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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:

YUSU Student Ambassador Vacancy

Job Title: YUSU Ambassador

Reporting to: Student Training Development Coordinator

Place of Work: YUSU: The Student Centre, James College, The University of York

Hours of Work: University of York Open Days (as follows): 
Friday 28th June 2019 
Sunday 30th June 2019 
Saturday 14th September 2019 
Sunday 15th September 2019
Plus other one-off events throughout the year 
You must be available to work the two dates in September and preferably the dates in June listed above in order to be shortlisted for the role.

Salary: £ 7.83 per hour ( For under 25 years ) £8.21 per hour ( for over 25 years )

Purpose of Role

The YUSU ambassador role provides an opportunity for a capable and ambitious student to support the Student Training Development Coordinator to develop and deliver outstanding customer service to prospective and current students at the University of York. The position is an exciting opportunity to get involved with YUSU and promote the activities, events and support services that are available to students.

The role will include, but is not limited to, assisting in the development of the YUSU Open Days programme, liaising with different members of internal staff and other university departments to ensure prospective students experience a unique, informative day when they visit York. The role will also require Ambassadors to provide support at YUSU’s flagship events such as Freshers’ Week, Roses and Summer Ball.

YUSU Ambassadors must provide a high level of customer service at all times, ensuring students, parents and staff are well informed about the role YUSU plays in university life.

To apply and to view further details of the role please click here and complete the application form and equal opportunities form. No CVs please.

Application deadline: Friday 14th June.
Interviews to be held 18th June or maybe earlier if applications received prior to closing date.

College Sport - Sports Ambassador

Job Title: Sports Ambassador

Reporting to: YUSU Sports Coordinator

Place of Work: Home working and YUSU hot desk can be arranged.

Hours of Work: 8 hours per week, flexible working hours with some evenings and weekends

Salary: Voluntary (£500 annual bursary) based on performance

Purpose of Role

York Sport Union are looking to recruit enthusiastic students to drive sport and physical activity  participation at the University of York. This programme aims to support the college and social sport programme, to grow participation, continue to develop the competition framework and develop a sustainable workforce. The role of the Sports Ambasador is to develop and implement a sport programme.

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

To apply please email a completed application form to by Tuesday 18th June. The application form can be downloaded here.

York Sport Committee 2019/2020


  • The York Sport Committee is a group of student volunteers who have a strong interest and passion for sport at York.

  • The committee is chaired by the current York Sport President and meet on a weekly basis to discuss all York Sport Union matters, events and projects.

  • As well as tasks associated with each individual role, the committee work together to organise major events throughout the year, such as: College Varsity, Colours Ball, Equal Opportunities workshops and Roses to ensure they are a huge success. The committee are also responsible for deciding on the allocation of contingency grant to clubs, voting on new legislation and giving their opinions on various upcoming sport-related projects, such as the introduction of new sports facilities.


  • Being part of the York Sport Committee is an invaluable experience to gain an insight and a genuine opportunity to impact how the York Sport Union is run.

  • You gain a wide range of employable skills, such as communication, leadership and event management, that are invaluable for future job applications and perfect for adding on your CV!

  • If nothing else, you become friends with a fantastic group of like-minded, enthusiastic, passionate individuals who are striving to make a positive impact on the sporting experience at York.


  1. For more information on each role, please see the below Role Descriptions.

  2. Fill out the application form, selecting the role you would like to apply for and submit to by 12pm on Thursday 6th June. 

  3. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview with the current and incoming York Sport President and YUSU Sport Coordinator.


Communications Officer

Equal Opportunities Officer

Fundraising and Events Officer

Tournament Secretary


Application Form

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