communications Coordinator
Place of work: YUSU: The Student Centre, James College, The University of York
Hours of work: 35 hours/week
Salary: £20,990.73 - £23,175.37

Purpose of Role
To lead on, design and create engaging concepts for promotional materials across all areas of the
Students’ Union including sub brands, key events and commercial outlets. To continually develop
and strengthen the YUSU brand across both digital and print platforms. The graphic designer will be
responsible for developing and ensuring a strong identity is consistent throughout YUSU’s
communications - from inception through to sign off and production. It is the duty of the post-
holder to meet design briefs, budgets and deadlines set and to plan and coordinate the production
of the required publicity ensuring the best value for money and building relationships with regular
suppliers.

For the job description, person specification and to apply please click here. Please submit your portfolio along with your application and equality monitoring form.


Applications deadline: 5pm, Friday 26th July 2019


Lead Chef 

Job Title: Lead Chef

Salary: Negotiable

Based at: The Courtyard, The University of York

Purpose of the 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, we offer a range of benefits rarely found within the commercial catering market.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day to day running of a busy kitchen working closely with your 2nd Chef and student team

  • Ensuring that all Food Hygiene and Health &Safety legislation is strictly adhered to.

  • Benchmarking and maintaining the highest standards of food preparation and presentation.

  • Monitoring stock levels and wastage through effective ordering and planning to ensure that food GP targets are achieved

  • Ensuring that all staff benefit from pro-active on the job training.

  • Working alongside the Catering Manager to ensure that our offering represents good value to our customers and reflects current market trends.

  • Lead on the recruitment and training of new staff as and when the needs of the business dictate.

For a full job description including Person Specification, please see this document.

Applications for this role close on 24th July 2019 with interviews being held in the last week of July.

In the first instance please apply with your current curriculum vitae and a covering letter detailing your salary expectations to csjobs@yusu.org


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